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Pocket Box Games of the Eighties

A project in Austin, TX by Steve Jackson Games

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Help us create reproductions of the classic Steve Jackson Games Pocket Box titles of the eighties.
Backers: 1974
Average Pledge Per Backer: $136

Funded: $268,770 of $50,000
Dates: Jan 30th -> Mar 1st (31 days)
Project By: Steve Jackson Games
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Latest News

One Hour, All Stretch Goals Unlocked

March 1st - via:
We're entering the final hour for the active funding portion of the Pocket Box campaign and . . . wow. Thank you, everyone. When we started planning this project, we suspected that there was interest in the older titles, but none of us expected to... (Read More)

Clearly, I was wrong . . .

March 1st - via:
"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... (Read More)

More Unlocks and New Stretch Goals!

March 1st - via:
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... (Read More)

Final Twelve Hours!!!

March 1st - via:
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... (Read More)

Car Wars Arena Book Unlocked, Car Wars Expansion Set 7 and 8 Stretch Goals Revealed, and Illuminati D6 Dice Set Test Shots

February 28th - via:
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... (Read More)


February 28th - via:
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.... (Read More)

Journals! $190,000 Stretch Goal Down!

February 27th - via:
First up, it is important to say: Welcome, new backers! We're now officially in the final 48 hours of the campaign and we want to thank everyone who is joining in these last days. Many of us have been here since the start, pushing the project forward... (Read More)

Three More Stretch Goals Down!!! Time For New Stretch Goals, Right?

February 27th - via:
That was unexpectedly fast! Three stretch goals all went down within an hour or so of each other, opening up even more for the campaign. The list of unlocked now also includes: 1,450 Project Backers - Two more Ogre storage box stickers! 600 $200... (Read More)

$175k and $180k Stretch Goals Unlocked, New Stretch Goals!

February 27th - via:
Car Wars Expansion Set 4 and 5 will both now include die-cut counters, meaning that those of you who never had to walk to school uphill -- both ways! -- can choose to miss out on the joy of cut-'em-yourself counters. You poor, poor children. You... (Read More)

$165k and $170k Stretch Goals Unlocked, Illuminati Expansion Set 3 Stretch Goal Revealed

February 26th - via:
Yesterday was another phenomenal day for the campaign, with Kicktraq reporting over $8,000 in support added to the project. Thank you! That was enough to break through both the $165,000 and $170,000 goals, adding a new Ogre 9-inch by 12-inch pocket... (Read More)

GURPS Autoduel Unlocked and, as requested, Autoduel Quarterly and Space Gamer in PDF.

February 25th - via:
The Facebook shares goal has been met and the $160,000 stretch goal unlocked, which means that: All backers at the $20 reward level and higher will receive The Space Gamer #30 in PDF, delivered through Warehouse 23.  All backers at the $200 reward... (Read More)

Uncle Al's Unlocked, Boat Wars Stretch Goal Revealed!

February 24th - via:
The 500 backer goal at the $200 reward level has been destroyed, adding the 2038 Uncle Albert's Catalog to the campaign, both as a $10 add-on item and to the $200 reward level (as a bonus!). That means a bunch of weapons and accessories are ready for... (Read More)

Graphic Updates: New Stretch Goals and Add-Ons

February 24th - via:
A large part of the morning was spent rebuilding the stretch goal and add-on graphics, pulling everything closer together and generally streamlining the images. As a part of the graphic updates, we revealed new stretch goals and opened up a few new... (Read More)

$150,000 Stretch Goal Unlocked, Melee & Wizard Add-On, and FnordCon!

February 23rd - via:
The $150,000 stretch goal has been unlocked and we're now including an alternate cover sticked for Crash City inside the box! Additionally, backers at the $200 reward level are also going to receive The Best of Autoduel Quarterly, Volume 1, at no... (Read More)

$145,000 stretch goal unlocked, new stretch goals revealed, and Boat Wars update!

February 21st - via:
We now have die-cut counters in Car Wars Expansion Set 1, 2, and 3! Fantastic work, team!!! You continue to unlock those stretch goals at a rate faster than we expected, so it's time that we get out ahead of  you and give you some real stretches! ... (Read More)

$140,000 Stretch Goal Unlocked, Pocket Box Colors, and . . . Boat Wars?

February 19th - via:
You're killing those stretch goals!!! As I mentioned before leaving for New York Toy Fair last week, there isn't a lot of time while I'm here at the show for keeping up with this campaign, so we revealed a couple of extra stretch goals . . . and... (Read More)

Storage Box and Slip Case Thoughts

February 19th - via:
Greetings from the final day of New York Toy Fair! The Deadly Doodles game has had a great response from retailers, The Fantasy Trip has left many amazed by the amount of stuff packed into the box, and our new Munchkin Warhammer 40,000 set is going... (Read More)

The Awful Green Things From Outer Space!

February 18th - via:
It's another intense day of meetings so we'll make this short: The Awful Green Things From Outer Space, in a green Pocket Box, is now available as one of the games you may select as a part of this campaign! Please tell all of your friends! - Phil... (Read More)

Two Stretch Goals Unlocked, Two Stretch Goals Revealed!

February 18th - via:
Yesterday was a solid day of meetings at New York Toy Fair, leaving me unable to take time to update the campaign graphics and you know: Two more stretch goals have been unlocked!!! $135,000 - The Shockwave and Ogre Reinforcement Pack expansions will... (Read More)

$130,000 Unlocked!

February 16th - via:
I'm between meetings in New York and noticed that you've unlocked the $130,00 stretch goal. Thank you! You've now added a new pocket folder to the $175, $200, and $250 reward levels, bringing Ogre fans a suitable storage solution for any scenarios,... (Read More)

$125,000 Stretch Goal Unlocked!

February 15th - via:
You may rest easy now. The stress of Car Wars Expansion Set 1, 2, 3, 4, and 6 (where's 5??????) is behind us as the $125,000 stretch goal falls and we unlock Car Wars Expansion Set 5. This add-on may be yours: Simply increase your pledge by $13 and... (Read More)

Greeting from Toy Fair and a New Car Wars Stretch Goal

February 15th - via:
We made it safely to NYC and today starts the first round of meetings as we start the New York Toy Fair festivities. We've got a lot of sales meetings this trip (as well as a meeting with our factory reps, some possible licensors, retailers, and many... (Read More)

Illuminati Expansion Set 2 Unlocked, Car Wars Expansion Set 5 is Next, and Ogre Storage Solutions

February 14th - via:
We're now over $120,000 and closing in on the final two weeks of the campaign, which gives us plenty of time to attract more support to the project and unlock more stretch goals. With the $120,000 stretch goal down, we've now opened up the Illuminati... (Read More)

New Stretch Goals and Select Pages from the Spring 1987 Steve Jackson Games Catalog

February 13th - via:
Tomorrow, gang, I'll head to the New York Toy Fair where I'll spend the next week in meetings. Lots of meetings. Some might even say "too many meetings" if they got a look at the schedule. This annual event is an important part of the business; this... (Read More)

$115,000 Unlocked! $135,000 Stretch Goal for Die-Cut Shockwave and Ogre Reinforcement Pack Counters Revealed!

February 12th - via:
We've now unlocked two new 9-inch by 12-inch pocket folders, both available as $3 add-ons as well as included in the appropriate reward levels at no extra charge. Better still, moving past the $115,000 mark means that it is time to reveal a new... (Read More)

$110,000 Stretch Goal Unlocked and $130,000 Stretch Goal Revealed!

February 11th - via:
Another stretch goal down, this time adding the Ogre Reinforcement Pack to the project. You may add this to your rewards by increasing your pledge by $13 (you'll let us know which add-ons you want when we open the BackerKit pledge manager). Those of... (Read More)

$105,000 Stretch Goal Unlocked, More Stretch Goals Revealed!

February 10th - via:
And once again, we find ourselves on the other side of the line and another stretch goal down . . . and it's all thanks to your continued support and sharing the project online! With the $105,000 stretch goal down, we've added two new 9-inch by... (Read More)

Miscellaneous Papers of the Eighties and Uncle Albert's 2036 Catalog

February 10th - via:
Something we've not properly explained that's a part of this campaign: Some of the Pocket Box games will include older sales flyers and company catalogs. As a part of making these reproductions as accurate and fun as we can manage, the factory has... (Read More)

$100,000, Die-Cut Counters, and Kung Fu 2100

February 9th - via:
WOW! We had hoped that we could hit $100,000 before the project closed, but we never imagined that we would be there so early . . . with 20 days left to go! You continue to surprise us and all we can do is say: Thank you! You're showing everyone that... (Read More)

One-Page Bulge Unlocked, Car Wars and Ogre Storage Box Solutions!

February 8th - via:
Awesome work, gang!!! Three weeks from today, when this campaign comes to a close, the One-Page Bulge game will officially be one of the titles unlocked thanks to all of your incredible support. And with that $95,000 stretch goal down, we're now less... (Read More)

Car Wars and Ogre Storage Boxes?

February 8th - via:
Yesterday, project backer Jonathan Schmidt asked a question about storing expansions. Jonathan posted: "Will the available expansions that are listed as coming in a ziplock back fit in the existing pocket box for the games themselves? Or, should I... (Read More)

Stretch Goal Reveals: $105k and $110k

February 7th - via:
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... (Read More)

Stretch Goal Unlocked and Cthulhu D6 Dice Set

February 7th - via:
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... (Read More)

UNLOCKED! Raid on Iran. In other news, Car Wars Expansion Set 3.

February 6th - via:
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... (Read More)

$80,000 Stretch Goal Unlocked, $100,000 Stretch Goal Revealed, and a New Add-On!

February 5th - via:
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... (Read More)

Necromancer Unlocked, One-Page Bulge Stretch Goal Revealed!

February 4th - via:
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 -... (Read More)

$70,000 Stretch Goal Down and Another Car Wars Ziplock Bag Expansion

February 3rd - via:
And now each Pocket Box game will include two 14mm six-sided dice! Just as with the first, we'll settle on the exact color for the second die after the campaign closes. Those of you who have backed at the $200 reward level for Car Wars, Truck Stop,... (Read More)

Undead Stretch Goal Unlocked!

February 3rd - via:
You've unlocked the $65,000 stretch goal and added Undead to the list of available games. Undead has been out-of-print for decades now, and it is one of the games we know many of you have been hoping would be offered as a part of this campaign. While... (Read More)

Another stretch goal down and another add-on included in the $200 reward level!

February 2nd - via:
Wow! We just unlocked the first stretch goal earlier today, and now you've broken down that $60,000 stretch goal and added a single custom six-sided die to every Pocket Box game!!! We do not yet have a mold for a 14mm eye-in-the-pyramid d6, but your... (Read More)

$55K Stretch Goal Unlocked, a New Add-On, and New Stretch Goals Revealed!

February 2nd - via:
With almost four weeks before the campaign comes to a close, you've already unlocked the first stretch goal! This opens Car Wars Expansion Set 1 as a new add-on options and drops that ziplock bag Car Wars expansion into the $200 reward level. As a... (Read More)

Funded!!! Now for those stretch goals!

February 1st - via:
Thank you, everyone, for your support! We've now met our goal and it is time to direct our attention to those stretch goals. First up, the $55,000 goal that opens up a Car Wars expansion as an add-on AND drops that expansion into the $200 reward... (Read More)

73% and Die-Cut Counter Test

January 31st - via:
A fantastic first day, everyone! Your support has pushed us to 73% of our project goal and it's great to see so many of you back for the latest Steve Jackson Games project on Kickstarter. We need to get out there and spread the word so that we bring... (Read More)

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