Do you know which Jedi survives the Clone Wars? Do you know which character possesses plans for the Death Star? How about which Episode begins with the Empire dispatching a series of Probe Droids?
If you knew the answers to all of these questions (or even if you had a really good inkling), then I challenge you to a game of the ultimate Star Wars trivia game, Pictopia: Star Wars Edition, from Wonder Forge. (The answers are Obi-Wan Kenobi, Poggle the Lesser, and Episode V The Empire Strikes Back, by the way.) It’s also the perfect way to make the pain of waiting for the Dec. 18 release of Star Wars: The Force Awakens go away.
This game is definitely one of my favorite Pictopia games (because who doesn’t like Pictopia?), and it will be out just in time for Force Friday—read more about that here. It’s a game of teamwork and competitive edge (that sounds more like it) that challenges players on their knowledge of the iconic planets, ships, villains, and heroes from the galaxy that is far, far away. Even better, trivia includes questions from The Clone Wars and Star Wars Rebels animated series.
This game is designed for two to six players, and the more the merrier. Players can choose to play as one of six characters: Chewbacca, C-3PO, R2-D2, a Stormtrooper, Yoda, Darth Vader, or Boba Fett. You want to be the first player to advance your peg along the score tracker panel in the final position. Once you answer a question right in that position, then you win!
Every card has four photos, labeled A through D, showing iconic scenes and characters from the Star Wars series. The back of the card has three group questions, one individual question, and a Feel the Force question. If a player rolls the die and it lands on a 1, then all players select one answer; if it lands on a 2, then all players select two answers; if it lands on a 3, then all players select three answers. If the die lands on a Solo Pick 1, then all players must answer individually, and if it lands on a Feel the Force question, then the host picks a player as the answer!
I know what you’re thinking. “Doesn’t a die have 6 sides?” Yes, it does, and if a player rolls on the sixth side, then all players move their pegs back one position (womp womp).
To start, players must take turns being the host. To begin, a player rolls the die, which lets the everyone know what question they will have to answer. Based on what photos are on the card and what the player rolls, all players place a wager, which will determine the number of positions the players will advance if they answer the question correctly.
Next, the host will read the question that matches the symbol on the die, and after a lot of teamwork and cunning play, someone wins!
My absolute favorite part about this game is when a player rolls a “Force” question because it’s like a Star Wars-themed Apples to Apples. Which player would have the most fun with Boba Fett’s jetpack? Senior Editor Marissa DiBartolo! Which player can roar the most like Chewbacca? I would say Senior Edior Ali Mierzejewski could pack a pretty promising roar. Which player do I think could do the best R2-D2 impression? Associate Editor Phil Guie, probably!
With 200 question cards and more than 1,000 questions, this game will be an amazing time over and over again. So, now it’s your turn to prove whether you’re a Padawan or a Jedi Master.