Ok…I'm the "resident nerd" in my family and recently bought the core set and all the expansion sets (couldn't pass the ships up). Since I played against a co-worker, I have been craving opponents….so I challenged my daughter, and others to some matches. When I first showed them the game they scoffed at it….and thought it was "silly". After some persistent prodding to accept my challenge they played, and ALL of them enjoyed it! We only played the quick start rules (I didn't want to push them to hard at first), I had to "set the hook", and I do believe they will be purchasing some sets in the future.
on to the results….the imperial side won each time, first because of beginner maneuvers and secondly some outstanding (lucky) dice roles (3 hits vs 3 evades).
Hopefully, I'll find opponents in the local area after everyone leaves.