**METAGAMING MICROGAMES**

*Part One*

- 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**, bagged**Ogre**, second edition, 1977 (cover art reappears on Steve Jackson Games edition)**Melee**, 1977**Melee**, 1977

**Chitin: I**, 1977**Chitin: I**, second printing, 1978**Melee**, 1979**Melee**, fifth edition, 1981, boxed

**Warp War**, 1977**Warp War**, second printing, 1977**Rivets**, 1977**Rivets**, second edition, 1979, boxed

**Wizard**, 1978**Wizard**, second edition, 1979**Wizard**, third edition revised, 1980, boxed**Warp War**, third printing, 1977, boxed

**Olympica**, 1978**Olympica**, second edition, 1978**G.E.V.**, 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 cover 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 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