How Do Fantasy Card Games Like Sabacc Come into Existence?

Fantasy card games are all the rage right now. As technology is allowing for greater possibilities, new ways of playing cards are becoming more abundant. Developers are desperately trying to create the next Hearthstone, but putting a working card game together is harder than you might expect. Sabacc, which was made into an app game in 2015, was conceived decades ago but only recently became well-known thanks to Solo: A Star Wars Story. To anyone interested in starting their own card game, it is wise to look at how some others came into existence. The Star Wars galactic card game Sabacc was mentioned in the 1980 picture, The Empire Strikes Back, when Han Solo says that Lando Calrissian won Cloud City from playing the game. More recently, it came to light that Solo himself had won big in the card game, and it was through playing it that he acquired…

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Say Hello To Sabacc – the Star Wars Card Game

As every other iconic gambling game, so too Sabacc has crossed time and dimensions and reached our galaxy, and our interconnected network of computers. If you don’t know what Sabacc is, let’s take this journey together and discover. The first mention of Sabacc ever recorded on paper was in the second draft of The Empire Strikes Back script. In it, Han Solo recalls that his friend Lando Calrissian won Cloud City in a Sabacc game. Now that sounds like a high-roller game – winning a whole city in a card game is not too shabby. From that modest beginning Sabacc spread through the various worlds of the Old Republic. In its original form Sabacc is quite a complex game, a combination of blackjack, poker and a freewheeling slot machine. How can blackjack, poker and slot game come together in a single game? Check this out: The cards used in Sabacc aren’t made of paper, but rather are…

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