Top 10 (Relatively) Inexpensive Father’s Day Gifts for the Tabletop – Sports Gamer
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Posted by Paul on June 8, 2015 | Short Link
  1. 3D Stadium Puzzle: Wrigley Field– from $14.99Wrigley Field Model
    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.
  2. APBA Baseball Coffee Mug – From Cafe Press $13.19
    apba_logo_mugEverybody’s gotta drink, and most of us drink coffee. For a measly $13.19 you can assert your APBA-holism even before you use the bathroom every morning.
  3. US Tour of Japan 1934 cap – from Ebbets Field Flannels $44.00
    USToJEbbets Field Flannels makes the finest authentic replications of vintage baseball caps and jerseys that you’ll find anywhere. This cap is a replica of that worn in 1934 when Connie Mack led a group of American League stars including Babe Ruth, Lou Gehrig and Lefty Gomez on a wildly successful month-long tour of Japan. $44 might be a little pricey for many of us for a cap, but everything about it – from the quality of the wool to the unseen stitchery in the lining – is superb.
  4. Tickets to a Sporting Event – from
    The click-clack of the dice on the tabletop might be a soothing break from reality for the tabletop-sports gamer in your life, but even for him, certainly nothing beats the magic of the real-life professional sports game experience. Every year I ask my family for Major League Baseball tickets for Father’s Day, and I’ve been lucky enough to actually receive them a couple of times. There is no better gift than the gift of memories made.
  5. Mystery Ball ’58: A Season-Long Whodunit by Jeff Polman $11.77 – Polman’s Strat-O-Matic replay of the 1958 baseball season set the framework for this noir thriller. The book will make a perfect gift for Dad’s Day, especially if your dad:
    * Is a Giants fan
    * Still has a Leon Wagner rookie card.
    * Read Jack Kerouac in college
    * Listens to Stan Getz and/or Ray Charles
    * Identified with Sam Spade, J. J. Gittes, and Roger Thornhill
    * Has a sense of humor
    * Would enjoy a fun retro sendup of 1950s pulp thrillers with plenty of murder, mystery, mayhem and Mays.
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All Back Issues of Print Edition – ON SALE!

Posted by Paul on June 8, 2015 | Short Link

For a limited time only, all HARD COPY back issues of Print Edition are on sale at a reduced price.

Issues number 2 and 3 (Fall 2014 and Winter 14-15, respectively) are on sale at the low price of just $5, while a limited number of the inaugural issue (Summer 2014) – which is out of print and has not been offered for sale for at least nine months now – is back on sale at a price of just $10.

As always, the cost of the magazine includes shipping.

CLICK HERE to order.

After Further Review with Steve Tower 6/2/15

Posted by Paul on June 5, 2015 | Short Link

In the latest edition of After Further Review, Steve Tower talks about the release of the Baseball Project Notebook.

Also, tune in to learn more about the latest releases from Roll Saga and Downey Games.

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Update: OneForFive Print Edition – Issue #4

Posted by Paul on June 4, 2015 | Short Link

Over the past 48 hours I’ve had to send a variation of this email to dozens of people. If you have questions about the magazine and/or anything else related to the site please CLICK HERE to send me an email at

Hi there,

Thank you for the email. I’ve decided not to take subscriptions for the Print Edition for the next year. With that in mind, I cancelled the auto-renewals that were setup in Paypal.

The Spring issue is still on the way and I still plan to make and sell more issues, but due to the experience with this issue’s delays, I don’t want to commit to a timeline for the future. I’ll just be selling issues individually as they are ready.

I’m so sorry for any confusion and for the now super-late Spring issue! It’s still on the way, I promise.

All the best,


Baseball Project Scorebook Goes on Sale

Posted by Paul on June 2, 2015 | Short Link

For the first time ever, a baseball scorebook designed entirely with the solitaire tabletop baseball gamer in mind is being offered for sale.

Designed by Paul Dylan of, The Baseball Project Scorebook is a complete self-contained scorebook for tabletop-baseball games like Strat-O-Matic, APBA, Replay, Payoff Pitch, History Maker Baseball, Statis Pro, and others.


With space to score over 180 games in this spiral-bound notebook, gamers can play out entire baseball seasons on the tabletop with their game of choice.

After every 10 games there is a stat sheet where the gamer can compile updated statistics for each player. As the season unfolds, teams and players will go through hot streaks and slumps and the gamer will have it all documented as never before.

Also included: pages to enter your team’s schedule, depth chart, lineups, plus blank lined and grid pages for notes, as well as space to track standings and enter up to 128 linescores for other games around the league throughout the season.

No more digging for loose score sheets from that project you finished years ago. With’s Project Scorebook you’ll have a keepsake on your bookshelf that you’ll flip through anytime you want to relive the highs and lows of your replay.

NOTE: this version of the scorebook is not customized to your team and/or project. This is a “generic” version with blank team stat sheets and a blank schedule.

Baseball Project Scorebook Lulu page

Click “More” to view a video of the original prototype. In the final version there were only minor changes (like 4 lines in the 9th spot in the lineup instead of just 2, and stat sheets after every 10 games instead of 20, for instance).
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