Happy Monday! And welcome to another edition of Tabletop Sports Weekly.
Well, we have no submissions this week, so you are stuck with me. Actually,
I kind of expected that, seems that every time I don't get this thing out
the door on Monday, we have a slow week. Fortunately, my track record for
Monday's is much better this time around! ;)
Here's a topic to throw out for next week... Tell us your VERY first
tabletop sports game. Do you still play it today? I'll have mine next week
I stumbled onto an excellent baseball game this week, and thought I would
share it with everyone. The game is called All-Time All-Statis Pro, and as
its name suggests, it's a modified Statis Pro Baseball game.
Actually, I think I knew about this game a couple of years ago, and I just
forgot about it. I believe the creator of the game was on the TSW list at
the time. How I once again found this game is an interesting story. And
I've obviously got the space to share it!
When I was waiting for my car to get fixed last weekend, my wife and I went
to a garage sale in my parents neighborhood. At the garage sale, I picked
up a copy of Statis Pro Baseball with the 1987 season for $2. Since I was
pretty far from home, I figured this would keep me entertained and take my
mind of the blasted car. It actually did more than that.
I've gone on record as saying that I didn't really care much for Statis Pro
Baseball. As much as I hate to admit it, I think that was probably my
Strat-o-Matic blinders talking at the time. I tried Statis Pro when I was
15 or 16, and to me it just didn't compare to my grand ole Strat. I played
a game or two with SP in the past few years after folks had talked about it
here. But, never really enough to appreciate it.
But, since it was the ONLY game I had last weekend, I played it a lot. And
I came away with a great appreciation for the game. I still see some things
that bother me a bit with the pitching, but I truly like the game now.
So, as I got back home this past week, I typed Statis Pro in my search
engine to see what other seasons I could find. I ran into a page called
All-Time All-Statis-Pro. The concept is one that I remembered from this
list, so I read every word on the site, and downloaded the teams. This
seemed like a good match for me, as I absolutely love the Superstar Baseball
version of SI Baseball. But, I hate the fact I can't play actual seasons,
other than 1971, and it doesn't have the player cards...LOL. Plus, this new
system should eliminate my problems with the original game's pitching
I'm here to tell you that the end result is nothing less than fantastic!
The game has an excellent feel to it, while maintaining the flow of Statis
Pro. I honestly haven't been this excited for a baseball game since I got
Replay Baseball, another game that I really like.
At any rate, you can check out the game here:
I think it's well worth the price of admission!
I think I'll stop there this week. I'll see everyone next week. Be sure to
send me your first sports gaming experience!
(That's All Folks...)