Star Wars: Escape the Death Star
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May the Force--and a good roll of the dice, too--be with you while playing the Star Wars: Escape the Death Star Action Figure Game from Parker Brothers. Though technically more of a battle game than, as the title suggests, a race to the nearest exit, this engaging and clearly explained boxful contains rules for two games: The basic game, for players ages 6 and 7 years old, invites rebels to attack Boba Fett, Darth Vader, and a half-dozen Stormtroopers, all of whom are guarding the Millennium Falcon at the center of the board designed as a series of Death Star corridors and passageways. By landing on a square occupied by a baddie, and rolling a six before the villain does (Boba wins in the event of a tie, while Vader gets to roll two dice to your one) you win the battle. When all eight Imperials are captured, add up your points. A more complex game for older ages involves one player controlling an Imperial against all opponents, and introduces the concept of secret moves on a personal miniboard, which are then revealed simultaneously. Adaptable for use with additional action figures (Luke and Vader are included here), this is an enthralling game to which Star Warriors will want to--like a Jedi--return.