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Monday, February 29, 2016

Star Wars Lightsaber Dueling (1988)

Star Wars Lightsaber Dueling (1988)

Ratings

5.88046 out of 10 with 87 ratings
Board Game Rank: 8583
Thematic Rank: 754

Description

Similar to the Lost Worlds series of books, West End Games's Star Wars Lightsaber Duelling Pack consists of two books. One book representing Luke Skywalker and the other book, Darth Vader.

Each book contains 32 character pages plus rules. The character pages depict the combatants in various offensive and defensive poses that show each player what they are looking at at each moment in the game. Each character begins the game with 30 "Force" points and loses one for every wound.

The first player to inflict 30 points of damage wins.

Book mechanic also featured in:

Lost Worlds
Marvel Battlebooks




  • Designer: Dennis Greci, Alfred Leonardi
  • Artist: Stephen Crane, Anne C. Fink, Michael Manley
  • Publisher: West End Games
  • Year Published: 1988
  • Number of Players: 2 - 2
  • Suggested Number of Players: 2
  • Manufacturer Suggested Ages: 12
  • Playing Time: 20
  • Suggested Ages: 8
  • Language Dependence: Moderate in-game text - needs crib sheet or paste ups
  • Subdomain: Thematic Games
  • Category: Book, Fighting, Movies / TV / Radio theme, Science Fiction
  • Mechanic: Rock-Paper-Scissors, Simultaneous Action Selection
  • Family: Picture Book Games, Star Wars
  • Alternate Names: Star Wars Lightsaber Dueling

Reviews

7 out of 10
By
Of all the Lost worlds combat I have, this plays the best. Having the theme music running through your head assists in the experience as well. Pretty well balanced over all with a nice range of moves and options.

By
This game was withdrawn from the market when it was discovered that players could wind up in an infinite loop.

By
I'm only interrested to complete my collection of Star Wars games, interest is low.

By
From Ebay on 9/13/11 for $1.

By
Awesome! Must try!

By
two books, one of Luke and one of Darth, moves determine what page you go to and try and beat up the other with lightsaber, 2p game

7 out of 10
By
I played this with a friend many years ago. I remember it as being good. So good that I picked up the GW ones they made a couple of years ago. What a mistake that was..... (22/01/04: Finally got a still sealed copy!)

5 out of 10
By
Interesting move/counter-move booklet game, but loses it's fascination after a few plays.

By
Light damage.

By
Shrinkwrapped. For sale.

6 out of 10
By
Lost worlds minus the fun of other characters.

By
Tried to play once with my youngest son but just had too many questions that slowed the game down to nothing. Lost interest. It looks neat I just have to devote some time to it to learn the rules.

By
Unplayed.

5.3 out of 10
By
Well, I like the idea here, using the Lost World system as a jedi battle, but it wasn't that exciting. All-in-all this was a nice try but it just felt hollow in the end.

6 out of 10
By
Such a great idea.

4 out of 10
By
Una especie de librojuegos interactivos. Cada jugador tiene un libro, uno con Darth Vader y el otro con Luke Skywalker, y una tabla de acciones. Cada uno busca en su libro el resultado de la acción del contrario. Recuerdo que tuvimos que quitar la opción de "atraer al lado oscuro/luz" por broken.

7 out of 10
By
This was actually a fun little diversion. I felt it did a decent job of capturing the whole lightsaber thing.

7 out of 10
By
Similar to the Ace of Aces and Lost Worlds book-games

5 out of 10
By
Given to Chris

6 out of 10
By
A close relative to the Lost Worlds books. Shares the same mechanic and would be compatible if not for one single move. A bit less refined as the original ones however. Also the characters aren't all that interesting gameplay wise. On the other hand the theme is very appealing.

8 out of 10
By
very fun and challenging

5 out of 10
By
after about 3 plays, rating drops to a 2

7 out of 10
By
Would be better if there weren't bugs in the tables... sigh.

4 out of 10
By
I have not played this for years, but I don't remember it being very replayable.

5 out of 10
By
Extraño sistema de juego en dos libros..realmente es un juego Freak... solo para pasar el momento

7 out of 10
By
There's a nice balance between the two books. I'm horrible at it, sadly. =)

7 out of 10
By
Lightsaber dueling between Luke & dad. A great travel game for 2 players.

By
Ryan would play.

By
Science Fiction > Individual Combat

8 out of 10
By
I think that anything A. Leonardi has done is pretty fantastic. This just shows the flexibility of his game system.

5 out of 10
By
Somehow the Lost Worlds system just doesn't work very well for this. Oh well.

6 out of 10
By
Not a bad game. Maybe a short lifespan but a tad better than the Starfighter duelling books.

By
Looks fun, have yet to play.

By
Boxed

7 out of 10
By
Good dueling game. Lots of fun with my 7-(8, 9)-year-old son. Same system as Lost Worlds and Ace of Aces.

3 out of 10
By
This game is really bad compared to the regular Lost Worlds combat books, or the Battletech ones. It was just so lame that you just mysteriously "win" fights, but no bloodshed, or even lost hands like in the movies. They even took out the rule that says you die at negative 5 Body Points. Leave the game well alone.
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