Buy This Book: MysteryBall ’58

Those of us who followed this “season-long whodunit” as it was published in serial fashion on Jeff Polman’s blog a couple years ago (which, by the way, was named 2012 Best Tabletop-Sports Replay of the Year), were treated to a fantastic noir mystery with all the exciting twists and turns you’d expect from the genre. Starring one ‘Snappy Drake,’ former minor league pitcher and current usher at Seals Stadium in 1958 San Francisco, Polman’s story is told in a classic voice reminiscent of the drugstore pulps that were the fashion in that post-WWII, pre-Vietnam era. It’s a murder mystery, … Continue reading

Best Homebrew Card Set 2014 – “The Patriot League” by Joe Cronin

I was planning on saving this announcement for the upcoming issue of Print Edition, but today is December 7th and I’m feeling patriotic. On this, the 73rd anniversary of the attack on Pearl Harbor, where over 2000 Americans lost their lives while serving in the defense of our nation, please take a minute to appreciate the great work Joe Cronin did to honor some of the fallen servicemen of that Greatest Generation. Among the fanbase of nearly every baseball game, there are some that seem to enjoy the process of creating unofficial card sets just as much as actually … Continue reading

International Tabletop Day – Payoff Pitch Baseball Special

Payoff Pitch Baseball (by Sideline Strategy and distributed by PT Games) was an Honorable Mention for 2013 Best New Game of the Year here at It’s a terrific game. I’m playing the second-half of my 1982 California Angels replay with Payoff Pitch, and in the past couple of months I’ve personally played it probably more than any game other than Strat-O-Matic Baseball. If you’re interested in trying the game at all, I’d suggest taking advantage of the pdf deal by Sideline Strategy that is running through this Saturday. See below for details. To help celebrate International TableTop Day this … Continue reading