Steve Jackson Games Announces Car Wars Arenas Kickstarter

By Polar_Bear
In Crowdfunding
Mar 19th, 2015

Steve Jackson Games has announced that they’ll be running a Kickstarter for Car Wars Arenas that will start at the end of the month. The set gives you new locations to have your Car Wars battles, printed in Cars Wars Classic scale. The campaign will start on the 31st of the month.

From the website:

Kickstarter Launches March 31, 2015
To Be The Best . . .

You’ve got to beat the best. And that means taking to the many different autoduelling arenas across the Car Wars world and testing yourself under all kinds of conditions.

Car Wars Classic Arenas gives hardcore autoduellists more exciting locations to showcase their skills and blow away their opponents. The boxed set contains five one-sided 22″ x 34″ arena maps – printed for the first time in full Car Wars Classic scale – and a booklet detailing the special features of each arena. The rules will also cover revised versions of popular variants like corporate team duelling, an AADA pro circuit, and more.

The arena designs have appeared in various Car Wars supplements (including the Car Wars Arena Book and The AADA Duel Circuit: L’Outrance), but only as scaled-down maps. In this set, they’ll come out of the box ready to play in full Car Wars Classic scale.
Pledge Levels

$20 – Duellist
One copy of Car Wars Arenas.

$40 – Ace
One copy of Car Wars Arenas plus one copy of Car Wars Classic.

$250 – Corporate Sponsor
One copy each of Car Wars Arenas and Car Wars Classic, plus naming rights to one arena.
Retailer Pledge Levels

$60 – Retailer
Six copies of Car Wars Arenas.

$120 – Retailer Doubleshot
Six copies of Car Wars Arenas plus six copies of Car Wars Classic.


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  • Ghool

    It strikes me as odd that they’re going to Kickstart an expansion before they Kickstart the Deluxe game.
    I know the basic Car Wars is out already, but I’m waiting for the full version Kickstarter. I find it weird that they’re running Arenas first instead of later, or including it with the later planned Kickstarter.

    • Kaleb Eubank

      Unless the deluxe version will be a stretch goal :p OGRE got pretty crazy lol.

    • Donald McCalmon

      Unless they are using this to gauge interest in CW overall. If it’s a failure I bet it would steer the direction of the Deluxe plans.

      • Ghool

        Yes, but wouldn’t it make more sense to determine interest with the actual game, and not an expansion/extra material for said game?

        To me, this seems like a backwards decision. Usually the base game comes first, then expansions follow.

        Personally, I see no reason to be backing this unless you already own the game, which won’t be providing you with any hard data on how many new customers, or old ones returning to the fold, are interested in the actual base game.

        I don’t have it any longer, and would love to pick up a new Deluxe version. I can safely assume that there’s a lot more people like me. I for one won’t be getting an expansion for a game I no longer own FIRST, and then get the base/deluxe game.

        But there is the pledge level including Car Wars Classic, so perhaps I will jump in, but I would have rather seen what the deluxe version holds. I might be holding out until then, and somehow I don’t feel like I’m alone in that decision.

    • philipreed

      This is completely unrelated to sixth edition. Car Wars Arenas is specifically for those who have been snatching up the Car Wars Classic game. Arenas is not compatible with sixth edition.