Hasbro announces two Star Wars: The Mandalorian-themed board games

Fans of The Mandalorian can now expand their family board game night with a special themed-edition of Operation and Trouble.

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Fans of the Star Wars Disney+ show, The Mandalorian, are in for a treat with a new line of Hasbro board games. The company responsible for some of the greatest family game nights are introducing a new take on some classic favorites: Operation and Trouble. Thankfully, you won’t need to travel to a galaxy far, far away to get your hands on these and you won’t be waiting a long time either!

The Mandalorian-themed board games coming soon from Hasbro

Hasbro The Mandalorian Operation board game
Baby Yoda has gotten its hands on a lot of knick-knacks in this Mandalorian-themed version of Operation.

The original Operation game had players digging around the body of a man with a pair of tweezers. The goal of this was to remove items without setting off a buzzer. The Mandalorian version of Operation (Operation: Star Wars The Mandalorian Edition) swaps out the man for Baby Yoda. Fear not, you will not be performing surgery on the child, instead, players will need to collect objects this mischievous scamp has pilfered.

Hasbro Star Wars The Mandalorian Trouble board game
Verse three of your friends or family members to be the first to rescue Baby Yoda in this Star Wars-themed edition of Trouble.

The other board game Hasbro is adding a sprinkle of Star Wars to is Trouble. Officially titled, Trouble: Star Wars The Mandalorian Edition, this version has players circling a planet with the goal being to rescue Baby Yoda. Players can use characters seen in the show including the Mandalorian, IG-II, Cara Dune, or Kuill.

Both Operation: Star Wars The Mandalorian Edition and Trouble: Star Wars The Mandalorian Edition will be available in Spring 2020 through Amazon and Walmart and will retail for $19.99 USD and $14.99 USD respectively.

The Mandalorian has dramatically shifted the conversation around Star Wars. While the fan response to the last trilogy has been mixed, The Mandalorian has been universally loved. Fans have also become feverishly obsessed with The Child, colloquially known as Baby Yoda. Hopefully we get to see more of Baby Yoda in various board games! Be sure to check out the Shacknews and GamerHubTV YouTube channels for more reviews and unboxing videos of our favorite toys and board games!

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    February 23, 2020 8:35 PM

    Sam Chandler posted a new article, Hasbro announces two Star Wars: The Mandalorian-themed board games

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      February 23, 2020 8:38 PM

      Jesus Christ.

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      February 23, 2020 9:07 PM

      Has Baby Yoda been given an official name or is he still just colloquially known as Baby Yoda (for now)?

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        February 23, 2020 9:13 PM

        Boda or Babda

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        February 23, 2020 9:25 PM

        His legal birth certificate just says "Bert-O" apparently he's got bogan parents.

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        February 23, 2020 9:47 PM

        The official 'name' is, as yet, simply "The Child."

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      February 23, 2020 9:49 PM

      What the fuck kind of half-assed Operation game is that?

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        February 23, 2020 10:02 PM

        The need an operation game for the recent Star Trek Picard episode.

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      February 23, 2020 10:30 PM

      holy shit, wow

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      February 23, 2020 10:33 PM

      More like bored games amirite?

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      February 23, 2020 10:54 PM

      That's some half baked bullshit. Pathetic

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      February 23, 2020 11:13 PM

      This isn't the most half-assed cash grab I've ever seen, but it's damn close.

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      February 23, 2020 11:53 PM

      thrift stores everywhere are preparing shelf space as we speak

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        February 24, 2020 1:30 AM

        Just like the last batch of Star Wars stuff (appaently sent Toys R Us broke, so the rumour goes)

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      February 24, 2020 6:32 AM

      Worst possible crossovers, fantastic move Hasbro.

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      February 24, 2020 6:33 AM

      Gina is looking THICC and for trouble on that one.

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      February 24, 2020 7:02 AM

      that is a sad money grab

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      February 24, 2020 7:06 AM

      Got a charlie Force?
      OPERATION!

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      February 24, 2020 7:27 AM

      This Baby Yoda tsunami is going to hit hard. SEEK HIGHER GROUND IMMEDIATELY

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      February 24, 2020 7:27 AM

      Wow.... The Operation one in particular is really bad. I have a BB-8 one I got for the kids when Episode 7 came out and it's nowhere near as lazy. They at least attempted to put the pieces in places that made sense and were funny.

      I guess they didn't want to have kids operating on poor little Baby Yoda, but still haha.

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      February 24, 2020 7:44 AM

      A tiny bit of context is missing here, not sure it matters though.

      Apparently as much as people think it’s easy to make new toys - design toy, manufacture, done - it’s actually apparently a pretty detailed process that takes months to complete.

      Star Wars is no stranger to this as Kenner didn’t think the original movie was going to do business so they didn’t start working on the toys until it was too late to make Christmas so they literally sold an empty box with a mail-in certificate to kids who bought them like crazy.

      https://www.denofgeek.com/us/culture/star-wars/251879/star-wars-how-an-empty-box-became-a-must-have-item-in-1977

      Disney/Lucasfilm wanted to keep Baby Yoda a secret. A really big secret. They never revealed him in marketing materials and it was this big “holy shit” moment that they totally pulled off. And it worked - people fucking loved Baby Yoda.

      But it meant that they couldn’t start working on toys or funko pops or whatever until after the show debuted. They couldn’t run the risk that someone at a factory making Baby Yoda toys would leak it out.

      Which means, yes, they missed Christmas. They announced back in November or December that the first toys with Baby Yoda wouldn’t come out until March. So, next month basically.

      Which is probably why these games are just now coming out - they’re coinciding with the toys coming out next month. By themselves they don’t seem like much but come March you won’t be able to set foot in a Target without seeing lots of Baby Yoda doot doo doo doo doo doo. Whole goddamn store is going to be sherbet green .

      As for the complaints that they’re lazy - eh, it’s the same thing Hasbro has done with tons of other properties. Not every franchise can be Lord of the Rings RISK worthy.

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        February 24, 2020 8:29 AM

        Just because it’s the same shit they’ve always done doesn’t mean we can’t still call them out for being lazy.

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      February 24, 2020 8:12 AM

      I WANT MONEY TOO!!!

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      February 24, 2020 1:26 PM

      Lol. Trouble was a terrible game decades ago. How is it still around? The only appeal as a kid was that dice popper thingy.

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