that old baseball board game you found in the attic?
Interested in that antique baseball card game
you saw at the flea market? Perhaps you can already
be counted among the few knowledgeable hobbyists
involved in collecting vintage baseball games --
or maybe you're a vendor looking for information
on a rare old game you'd like to sell -- or you're
a serious antiquarian or historian trying to research
some long-defunct manufacturer of toys and games --
or you're a gamer wondering about the play value
of a particular out-of-print tabletop baseball sim...
You've come to the right place!
is the premiere source for every sort of information
on every tabletop baseball game ever produced --
from evergreen classics like APBA, Strat-O-Matic,
Ethan Allen's All-Star Baseball,
SherCo Baseball, Statis Pro, and Dynasty League
to the most obscure 19th-century rarities,
from play mechanics and company histories
to parts, pricing, and tips on game repair,
covers all the bases.
Our main focus is on antique and vintage
baseball board games and card games
produced from the 1860s to 1970s --
researching, collecting, and playing them --
but any baseball-themed game ever made
is, er, on the table. Dice games, card games,
spinner games, dart games, bagatelles and pinball,
action, electrical, and mechanical games,
dexterity games, trivia games, coin-ops, and toys --
no matter how old or obscure, how simple or complex
-- the more ancient, more rare, more unusual,
the better! Amateur and folk-game versions
of tabletop baseball are of interest too!
Here at BASEBALL GAMES you'll find
an indispensible LIST OF GAMES made since
the first versions of tabletop baseball
were patented in 1868,
ARTICLES relating both to tabletop baseball
and to baseball history in general (more to come!),
and LINKS to on-line sources for specific games,
to information on baseball history, and to
dealers of vintage games, sports memorabilia,
and other antiques.
Are you looking for the missing rules or parts
for a vintage baseball game? Confused about
a game's history? Looking for advice on how to
repair damage to an antique game? Wondering
about market values? Made a fascinating discovery?
Want to brag about your collection, discuss an
obscure favorite, or talk about your tabletop league?
The BASEBALL GAMES FORUM
is the place to visit.
On-line since March 2004, the Forum, in addition to
the discussion board, features a searchable archive
of every message ever posted there, plus extensive
photo galleries of games and game-related material,
interviews with the designers and inventors of
many famous tabletop baseball games, articles
on rules variations and game repair methods,
auction reports, reviews of new and current games,
a calendar of upcoming baseball memorabilia shows,
Please read our FORUM POLICY first, then
feel free to sign in, ask your questions,
share your information, and add your opinions.
Experts and novices are equally welcome.
Just click on the FORUM link to join up!
Forum update, January 2014:
The Baseball Games Forum, formerly a Yahoo Group,
was forced to relocate in January thanks to Yahoo's
incompetence, arrogance, and willful destruction
of all Yahoo Groups during the autumn of 2013.
The new Baseball Games forum is a work in progress,
but is now open for your comments and questions
and will soon include all the best features of
the old pre-September Yahoo forum. Join us!