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.

Today's featured issue from the vault:

Space Gamer #69

Space Gamer #69 (May-June 1984)

That rumbling you hear isn't the arrival of a mayhem-making motorcycle gang; it's Space Gamer #69 (cover date May-June 1984), delivering more gaming goodness from a bygone era – and the articles are fun to read, too!

In addition to the regular game reviews, news, and letters, this issue features a complete adventure: "Junkyard Hogs"! Designed with Car Wars in mind (for two players without a referee), this scenario is suitable for any system that can handle rival gangs plus their cycles and gear.

This issue also includes a look back at 1983's RPGs (it was a good year!); a formula for determining unit costs in Ogre; 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!

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