Ogre Designers Edition by Steve Jackson Games on Kickstarter
Steve Jackson has talked for the last few years of bringing back Ogre, his quintessential wargame in a box which has been around for a long, long time. Since the lat e 70’s I believe. It was also Mr. Jackson’s first game he produced.
Ogre has a tradition, and has been released in different shapes and sizes in the past.
The newest edition, called the Ogre Designer’s Edition is monstrous, huge, ginourmous! The box weighs in at over 14lbs and looks to be roughly 2×3′ in length, but maybe not that big.
Here is the info from SJGames website, in regards to Ogre:
Ogre and its sequel, G.E.V., are tactical ground combat games set in the late 21st century. In 2085 A.D., armored warfare is faster and deadlier than ever. Hovercraft, tanks and infantry slug it out with tactical nukes. But the most feared weapon of all needs no human guidance. It’s the giant cybernetic tank called the Ogre.
If you’re new to Ogre, here’s a bit of fiction that will serve as an introduction.
Ogre was Steve Jackson‘s first design. It was originally released in 1977, as the first Metagaming Microgame. Since then, it has appeared in Pocket Box and “Deluxe” large-board editions, as well as a miniatures version and a computer game from Origin Systems (now long out of print).
A companion game, G.E.V., added more rules and more units; Ogre and G.E.V. are fully compatible. A “sequel” in a different scale is Battlesuit, in which each piece represents an individual infantryman in combat armor.
Once again the killing machines stalk the war-torn countryside as Paneuropean and Combine forces battle to the death. A new generation of gamers is learning what it means to face the Ogre . . .
Go check out the Ogre Kickstarter here and make a donation for a product that will make it into production.