Battle for the Galaxy

STAR WARS (TM): Empire vs. Rebellion Is Now Available

“This will be a day long remembered. It has seen the end of Kenobi, it will soon see the end of the Rebellion.”    –Darth Vader, Star Wars: A New Hope

Side with the Galactic Empire or the Rebel Alliance and battle for the fate of the galaxy in Star Wars™: Empire vs. Rebellion, a card game of skill and deception for two players, now available at your local retailer!

The galaxy is torn between two sides in a massive civil war. On one side, the Galactic Empire rules the galaxy, stretching its totalitarian regime across hundreds of planets. Opposing the Empire and the tyrannical rule of Emperor Palpatine are the heroes of the Rebel Alliance. A ragtag coalition of soldiers, politicians, spies, and freedom fighters, the Rebellion strives constantly to rid the galaxy of the Empire’s unrelenting oppression.

In Empire vs. Rebellion, you take command of the forces of the Galactic Empire or the Rebel Alliance. Using your military power, diplomatic clout, strategic reconnaissance, and knowledge of the Force, you must best your opponent in a series of events drawn from the classic Star Wars films. Whether you replay the events of the movies or reshape their outcomes in your favor, every game of Empire vs. Rebellion offers you the chance to experience the thrill of the Galactic Civil War.

Gather Your Resources

To achieve victory in the Empire vs. Rebellion, you must claim several key events by winning a struggle. You must use the resources of your chosen faction included in your deck to overthrow your opponent’s plans. Four different kinds of resources compose both players’ decks: military, diplomacy, recon, and the Force. Each of these cards has a resource value shown in the upper left-hand corner. To win an event, you must bring the total resource value of your resources as close as possible to a target shown on the event card, without surpassing it.

Resource cards bear special abilities to help you in your struggles against your opponent. Military resources allow you to discard your opponent’s most useful cards, whereas a diplomacy card can discard one of your own cards, allowing you to modify your total resource value and avoid surpassing your target. Recon resource cards give you the chance to gain vital intel by looking at the top of your deck or your opponent’s. Finally, resource cards that represent the power of the Force allow you to exhaust your opponent’s resources, keeping him from using special abilities.

Iconic characters from the Star Wars films introduce their own talents to your struggles over events. Both the Empire and the Rebellion have access to eight characters that they can include in their decks. These characters offer some of the most powerful abilities in the game, and they can boost your resource value significantly.

At the beginning of each struggle in Empire vs. Rebellion, you and your opponent also select strategy cards. These strategy cards can give you a powerful advantage, but they are kept secret until the end of the struggle, giving you the opportunity to trick your opponent or lure him into your trap. After both players finish playing resources in the struggle, strategy cards are revealed before the final victor is determined.

For a detailed overview and example of how resource cards, events, characters, and strategies interact in a game of Empire vs. Rebellion, read our past preview.

Choose Your Side

The struggles of the Galactic Civil War lie before you. Gather your most potent resources, call upon iconic characters, and determine the outcome of key events from the Star Wars saga. Pick up your copy of Empire vs. Rebellion at your local retailer today!

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