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:

$650,000 Stretch Goal: Cycles!
over 1 year ago – Sun, Jan 05, 2020 at 12:39:07 AM

So far, this campaign has unlocked over four dozen stretch goals and made the Car Wars Sixth Edition launch bigger and better than it would have been without your support. Over 30 plastic car miniatures, hundreds of cards, and much more have been unlocked and will be shipping out to backers late this year as the first wave of Car Wars Sixth Edition expansions and accessories.

Now, we have a new challenge for you.

CAD render of a possible Car Wars Sixth Edition motorcycle miniature.

If this Car Wars Sixth Edition Kickstarter campaign unlocks the $650,000 stretch goal before the timer strikes zero on Monday, we will return to Kickstarter in the future with a motorcycle expansion for the game. We're not yet ready to go into the details of the future project -- our focus is on completing the current game and expansions -- but if the stretch goal is unlocked, we'll definitely share news on the cycles expansion when it is ready for Kickstarter.

CAD render showing a possible Car Wars Sixth Edition miniature alongside car minis.

The new expansion will be compatible with the Car Wars Sixth Edition game, allowing you to pit cars vs cycles on the roadways and arenas of the Car Wars world. We hope that you'll share this news with all of your friends and encourage them to join the Car Wars Sixth Edition campaign on Kickstarter as we come down to the final 48 hours.

- Phil Reed

CAD render showing a possible Car Wars Sixth Edition miniature alongside car minis.
CAD render of a possible Car Wars Sixth Edition motorcycle miniature.

+2 Miniatures Added to the Core Game!
over 1 year ago – Fri, Jan 03, 2020 at 11:40:59 PM

Now that the $600,000 stretch goal has been unlocked, the Car Wars Sixth Edition core game will include a total of twelve plastic car miniatures! Your support has doubled the number of miniatures in the core game! (Remember, gang, that the set started this campaign with six miniatures.)

This upgrade also adjusted the game's final MSRP, pushing the cost of the game to $125 post-Kickstarter. As we've said in the past, we want to reward our Kickstarter backers because it is your belief and trust in us that has made the game so much bigger and better than it would have been without you. We wouldn't be where we are today without your support and encouragement. Thank you.

- Phil Reed

New Stretch Goals Revealed!
over 1 year ago – Fri, Jan 03, 2020 at 12:37:46 AM

Now that $595,000 is out of the way, we're moving in on that $600,000 stretch goal: +2 miniatures added to the Car Wars Sixth Edition core game!

And after that? Well, we have a few new stretch goals ready for your attention:

  • $604,000 - Three Car Wars Sixth Edition scenarios posted to the website in November 2020.
  • $612,000 - Improved - +16 cards added to Miniatures Set 1 and +16 cards added to Miniatures Set 2.
  • $616,000 - Three Car Wars Sixth Edition scenarios posted to the website in December 2020.
  • $624,000 - Improved - +16 cards added to Miniatures Set 3 and +16 cards added to Miniatures Set 4.

Final Hours for Uncle Al's New Year's Special!

At 5 pm central today, Uncle Al's New Year's Special vanishes and will not return! What is this $146 reward level? This is the $140 level + the Black Friday special reward and is a great upgrade if you're at the $74, $75, or $140 reward levels. Don't miss your chance at this incredible offer from Uncle Al, the duellist's pal!

- Phil Reed

Two Stretch Goals Unlocked, Uncle Al's New Year's Special Ending Today
over 1 year ago – Thu, Jan 02, 2020 at 02:58:40 PM

We start the day with two more stretch goals unlocked:

  • $585,000 - Improved - +1 car miniature added to Miniatures Set 2.
  • $590,000 - Improved - +1 car miniature added to Miniatures Set 3.

Not only have you packed more minis into the expansion sets, you've also made the Kickstarter price for each an even better deal than before: The post-KS price for these two sets is now $50/each. Five minis and lots of cards in the box = a lot of value!

Two More Stretch Goals

Up next, we have two more stretch goals waiting to be unlocked.

  • $595,000 - Improved - +1 car miniature added to Miniatures Set 4.
  • $600,000 - Ace/Double Ace - +2 car miniatures added to the core game.

It looks like we may need to reveal more stretch goals very soon.

Uncle Al's New Year's Special Ends Today

NOTE: If you're at the $139 or the $145 reward level, you can skip this special offer from Uncle Al.

At 5 pm central today, the $146 reward level closes and will not reopen. This special reward level is for those of you who missed out on the Black Friday offer (or who selected the $74 Black Friday pledge). This is over $400 post-KS price worth of Car Wars -- including the Uncle Al's Upgrade Pack -- for a pledge of only $146!

Please remember that if you shift from an already-locked reward to this New Year's reward, you cannot change back. Once these timed rewards end, they're forever gone and not even the Steve Jackson Games crew can change that. The timed rewards are using Kickstarter's tools, so please do not change from the $139 or $145 to this $146 level and then ask to change back; we cannot make the change. 

- Phil Reed

Three Stretch Goals Unlocked!
over 1 year ago – Wed, Jan 01, 2020 at 06:54:01 PM

Since the time that you unlocked the Car Wars Vehicle Guide yesterday, you've now unlocked another three project stretch goals! Behind us are:

  • $565,000 - Improved - +8 cards added to Miniatures Set 1 and +8 cards added to Miniatures Set 2.
  • $570,000 - Improved - +8 cards added to Miniatures Set 3 and +8 cards added to Miniatures Set 4.
  • $575,000 - Improved - +4 cars added to the Car Wars Vehicle Guide.

That's a pretty stunning number of stretch goals to fall in a single day, and we cannot thank all of you enough for being here and supporting the new Car Wars Sixth Edition game. The project hasn't come to a close yet, though, and we still have stretch goals to tackle!

  • $580,000 - Improved - +1 car miniature added to Miniatures Set 1.
  • $585,000 - Improved - +1 car miniature added to Miniatures Set 2.
  • $590,000 - Improved - +1 car miniature added to Miniatures Set 3.
  • $595,000 - Improved - +1 car miniature added to Miniatures Set 4.
  • $600,000 - Ace/Double Ace - +2 car miniatures added to the core game.
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How do add-ons work?

One question that continues to surface comes down to : How do I include add-ons in my reward package? For those of you new to Kickstarter, it may seem a little odd that there's no simple way to simply click a few buttons and add something like the Car Wars Wrecks to your rewards. Kickstarter isn't a store, and the interface doesn't allow for making add-on item choices. 

Instead, what you have to do is click the green "Manage your pledge" button at the top of the Kickstarter page and then manually increase your pledge by the amount of your chosen add-on items. Later, in the BackerKit survey, you'll find a more traditional shopping cart interface where you can select specific items and add them to your rewards package.

Why add funds today for items that you won't even select until after the Kickstarter campaign comes to a close? Most backers do this for one reason: Unlocking stretch goals! 

Add-on item only. Not included in any specific reward level.

What add-ons aren't included in the Double Ace rewards pack?

For those of you receiving the Double Ace stretch rewards (especially those of you at the $140 reward level, as well as $139, $145, and $146), here's a list of gameplay-affecting items that are optional add-ons and are not included in your rewards.

  •  Car Wars Playmat #2 - If you want to construct a very big playspace, combine Playmat #1 and #3 with this playmat. The three combine to form a large battlefield. ($45)
  •  Car Wars Miniatures Set 2 - Four new plastic minis as well as several new design options for when it comes time to build your car. ($40)
  •  Car Wars Miniatures Set 4 - Another four new plastic minis plus even more new design options for when it comes time to build your car. ($40)
  •  Car Wars Wrecks - Three plastic wreck miniatures and four clear bases. Use these to represent a destroyed opponent, or to clutter the arena with wrecks that can be used as cover. ($20)
  •  Car Wars Vehicle Guide - Sixteen pre-constructed vehicles, complete with in-world information and card lists for two different Build Point values. ($15)

There is also the special Uncle Al's Upgrade Pack that is a part of the $139, $145, and $146 rewards. If you're not at one of those reward levels (or $300 or higher), you can add this set of new cards to your rewards package by increasing your pledge by $15.

NOTE: Prices listed are the Kickstarter/BackerKit prices. In the future, the prices will be higher.

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Any Questions?

With the project close to the finish line, we're here and ready to try and answer any questions that you may have. Please ask in the comments and our team will get with you as quick as we can manage. Just be sure to ask any new questions as a separate comment and not in a threaded comment. As you may know, it is almost impossible to find a specific response in the site's threaded comments feature.

- Phil Reed

Add-on item only. Not included in any specific reward level.