One of my favorite ways to enjoy Star Wars is through gaming. The Star Wars movie fandom can be too toxic at times whereas the gaming community is more about bonding over the fandom and playing board games. A card game I used to play, Star Wars Destiny, is officially being discontinued by Fantasy Flight Games. It’s a shame because this game was incredibly fun, but I’m not surprised to hear it’s being discontinued.
I was introduced to Star Wars Destiny in 2016. My friend worked at a game shop while we were in college. She called me and told me to come try out Star Wars: Destiny as the pre-release was happening that day. I was completely broke thanks to getting my degree, but I borrowed cards from other players to create a deck. I was enthralled with the game mechanics.
However, Fantasy Flight Games (FFG) didn’t do the best at judging how popular this game would be. Our game store ran out of stock immediately. This puts a damper on playing a deck building game if you can’t buy the cards. It took FFG a long time before stock became available.
In summer of 2017, I started working at a game shop as a side gig. My store had trouble selling Destiny because of lack of interest and the decreased ability to be able to purchase product. By the time FFG got around to getting stock in stores, interest had declined to the point where my store stopped selling Destiny because it wasn’t profitable.
The fact that Destiny has lasted this long in production completely shocks me. If only FFG could have predicted how popular this game would be, I don’t think they would be stopping production of the game.
Recently, I gave away all my Destiny cards to my brother as he still actively plays with friends. I have great memories playing Destiny and being introduced to the Star Wars gaming fandom. The Covert Missions boosters haven’t been released yet, but they will be the last boosters for the game. The Star Wars: Destiny championships will occur on May 1st thru May 3rd at Fantasy Flight Game Center in Roseville, MN.
Lastly, if you would like to learn how to play, I have posted a video from FFG’s youtube channel describing the game play. With the discontinuation of the game, I would purchase product before it becomes unavailable.