Phil Reed, CEO of Steve Jackson Games, has published the first public look at the status of the next Car Wars game. The card game, developed by Scott Haring, still features the solo fun of car building (this version uses vehicle component cards to quickly assemble a vehicle), but the emphasis in the new version will be “speed and destruction [rather] than on physics and math.” Actual play of a two-vehicle battle took about a half-hour. While the company is aiming for a $25 to $30 price point, Mr. Reed said that they’re looking at a slightly larger box to support four players, which might bump up the MSRP.
Playtesting continues, but you probably won’t see it in public at Gen Con, writes Mr. Reed. “Things aren’t quite at the point [where] we’re ready to open everything to a public playtest in the booth.”