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:

Pocket Folders and Pocket Journals
4 months ago – Fri, Aug 16, 2019 at 03:03:27 AM

Today, we received another shipment of tooling samples: The dozen pocket folders that were unlocked as stretch goals during the campaign! All twelve look great, and getting our hands on these inspired us to pull the dozen pocket journals and take another look at them.

We're printing some extras of each, for sale on Warehouse 23 and at conventions, so everyone who finds that they want more of these will get a chance at them in the future.

If these had existed in the eighties, I would have used them constantly in school.

- Phil Reed

Each folder is bagged.
Each folder is bagged.
All twelve folders!
All twelve folders!
This is a look inside one folder. All of the folders share the same interior design.
This is a look inside one folder. All of the folders share the same interior design.
All twelve journals.
All twelve journals.
Seeing these covers as journals . . . yeah, these should have existed long before now.
Seeing these covers as journals . . . yeah, these should have existed long before now.
These look so cool that we should consider a Kickstarter project to just make folders and journals featuring classic SJGames art.
These look so cool that we should consider a Kickstarter project to just make folders and journals featuring classic SJGames art.
We should have made an Awful Green Things journal, right? Yeah, a future campaign for more folders and journals has to go on our list of ideas.
We should have made an Awful Green Things journal, right? Yeah, a future campaign for more folders and journals has to go on our list of ideas.

Car Wars Expansion Set 2 and Expansion Set 7 Tooling Samples
4 months ago – Fri, Aug 16, 2019 at 03:00:25 AM

Two more tooling samples knocked out and approved! Thank you to Jason (at GPI) and Sabrina (at our office) for keeping these moving forward.

The best news of all? We should see the last of the scanned items/tooling samples before the end of this month. Once those are approved, the entire project can officially move into manufacturing. (Some items are already in final production -- the plastic boxes, the dice -- but the project doesn't officially shift from the tooling stage to the manufacturing stage until all tooling samples are approved.)

Rough Delivery Estimate: This is not 100% certain and hinges on several variables. At the moment, we're looking at possible delivery of all items to our fulfillment warehouse in the second half of November. This could change; we will keep you updated.

- Phil Reed

Car Wars Expansion Set 2, and there are definitely die-cut counters included in this package.
Car Wars Expansion Set 2, and there are definitely die-cut counters included in this package.
Car Wars Expansion Set 7, including another storage box sticker for those of you who ordered empty Pocket Boxes.
Car Wars Expansion Set 7, including another storage box sticker for those of you who ordered empty Pocket Boxes.

Car Wars Expansion Sets 3, 4, and 8 Tooling Samples
4 months ago – Thu, Aug 15, 2019 at 01:20:21 AM

To make this as clear as possible, we are behind schedule. The tooling work should have been completed in June, and it's now August and we are still reviewing and approving factory scans. All of us, from the factory to the SJGames office, did not properly adjust our expectations to take into account the difference between scanning five or six test titles and 30+ finished works. We're running behind schedule . . . but look at the results!!!

Sabrina and I have a call with Jason later today and we will be running through the checklist to determine what remains. Once we finalize the last of the tooling samples, then we will move into final production and have an estimated completion date for the project.

Thank you for your support and patience as we tackle this over-sized and complicated project.

- Phil Reed

Expansion #8, including die-cut counters.
Expansion #8, including die-cut counters.
Expansion #8 detail showing the reproduction language.
Expansion #8 detail showing the reproduction language.
#4 components; the factory is doing an incredible job with these.
#4 components; the factory is doing an incredible job with these.
#3 components. Check out those die-cut counters!
#3 components. Check out those die-cut counters!
Counters and a pocket journal,
Counters and a pocket journal,

Three More Car Wars Tooling Samples! (Yep, more pics.)
4 months ago – Thu, Aug 08, 2019 at 11:16:21 PM

Sabrina is reviewing another wave of tooling samples, this time for two Car Wars expansions as well as one GURPS Autoduel expansion. Every single completed and approved tooling sample moves us closer to shifting into the final manufacturing stage of the project, so please wish us and the factory luck as the scanning and processing continues!

- Phil Reed

Car Wars Expansion Set 5 components including the journal.
Car Wars Expansion Set 5 components including the journal.
Car Wars Expansion Set 5.
Car Wars Expansion Set 5.
Car Wars Expansion Set 5 die-cut counters.
Car Wars Expansion Set 5 die-cut counters.
Car Wars Expansion Set 6 components and included catalog.
Car Wars Expansion Set 6 components and included catalog.
Car Wars Expansion Set 6 die-cut counters.
Car Wars Expansion Set 6 die-cut counters.
Shiny cover!
Shiny cover!
Another example of the "2019 Reproduction" text that is being added to the materials.
Another example of the "2019 Reproduction" text that is being added to the materials.

Car Wars Arena Book and Pocket Box Dice
4 months ago – Thu, Aug 08, 2019 at 02:42:37 AM

We are back from a very successful Gen Con! We had some new releases (including metal dice!), and if you missed the show, please watch www.warehouse23.com for a chance at our latest games and game accessories. Thank you for your patience as our team was out for the con.

The two dice that are packed inside each Pocket Box game.
The two dice that are packed inside each Pocket Box game.

Now that we're back, it is time to continue reviewing the factory tooling samples and moving forward with the project. We've got the dice, the factory is starting to produce the boxes, but we still have more scans to review and approve. We're working through things, but we're still behind schedule.

Car Wars Arena Book tooling sample. This looks great!
Car Wars Arena Book tooling sample. This looks great!

We will be back just as soon as possible with more pics as the project keeps moving!

- Phil Reed

Sample Pocket Boxes from the factory, complete with labels!
Sample Pocket Boxes from the factory, complete with labels!