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:

Clearly, I was wrong . . .
9 months ago – Fri, Mar 01, 2019 at 10:47:33 PM

"There, that should hold us until the end of the campaign, right?"

Nope. Not right at all. Fortunately, we have a few more stretch goals to reveal.

  • $255,000 - AADA Road Atlas & Survival Guide Volume 5, 6, and 7 in PDF!
  • $260,000 - Car Wars Expansion Set 8 = die-cut counters!

Regardless of where this closes, you have made this an amazing campaign. Thank you, everyone.

- Phil Reed

Final Twelve Hours!!!
9 months ago – Fri, Mar 01, 2019 at 08:59:42 PM

Overnight, you pushed the project beyond $230,000, unlocking the stretch goal before we even had a chance to reveal it! Recent unlocks include:

  • $225,000 - Car Wars Expansion Set 7. This ziplock bag expansion is 8.5-inches by 11-inches in size and a great companion to the AADA Vehicle Guide.
  • 1,700 Project Backers - As requested, an Ogre pocket journal featuring classic Ogre artwork.
  • $230,000 - Die-cut counters in Car Wars Expansion Set 6 and 7.
  • 750 $200 Reward Level Backers - Autoduel Champions in print!

We may be in the final hours of the campaign, but that isn't stopping us from introducing stretch goals for you to unlock. As of this moment, you still need to unlock:

  • 1,750 Project Backers - If unlocked, all backers at the $20 reward level and higher will receive Murphy's Rules in PDF. (Delivered through Warehouse 23.) This is not the 1980s edition; this is the updated edition from the 1990s.
  • 1,800 Project Backers - Game Design Volume 1 in PDF, delivered through Warehouse 23. This classic book collects design articles from the eighties.
  • 800 $200 Reward Level Supporters - Car Wars Expansion Set 8! Chopper Challenge is a great companion to the helicopter rules in Autoduel Champions (which you have already unlocked).
  • $235,000 - After discussion, we spent a little time experimenting and determined: Yes! It would absolutely be possible to create a collection of Autoduel Quarterly fiction. If this stretch goal is unlocked, we will run a Kickstarter campaign in 2019 or 2020 to create a collection of the ADQ short stories.
  • $240,000 - AADA Road Atlas and Survival Guide (V1 and 2) PDFs included in all reward levels of $20 and higher at no extra charge. PDFs delivered through Warehouse 23.

Whew! That is a lot for you to unlock in the next twelve hours or so. But we have faith in you: You can do it!!!

As this is the final day of the campaign, we'll keep a close eye on progress and try to update the graphics as quickly as possible as stretch goals are unlocked. How do we unlock more stretch goals? This is the last chance to tell your friends to join us! They don't want to miss out, right?

- Phil Reed

More Unlocks and New Stretch Goals!
9 months ago – Fri, Mar 01, 2019 at 08:59:39 PM

That didn't take long. Since our last update, you've unlocked four different stretch goals and made the campaign even better! Fortunately, we were ready with the new stretch goal reveals.

  • 1,850 Project Backers - AADA Road Atlas & Survival Guides (3 & 4) added as PDF rewards to all reward levels of $20 and higher.
  • $245,000 - A new storage box sticker for Car Wars, packed inside Car Wars Expansion Set 7.
  • $250,000 - Two new pocket journals! One packed inside G.E.V. and the other included in Car Wars Expansion Set 4.

There, that should hold us until the end of the campaign, right?

- Phil Reed

9 months ago – Fri, Mar 01, 2019 at 12:25:10 AM

GURPS Zombietown, U.S.A.. Four journals. A new storage box sticker. You're destroying those stretch goals!!! Yesterday was an incredible day for the project, with close to $20,000 in support added to the project and pushing us over the $200,000 mark. Fortunately, though, we have more stretch goals to keep us going through to the end of the campaign.

Unlocked journals means more journal add-on options!
Unlocked journals means more journal add-on options!

Next up:

  • 1,600 project backers. We heard you wanted another AADA Membership Card. The item is too small to track separately, so we have a solution: Unlock this stretch goal and we'll pack one of the cards in the Truck Stop Pocket Box.
  • $210,000. If we reach $210,000 before the project closes, we'll offer the Car Wars Arena Book as an add-on item and pack it at no extra charge in the $200 reward level.
  • 675 $200 Reward Level Supporters. For those of you who enjoy reading about the company's history, this stretch goal will add twelve issues of the company newsletter (1987 to 1990) in PDF to the project. If we meet this goal, all backers at the $200 reward level and higher will receive the PDFs at no charge.
  • 700 $200 Reward Level Supporters. As above, but we also include issues 13 to 24 (1990 to 1991) to the Where W're Going PDF newsletter package.
  • 750 $200 Reward Level Supporters. Thank you, Hero Games, for working with us to bring Autoduel Champions to the campaign! If unlocked, we will reproduce the Autoduel Champions book and include it in the $200 reward level. The book will, of course, also be offered as an add-on item. This book has been out-of-print for decades and is an enjoyable peek at the world of Car Wars as it existed in the early eighties.

To unlock these stretch goals, we need your help! In the final two days, please don't forget to chat about the project in your favorite Facebook groups, forums, and blogs. Thanks!

- Phil Reed

Autoduel Champions!!!!
Autoduel Champions!!!!
Another archive find: Advertising for the Uncle Al's Grab Bag.
Another archive find: Advertising for the Uncle Al's Grab Bag.

Car Wars Arena Book Unlocked, Car Wars Expansion Set 7 and 8 Stretch Goals Revealed, and Illuminati D6 Dice Set Test Shots
9 months ago – Fri, Mar 01, 2019 at 12:24:06 AM

We're now at over $213,000 with 28 hours to go before the campaign comes to a close. At this moment, there are 703 backers at the $200 reward level; we only need 47 more at that level to unlock Autoduel Champions!

The Car Wars Arena Book (one of my personal favorites!) has been unlocked and included in the $200 reward level; if you want a copy as an add-on, please increase your pledge by $15. As always, you'll select your add-ons in BackerKit after the campaign closes.

 Car Wars Expansion Set 7 and 8 

Two new stretch goals revealed! At $225,000, we will unlock Car Wars Expansion Set 7 while at 800 $200 backers, we will add Car Wars Expansion Set 8 to the campaign. Check the main project page for all of the stretch goals that are waiting to be unlocked; only your support can cram more awesome into this already over-stuffed project!

If you're unfamiliar with these two titles, both are packed in ziplock bags and include maps and counters. Unlike the earlier packs, though, these are each 8.5-inches by 11-inches in size.

 Illuminati D6 Dice Set Test Shots

One of the add-ons offered in this campaign for a set of six 19mm six-sided dice was in the works before we launched, and now we have the dice test shots for final approval. Sorry about the lighting (I used my phone to snap this), but the below photo gives you some idea of what you can expect from those dice. The pearlized, shimmering blue is my favorite of the bunch!

That is it for now. Time for us to get back to the mines so that we can (try to) stay one step ahead of you!

- Phil Reed