Anyone ever get into Strat-O-Matic or similar sports simulation games?

Argentina94

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Just curious is all.

I strictly mean the original board games, which can also include Statis Pro, APBA, Replay Publishing, Replay Manager, Pursue the Pennant, etc..

I'm not including the PC manager games that have a large audience in Europe.

I was always a big fan of Strat-O-Matic Hockey since I purchased my first set containing the (then recent) 86/87 season teams/players. The game caught my eye at my local comic book store, who also sold many non-mainstream board games (Avalon Hill type for example) and during this period of NES and Commodore 64, I was amazed that a board game existed that followed the strategy of the sport so closely.

I've never played any of the games from Strat's competition, mainly because I was never a baseball fan and while Strat's flagship game was their baseball simulator, they also had Football and Basketball.

I've purchased other seasons through the years and once in a while still play it.

I've never played the computer version, I always stuck with the board game.
 

rarehero

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are you serious?
board game recreation of sports games?
sounds boring like crazy.
 

Argentina94

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rarehero said:
are you serious?
board game recreation of sports games?
sounds boring like crazy.

It's not everyone's cup of tea I know, but many people who are statistical fanatics get a kick out of it. It's a lot like Risk in a sense, lots of strategy comes into play.

Just ask Trip Hawkins, he's a lifelong Strat-O-Matic player.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Strat-O-Matic
 
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