Star Wars: X-Wing Buyer's Guide

Star Wars: X-Wing is a fast and highly strategic space combat game for two players. The ships come prepainted and assembled so you can start playing right away. Fancy a fight between Luke Skywalker and Darth Vader in an asteroid field? Read on!

Core Set

The Star Wars: X-Wing core set contains eveything you need to learn the game and start playing: 2 x TIE/In fighters, 1 x T-65 X-Wing ship, dice, cards, movement tools, tokens, and the rules.

The Core Set is a great money saver as buying these items separately would cost double the price.


Before building your squad and purchasing extra ships, you will have to choose 1 of the 7 factions available as different factions cannot be mixed.

Squadron Packs that contain 3 ships are a great starting point for your collection.

Separatist Alliance

The Sith Lords and their evil droids (Episode I, II, III). Have pilots such as Darth Maul and Count Dooku. Click to see all Separatist Alliance products.

Galactic Republic

The Republic of the Jedi before its destruction (Episode I, II, III). Have pilots such as Anakin Skywalker, Obi-Wan, and Padmé Amidala. Click to see all Galactic Republic products.

Galactic Empire

The Emperor and his legions of stormtroopers (Episode IV, V, VI). Have pilots such as Darth Vader, the Grand Inquisitor, and Howlrunner. Click to see all Galactic Empire products.

Rebel Alliance

The people waging a guerilla war against the Empire (Episode IV, V, VI). Have pilots such as Luke Skywalker and Han Solo. Click to see all Rebel Alliance products.

Scum and Villainy

Thieves and bounty hunters that abide to no law (Episode IV, V, VI). Have pilots such as Boba Fett, IG-88, and Lando Calrissian. Click to see all Scum and Villainy products.

First Order

A military junta formed from the remains of the Empire (Episode VII, VIII, IX). Have pilots such as Kylo Ren and Captain Phasma. Click to see all First Order products.


The people that keep fighting for freedom (Episode VII, VIII, IX). Have pilots such as Rey, Finn, and Poe Dameron. Click to see all Resistance products.

Conversion Kits

The Second Edition of X-Wing was released in 2018. If you own ships from the first edition (2012-2017), you don't have to buy them again! Simply buy the conversion kit of your faction to get your hands on updated cards and ship tokens. If you are just starting, you can skip these kits unless you want a lot of upgrade cards without buying any ships.


Once you have enough ships to deploy a 200 points squadron, you can look at upgrading your game components with products such as plastic maneuver dials, damage cards personalized for your faction, or a set of deluxe movement tools.

Useful Links

Below are some external resources for Star Wars: X-Wing players.


Last updated: September 2021.

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