More Than Just A Pretty Face
“Thank you for a game that I actually enjoy more than Strat-O-Matic. You guys make the best game out there.”
— Scott Jenkins
“I love the game! every season available quick fast play excellent quality cards I recently received two seasons and just ordered 7 more! The game delivers every promise you made. Thanks for making such a great game!”
— Rich Gusman
“I don’t want to beat the proverbial dead ball, but your game is a big ‘HIT’……It’s Field of dreams, The Natural and Eight men out, dice rolled into one! Thank you very much!”
— Col. A. Lara
“Simply put, the best game going and I have played all!!”
— Douglas Love
“Have been playing board baseball games since 1963. Your game is not only fun, it is accurate, quick, and outstanding in it’s appearance. The fact that I can get any team or league since 1901 is amazing.”
— David Urban
“I have been a Strat O Matic player for 25 years but after ordering your 1980 set…just could not put it down!!”
— Christopher Decker
“I think this game is terrific. I believe it is the best table-top baseball game on the market. It’s ease of play combined with the easy to read card lay-out makes it a winner! I have played All-Star Baseball, Strat, Program IV Baseball, The Baseball Card Game…”
— Ken Sell
“Your player cards are truly the best of the best.” — John Kuchar, TBC Games
“One look at Baseball Classics player cards and in 5 seconds I could tell how to play!” – Rick Zak
How about other comparisons?
The answer is revealed below.
Both Baseball Classics and their board game uses a 50/50 batter-pitcher system and both have player cards with their overall results and lefty vs. righty to play.
However, this is where the similarities end…
Strat-O-Matic uses over-sized player cards are text-based, black & white while Baseball Classics features easy to handle, standard poker card size next generation color-coded, iconic player card ratings throughout. Thus, it’s easier to know the strengths and weaknesses of each player in Baseball Classics which makes building lineups and game play faster.
Also, Baseball Classics includes our innovative Lineup Advisor on every player card which suggests which players to start or bring off the bench, where to play them and bat them in the order. For pitchers, you’ll know who to start, which pitchers are your best starters or should pitch out of the bullpen, plus know which pitchers to call on or avoid from the bullpen when the game is on the line. This is important since Baseball Classics offers any MLB teams 1901-Present while Strat-O-Matic has limited options to choose from.
Strat-O-Matic play requires rolling 1 traditional dice, then 2 other traditional dice, and referencing 3 columns per card (1 out of 108 possible dice rolls = 6 X 6 X 6). This is 12 times less the dice roll possibilities on a player card Baseball Classics (1 out of 1296).
1 out of 1296 is a probability of 0.0007716. This is MORE than sufficient to cover possible player outcomes based on their actual MLB season performance. For example, a batter might have 1 triple over 750 plate appearances equates to 0.0013.
Though they add a 20-sided die (it’s not always required) for certain player outcomes. This extra die roll increases the probabilities for Strat-O-Matic from 1 out of 108 (.009) to 1 out of 4320 (0.0002) for those outcomes. We feel using 4 six-sided dice is more than sufficient and have proven that time and time again with our nearly identical outcomes using Baseball Classics to simulate World Series game winners, total runs scored and hits.
While Baseball Classics uses a classics wooden iconic batter/pitcher die with 4 six-sided, color-coded dice to quickly get the results. ONLY 1 roll is required to determine the result of an at bat. Thus, game play is faster with Baseball Classics, designed with less dice rolls.
Game play charts in Strat-O-Matic are also text-based, black and white like their player cards. Baseball Classics uses next generation color-coded conveniently sized (standard poker card) Game Play Chart Cards. Again, this makes game play intuitive and faster.
Baseball Classics offers 3 game play levels: Basic, Intermediate, and Advanced while Strat-O-Matic offers Based and Advanced. Both have many realistic situational game play possibilities, though Baseball Classics has more including an optional Play Action Simulator where virtually anything that can happen in the MLB game can happen in your Baseball Classics game play!
There’s plenty more offered within Baseball Classics to provide true MLB realism and authentic play outcomes such as Real-Time Fielding and Real-Time Pitching (with balls and strikes!). Plus, Real-Time Ballparks where every MLB ballpark 1901-Present is available to enjoy your game play action with any MLB teams 1901-Present. Play’em where they played!
MLB Fans Love Baseball Classics!
“Thank you for the great game. I believe right now Baseball Classics is rivaling my long time favorite Strat for the monopoly of my baseball playing time.” — Mark Vander Andean
“Just finished a replay of the 1954 World Series between the Cleveland Indians and New York Giants. Much like the actual series, the Indians suffered from a lack of clutch hitting and lost in seven games after having won the first three games. Al Dark and Dusty Rhodes were the hitting stars for New York, and Antonelli won two games, including a game seven 3-0 victory, with Grissom getting the save. Wertz, Avila and Smith hit .300 or better for the Indians, but Rosen and Doby failed to do much, as was the case more than 50 years ago, when the heavily favored Indians collapsed. Dark batted .406 with 13 hits, and Rhodes, like in the past, hit a crucial home run. Many thanks your great, easy-play game.” — Howie Luxenberg
“…Baseball Classics continues to lead the way in the best simulation on the market.”
“I have tested some of the latest tabletop baseball games on the market and Baseball Classics is the bar that all other games strive for. Baseball Classics: Best Price, best system, best teams, and best playability! I have put Baseball Classics in the Tabletop Baseball Game HOF.”
“After discovering your game a couple of weeks ago, I spoke of it on a forum devoted to baseball board games. This resulted in four persons who bought and download the game + one of these like it so much that he will order one directly from you pretty soon!!”
“…I have played Strat-O-Matic and Extra Innings for many years, but it is great to play a game that is fast, fun and accurate.”
“This game is very addictive. I love it.”
“I am really enjoying the all-time greats game edition. Just looking at the cards for each team really brings back some memories.”
“I greatly appreciate the work that your team has done in providing a great easy tabletop baseball game.”
“I am really enjoying the All-Time Greats game edition. Just looking at the cards for each team really brings back some memories.”
I greatly appreciate the work that your team has done in providing a great easy tabletop baseball game.”
“Thank you for your quick response. I will recommend Baseball Classics to my friends.”
“Thanks again for an awesome game, and a very enjoyable hobby.”
“So far i have played 2 games with my new game and i really love it. Big chances that your game become one of my favorite.”
“…wanted to let you know that I had a blast! Great game, easy and quick to play.”
“I really like the way the cards are designed. Very visual and nice looking.”
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