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Select Pages from the Steve Jackson Games 1987 Spring Catalog

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As our Pocket Box games campaign on Kickstarter continues, our team pulls more and more marketing materials from those older games and expansions so that we can prepare to reproduce the catalogs and ad inserts. Part of the project, you see, will include reprinting various catalogs and flyers and then packing them inside the games. While we cannot fulfill any of the listed products at the stated prices (inflation, and many are just no longer available), we can include the catalogs for those of you who enjoy flipping through old marketing materials.

Earlier this month, we shared a few pages from the summer 1983 catalog. Today, to give you an idea of what Steve Jackson Games was publishing over three decades ago, we've selected a few pages from a 1987 catalog for you to enjoy.



First up, we have Car Wars games, expansions, and accessories that were an important part of every fan's collection back in the eighties. This isn't all of the Car Wars games and expansions listed in the catalog, but these particular pages are relevant to the Pocket Box games campaign on Kickstarter because many of the items are being reproduced thanks to the success of the campaign.

Looking at this collection of pages makes me want to find the artwork for that GURPS Autoduel cover; it would make a fantastic folder for the project.



Next, we see the catalog's Ogre offerings. Out of every Ogre product shown here, only The Ogre Book is not included in the ongoing campaign on Kickstarter. And better still, the Pocket Box games will include die-cut counters and we've revealed the stretch goal to include die-cut counters in the two expansions.

For those of you who enjoyed the 2014 release of "Pocket" Ogre, these small pack games and accessories grant you access to the games as they appeared in the eighties. Compact and ready-to-go everywhere!



And now, toward the end of the 1987 catalog, we find even more Steve Jackson Games small titles that are a part of the Pocket Box games campaign on Kickstarter. Undead, Necromancer, One-Page Bulge, and Raid on Iran are all Pocket Box games included in the campaign, which brings back these four titles for the first time in decades. Many have never played these, only heard of them, and this is the perfect opportunity to get factory-fresh reproductions and get a look at these classics.

The Pocket Box games campaign on Kickstarter still has over two weeks before it closes and has already opened up over twenty different games and expansions. If you're a fan of these retro games, now is the time to join in and help unlock even more games and expansions, and to pack die-cut counters inside some of the expansion packs.

Seeing these games return is a treat for all of us at the office, and we wouldn't be here without the support of 1,000+ backers. We hope that you'll join us in this fantastic campaign.
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