Ogre 6th Edition announced

By tgn_admin
In Board Games
Mar 14th, 2011
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Steve Jackson Games have announced the upcoming release of a Sixth Edition of the Ogre boardgame.

Ogre

From their website:

Later this year, we’ll release Ogre 6th Edition. It will be a very, very deluxe boardgame, with all the rules and units from Ogre, G.E.V., and Shockwave, as well as things that have only appeared in magazines and miniature releases.

Why? Because I want to. Ogre was my first design, and the boardgame version hasn’t been available for years. And people keep asking me for it. So some of our Munchkin money is going back to support the people who bought my very first game, by bringing them an edition with the best possible components.

It won’t be “Euro” style. No meeples, no plastic. This will be the kind of hex wargame that we dreamed about 30 years ago, back when our heroes were SPI and Avalon Hill. Huge double-sided map boards. Huge full-color counters with Huge type. A Huge box to hold them in. And giant constructible Ogres!

  • Ken

    I’m loving this. I wonder if the hexes and counters are big enough to just set the minis on top?

    • Angus Khan

      I imagine so… the hexes are 1.5″.

  • Zac

    Where do I sign up for one? 🙂

  • beshkno

    Remember when this game came in a teeny, tiny plastic box?

    • DilettanteGamer

      Uh, I remember when it came in a ziploc bag. 1978 to be exact. Soooo old…

      • Zac

        I just recently got rid of my plastic boxed copy of GEV. Loved the game but those thin counters and maps drove me nuts.

  • cannondaddy

    My first wargame. I always liked the miniature rules as well. I’ll look into this, though I’d probably rather spend the $ on more Ogre Miniatures.

  • GS_topcow

    it must be mine!

  • Roebeast45

    I’m in. But again I wanted the OGRE Macrotures as well.

  • wildger

    It is nice to play it again.

  • I am looking forward to it.