With the recent release of The Force Awakens, the latest installment in the Star Wars saga, Star Wars has regained its massive popularity. As a result, Star Wars party games are sure to generate excitement, especially if you pull them out for a specifically Star Wars-themed party. Whether you need Star Wars themed party games for a birthday party or a family get together, the games you pick should stand out because of their creativity, beautiful images, fun factor, and solid reviews. The following 10 games make great Star Wars birthday party games or a fun addition to any other party where you plan to have Star Wars fans attend.
Top 10 Star Wars Party Games
|Party Game||Number of Players||Rating|
|Star Wars: Imperial Assault||2 to 5||4.7 Stars|
|Star Wars Loopin' Chewie||2 to 3||4.5 Stars|
|Risk: Star Wars Edition||2 or 4||4.4 Stars|
|Monopoly Game Star Wars||2 to 4||4.5 Stars|
|Star Wars Catch Phrase||2 Teams||4.3 Stars|
|Star Wars: The Card Game||1 to 4||4.7 Stars|
|Sorry! Star Wars Edition||2 to 4||4.6 Stars|
|Star Wars Hands Down||2 to 4||4.6 Stars|
|Star Wars Pictopia||3 to 4||4.8 Stars|
|Star Wars R2-D2 Is In Trouble||2 to 4||4.4 Stars|
1. Star Wars: Imperial Assault
The Star Wars: Imperial Assault game is a complex board/combat game designed with a Star Wars theme and reminiscent of the Descent board game. It consists of a board, beautifully crafted plastic characters, and dice. It can be played in two ways: A campaign version in which up to four players act as the rebels against one player who is on the Imperial force, and a skirmish version for faster direct combat between two players. The game comes with 30 missions for maximum diversity, and has two expansion packs you can purchase additionally to get even more characters and missions.
This game is an engaging game of combat and strategy designed for up to five people. It offers the thrill of the Star Wars movies in your Star Wars themed party, and provides a fast-action version if you want to play the game in less than 1-2 hours. Its versatility, beautiful craftsmanship, and thoughtful game play make it a popular Star Wars party game.
Reviewers love this game because of the complexity. They also note that the game’s rules are well thought out and that the game is well suited to its Star Wars theme. While a few of the pieces are fragile, reviewers also note that the game is well made and worth the money spent on it.
2. Star Wars Loopin’ Chewie
The Star Wars Loopin’ Chewie game, is based upon the older Loopin’ Louie game, but with a Star Wars theme. The game consists of Chewie in a Millenium Falcon spinning around knocking over Stormtroopers. The Stormtroopers are coins set up in a holder, with up to three people able to play. Each person’s station also comes with a lever that, when pushed, pops Chewie and the Falcon up and over their Stormtroopers. The goal of the game is to move Chewie away from your Stormtroopers every time he comes around. The last player with Stormtroopers standing wins the game. It is suitable for ages 4 and up, and requires 2 AA batteries and a little bit of assembly to play.
This game is appealing because of its fast-paced fun. There can also be some strategy involved, because proper timing and the right kind of lever push can send Chewie directly onto an opponent’s Stormtroopers. The Star Wars theme also makes this a perfect Star Wars birthday party game for kids, or for other kid-focused Star Wars parties.
Reviewers find this game to be lots of fun, despite needing batteries and assembly to use. They even find that the adults can enjoy the game alongside the children because of the silliness it brings and because it allows for levers to be adjusted to a more challenging setting for older kids and adults. They note that children tend to play the game over and over again without getting bored, and find that the game helps to build hand-eye coordination. The result is an appealing choice for any kids in your life who would enjoy a Star Wars themed party game that is fast-paced and silly.
3. Risk: Star Wars Edition
This Star Wars-themed party game provides the confrontational game play of Risk with the suspense of the three major battles in Return of the Jedi. The game takes place on three battle fronts: A battle to destroy the Death Star, a battle to destroy the shield, and a battle to win over or defeat Darth Vader. Designed for two people or two teams of two people each to play, one side becomes the Rebel force and the other becomes the Imperial force. The rebels must destroy the shield and Death Star to win. The Imperial force must destroy every rebel ship to win. Whoever wins the battle with Darth Vader earns advantages in the game. A quick play, the game is typically over in less than an hour.
The game is a fun Star Wars party game in part because of its design, which includes a game board in the shape of a TIE fighter. In addition, the ability to fight on three fronts creates a level of intrigue and requires a level of strategy that will keep players mentally engaged in the game throughout the entirety of game play. Numerous game pieces, including fighters and tokens, mean that there are more than enough pieces to play the game. The result is an enjoyable way to enter the Star Wars world.
Reviewers note that this game is not like the original Risk game, but still offers the same kind of confrontational play that makes Risk so fun. They also note that the game has enough pieces to play, and is simple enough for older kids to enjoy. They find that the game makes it harder for the Imperial forces to win without a slight tweak of the rules, but overall enjoy the game play, speed, and appearance of this Risk-inspired Star Wars game.
4. Monopoly Game Star Wars
This Star Wars version of Monopoly goes above and beyond simply adding a few Star Wars images to the game board. The team-based game is designed to be faster and easier to play than traditional Monopoly, with Star Wars-themed twists added to the game. It comes with Star Wars characters to move, rebel and Empire cards, Force cards to add even more unpredictable twists, simplified money to make counting easier, and a new rule that states that the game ends once all of the properties are purchased. The game is appropriate for ages 8 and up, accommodates up to 4 players, and features Star Wars characters, property, and cards for a completely Star Wars themed party game.
This version of Monopoly makes for an exceptionally fun Stars Wars party game because of its special twists. For instance, Force cards allow the game to chance in unpredictable ways, while the opportunity for teams to battle out the game on either the rebel or Empire side increases the competitiveness of the game. In addition, the use of bases and planets as properties really makes you feel as if you are in the Star Wars world.
Reviewers generally find this game to be enjoyable, though they do note that the game does not include a Rey (or any female) character. They do find that the faster pace and simplified money system are fun and makes it easier for children as well as adults to play. While they note that the game is somewhat different from the classic Monopoly, they find that those differences make for enjoyable game play and a game that is short enough to enjoy in a single evening (or at a single party). The result is a creative, Star Wars party game that incorporates the best of Monopoly with the best elements of Star Wars.
5. Star Wars Catch Phrase
This Star Wars version of Catch Phrase offers the suspenseful and challenging fun of Catch Phrase with the words and phrases used in all of the Star Wars movies. The game is electronic, and speaks like Chewbacca at the end of the round. Players take turns looking at the word given to them and trying to get their teammates to guess the word using words and gestures but not using any part of the word that needs to be guessed. The first team to get seven points wins the game. It also comes with two experience levels: Apprentice and Jedi, to allow people both unfamiliar with Star Wars and Star Wars buffs to play.
The game has all of the fun of Catch Phrase. In addition, however, for Star Wars lovers, it also provides the fun of using your Star Wars knowledge to play as well. The addition of Chewbacca’s voice at the end adds an extra touch of Star Wars authenticity to the game. The availability of two skill levels means that anyone can play, regardless of their level of Star Wars knowledge.
Reviewers love this game because of its Star Wars sound and because it is playable by both Star Wars novices and buffs. The result is a game that is fun, challenging, and versatile for your next Star Wars themed party.
6. Star Wars: The Card Game
Star Wars: The Card Game is a Living Card Game focused on the characters and themes of the Star Wars movies. The game is designed for head to head combat between two players at a time. One player takes the Dark Side and the other takes the Light Side. Each player gets the cards that correspond with their side, and build decks to win the fight against the other player. The player representing the Light Side must destroy three objectives belonging to the Dark Side in order to win, while the Dark Side must advance the Death Star dial to 12 in order to win. The game uses edge battles and famous characters to add to the vibrancy and thrill of the game.
This card game serves as a satisfying replacement to the defunct Star Wars CCG. Because it is a Living Card Game (LCG), however, it has an advantage in that its core set contains all of the cards needed to play the game without purchasing or trading for other cards. Expansion sets can add to the complexity and versatility of the game, but are not necessary to play the game. In addition, the game is simple enough for beginners to play, plays out in less than an hour, and contains a beautiful appearance and quality construction that make it an excellent value.
Reviewers appreciate this game for being easy to learn but complex enough to keep even seasoned card players engaged. In addition, they enjoy the fact that the core set of cards is enough to play. The cards also receive high praise for their high quality construction and for the beauty and relevance of their images. The result is a beautiful, appealing Star Wars party game.
7. Sorry! Star Wars Edition
The Star Wars edition of the classic Sorry! board game adds just enough influence from the movies to make it captivating for young Star Wars fans. This influence includes a Star Wars-themed board, cards, and pawns. In addition, the game comes with a few simplified rules (such as 3 pawns, pawns entering game play on any card draw, and a shorter board). These rules mean that the game can be played more quickly and be understood more easily by the younger crowd. As a result, it is designed to be a fun Star Wars birthday party game or other type of party game for kids who love the movies.
This game’s main advantage is its Star Wars branding. The simplified rules also make it faster and easier to play, though they also detract from the original rules that made Sorry! so famous. In general, reviewers give the game high praise for having enough of a Star Wars theme to make the game worth the purchase. In addition, they find the easier rules to be an advantage, and report that the children in their lives play the game regularly because of the amount of fun it provides.
8. Star Wars Hands Down
This version of the Hands Down card game takes the same premise as the original game but uses Star Wars-themed cards. The goal of the game is to spin the spinner and see which character it lands on. If you are holding a matching character, you slam the card down onto the Target token. The goal is to be the first person to put your card down so you can get it out of your hand. The first person to put down all of their cards wins the game.
The main appeal of this game over the original Hands Down game is the use of the Star Wars characters. These characters (such as C-3PO) make you feel as if you are in the Star Wars world. In addition, the game is simple enough for any child 4 and up to play easily, while it is fun enough for the adults to enjoy too. The result is a game that contribute to bonding with the children in your life and is a great choice for kids parties or family game nights where you want to introduce a Star Wars theme.
Most reviewers find that this game is a hit with the children in their lives and gets played over and over again. Reviewers especially love the quick game play and the opportunity to satisfy the small Star Wars fans in their lives. The result is a fun, fast-paced, and exciting game for adults and children to enjoy together.
9. Star Wars Pictopia
This Star Wars version of the original Pictopia game combines the fun of Pictopia’s trivia competition with the Star Wars movies. The questions all relate the movies and cartoon series, and test players’ knowledge of each. In addition, the game allows you to occasionally guess about the knowledge other players have. You can also place bets about your ability to answer the questions before each question you are asked. The result is a fun game appropriate for teens and adults who love Star Wars.
This game is ideal for Star Wars fans. With about 1,000 questions, it is very difficult to run out of new questions to ask during the course of the game. With a variety of questions, you can enjoy easier questions for the beginners or novices and more advanced questions for the die hard fans in your midst. Appropriate for 3 or more players, the game provides an atmosphere of fun and friendly competition.
Reviewers enjoy the game because of the difficult of the questions and because it captures the same kind of fun that the original Pictopia game possessed. While they generally find that you need to know your Star Wars pretty well in order to succeed at the game, they also note that the game is fun and capable of teaching them many new things about Star Wars.
10. Star Wars R2-D2 Is In Trouble
This twist on the classic Trouble game features R2-D2 who is in need of rescuing. Using a Pop-o-Matic bubble, players take turns rolling the dice and moving along the board. Besides the Star Wars theme, the game follows the original Trouble rules. The first person to get to the end of the board wins the game.
The game is a great Star Wars party game for kids because it combines the fun of Trouble with the fun of the Star Wars movies. As a result, it makes a great choice for kids who love the movies. Reviewers find this game to be a hit with the kids in their lives. They also find that the game provides a faithful connection to the original game and makes for a fun family activity.