April 1, 2015 by brennon
Steve Jackson Games have put together a Kickstarter campaign for Cars Wars Arena which allows you to bring the old Car Wars Classic back to the tabletop with new maps to help those old pros stop having to draw everything by hand…
They talk about keeping it simple in their opening video for the campaign and it certainly is that. No plastic pieces, no fancy vinyl mats, just simple paper and pens. It’s a bit lacklustre in my opinion but then again maybe the Car Wars enthusiasts out there like this old school philosophy.
As well as looking to bring back the supplements above some of the stretch goals include adding more maps, more counters, custom dice and a few other extras to the pot of goodies but I still think this is a massive missed opportunity.
The car designs, track layouts and overall old school feel of the game could have been so much more. I know they want to ‘keep it simple’ but imagine if this had had some nice plastic cars, good mats and a real modern touch-up for the tabletop.
You’ll have to let me know if I’m wrong here but this just seems a little bland to me.
"...some of the stretch goals include adding more maps, more counters, custom dice and a few other extras"