This is the first in a new series -
MicroGames. Small in format but big in play value. MicroGames are
for the person who enjoys games but doesn't want to spend a lot of
money -- or spend all day playing. But MicroGames aren't kid stuff.
They're challenging, fast-moving, and fun. When you finish one game,
you'll want to play more...and you'll have the time to do it. Check
out the MicroGames. You may find you're getting more play for less
In all, 22 titles were released in the
microgame line, the first titles being released in plastic bags, and
later in cardboard boxes made of lightweight cardstock,
approximately 4" x 7".
Game designer Steve Jackson left
Metagaming in 1980 to form his own company, Steve Jackson Games.
SPI also began to compete with Metagaming by
producing "capsule games" beginning in 1979. TSR followed suit in
1981 with a line of Minigames, followed by Heritage USA. These were
all fantasy and futuristic tactical titles; few seemed interested in
producing straight historical titles on modern tactical subjects.
Metagaming ended its business in April
Games Published by Metagaming