Ogre 6th Edition update

By tgn_admin
In Board Games
May 17th, 2011
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Steve Jackson Games have posted an update on the Ogre 6th Edition boardgame.

From their website:

Here’s an update on the progress of Ogre 6th Edition.

Yes, we’re definitely going to do it. There was a lot of distributor support at the GAMA Trade Show, and I have gotten more mail about this game than about any announcement we’ve ever done before. So the game will happen, and it will go through the regular distribution chain. That means that you will be able to get it through your hobby shop.
Many of those letters said things like “If you want to do this game, don’t let anything stop you.” I appreciate that support very much.

Currently, we plan to print 3,000 copies, plus some extra maps and counters as a W23 offering. The retail price of the game will be an even $100.00.

Check out their website for full details.

  • cannondaddy

    My first wargame. I’ll probably skip on purchasing this though, I’d rather spend the money on OOP Ogre miniatures!

  • One of my all-time favorites, but a $100.00? Wow. Bring back the micro-games.

    • Zac

      It is a limited run, deluxe version with multi-part Ogres that are assembled so I think the price is high but understandable.

      • Grim6

        Multi-part cardstock ogres, correct? From the picture, they look like something along the lines of the Pirates or Star Wars collectible card game. For $100, I would expect more than card stock minis.

        • -DE-

          Indeed, you’re paying 100$ for card stock. The price has been inflated due to the limited edition nature of the game, but to me this sounds like a cheap way to make sure you sell all the copies of a game that wouldn’t have sold 3.000 copies otherwise… and sell it for more.

          And I thought Space Hulk was pricey (and that one was limited too).

          • Volstagg

            12 pounds of cardstock;

            Its a huge map,

            big enough for existing miniatures to use

          • -DE-

            I guess cardboard must’ve gotten really expensive lately. And the wages of all those people copy-pasting the old rules… the horror!

          • Zac

            I guess cardboard must’ve gotten really expensive lately.

            Cardstock != cardboard

            I also suspect that you don’t really know what it going into the game and the contents so perhaps you might want to comment when you do.

            The game includes three maps, counters, all the rules from the three previous OGRE era games.

            And creating constructible 3D OGRE vehicle from cardstock isn’t going to be easy to do.

            Its probably a lot more work than you are intimating and you’re doing the company a disservice by being so dismissive.

  • Bostich

    Yeah, I love OGRE and GEV as much as the next guy, but $100. This just makes me glad I went out and made my own “deluxe” copy with blocks & re-mastered artwork:

    http://snipurl.com/27wtii

    I bet they people that said they’d buy 2 didn’t know the price.

    • Zac

      Very nice. How long did that take to do?