Car Wars Sixth Edition by Steve Jackson Games

A project in Austin, TX by Steve Jackson Games

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A complete redesign of the original game of autoduelling. Car Wars Sixth Edition plays faster and includes new plastic miniatures.
Backers: 3936
Average Pledge Per Backer: $166

Funded: $652,995 of $80,000
Dates: Nov 29th -> Jan 6th (39 days)
Project By: Steve Jackson Games
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Finish Line!!!

January 6th - via:
Thank you, everyone, for making the new Car Wars Sixth Edition game line bigger than it would have been without you. Your support has unlocked several plastic miniatures, several cards, the road tiles expansion, and more! You've pushed the project to... (Read More)

$640,000 Stretch Goal Unlocked!

January 6th - via:
Later today, the Car Wars Sixth Edition campaign comes to a close on Kickstarter and, thanks to your support, it will close successfully! Over four dozen stretch goals have been unlocked and our creative team now has a lot of work to complete so that... (Read More)

Car Wars Sixth Edition Rules Draft

January 6th - via:
As we come down to the final hours, the creative team is ready to share the draft of the Car Wars Sixth Edition rules. This is the 24-page book that will be packed in the core game. Please note that there are still corrections and changes to be made... (Read More)

$650,000 Stretch Goal: Cycles!

January 4th - via:
So far, this campaign has unlocked over four dozen stretch goals and made the Car Wars Sixth Edition launch bigger and better than it would have been without your support. Over 30 plastic car miniatures, hundreds of cards, and much more have been... (Read More)

+2 Miniatures Added to the Core Game!

January 3rd - via:
Now that the $600,000 stretch goal has been unlocked, the Car Wars Sixth Edition core game will include a total of twelve plastic car miniatures! Your support has doubled the number of miniatures in the core game! (Remember, gang, that the set... (Read More)

New Stretch Goals Revealed!

January 2nd - via:
Now that $595,000 is out of the way, we're moving in on that $600,000 stretch goal: +2 miniatures added to the Car Wars Sixth Edition core game! And after that? Well, we have a few new stretch goals ready for your attention: $604,000 - Three Car Wars... (Read More)

Two Stretch Goals Unlocked, Uncle Al's New Year's Special Ending Today

January 2nd - via:
We start the day with two more stretch goals unlocked: $585,000 - Improved - +1 car miniature added to Miniatures Set 2. $590,000 - Improved - +1 car miniature added to Miniatures Set 3. Not only have you packed more minis into the expansion sets,... (Read More)

Three Stretch Goals Unlocked!

January 1st - via:
Since the time that you unlocked the Car Wars Vehicle Guide yesterday, you've now unlocked another three project stretch goals! Behind us are: $565,000 - Improved - +8 cards added to Miniatures Set 1 and +8 cards added to Miniatures Set 2. $570,000 -... (Read More)

Uncle Al's New Year's Special!

December 31st - via:
NOTE: If you're at the $139 or the $145 reward level, you can skip this special offer from Uncle Al. Uncle Al is ready for the New Year with a special offer: The $146 reward level is for those of you who missed out on the Black Friday reward and are... (Read More)

Car Wars Vehicle Guide Add-On Unlocked

December 31st - via:
The fall of the $560,000 stretch goal means that you have unlocked the Car Wars Vehicle Guide add-on. This optional Car Wars expansion (which is not required to play the game) provides world background and game card lists for a dozen different Car... (Read More)

$555,000 Stretch Goal Unlocked!

December 29th - via:
Another stretch goal down, gang! This time, you've added new cards to both Miniatures Set 3 and Miniatures Set 4. Please remember that Miniatures Set 3 was unlocked and added to the Double Ace stretch rewards; Miniatures Set 4 is an add-on item only... (Read More)

New Stretch Goals!

December 28th - via:
Now that you've shattered the $550,000 stretch goal, we've revealed a new batch that takes us all the way to $595,000. Can we unlock all of these new Car Wars Sixth Edition stretch goals before the campaign reaches the 48-hour mark? That's one week... (Read More)

Road Tiles Upgrade!

December 26th - via:
The $545,000 stretch goal has been unlocked, adding one turning key to the Car Wars Road Tiles expansion. If you've not taken a close look at the Road Tiles expansion, please see this BoardGameGeek blog post that shows some of the hand-crafted test... (Read More)

Two Stretch Goals Unlocked and Uncle Al Is Back!

December 24th - via:
Since our last update, you've unlocked both the $535,000 and $540,000 stretch goals: +16 cards added to Miniatures Set 3 and +16 cards added to Miniatures Set 2. Both add-on graphics for those titles have now been updated. Please remember that... (Read More)

Car Design & Naming

December 22nd - via:
Sam is back with more behind-the-scenes info on the creation of Car Wars Sixth Edition, this time diving into how some of the miniatures were designed. *** Car Design & Naming Some have asked how the cars are designed and named, and I can provide... (Read More)

$530,000 Stretch Goal Unlocked, One More Car in Miniatures Set 4!

December 21st - via:
Unlocking the $530,000 stretch goal has added another mini to the Miniatures Set 4 box; that expansion now includes four different car miniatures! Please remember that Miniatures Set 4 is not included in any reward level; this is an add-on item. To... (Read More)

$525,000 Stretch Goal Unlocked, Playmat #3 Added to the Double Ace Rewards!

December 20th - via:
Fantastic work! Now that the $525,000 stretch goal has been unlocked, we have added Playmat #3 to the Double Ace stretch rewards. This new 36" x 36" playmat can connect to Playmat #1 or Playmat #2. And if you have plans for really large playscapes,... (Read More)

Big guns and fast cars! Car Wars 6th Edition is on Kickstarter now

December 19th - via:
Car Wars as a game has been around for quite a while, with the first edition having been released in 1981 and consisted of only paper components and a rulebook. Now in it's 6th edition, Car Wars is making the jump to miniatures, and in the process trimming down the complexity for a fast and furious auto dueling game. (Read More)

Uncle Al Is Feeling Festive. New and Improved Packs!!!

December 18th - via:
Car Wars fans, Sam and I had a chat with Uncle Al this morning and he's selected three of the Car Wars Sixth Edition expansion sets to each receive more stuff.  The Armory, Linked Weapons, and Wrecks sets have all been improved! Armory - +12... (Read More)

Ten Cars In The Core Game!

December 18th - via:
Last night, you unlocked the $507,500 stretch goal and added another car miniature to the core game box. That makes a total of ten cars in the box; and we've not yet revealed all of the project stretch goals! Updated core game add-on graphic. Note... (Read More)

Car Wars Miniatures Set 4 Unlocked!

December 17th - via:
As the project leaves $500,000 behind, we can report that another stretch goal has been unlocked and Car Wars Miniatures Set 4 is now available as an add-on item. This pack includes three new miniatures, plus bases, and even more new cards to expand... (Read More)

Turrets and A Manufacturing Meeting

December 16th - via:
Two bits of info today.  One, David and I spent the day at the GPI offices going over the Car Wars Sixth Edition project. From packaging to tooling to scheduling, we touched on every part of the project and have a plan for how we will spend January... (Read More)

$492,500 Stretch Goal Unlocked: Goblin!

December 15th - via:
A new miniature has been added to the core game, improving the Rookie, Ace, and Double Ace rewards. The Goblin will be packed inside the Red/Yellow box. Measurements are approximations. In all cases, the final sizes are determined once we have... (Read More)

$485,000 Stretch Goal Unlocked, New Stretch Goals Revealed

December 13th - via:
With the $485,000 stretch goal unlocked, the Road Tiles expansion now includes a total of 18 double-sided tiles. Ben is still working on the three new tiles; we'll reveal the designs before this project comes to a close. New Stretch Goals As part of... (Read More)

Playmat Update: How Do They Fit Together?

December 13th - via:
Steve and Ben spent quite a bit of time this week making edits to Playmat #1, Playmat #2, and (the not yet unlocked) Playmat #3. Their tweaks to the designs were with a single goal: Increase the number of ways in which the playmats may combine to... (Read More)

Hunter and Jimmie Build Cars, Sam Talks Linked Weapons

December 11th - via:
Two bits of entertainment today, both of which don't need a lot of words from me. Let's jump in, gang, and enjoy the fun! -PR NOTE: Video embeds on Kickstarter continue to be buggy and broken. Sorry, but the best we can do is a link: Video: Building... (Read More)

Best Products on Kickstarter and Indiegogo: Top 6 crowdfunded projects

December 11th - via:
Kickstarter and Indiegogo have some great projects you can support, here's our pick of the five best ones running at the moment (Read More)

Sizes of Things

December 10th - via:
In response to questions, here is a photo showing a ruler over a road tile. This will give you the shoulder, lane, and overall road widths. Also for your viewing pleasure - the green base. As you see, the rectangle that represents a car is 3 1/8... (Read More)

Video: Car Wars 101 with Hunter

December 10th - via:
Hunter took time yesterday to run through various components and basics of the Car Wars Sixth Edition game. For a closer look at maneuvers, dice, and other bits of the game, check out this new video. - Phil Reed  (Read More)

As Requested: Car Wars Polo Shirt Add-On

December 9th - via:
When we opened the t-shirt add-ons last week, some of you asked: "Polo shirts?"  Darryll and Ben put in a little time over the weekend and we can now say: "Polo shirts!" To add an AADA polo shirt to your rewards, please increase your pledge amount... (Read More)

Should I Buy From Kickstarter?

December 9th - via:
You can find many interesting things on Kickstarter. We explain why it's not like normal online shopping, and the things to watch out for before you spend any money. (Read More)

Car Wars Linked Weapons Pack Unlocked and a New Project Add-On

December 8th - via:
The $470,000 stretch goal has been unlocked, adding the Car Wars Linked Weapons Pack to the Double Ace rewards package. This set of cards -- two of each weapon in each of the four player colors -- expands your design options and adds more firepower... (Read More)

Quick PAX Pics

December 6th - via:
Randy and Jimmie are running demos while I deal with meetings. I snapped some photos at the booth to share with those of you who cannot make it to the show. -Phil Reed  (Read More)

$450,000 Stretch Goal Unlocked, New Painted Miniatures, and New Stretch Goals Revealed

December 6th - via:
With $450,000 down, you've added eight more cards to Playmat #1. That's a total of 16 cards packed with Playmat #1. For those of you asking: What cards? We're not yet ready to reveal those details. Sam and I have been holding off on determining... (Read More)

Car Wars Shirts, Clear Bases, and Wrecks!

December 5th - via:
We've opened new add-ons for those of you who have been asking! We now have two different Car Wars shirts available as add-on items; you'll select both the exact shirt as well as sizes in the BackerKit pledge manager. In addition to shirts, we also... (Read More)

Car Wars With More than Four

December 4th - via:
The Car Wars core set is designed for a max of four players for a reason: we think 2-4 is the maximum fun zone. We settled on that very early. More than four and the game begins to slow down . . . and of all the things we wanted to change from the... (Read More)

$435,000 Stretch Goal Unlocked, New Road Tiles Pics

December 3rd - via:
Another stretch goal destroyed! Up next, we've got to blast our way through: $450,000 - Improved - +8 cards to Playmat #1. $470,000 - Double Ace - Car Wars Linked Weapons Pack! $485,000 - Improved - +3 tiles in the Road Tiles expansion. And speaking... (Read More)

What is in the $400 reward level?

December 3rd - via:
Some of you have asked about the $400 reward level and the Car Wars reprints: near-exact replicas of over 20 classic 1980s Car Wars games and expansions. Today, to give you a better understanding of what is in that reward level (which is limited),... (Read More)

Dice Bag Unlocked and More Pics!

December 2nd - via:
The $425,000 stretch goal is behind us and everyone receiving the Double Ace stretch goals is now getting a Car Wars dice bag included in your rewards package. This lined, drawstring dice bag can hold all of the Car Wars dice . . . and more! The bag... (Read More)

$400,000 Stretch Goal Unlocked: Avalanche

December 2nd - via:
Avalanche has been unlocked and added to Miniatures Set 3!!! That makes a total of 20 car miniatures now available (eight in the core game and twelve in the three different minis expansions). And the factory's timing was perfect: The Avalanche master... (Read More)

Armored Beer Refrigerator Unlocked and New Gameplay Video

December 2nd - via:
$385,000 is down! That adds the armored beer refrigerator card (x4) to the game, which we know many of you were looking forward to. Jimmie and Randy, Round Two! A new gameplay video has been posted as Jimmie and Randy continue blasting each other.... (Read More)

Car Wars Miniatures Set 3 Unlocked and Red/Yellow and Blue/Green Packs

December 2nd - via:
The $375,000 stretch goal is down, meaning that we have added Car Wars Miniatures Set 3 (with three new plastic car minis!) to the Double Ace stretch rewards.  Included in the Double Ace stretch rewards. Great timing! New factory samples came in... (Read More)

Two Stretch Goals Unlocked, Uncle Al's Cyber Monday Deal, and a Peek at Miniatures Set 2 Cards

December 2nd - via:
After the Crew Pack was unlocked yesterday, you went on to unlock two more stretch goals: $352,500 - You've added eight cards to Playmat #1! These are the first cards included with this playmat; will there be more? $360,000 - Another eight cards... (Read More)

Car Wars Crew Pack Unlocked, New Stretch Goals Revealed

December 1st - via:
Now that $340,000 is in the rearview mirror, we can report that the Car Wars Crew Pack has been unlocked and added to both the Ace and Double Ace reward levels. This expansion includes new crew cards, 16 pedestrian tokens, and the rules necessary to... (Read More)

Uncle Al's Cyber Monday Deal!

December 1st - via:
NOTE: If you are at the $139 reward level, or $300 or higher reward levels, no need to worry over this project update. You're already getting the goodies listed below! Please see your reward level description and the project stretch goals for more... (Read More)

$320,000 Stretch Goal Unlocked and New Stretch Goal Graphic

November 30th - via:
Miniatures Set 2 (an optional add-on item not included in any reward level) now has one more car: The $320,000 stretch goal has been unlocked! To add this expansion to your rewards, please increase your pledge by $40. You'll make your exact reward... (Read More)

Stretch Goals Report

November 30th - via:
After a little over a complete day, the project has unlocked several stretch goals including (just behind us now) the $315,000 goal that adds 8 cards to the Uncle Al's Upgrade Pack. If you check your selected reward level, you'll find that your... (Read More)

Stretch Goals Unlocked, New Stretch Goals Revealed

November 30th - via:
Since our last update, unlocked stretch goals have: Added more cards added to the Uncle Al's Upgrade Pack! Added more cards to the Road Tiles set. Made those Road Tiles double-sided! Unlocked the new Miniatures Set 2 add-on! To add the Car Wars... (Read More)

$250,000 Stretch Goal Unlocked, New Stretch Goals Revealed

November 29th - via:
Twelve hours after launch and we've broken the $250,000 stretch goal! Fantastic work, gang, and I'm officially going to call it a day after this update. This has been an incredible start to the project and all of us at Steve Jackson Games cannot... (Read More)

Dropped Weapons Unlocked!

November 29th - via:
The Dropped Weapons Pack has been unlocked and added to the Double Ace stretch goals pack. This new expansion brings dropped weapons to the battlefield, making things just a little messier and more destructive. - Phil Reed  (Read More)

$225,000 Stretch Goal Revealed!

November 29th - via:
Over 1,500 backers and over $200,000 in funding. Not a bad start for the Car Wars Sixth Edition campaign. Thank you, everyone, for being here the first day and pushing us to keep those stretch goals coming. Now that the $205,000 stretch goal has... (Read More)

$135,000 and $155,000 Stretch Goals Unlocked

November 29th - via:
The next two goals have fallen! There are now eight more cards in Uncle Al's Upgrade Pack, and a new car, the slammin' Hammer, is added to the core set. The $175,000 goal isn't far off . . . that support odometer has climbed almost $10K just since I... (Read More)

$125,000 Stretch Goal Unlocked

November 29th - via:
The Car Wars Road Tiles have been added to all reward levels that include the Double Ace stretch goal! This set of twelve single-sided game tiles is perfect for those of you who wish to run a highway battle. The tiles are also now available as an... (Read More)

Funded and First Three Stretch Goals Unlocked!!!

November 29th - via:
Welcome, everyone! Uncle Al is happy to see all of you here for the Black Friday launch of the Car Wars Sixth Edition campaign on Kickstarter, and he is even happier to see that you've already funded the game and unlocked the first three stretch... (Read More)

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