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1981
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2 − 8
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Best with 4 players
Recommended with 2–6 players
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10 and up
Playing Time
45 minutes
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10+
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Some necessary text - easily memorized or small crib sheet
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Primary Name
Car Wars
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Car Wars Deluxe Edition
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Drive Offensively! Car Wars is a game featuring freeways of the future in which the right of way goes to those with the biggest guns. Players choose their vehicle — complete with weapons, armor, power plants, suspension, and even body style — then they take them out on the road, either to come home as "aces", or to crash and burn. If a driver survives, his abilities improve and he can earn money to buy bigger and better cars. Advanced rules let players design their own customized cars, trucks, and cycles.

This entry covers Car Wars and Car Wars Deluxe, the first two editions of the rules. See also:

  • Mini Car Wars, an introductory version of Car Wars originally printed on a single sheet of paper, requiring only a pencil and six-sided dice.
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Components

  • 1 double-sided game map, with autoduel arena and raceway
  • 103 full-color game counters and separate Turning Key
  • 64-page rulebook, plus extra tables and record sheets

Car Wars: The Card Game, a non-collectible card game inspired by the Car Wars boardgame.

Car Wars Adventure Gamebooks, a set of six interactive novels using a simplified game system of the Car Wars boardgame; useful as an introduction to Car Wars.

Car Wars Miniatures.

Microbadge: AADA Road In Your Sights (Red) http://files.boardgamegeek.com/images/microbadges/carwars.jpg

Microbadge: AADA Road In Your Sights (Orange) http://geekdo-images.com/images/geekmbs/mb_17481_0.png

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Car Wars
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Fourth Edition, Third Printing
Publisher: Steve Jackson Games
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Year: 2015
Size: 9.25 x 6.25 x 1.25 inches
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Car Wars
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Fourth Edition, Fourth Printing
Publisher: Steve Jackson Games
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Year: 2015
Product Code: 1400
Size: 9.25 x 6.25 x 1.25 inches
0.60 pounds
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Release Date: July 2015
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Car Wars
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Fourth edition, Second Printing
Publisher: Steve Jackson Games
Artist: David R. Deitrick
Year: 2014
Product Code: SJG 1400
Size: 9.25 x 6.25 x 1.25 inches
0.61 pounds
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Release Date: Oct 2014
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Car Wars
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Fourth Edition
Publisher: Steve Jackson Games
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Year: 1990
Product Code: SJG00995 1400
Size: 9.00 x 5.00 x 1.00 inches
1.00 pounds
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Car Wars
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Siroz French Edition
Publisher: Siroz Productions
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Year: 1990
Size: 9.00 x 5.00 x 1.00 inches
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6 Car Wars Classic OneSheet v0.9
"1st" Edition tables and modifiers summary. Does assume limited 3rd Edition updates: specifically the turn key, 5-phase movement and some tweaked D values. Otherwise tightly tied to 1st edition gameplay.
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2015-11-25
7 Map: Dyersburg Arena
Dyersburg, Tennessee joins the ranks of other towns who have converted their old, abandoned mall into a heart-raking, face-breaking, and money-making brand new arena! Inspired by a friend of mine who hosts a regular Car Wars PBEM game and wanted an arena based on his local mall, I whipped this up this using the old-school Car Wars map aesthetic. Please feel free to use! Scale: 1" equals 1" for printing purposes, and has an overall dimension of 71x42". I'm planning on expanding the map to add garages/pits, medical bay, eatery, and gift shop soon(ish) to add a little more role-playing options to the facility. Arena notes: -Walls are indestructible and 2" high. -The grass parking islands are considered off-road (+1 to all maneuvers), and are surrounded by a low curb, which is normally a...
2015-10-26
13 Handling Status player aid
This is a player aid for tracking speed and handling status, and a basic to-hit relative speed calculator. the to-hit calculator ignores relative facing, only taking relative speed into account. Easiest method is to print 4-up on US Letter size paper, using card stock for the last page. Trim according to the guides, and the bottom horizontal line on all but the last page. There is sufficient margin at the top for wire-binding or any other kind of lay-flat binding if desired.
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27 Car Wars - Double-sided Reference Sheet
All the basic tables you need to play Car Wars, including 5-phase movement, crash tables, control table, and to-hit modifiers.
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2012-09-29
11 Bad Beardo's Autoduelling Guide
A small guide to a few arenas I created for vassal. A bit of flavor for each one along with special rules. Start your engines, its dyin' time! You can download the vassal files as well as these maps for vassal over here: http://nadaduelcircuit.com/
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10 Compendium Tables
Tables from the compendium, on a file
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2009-09-07
22 1:64 Scale Turning Key
This turning key is useful if you want to use toy cars (such as Hot Wheels or Matchbox, or any other 1:64 scale models) for your Car Wars games.
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2008-03-16
9 Road Sections
1:180 scale road sections by Aramis.
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2008-03-08
6 Other Dueling Questions (ODQ) (Version 2.6)
Clarifications/answers to more obscure Car Wars dueling questions.
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2008-01-18
8 Car Wars Referee Questionnaire (CWRQ) (Version 4.7)
Clarifications and Answers to CW rules ambiguities
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