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Choosing Pocket Box Games

As we've already mentioned, we at Steve Jackson Games are working on bringing back the classic plastic Pocket Box games of the eighties. We already have one game -- a "what if?" edition of Melee and Wizard -- in the works, thanks to the success of The Fantasy Trip on Kickstarter, and we are proceeding with the design of the new box.

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What's different about this new Pocket Box? We've increased the depth to 1.25-inches (so that you can fit more in the box), removed the plastic hang tab, and modified the clasp mechanism. We're not yet finished with the design of the new box -- our partners at GPI are refining the steel tool a second time -- but we're far enough along on the project that we're ready to ask the (very) big question:

Which game(s) do you most want to see included in the series?

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The big three classics -- Car Wars, Illuminati, and Ogre -- are musts, yes, but there were other Pocket Box games, and each is being considered for reproduction as part of the upcoming Pocket Box campaign. And with that in mind, we would love to hear about the Steve Jackson Games titles you would like to see return in the Pocket Box format.

The options include:

* Raid on Iran
* One-Page Bulge
* Kung Fu 2100
* Car Wars (a must)
* Undead
* Crash City
* Illuminati (a must)
* Ogre (a must)
* G.E.V.
* Truck Stop
* Illuminati Expansion Set 1
* Illuminati Expansion Set 2
* Battlesuit
* Necromancer
* The Awful Green Things from Outer Space
* Boat Wars

Please leave a comment and let us know which of the above titles you would like to see produced as a part of this series. This is not a guarantee of any one game being brought back as a Pocket Box, but we are listening and want to use your feedback to help guide our own discussions and planning sessions.


NOTE: These will be near-identical reproductions of the originals* -- get ready to cut counters! -- and are intended as replacements for those of you who lived through "my mom threw my games out after high school" and have never quite forgiven her for tossing your copy of Necromancer.

* Except for Melee and Wizard, which were never produced as Pocket Box games. This box, since we had to create all new artwork, includes die cut counters and will be priced slightly higher than the other Pocket Box games that we plan to release in 2019.

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