Star Wars Pictopia is a Star Wars edition picture-trivia family game that spans the decades of Star Wars history. This game not only tests your knowledge, it offers a unique twist; some questions must be answered from the perspective of the player asking the question, making it ideal for gathering the whole family around the table. It is available to buy from Esdevium store finder and Amazon at RRP £19.99. We have previously reviewed the Disney Pictopia version, you can read more about it here.
This is suitable for aged 7 and above and for 2 to 6 players. Inside this box, it comes with 1 plastic base tray, 1 score tracker panel, 200 question cards, 6 answer dials, 30 wager coins, 6 marker pegs, 1 die and instructions.
The graphics and materials on the question cards are superb. On each question card, there are four pictures clearly labelled A, B, C and D. The questions and answers are at the back of the cards. It’s a nice touch to have the answer dials with different Star Wars characters.
To play this game, you need to place the score tracker panel onto the base tray and place the number of marker pegs onto it. Each player gets an answer dial and five wager coins matching their colour mover (numbered 1 to 5, placed number facing down). The player with the next birthday is the host for the first turn. To win this game, you need to get your peg in the final position (25 points) and answer a solo pick question to win.
There are 1000 questions from the Star Wars movies. Some of them are group questions and some are individual questions. For the group questions, all players except the host work together to answer the questions. I find this so much easier to discuss out loud especially as I can’t remember or recognise some of the characters! For the individual questions, players will use their scoring dials to answer questions secretly!
There’s a nice twist to this game which is to answer spotlight questions. These are all about you, the host, and what you think about the characters, stories, and the other players. When we played, we found that sometimes the host may play tactically and choose an answer that they thought others would not think of so that they would not score any points.
There is also a twist on the die, where if you roll the arrow symbol, all players who are in first place must move their pegs back one position. It is a love and hate situation! We encountered it right at the end of the game where a single player managed to roll the symbol three times to send the leader back 3 spaces. What chance!
Overall, we all love this game and had fun together discussing the characters and story while playing. I would highly recommend this board game for all Star Wars fans.
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