What I Did On My Summer Vacation

Though I didn’t come around here much over the summer, those months were not devoid of Tabletop-Sports gaming. Quite the contrary, in fact. I have a full-time job*, I have two young daughters, a wife (woo-hoo!), and all the attendant demands on my time that come with all these responsibilities. Fortunately, I do manage to find time to either roll a game or work on this blog nearly every night. However, most of the time it’s one or the other – rarely both. * “What?!” you exclaim. No, it’s true. I don’t play these games or write about them for a … Continue reading

The Greatest Tabletop Baseball Game Ever

OPENING DAY – ST. LOUIS – 1955 In my 21 game 1955 mini-season (Strat-o-Matic cards & dice, mod. basic w/adv fielding), the Cardinals opened up at home versus the Cubbies. It was just the fourth of 168 games I ended up playing in this replay of both 1955 leagues. This game was historic and amazing for a few reasons: TWO players (Harry Chiti and Wally Moon) each hit 3 home runs Wally Moon has 6 hits Wally Moon hits 3 home runs AND hits for the cycle! Dramatic bottom of the 8th Stan Musial HR gives Cards the lead Ernie … Continue reading

“Sports Phone” New York Dream Series, 1981

They market the games as “the ultimate in realism,” and, I do admit, the verisimilitude of my Strat-o-Matic replays can cause blurred lines of reality and fantasy for me sometimes. I’ll never forget the classic 1-0 duel between Sandy Koufax and Don Drysdale in the first ever game of my first PUB League season. Or my disappointment of the anti-climax when the Yankees swept the Reds 4 games to 0 to conclude the 1955 replay project I’d spent nine months playing. It feels silly, sometimes, to post in earnest the results of games played with cards and dice – but … Continue reading

Current Tabletop Sports Projects

These are the projects I’m currently working on, or planning to start within the next month: click on the list to see it at full size As I review this list, it occurs to me that I really want to try some other sports besides baseball and soccer.  I would love a great football game.  I might give APBA Football a shot. What other games am I missing out on?