Happy Birthday to the Ultimate Strat-O-Matic Fanatic

In early 2011, in honor of their 50th anniversary, Strat-O-Matic Games announced a search for the “Ultimate Strat-O-Matic Fanatic.”

Brett Carow of Farmington, Minnesota earned the crown with an impressive gaming resume. From Strat-O-Matic’s official Press Release:

Brett’s Strat-O resume is quite impressive: over 10,700 baseball games played in 20+ years. In addition to sleeping through prom to participate in an overnight Strat-O Fest, Brett played Strat-O throughout the course of his honeymoon and regularly skipped college classes to come to Opening Day. The ‘icing on the cake’: his wife scanned a 1941 Ted Williams Strat-O card onto a cake to honor his 10,000th game played.

Carow further enhanced his “Strat-O-Resume” in July of 2012, when he and fellow Strat-O-Matic Fanatic Sam Henneman played 61 hours and 2 minutes of consecutive Strat-O-Matic Baseball. The stunt was recorded by Guinness as the World Record for longest board gaming marathon.

Here is Brett holding the 2015 Guinness Book of World Records, where his entry is on page 115:

Brett Carow with the 2015 edition of the Guinness Book of World Records.  Brett holds the record for "longest boargaming marathon" which he broke by playing Strat-O-Matic baseball for 61 hours and 2 minutes.

Brett Carow with the 2015 edition of the Guinness Book of World Records. Brett holds the record for “longest boargaming marathon” which he broke by playing Strat-O-Matic baseball for 61 hours and 2 minutes.

From the 2015 Guinness Book of World Records, page 115

From the 2015 Guinness Book of World Records, page 115

Hope you have a great birthday, Brett! May all your d20 rolls come up 1 when you want it, 20 when you don’t.

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  1. this is the kind of thing that makes me tingle a little bit a man who understands priorities

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