Car Wars Sixth Edition and a Pocket Box Project
Earlier this month, at Gamehole Con, Steve ran a special session of the upcoming Car Wars Sixth Edition game for a small group. The game is still in development, though we expect to lock the basic set in December and we've started to shift the design team to wrap up the first expansions, so we are starting to see the light at the end of the tunnel.
The game plays smoother than the original, and one of the best things a player said during the Gamehole Con session was (I'm stealing Steve's paraphrasing) that "the rules were all different but the experience was just what he remembered." Since "cars with guns" was the only must carry from the original, this feedback during the Gamehole Con event made us smile. Perfect!
We do not yet know when the new edition of Car Wars will go to Kickstarter, but we do know that it's closer and -- unless something goes terribly wrong -- 2019 is looking highly likely.
Pocket Box Games
In other Car Wars news, and of interest of those of you who enjoyed the original game back in the eighties, our work on The Fantasy Trip has led to the creation of a new plastic Pocket Box. The new design is inspired by the original and not an exact copy -- we removed the hang tab, improved the clasp mechanism, and made the box deeper -- but it is capable of holding those eighties Pocket Box titles . . . so that's what we'll make it hold!
In early 2019, we are taking the classic Pocket Box games of the eighties to Kickstarter and, with your help, will create reproductions of those games. These will be "my mom tossed my game after high school!" reproductions of the games, right down to sticker labels for the covers and cut 'em yourself counters. Our goal is to help you replace lost games . . . or to add some titles to your collection that you may have missed.
Which games will be a part of the reprint project? You tell us! We have an idea of which games to reprint, and we're planning to use stretch goals to add even more games, but right now you can tell us: Which game do you most want to see reproduced in a modern Pocket Box?
We close with a short video of the new box, which is now approved and in manufacturing for the special Melee & Wizard package that's releasing next year.
- Phil Reed