Thursday, June 12, 2014

New from Steve Jackson Games! Ogre Pocket Edition!

Street Date: July 2nd!
Ogre Pocket Edition
$2.95 SRP

The giant tank rumbles toward its target . . . its guns are destroyed, its movement crippled, but only a few defenders are left. Will they stop the robot juggernaut, or will it crush the Command Post beneath its gigantic treads?

Ogre was Steve Jackson’s first game. Originally published in 1977, it became a hit as the first “Microgame,” and is now considered a classic. Over 25 years after its release, it earned a spot in James Lowder’s popular book Hobby Games: The 100 Best.

Now Pocket Ogre takes the game back to its roots: a small rulebook, 140 counters, and the same bare-bones map Steve drew himself for the very first printing and the price is the same as it has always been: $2.95!

Despite its “pocket” size, Ogre Pocket Edition will have more than enough counters to play all five of the “Ogre vs. Command Post” scenarios. It includes two different conventional forces (a Black force and a White force), with a whopping eight White Howitzers!

This isn’t meant as a collector’s item, though. It’s a tense, very playable game that can fit in your pocket, and come out any time you’ve got a spare half-hour. It was a good idea in 1977, and it’s a good idea now!

One 20-page rulebook
8.5” x 14” map
140 diecut counters all in a plastic bag with header card

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