Steve Jackson Games Car Wars

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Car Wars Classic – 1981 Origins Award

Origins Award for Best Science Fiction Boardgame of 1981

Car Wars Classic – 1981 Origins Nominee

Origins Nominee for Best Miniatures Rules of 1981

Car Wars Classic

Available as a digital file!

Game Design by Chad Irby and Steve Jackson
Illustrated by Dan Carroll, C. Bradford Gorby, Denis Loubet, and Kim Strombo
Cover art by John Dismukes

103 die-cut counters, 64-page rulebook, 8.5" × 5.5" record sheet, four dice, a two-sided map, and a turning key.
Suggested Retail Price $19.95 * Stock number 1400 * UPC 837654320044
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100 pages. PDF. * Price $5.99 * Stock number 30-1400
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Drive Offensively!

He triggered the rear guns once more. A direct hit! The blue car skidded as the driver lost control – then flipped and caught fire.

That would teach him not to tailgate . . .

Drive the freeways of the future – where the right of way goes to the biggest guns. Players choose their vehicles – complete with weapons, armor, power plants, suspension, and even body style. Then they take them out on the road . . . 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.

Playing time 30 minutes and up, for players 10 and older. Any number can play . . . games with 2 to 8 are best.

Game components include:

  • 103 full-color game counters and separate Turning Key.
  • 64-page rulebook, plus extra tables and record sheets.
  • 2-sided game map, with autoduel arena and raceway.
  • Talk about Car Wars on the official forums!
  • Just looking for counters? These and more are part of Expansion Set 2.

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