Top 10 (Relatively) Inexpensive Father’s Day Gifts for the Tabletop – Sports Gamer

3D Stadium Puzzle: Wrigley Field– from $14.99 I was browsing a ridiculously over-priced snack shop in Chicago’s O’Hare Airport when I came across this 12″ x 12″ model Wrigley Field. It was the perfect souvenir. It only took about an hour to assemble (it’s not really a “puzzle” – all pieces are numbered and it comes with detailed instructions), and with its level of attention to detail, and quality of construction, this model was worth every penny of the $25 I paid for it. I’m rolling all my baseball games in it now. APBA Baseball Coffee Mug – From … Continue reading

Tampa Tarpons Stadium by Kenn Tomasch

Tarpon Stadium was designed and built by Kenn Tomasch of  It's a recreation of Al Lopez Field in Tampa, FL.

There aren’t nearly enough blogs on the topic of tabletop-sports, so when a dedicated gamer creates one that regularly publishes quality writing on interesting subjects, it’s a travesty if it isn’t getting read. Kenn Tomasch’s “ Blog” is a gem in the tiny rockpile that is the tabletop-sports blogosphere. I hope you’ll add it to your regular stops on the web. On Tuesday, Kenn published a post on the design and building of his most recent tabletop-baseball stadium, a miniature recreation of Al Lopez Field in Kenn’s hometown of Tampa, FL. Kenn took great care in documenting the entire process, … Continue reading

How Many Games Have You Played?

According to a recent (absolutely totally not-even a little bit scientific) survey by APBA Games, over 79% of respondents to their newsletter query have rolled over 1000 games of APBA Baseball. I’d estimate I’ve rolled at least a couple thousand Strat-O-Matic Baseball games, something close to 200 APBA Baseball games and another couple hundred various other baseball games. I can’t even begin to estimate how many games I’ve rolled for other sports. How many games have you rolled?

1982 California Angels Update Through August 19

This California Angels replay is a part of a larger project, replaying seasons from various eras of Reggie Jackson‘s career. I call this collection of replays “The Reggie! Project.” 1977 New York Yankees 1982 California Angels 1973 Oakland A’s 1969 New York Mets Obviously, Reggie Jackson never played for the New York Mets, but the 1969 replay will be a “What If” project, asking the question: What if the Mets had drafted Reggie Jackson intead of Steve Chilcott in 1966? The 1977 Yankees replay began in early 2013 and was completed on Christmas Day, 2013. Reggie’s stats from that season: … Continue reading

After Further Review of APBA Baseball

Steve Tower takes on the “Grandaddy of them All” this week, with a video review of APBA Baseball. If you’d like to read the review of APBA Baseball CLICK HERE. Steve’s review gets a little exciting when he plays out the 9th inning of the final game of the 2014 Kansas City Royals vs. San Francisco Giants. Don’t miss it!