X-Wing Miniatures Isn’t Just a Game, Its a Community

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Benjamin Espen

Ben is a medical devices engineer who has lived in Arizona almost his whole life. He has a website and can be found on Twitter.

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  1. Avatar Kristin Devine
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    Interesting! Never heard of this before!Report

    • Avatar Benjamin Espen
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      My sister-in-law’s boyfriend at the time introduced me to the game over Thanksgiving 4 years ago, and I’ve never looked back. The game had been out for several years at that point, but I hadn’t heard it before then.Report

  2. Avatar James K
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    I think X-Wing has done a lot for improving accessibility of tabletop wargames. Since it doesn’t have the painting and modelling requirements of a regular wargame, it’s a great gateway into the hobby.Report

  3. Derek Edwards Derek Edwards
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    I’ve played this several times; it’s one of those complex game my friend is into that I mentioned in my piece. I think it’s a fun game, though it’s not for me, mostly because it seems to be bought piece-meal. I can see how people could get really into it, though.Report

  4. Avatar jason
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    I’ve been playing for about five years. It’s a fun game, and like James said above, a gateway into gaming. The community is mostly cool as well, even the try hards aren’t too annoying. Like Ackbar says, “it’s a trap.” You start off with a few ships, but soon have an impressive collection. For 2.0, I haven’t bought into all the factions and probably won’t. But it’s good entertainment that isn’t looking at a screen. Many of my local group bought into Star Wars Legion (basically a Star Wars army men game), and I bit the bullet and started playing it. We just had a big tourney yesterday; I lost epically, but still had a blast playing. I’m better at X-wing, but it’s also a game that’s fun even when you lose. And the community has so many resources for learning to play, and most players are willing to give advice to newer players, too.Report

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