Car Wars Sixth Edition by Steve Jackson Games

Created by Steve Jackson Games

The original game of autoduelling returns! Jump into Car Wars Sixth Edition now! Features: * Custom plastic miniatures * Redesigned combat system * Individual player dashboards * Hundreds of ways to customize your car!

Latest Updates from Our Project:

Vehicle Guide Sample Spreads, Tooling Update
4 days ago – Wed, Jan 20, 2021 at 01:44:04 PM

As we wait for the factory, below are two sample page spreads from the Car Wars Vehicle Guide. This add-on item is loaded with page after page of pre-designed cars, giving you an even faster way to start playing the game just as soon as you've opened the boxes and assembled your tools. Each design tells you which cards are needed to build the car*; the designs use cards from across the entire range of expansions that are being produced thanks to your support of this campaign.

* And the book even notes which set has the miniature of the car.

Tooling Update

We're down to a handful of components that are still in the tooling stage. Right now, the factory is working hard and aiming to wrap up the tooling before they close down for the Chinese New Year holiday. We have our next GPI meeting tomorrow and should receive more news then. Once we approve the last of the tooling samples, then we can construct the manufacturing timeline. 

We'll share a new batch of tooling pics just as soon as those last pieces arrive and Sabrina and Sam have had time to run their checks on the pieces. 

- Phil Reed

Sample spread. Each car matches one of the game's minis and includes two versions of the design.
When you're in a rush, you can flip to a page in the book and then grab the cards necessary to construct the design shown.

Newest Vac Tray Pics
about 1 month ago – Tue, Dec 22, 2020 at 07:55:41 PM

The two vac trays for the core game have arrived!

With the Steve Jackson Games and GPI winter break coming up fast (both companies are closed starting Thursday), there's a chance we won't see the next round of samples until the first week of January. We'll have more pics to share as move closer and closer to the tooling finish line and prepare to officially move into final production.

- Phil Reed

Updated Core Box and More Vac Tray Tests
about 1 month ago – Thu, Dec 17, 2020 at 11:17:13 AM

Sabrina and Sam are reviewing new tooling samples today. The best way to share the latest samples (core box and minis sets vac trays) is one way: Pictures!

- Phil Reed

First Vac Tray Sample
about 2 months ago – Thu, Dec 10, 2020 at 12:54:07 AM

A new tooling sample: the first of the game's vac trays! These pics show the Wrecks tray. The other vac trays should reach us for review over the next few weeks.

The tooling process continues. We'll share more pics as new components come in. Once we complete the tooling phase, then we'll be able to start setting and manufacturing and shipping schedule.

- Phil Reed

Vac tray with minis and two of the four included bases. (We only have so many bases at this time. The finished Wrecks box will include four bases.)

Rules PDF, Solo Rules Draft, and Tooling Update
about 2 months ago – Wed, Dec 09, 2020 at 01:53:05 PM

Please check your BackerKit email address. We've sent two files out to everyone:

  •  Car Wars Rules - The core rules in PDF, which you will need for the other file we sent out, which is . . .
  • Solo Rules Draft - A set of rules to play Car Wars Sixth Edition as a solitaire game. This is an early draft (pre-layout), and has been through testing but is not yet ready for final layout and release.

Tooling Update

We continue to work with the factory on component and box tooling. We've seen a few more samples -- and rejected them -- and should see another round of new samples before Christmas. As soon as we complete the tooling stage, then we'll be able to work through an updated manufacturing and delivery schedule.

(We're scheduled to receive what may be the last three car miniatures tooling samples this week. Fingers crossed that these are approved!)

- Phil Reed