Basketball Bones: Game Review
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Posted by Paul on April 22, 2013 | Short Link

Sometimes, I get the feeling that many game publishers just don’t get me. I play tabletop-sports games because I want the drama of an individual contest, the suspense of a season unfolding, the feelings of nostalgia and of getting to hang out with old friends when I rummage through a card set of ballplayers from […]

Diggin’ Deep Football: Game Review

Posted by Paul on February 13, 2013 | Short Link

Have you ever quit on a game because it just didn’t click for you? After a couple of stalled attempts to play Diggin’ Deep Football, I almost gave up. Something about it just wasn’t working for me and I blamed the game, because obviously it couldn’t have been my problem, right? But I didn’t give […]

Free Game Based on Universal Baseball Association, Inc.
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Posted by Paul on December 26, 2012 | Short Link

The Universal Baseball Association, Inc., J. Henry Waugh, Prop., by Robert Coover, is the greatest literature on the topic of the tabletop-sports hobby, bar none. The novel chronicles the descent of J. Henry Waugh into the rabbit-hole of his Universal Baseball Association, Inc., an eight-team league of fictional ballplayers – each with his own distinct […]

Net Results Soccer: Game Review

Posted by Paul on October 9, 2012 | Short Link

In tabletop sports simulation world, replicating the statistical output of a particular soccer team, league or season has proven to be rather easy. There are many soccer games on the market that will crank out results with a few dice rolls. However, at its best, the game of soccer moves with hypnotic fluidity and spectacular […]

APBA Pro Baseball Basic Game: Review

Posted by Paul on June 25, 2012 | Short Link

After years of loyalty to Strat-o-Matic, it recently occurred to me that there might be something I’m missing by not playing the APBA game. I admit the thought of buying A Competitor’s Game made me feel a bit flushed; is wicked the word for it? Naughty, maybe, like stealing out for a smoke with a […]

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