Metagaming Concepts launched the first line of microgames, and coined the term itself, when they released Ogre, MicroGame #1 in 1977.
The first MicroGames were approximately 4x7" and came in a plastic bag. Many of the later games came in notoriously flimsy small cardboard boxes.
Metagaming released twenty-two games in their MicroGame line.
Ogre, second edition, 1977 (cover art reappears on Steve Jackson Games edition)
Chitin: I, 1977
Chitin: I, second printing, 1978
Melee, fifth edition, 1981, boxed
Warp War, 1977
Warp War, second printing, 1977
Rivets, second edition, 1979, boxed
Wizard, second edition, 1979
Wizard, third edition revised, 1980, boxed
Warp War, third printing, 1977, boxed
Olympica, second edition, 1978
G.E.V., 1978, boxed
Ice War, 1978
Ice War, second edition rulebook, 1978
The second edition Ice War rulebook is a bit of a surprise. In 1998 a number of these plain
covered rulebooks were found in a game store. This style of rulebook is the same as is found in
boxed MicroGames, indicating that a boxed edition of Ice War was planned.
However, to date I have been unable to locate any boxed editions of Ice War.
Thanks to Matt Nadelhaft for finding the second edition Ice War!
Thanks to Joe Hartley for the second Melee cover scan
Thanks to Kevin Maroney for the first Ogre cover scan
Thanks to Panos Koutsoyannis for the orange Ogre cover scan
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