Clue: Star Wars Edition doesn’t entirely feel like Clue to us.
Don’t take that as a bad thing. It’s a standard re-skin of a classic board game with a pop-culture touch, allowing up to six would-be rebel spies play as Luke Skywalker, Princess Leia, Han Solo, Chewbacca, R2-D2, or C-3PO character pawns in a race to stop the Empire from tearing the galaxy asunder. It’s a mission that certainly doesn’t want for mysterious intrigue. It’s just that this isn’t so much a “whodunit” as a question of “Where is Darth Vader going to do it?”
You and your fellow players are not exactly invited guests aboard the Death Star, either. You’ve all infiltrated the Empire’s original fully operational battle station with an opportunity to end galactic civil war. You simply have to deduce which planet Vader plans on destroying next, pin down which room holds the Death Star’s hidden plans, and determine which vehicle to steal for a successful escape. Of course, as with any round of Clue, the cards revealing all three crucial elements are kept in a folder from the beginning of the game until someone correctly identifies them all.
This officially licensed edition plays out over a five-piece board comprised of a back wall, two supporting walls, and top and bottom levels. Included tools required to pull a fast one on Vader and escape with the Death Star plans and his next target include six vehicle and planet tokens, a die, 19 black corridor cards, 21 clue cards, a game guide, and the mission folder and notepad.
Just be warned: insisting on playing as Chewbacca does not guarantee that anyone else could care less about “letting the Wookie win.” In fact, we have a custom Jar-Jar Binks token we assign to anybody who abuses that joke.