Pocket Box Games of the Eighties

Created by Steve Jackson Games

Help us create reproductions of the classic Steve Jackson Games Pocket Box titles of the eighties.

Latest Updates from Our Project:

Stretch Goal Reveals: $105k and $110k
10 months ago – Thu, Feb 07, 2019 at 10:28:29 PM

At this point, with just over three weeks to go before the campaign comes to a close, you've astounded us with your support for the Pocket Box games and the classic expansions. We're doing much better than we expected, and it is all thanks to your help in promoting the Pocket Box games and your support here on Kickstarter. Thank you!

As we move closer to that $100,000 stretch goal -- die-cut counters in all of the Pocket Box games! -- it is time to reveal two more stretch goals and give you a clear look at what's coming up. 

  • $105,000 - The pocket folders that we've offered in The Fantasy Trip campaigns proved popular, so we're happy to reveal two new 9-inch by 12-inch pocket folders as a part of this campaign. You can use these to store whatever papers are important to you, and they'll be great for gaming, school, and/or the office.  If this goal is met, both pocket folders will be opened up as an add-on items and included at no extra charge to the $200 reward level.

  • $110,000 - The Ogre Reinforcement Pack, a ziplock expansion for Ogre/G.E.V., feels like a must at this stage and is a fantastic companion to the Shockwave stretch goal that was recently unlocked. If this goal is met, the Ogre Reinforcement Pack will be opened up as an add-on item and included at no extra charge to the $175, $200, and $250 reward levels.


And that's our only new reveals for the moment. As always, please share this campaign with all of your friends. Adding new backers helps us to climb higher and higher -- and to keep unlocking those stretch goals -- and your continued help with promoting the games means a lot to us. Thank you!

- Phil Reed

Stretch Goal Unlocked and Cthulhu D6 Dice Set
10 months ago – Thu, Feb 07, 2019 at 07:08:13 PM

This morning, we find that the $90,000 stretch goal has been unlocked and the Illuminati Expansion Set 1 Pocket Box has been added to the list of available titles. Additionally, this expansion is automatically included in the $145, $175, $200, and $250 reward levels, meaning that some of you are getting one more Pocket Box in your package!

We've had a few requests for the upcoming Cthulhu D6 Dice Set to be included as an add-on to this project, and we're happy to meet that request. If you're interested in adding this set of six pearlized 19mm six-sided dice, please increase your pledge by $12. In BackerKit, after the campaign has come to a close, you'll let us know exactly which games and add-ons you've selected. If you've not used BackerKit before, please feel free to contact kickstart@sjgames.com and we'll do what we can to help you through the process.

One-Page Bulge

Up next: The $95,000 stretch goal and One-Page Bulge! This was one of the company's earliest releases, and we've got our fingers crossed in the hopes that this game can be unlocked and added to the list of available titles; seeing all of these as shrinkwrapped and factory-fresh games and expansions is going to be a big treat for our team later this year, and we wouldn't be here without all of your support. Thank you!

- Phil Reed

UNLOCKED! Raid on Iran. In other news, Car Wars Expansion Set 3.
10 months ago – Wed, Feb 06, 2019 at 09:12:45 PM

Another day, another defeated stretch goal. Your continued support of the campaign has taken us past the $85,000 stretch goal and unlocked the classic Raid on Iran Pocket Box game. Raid on Iran, for many of us, triggers memories; those of us old enough to remember the hostage situation in 1979/1980 no doubt see the game from a different perspective than the younger backers who weren't around when the situation was nightly news. (A little tidbit of info, ABC's Nightline was brought into existence because of the hostage crisis.)

Raid on Iran joins the growing list of available games, and we're happy to report that the game isn't the only addition to the campaign today. Included in the list of add-ons -- and automatically added to the $200 reward level -- is Car Wars Expansion Set 3, a perfect addition for those of you who are only grabbing the Car Wars and Crash City Pocket Box titles. This companion to Crash City expands the city map; how many of us can remember the really big battles played out on the combined Midville maps?

Looking ahead, we are now focused on unlocking that $90,000 stretch goal and the first Illuminati expansion. We can't do this alone, though, so we need everyone to get out there and discuss the campaign at your favorite forums and blogs; raising awareness of the Pocket Box project and bringing in new supporters is the best way to keep unlocking these stretch goals and making the campaign as big as possible.

If you have any questions, we're here to try and help! Thank you, everyone, for your faith in us and the project. This is already an incredible deal, and unlocking stretch goals will only make it better for all of us.

- Phil Reed

$80,000 Stretch Goal Unlocked, $100,000 Stretch Goal Revealed, and a New Add-On!
10 months ago – Tue, Feb 05, 2019 at 08:26:01 PM

Thank you!!! You've taken down the $80,000 stretch goal and unlocked Shockwave, the Ogre/G.E.V. ziplock bag expansion that is now automatically included in the $175, $200, and $250 reward levels! Additionally, Shockwave is now open as a $10 add-on for those of you who need access to the expansion on its own.

$100,000 and Die-Cut Counters

With the $80,000 stretch goal behind us, we've revealed another stretch goal: $100,000 and die-cut counters! If we unlock the $100,000 goal, each of the Pocket Box games will include die-cut counters in addition to the retro-style counter sheets. We can totally break this goal, right? Right!

Bullet Dice Add-On

We'll be shipping Bullet Dice -- a set of six-sided custom dice -- to distributors this month, but we've had a few requests to make the dice available in this campaign: So now they are! You can add a set of six of the dice to your rewards by increasing your pledge by $10; you'll make your exact add-on choices in BackerKit after the campaign closes.

If you want to know more about the Bullet Dice journey from concept to shelves, please see this BoardGameGeek post. And, as always, please share this project with your friends! Let's keep unlocking those stretch goals! 

- Phil Reed

Necromancer Unlocked, One-Page Bulge Stretch Goal Revealed!
10 months ago – Mon, Feb 04, 2019 at 11:00:29 PM

And now we can happily report that Necromancer has been added to the list of available Pocket Box titles. With over three weeks remaining on the project, the $75,000 goal is behind us and we turn our attention to the next stretch goals. 

  • $80k - Shockwave. This Ogre/G.E.V. expansion is unlocked at $80,000 when it is automatically added to the $175, $200, and $250 reward levels and offered as an add-on item.
  • $85k - Raid on Iran. If the $85,000 stretch goal is unlocked, the classic Raid on Iran game is added to the list of available Pocket Box titles. We can totally unlock this one, right?
  • $90k - Illuminati Expansion Set 1. When we break past $90,000, this first Illuminati Pocket Box expansion will be unlocked as an add-on and automatically added to the $145, $175, $200, and $250 reward levels.
  • $95k - One-Page Bulge. A new stretch goal reveal! 

What comes after $95,000? Let's keep unlocking those stretch goals and find out!

- Phil Reed