Space Gamer began life as a paper magazine published by Metagaming Concepts in 1975. Steve Jackson Games took over publication with issue #27 (dated March/April 1980), and ultimately published 50 issues (plus six issues of spin-off magazine Fantasy Gamer). Issue #76, September/October 1985, became Steve Jackson Games' last issue before the rights to the name went elsewhere. Space Gamer covered all aspects of hobby gaming: RPGs, wargames, card and strategy games, and more. It also featured industry news and reviews. Although Space Gamer is still a great read in its own right, today it's also a fascinating look at an earlier era of hobby gaming.

All the issues of Space Gamer that were published by Steve Jackson Games are available digitally at Warehouse 23, including a bundle of all 50 issues.

Today's featured issue from the vault:

Space Gamer #64

Space Gamer #64 (July-August 1983)

Space Gamer #64 (cover date July-August 1983) is another Jurassic classic from a "lost world" of fun.

In addition to the regular game reviews, news, and letters, this issue's fearsome feature is "Big Lizzie," a western adventure for Boot Hill and Wild West that pits dangerous desperadoes against real cold-blooded killers. It includes a set of Western-themed Cardboard Heroes, to print, color, and use.*

This issue also provides a featured review of Star Trek: The Roleplaying Game from FASA, plus designers' notes from the game's creators; "Goliath," a variant model for Ogre; an interview with Andy Chernak of Grenadier Models Inc.; and more!

Whether you're a fan of old-school gaming or a historian of our hobby, each issue of Space Gamer is the perfect passport to the past!


* A GURPS Fourth Edition conversion of Big Lizzie and a full-color set of Cardboard Heroes: Cowboys and Indians (with colored versions of the original figures plus many other Western characters) are available separately.

See the sample!


The Vault

Space Gamer #27 - #36
#27 - #36
Space Gamer #37 - #46
#37 - #46
Space Gamer #47 - #56
#47 - #56
Space Gamer #57 - #66
#57 - #66
Space Gamer #67 - #76
#67 - #76