Hnefatafl - popular Norse board game that pre-dates Chess. One side, the white pieces in this set, plays a thane defending a territory. The other side plays invaders. When Chess became more popular it was common to use one's Hnefatafl pieces as chessmen. The famous Lewis Chess Set is believe to be partly made up of repurposed Hnefatafl pieces.
When I first saw Star War: Rebellion, you could say that my lack of faith was rather disturbing. It looked a lot like a typical 4X (eXplore, eXpand, eXploit, eXterminate) strategy game, but with our beloved Star Wars slapped over the top of it. After only the first round , I was rather blown away by the kind of game I was playing. It had worker placement mechanics mixed with, territory control, bluffing, asymmetrical objectives that perfectly matched the Empire and Rebel forces, all wrapped ...