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:

$640,000 Stretch Goal Unlocked!
about 1 year ago – Mon, Jan 06, 2020 at 09:36:41 PM

Later today, the Car Wars Sixth Edition campaign comes to a close on Kickstarter and, thanks to your support, it will close successfully! Over four dozen stretch goals have been unlocked and our creative team now has a lot of work to complete so that we can send the game (and many expansions!) to the factory and start moving everything closer to your table.

The $640,000 stretch goal has been unlocked and added four more cars to the Car Wars Vehicle Guide; this optional add-on item (increase your pledge by $15 if you want the book; you'll make your exact add-on selections in BackerKit) will include a total of 20 different car designs. 

What will the pages look like? Each car will be a two-page spread and include artwork, miniatures photo(s), in-world information on the car, as well as card lists for two values: a low-point version and a high-point version of the car. With the Car Wars Vehicle Guide, the number of pre-designed vehicles you have at hand jumps dramatically over the record sheets that will be packed into the core game.

If you have any questions about the Vehicle Guide, or any part of the Car Wars Sixth Edition game line, please ask in the comments and we'll answer as best we can!

Up next: The $650,000 stretch goal!

- Phil Reed 

Car Wars Sixth Edition Rules Draft
about 1 year ago – Mon, Jan 06, 2020 at 08:57:44 PM

As we come down to the final hours, the creative team is ready to share the draft of the Car Wars Sixth Edition rules. This is the 24-page book that will be packed in the core game. Please note that there are still corrections and changes to be made to these rules; these are not the 100% final rulebook.

BackerKit Schedule

For those who have asked, we will open the BackerKit survey in a few weeks, possibly the last week of January. We will then keep the survey open for a couple of months to give everyone time to complete their surveys. We will lock inventory limits around March 1st, so please finish your survey by then so that you can get the items you want. After that date, the survey will be open, though there may be some limits on items.

For those unfamiliar with the process, you may increase your pledge today for any items that you may wish to add to your rewards. It is in the BackerKit stage where you'll let us know exactly which add-on items you want to add to your package.

Manufacturing Schedule

Tomorrow, our creative team starts the heavy lifting to complete the game and accessories. At the same time, I'll work with our rep at GPI, David, to finalize our manufacturing plans including how we will pack the Double Ace rewards. There's a good chance that we will turn the Double Ace rewards into a larger storage box; we'll sketch out the rough plan tomorrow and Wednesday, and then finalize the details the week of January 20th.

Fantastic Campaign!

Thank you, everyone, for being here for the launch of this new edition of Car Wars. In addition to the possibility of motorcycles in the future, we also have ideas for continuing campaigns, more miniatures expansions, and arenas, and we'll dig into those concepts just as soon as we complete this Kickstarter campaign and send everything to print.

- Phil Reed

$650,000 Stretch Goal: Cycles!
about 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!
about 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!
about 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