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Pocket Box Games, Kickstarter, and Die-Cut Counters

Philip Reed
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Kyle
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Great news, everyone! We've now set a date for the upcoming Pocket Box games Kickstarter project: January 30! On that day, we'll launch the new campaign and, with your support, proceed on our journey to re-create classic Pocket Box games of the eighties.

At launch, the Kickstarter campaign will offer seven different Pocket Box games as rewards. The initial games are:

* Illuminati
* Ogre
* G.E.V.
* Battlesuit
* Car Wars
* Truck Stop
* Crash City


Additionally, three Car Wars expansions will be offered as add-on items at the start of the project.

* Convoy
* Uncle Al's Catalog (2035)
* The AADA Vehicle Guide


Stretch goals will unlock more games and expansions, pack dice inside the games, and there's one big stretch goal that should fulfill the biggest request that we've seen to date: die-cut counters!

While at the factory a few weeks ago, I discussed the Pocket Box project and the counter dilemma. You see, those original game counter sheets were designed with hand-cutting in mind; the counters do not work well with the die-cutting process.

Fortunately, discussions with the factory -- and some tests that they've run since our meeting -- have revealed that they can reconstruct each counter sheet and rework the artwork to allow for die-cutting. The process, though, is time-consuming and expensive . . . which makes die-cut sheets a perfect stretch goal for the upcoming Kickstarter campaign!

And if the die-cut counters stretch goal is met, these counters will be in addition to the classic-style counter sheets. Backers would, if the stretch goal is unlocked, receive two sets of counters in each game (as appropriate). This way, everyone would get the complete retro-style package and die-cut counters; a win/win for us all!

The Pocket Box games campaign starts on January 30. For now, please visit the official pocketbox.games website and follow Steve Jackson Games on Kickstarter. With your support, we'll make this project a massive success and unlock several different games and expansions and bring back these classic Pocket Box games of the eightes!
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