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 Yes, the new Ball Park is included!! 

$ 29 Canadian = $ 22 US (approx.) *Shipping Included*

UPDATE! We will now include the Ball Park as a Stretch Goal! We want to hit that Stretch Goal, but even if we don't, we will still include the new Ball Park! It will be a folded board in a bigger box - the whole game together. Thanks!! and special thanks to our backers who pushed us in this direction. :) Cheers! Randall. We have 3 reviews coming, including a live playthrough. Stay tuned. p.s. See the new ADD ONS towards the bottom of the page. 

TOBG Ball Park with cards & meeples
TOBG Ball Park with cards & meeples

Full Review by Gamer Guy (In a Suit): TOBG

HOW TO PLAY VIDEO (short)

I had to move the runner for Silke because she was holding the camera! :)

*The videos are showing prototype materials. The finished game will be high quality.

Game Description - TOBG

Grab some peanuts and Cracker Jack and pull up a seat to The Old Ball Game! TOBG is a head-2-head, traditional baseball game, featuring real-time pitching (no charts or die rolls to determine results). Players can enjoy a full 9 innings or just play a couple. The emphasis of TOBG is on the heart of the game - pitching, with timely hitting sprinkled in and solid fielding (except for the occasional error!) TOBG moves along smoothly and quickly, with the time of play dictated by the time to pitch. Meaning you can take your time or play fast - it's up to you. There are special rules for stealing and double-plays; and old-fashioned score boards keep track of the count and score, for that Authentic feel. Pitching: The pitcher has 7 pitches to choose from. The pitching happens in 2 stages with the batter saying 'Take' or 'Swing' at each pitch. The result is a ball or strike. As the count goes deeper, the batter gets the advantage and knowledge will prevail over luck. The pitching is tense and exciting, and the 'thinking' part of the game. Hitting: When the batter swings at a Strike he gets a potential hit - he flips over a Batting card to reveal a Single, Double, Triple (or Home Run!), hit to various areas of the ball park. (There are also infield flies.) Fielding: The fielding team will select which Fielding card to turn over to make the play. Results are Out, Hit or an Error!

 The RULES on Dropbox: TOBG

 If you are interested in a box of 6 please message me for the pledge price. Thank you!

New pitching cards for TOBG.
New pitching cards for TOBG.

 There are 7 pitches (14 mini cards): 2 inside, 3 down the middle, 2 outside. Each pitch has 2 parts. The pitcher will lay down one card (1st half of the pitch), showing one of the 3 directions. The batter will then say TAKE or SWING! The pitcher will now reveal the 2nd part of the pitch, showing a Strike or a Ball. If the batter swings on a Strike, it is a potential hit! Now a Batting Card will be flipped over. p.s. The deeper you go in the count the more the at-bat changes from luck to skill, as the batter knows what's coming more and more...

p.s. I just struck out Yuri on the Board Game Spotlight on 3 pitches! The first pitch was high and hard - he swung. Second one was inside (he's a leftie) - he swung, but it stayed inside. 0-2. Third pitch, I came down the middle again and he swung at the ball in the dirt! STEE-RIKE 3. It was Fun! The previous pitching challenge I did in another group, I had the batter down 1-2 and he got a potential hit. And that's how it goes in TOBG. :) Just like the real thing. Randall. 

 The Batting Card will reveal where the ball is hit. It might be a potential triple to left field (see the L on the card). It might be a double to right or a single towards 3rd base or 1st base, etc. It might be a homer or an infield fly. There are 14 different hits (14 mini cards).

 The Batting Card determines which Fielding Card will be turned over. For the Doubles and Triples the fielding team has the choice of two outfielders. The result will be an ‘Out‘ or a ‘Hit‘ (Bouncing Ball) or an ‘Error!‘. If it is a ‘Hit‘, it might be a Single, Double or Triple! In the case of an ‘Error!‘, take an extra base! There is a card for each position: 6 Outs, 2 Hits, 1 Error. There are 5 replacement cards to replace revealed cards after each at bat.

* BOX will now be 9 X 6.5 inches to accommodate the Ball Park!

SPECIAL SITUATIONS. These rules are optional and can only be attempted once in the game (per team): We have added stealing, double-plays, bunting, throwing out a runner from the outfield; and special rules of a tiring pitcher (in the 9th) and a pinch hitter. You can play TOBG as easy or complex as you want!

STRATEGY: The main 'thinking' part of the game is the pitching. However, by bringing in steals and double-plays, etc, we are bringing in some additional decision making. More like risk management. For e.g. if a couple of Fielding cards have already been played in the inning, the information - number of Outs or Hits or Errors - will let the discerning player know the odds of the cards left. And will give them a big hint as to attempt a steal or DP, or not. If I was trying to steal second, but knew that 2 Hit cards (the bouncing ball) had already been revealed in the outfield, I might think that there is a good chance that I would be thrown out by the catcher (and infielder)! Because most of the remaining cards would be Outs! So I would not attempt a steal in that inning. 

STEALING in The Old Ball Game (short with old cards).

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If we hit $ 3,000 we will add the Ball Park board in a bigger box - the whole game will be in the one box. 

TOBG Ball Park - Overhead
TOBG Ball Park - Overhead

 Please add $ 12 Canadian to your pledge for the Xpansion. 

 SHOOTERZ Hockey Card Game: Canadians add $ 15. Americans add $ 18. Europeans add $ 22. Canadian dollars. Shipping included. Just add on the amount on to your current pledge. Thank you!

Website for more info: SHOOTERZ

 STRIKERZ Soccer Card Game: Canadians add $ 15. Americans add $ 18. Europeans add $ 22. Canadian dollars. Shipping included.

Other countries - please message us. :)

STRIKERZ: The goal is to collect 3 positions: A striker, midfielder and defender to shoot for a goal. Each team gets 2 keeper gloves and 2 balls for when you take a shot. (you can also shoot if you collect 30 points in jersey numbers, or if you collect any 4 jerseys/positions in your colours).

STRIKERZ - 2 full teams!
STRIKERZ - 2 full teams!

You will receive a great little card game for an excellent price. All the rules of soccer are in this game: 2 full teams, shooting, goal-keeping, tough manager decisions (substitutions) - offside, yellow and red cards! Even extra time and penalty kick rules!

Yellow Cards, Red Cards, Offside!!
Yellow Cards, Red Cards, Offside!!
Make tough manager decisions!
Make tough manager decisions!
Award-winning sports games!!
Award-winning sports games!!

Risks and challenges

The game and rules are finished. The materials are paper, cardboard and standard meeples. We do not anticipate any risks or delays. We have given enough time to finish the project (April), especially with the busy Holiday season approaching. If a delay occurs, we will update the backers right away.

We always strive for the best quality.

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