Premium Edition MLB Board Game Feature Set
you’ll feel like you’re managing from the top step of the dugout
Baseball Classics is designed from the ground up to give you and all baseball fans the ultimate fast, easy, accurate, and strategic MLB board game experience.
We have loads of customers who used to play Strat-O-Matic, APBA, and other competitor’s games who made the switch to playing Baseball Classics.
This isn’t your typical, chart-heavy, bloated, black & white MLB board game like those…we designed this for you, the authentic baseball gamer who wants the best, realistic, and strategic MLB game play with your choice of ANY teams you want 1901-Present!
Check out our full-feature list of everything you get when you play Baseball Classics Premium Edition where virtually anything that can happen in an MLB game can happen, we check all the boxes…
The difference between winning or losing
Real-Time GM Advisor
Baseball Classics Real-Time GM Advisor is a unique, innovative feature built into every MLB player card 1901-Present suggests which players to put in your lineup, where to bat them, who to start on the mound, bring off the bench or call in from the bullpen based on the game situation from the first to last out.
Naturally, statistics reveal a lot about each player. However, many player statistics and results though never the same, are similar. Baseball Classics color-coded player visual cues tell an even better story. It helps you make the right managerial decisions at the right time, real time. Using Real-Time GM Advisor is the difference between winning or losing.
Anyone familiar with 1927 New York Yankees, Babe Ruth knows he should start and bat in the heart of the lineup. What about other player’s less familiar to most MLB fans? That’s where GM Advisor really shines using green, yellow, blue, and red color-coded circles to visually indicate players that are your best to poor option vs. Lefty and vs. Righty. These ratings are all relative to each team. A player with a green circle indicator on one team may only be yellow if he played on another.
Visual Cues Suggest Who, Where, & When to Play’em
🟢 Best option to start in your lineup or bullpen stopper
🟡 Solid starter in your lineup, top pinch hit option, or later inning bullpen call
🔵 Suspect starter in your lineup, fair pinch hit option, or risky to bring in from the bullpen
🔴 Unreliable starter in your lineup, last resort pinch hit option, bullpen call to eat innings
Position Player Card Example
Sure, any MLB fan knows who, where, and when to play MLB superstars. Even one’s dating back to 1901 such as Honus Wagner. However there are tens of thousands of relatively unknown players on teams throughout MLB history. Many in starting lineups most never heard of. Perhaps you’ve heard of or even familiar with Dick Dietz, a member of the 1973 Atlanta Braves. That season, the Braves lineup had remarkable Home Run power; Hank Aaron, Eddie Mathews, and Davey Johnson all hit 40 or more long ones.
And then there’s Dietz, a journeyman catcher/first baseman. A career .261 hitter was playing in his 8th, final season of his MLB career. He wound up batting .295 in 1973. Should you typically start him in your lineup game after game or be a platoon player? What about when there’s a righty on the mound or a lefty?
One look at Real Time GM Advisor Baseball Classics card suggests vs. Righties while you could start him, it’s better to bring him off the bench to pinch hit for the 8th or 9th player in your lineup. However, vs. Lefties he’s a solid option to consider in your starting lineup batting 6th or 7th. It’s not that Dietz shouldn’t ever start vs. Righties, he’s just not your best option on this team while vs. Lefties you should move him up in your lineup to 6th or 7th as a better option there.
Pitcher Player card Example
On the mound, Real-Time GM Advisor suggests who are your ace, most reliable starters, and back of the rotation pitchers. When it comes to making calls to the bullpen, you’ll also see who your closers are, setup men, and middle relief choices.
Real-Time GM Advisor doesn’t stop there, as with position players, it categories pitchers using valuable visual color-coded cues. It does the hard work for you by using a number of algorithms to decipher which pitchers vs. Lefty/Righty are your best to least effective options as listed in the prior descriptions.
Here’s another lesser known pitcher, Clem Labine. He spent most of his career with the Dodgers, finishing up with a career 3.63 ERA. Before closers were in fashion, Clem had a couple good years leading the National League in saves in 1956 and 1957. In this example, we’re featuring his Baseball Classics 1955 Brooklyn Dodgers Baseball Classics card vs. Lefty/Righty.
As a right-handed pitcher, he had great success vs. right-handed batters as indicated by his green visual cue vs R. However, when it comes to facing left-handed hitters, think twice with a blue cue.
On the Flip Side
Real-Time GM Advisor is front and back of every Premium Edition card.
It suggests where to bat position players in your lineup and which ones to start or are best suited in a platoon role.
Pitchers are ranked as Ace starters, Reliable Starters, bottom half of the rotation, or bullpen/spot starters. In addition, relievers are categorized by Closer, Setup men, just bullpen guys for middle relief roles.
On the flip side, Real-Time GM Advisor suggests 1973 Braves, Dietz is a platoon starter to bat 8th or 9th and Labine is ideal in a Setup role for the 1955 Dodgers.
3 Authentic Play Levels: Age 8 To Adult Expert
Perfect for youth baseball players
Designed for those new to MLB. Incorporates just the basics of baseball game play. Getting to know about their favorite MLB players and team. Super fast, easy play. 9-inning games typically played in 12-15 minutes.
Singles, Doubles, Triples, Home Runs
Walks and Strikeouts
Groundouts, Flyouts, Popouts, Lineouts
Double and Triple Plays
Scorefield game board to keep score, innings, outs, and track base runners
Great for casual MLB fans
Everything in Beginner level plus those who know essential baseball fundamentals and want to use key game play strategies. Want to expand your knowledge of MLB teams and players. 9-inning games typically played in 15-20 minutes.
Bunting, all types
Advancing base runners
Team or individual fielding
Advanced individual fielding
Made for those with MLB expertise
Everything in Basic and Intermediate. For MLB experts who want it all in strategic managerial decision making real-time where virtually anything can happen. 9-inning games played 20 mins to 2+ hours depending on options you use in this level.
Real-Time Pitching with balls, swing & miss strikes, called strikes, foul balls, wild pitches, & hit by pitch
Real-Time Fielding based on fielder's range & arm strength
Pickoff Attempt/Holding Base Runner
Hit & run
Argument with Umpire
Dropped Third Strike
Wind blown foul balls
Home Runs robbed
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Next Gen Game Parts
Color-Coded, Ideal Size Next Gen Game Parts
Color-Coded Game Chart Cards
Baseball Classics isn’t an old black & white, chart-heavy, over-sized bloated charts like most of our competitors. Instead, you get color-coded, streamlined game play design. Game play chart cards are the same standard poker card size as our next generation player cards. Super convenient to play and tuck away in between games.
Scorefield Game Board
Track base runners, outs, innings and the score with Baseball Classics Scorefield Game Board that comes with every boxed game. Upgrade to our unshakable magnetized version to ensure everything stays in place throughout your game play.
Next Generation Game Dice
Each Baseball Classics boxed game comes with a classic iconic wooden die that matches batter and pitcher player cards, plus 4 six-sided multi-colored dice for fast playing single-roll results!
Deluxe Game Box
Beautifully designed full color Baseball Classics game box perfectly holds all your next generation color-coded game parts and up 30 MLB team player cards.
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Enjoy Next Generation MLB board game play with your choice of any teams 1901-Present featuring real-time authentic, fast, easy, statistically realistic player outcomes!