Steve Jackson Games is a gaming company based in Austin, Texas. It was founded in 1980 by Steve Jackson (The American one, not the British co-founder of Games Workshop). While it began as a Tabletop RPG company, it has branched out to produce Card Games, Board Games, miniatures games, dice games and Video Games in conjunction with Origin Systems. Their current Flagship Franchise is the Munchkin Card Games.
In 1990, Steve Jackson Games was raided by the U.S. Secret Service, which believed that their in-process book GURPS Cyberpunk was a manual for computer crime. The Secret Service seized computers and other materials from the Steve Jackson Games offices. Steve Jackson sued and won damages, but still had to reconstitute the book from playtest notes and other materials, as they never got all of the seized computers back. The 'Steve Jackson Affair' was one of the cases that led to the foundation of the Electronic Frontier Foundation.
Steve Jackson Games has published a lot of games over the years, including:
- The Fantasy Tripnote
- GURPS Settings
- Dungeon Fantasynote
- In Nomine
- Munchkin RPGnote
- Killer: The Game of Assassination, a variant of Assassin.
- Tribes, a game of prehistoric adventure
- Illuminati and Illuminati: New World Order
- Car Wars the Card Game
- Ninja Burger
- Battle Cattle
- Lord of the Fries
- Hack & Slash
- Cthulhu Dice
- Zombie Dice
- The Awful Green Things From Outer Space
- Car Wars
- Battlesuit (a game of individual infantry-level combat set in the same world as OGRE)
- Raid on Iran
- Kung Fu 2100
- One-Page Bulge
- Orbit War
- The Stars Are Right
- Bill & Ted's Excellent Board Game.