The classic Steve Jackson Games OGRE is back with in a new boxed set – Here comes the OGRE!
Do you feel that rumble in the earth beneath your feet? That, near reader, is the OGRE rolling toward you and it’s bringing death and destruction in it’s wake:
Steve Jackson Games’ OGRE is here and this time it’s got a much more manageable box set. This is 6th edition of this updated classic. Now, this isn’t our first rodeo with an OGRE – we unboxed the MASSIVE Designer Edition a few years back. The cool part is, this edition new slimmer 6th edition is 100% compatible with that version! You know what they say about Ogres – the more the merrier!
If you’ve never heard of OGRE, allow me to take a step back and set the stage. In the not too distant future, the way mankind wages war has changed. A Super-AI is in control of a massive “tank” called an Ogre. It’s on a search and destroy mission for the enemy’s Command Post and it won’t let anything stand in it’s way. This behemoth tank will take an army of coordinated effort to bring down – and even the best generals have been felled by these mechanical beasts!
Well, that’s the idea anyhow – it was one of the first asymmetrical wargames created and it’s been a long time fan favorite. You can play as either the OGRE or the army trying to stop it. With this new edition, and the Ogre War Room, you can even play with up to 6 people. Plus, if you’re wanting to create your own OGREs you can actually download some free OGRE pdfs that you can print out and assemble as well. If you use some thick cardstock, you’ll be able to recreate as many as you’d like.
It’s pretty crazy to think that all this came from such a simple idea many years ago. I’ve gotten a few games in and I can attest that it’s a challenge from both sides. It might be easy to learn, but OGRE is far some boring. Because of the different types of OGREs and how you can create the “defense force” you’ll have lots of different ways to play this one. Mix in a few more friends and you can have some pretty epic OGRE fights as well! The only limit is your imagination with this one. It’s been out for a while so give it a chance!
Ogre Sixth Edition $49.95
In 2085 A.D., armored warfare is faster and deadlier than ever.
The ragged group of defenders gathers around the Command Post, blocking the oncoming tank. The Ogre’s guns are destroyed, its movement slowed, but it remains a hulking behemoth as it bears down upon the surviving troops. Will they defeat it, or be crushed beneath its massive treads?
Ogre is a desperate contest between a super-intelligent, bloodthirsty AI-controlled tank, and the squads of infantry, armor, and artillery fighting to stop its advance. You can be the Ogre and ruthlessly steamroll the humans in your way, or play the defenders, trying to defeat it at any cost.
The game is easy to learn and quick to play. It only takes a half-hour, but you’ll want to do it over and over – and with 16 unique map overlays to change up each playthrough, you can! Will the Command Post survive this time, or will the Ogre triumph yet again?
The Sixth Edition is the first widely-available release of this classic wargame since 2000. Published originally in 1977, Ogre set a new standard for fast, exciting wargaming. Ogre and its sequel, G.E.V. , have more than 200,000 copies in print. Over 25 years after its release, Ogreearned a spot in James Lowder’s popular book Hobby Games: The 100 Best.
The game is fully compatible with Ogre Designer’s Edition.
It can’t be bargained with. It can’t be reasoned with. It doesn’t feel pity, or remorse, or fear. And it absolutely will not stop… ever, until you are dead!
-Kyle Reese, The Terminator (1984)