- "Blade to cube face four? That's a showy move. You play with too much bravado."
"Strategy is an art, Rau. Maybe I'm lulling you into a false sense of security."
[Chuckles] There's nothing false about it. Blade to cube face two. I win."
- ―Fenn Rau and Sabine Wren play cubikahd
Cubikahd—or cu'bikad, depending on the dialect—was a Mandalorian game played using holograms. Each player was given four knives, which they would move to various positions on the face of a cube, with the intention of capturing their opponent's pieces. Fenn Rau, the leader of the Protectors of Concord Dawn, played a game of cubikahd with the Mandalorian rebel Sabine Wren. He remarked that her skill with the game had grown rusty since she had left Mandalore.
Behind the scenesEdit
The first canonical appearance of cubikahd was in "Imperial Super Commandos," a third season episode of the animated television series Star Wars Rebels. Cu'bikad was first introduced into the Star Wars franchise in the Star Wars Legends novel Legacy of the Force: Sacrifice. The game's name was first given in the novel Legacy of the Force: Revelation.
During the course of production for the episode "Imperial Super Commandos," original scripts called for Wren and Rau to play a game of dejarik. Ultimately, the production crew elected to adapt the pre-existing game of cu'bikad for the episode, in order to have the two Mandalorian characters engage in a game more unique to the Mandalorian culture. Several members of the Star Wars Rebels team jokingly referred to cubikahd as "stabble" behind the scenes.