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A pocket box
is a small box or pocket-sized container, so named to emphasise its portability.
In the 1980's pocket box
was used by Steve Jackson Games
Steve Jackson Games is a game company, founded in 1980 by Steve Jackson, that creates and publishes role-playing, board, and card games, and the gaming magazine Pyramid.-History:...
to describe the (usually black) plastic boxes designed to hold a 4 by 7 in (10.2 by 17.8 cm) rulebook and related game components. They replaced ziplock
Zipper storage bags were patented by Robert W. Vergobbi on May 18, 1959. In the same year, Minigrip licensed them as pencil bags. Not until 1968 did Dow Chemical Company begin marketing for them...
bags previously used for the same games. Steve Jackson Games also sold empty Pocket Box
es for holding extra components or repacking other microgame
A microgame is a board game or wargame packaged in a small set. Microgames enjoyed popularity during the 1980s...
s. The outside dimensions of a Steve Jackson Pocket Box are 4.25 x.
is also used by Haba
Haba may refer to:* Haba Station * Haba, Togo, a village in the Bassar Prefecture in the Kara Region of north-western Togo* Haba Xueshan, a mountain in Yunnan, China...
as the brand name for its small pouch designed to hang from a belt and hold a cell phone.
The term is also used generically by a variety of manufactures to describe the relative size of packaging for a variety of products.
Pocket Box games
- SJG 1101 Raid on Iran (1981) based on Operation Eagle Claw
Operation Eagle Claw was an American military operation ordered by President Jimmy Carter to attempt to put an end to the Iran hostage crisis by rescuing 52 Americans held captive at the U.S. Embassy in Tehran, Iran on 24 April 1980...
- SJG 1102 One-Page Bulge (1981) based on the Battle of the Bulge
The Battle of the Bulge was a major German offensive , launched toward the end of World War II through the densely forested Ardennes mountain region of Wallonia in Belgium, hence its French name , and France and...
- SJG 1103 Kung Fu 2100 (1981)
- SJG 1104 & 7100 Car Wars
Car Wars is a vehicle combat simulation game developed by Steve Jackson Games. It was first published in late 1980 .-Game play:In Car Wars, players assume control of one or more automobiles, which may include any powered vehicle, from motorcycles to semi trucks. Optional rules include piloting...
- SJG 7101 Sunday Drivers (1982)
- SJG 7101 Crash City (1983) reprint of Sunday Drivers
- SJG 7103 Truck Stop (1983)
- SJG 7134 Boat Wars (1988)
- SJG 1105 Undead (1982)
- SJG 1106 Ogre
Ogre is a board wargame first released in 1977 as the first Metagaming Concepts Microgame, designed by Steve Jackson.Its basic premise is that it is an asymmetric-forces gameset in the late 21st century....
- SJG 1107 G.E.V. (1982)
- SJG 1109 Battlesuit (1983)
- SJG 1108 Illuminati
Illuminati is a standalone card game made by Steve Jackson Games , inspired by The Illuminatus! Trilogy by Robert Anton Wilson and Robert Shea. The game has ominous secret societies competing with each other to control the world through sinister means, including legal, illegal, and even mystical...
- SJG 7104 Expansion Set 1 (1983)
- SJG 7105 Expansion Set 2 (1983)
- SJG 1110 Necromancer (1983) two printings with different covers
- SJG 1111 The Awful Green Things From Outer Space
The Awful Green Things from Outer Space is a two-player board game developed and illustrated by Tom Wham inspired by the Kinji Fukasaku motion picture, The Green Slime. It originally appeared as an insert in Dragon Magazine #28 , and subsequently as a boxed game published by TSR in 1980...
(1988) green box
Later editions were printed in a larger box.