About this project
Baseball Highlights 2045 - Spring Training is an introductory version of Mike Fitzgerald's highly acclaimed Baseball Highlights 2045. We are now into the 4th print run of the game and we have already provided 7 different sets of expansion cards and 20 new starter teams. With this printing, we have an updated, revised and expanded Rule Book, Step-By-Step Play Example, and Reference Guide. We are also offering three new expansions [Ballparks - 10 cards; Home Cookin' -15 cards; Double Trouble - 15 Cards], as well as the opportunity for some great deals on all of the former expansions and starter teams.
Baseball Highlights 2045 is played as a series of mini-games, each of which lasts about 4 to 7 minutes. In each mini-game, each player draws and plays a six-card lineup drawn from their 15-card roster of active players.
At the end of each mini-game, a winner is determined, and new players are bought. A team must always be 15 players, so for each new player bought, one of the existing players is sent down to the Minor Leagues.
The player who wins the most mini-games in the series is the overall winner.
The 2017 versions of Baseball Highlights 2045 all include the new updated Rule Book, Step-by-Step Guided Play, and Reference. Click the links below to download these guides!
Comment by Michael Drog:
"I taught this at my local Cool Stuff in Jax to:
- A Pokemon only player.
- A strategic euro game player.
- A non-sports fan.
- A big time baseball fan.
All loved it."
Comment by Moe45673:
"This game has enough mechanics that translate to the baseball theme well. Some things are mashed together; baserunners not resetting each inning, buying Free Agents during the championships (although not something that happens in tournament mode). However, the best 4 out of 7 series is extremely reminiscent of one of the best parts of sports: A team can be down 3-0 in the series and do a 4 game streak for the win; it ain't over til it's over. That kind of excitement is something that comes along not too often in our hobby. In boardgames, people are usually building engines and the strong get stronger. Here, that happens but so can the excitement of a comeback.
Additionally, the art and names of the players are awesome touches for those baseball fans out there, as well as those who grew up around baseball (like myself) even if they're not fans.
The game is a solid card game where you build your deck to get sweet combos while keeping your opponent's deck in mind for if they go robot/cyborg/natural heavy. Being a baseball fan helps but the truth is it's a unique and inspired take on the deck builder mechanic and any fan of interactive card combo games should like it."
"I Looooooovvvvvvve this game!!"
Comment by Dan Licata:
"Just played this game at a local con and I will say even if you don't like baseball (as I don't) you should check it out. The game was amazing and I was even getting some adrenaline pumping playing the final few cards each game during our "World Series". Very good game and I'll have to seriously consider picking it up."
Below are the Shipping Estimates for each country that we service. These prices may change before checkout after we have received final shipping quotes from our fulfillment partners.
Prices are based off of 1 copy of BH2045: Spring Training (2 lbs.), and all shipping amounts are determined by weight. Expect the "Baseball Veteran" pledge to be cheaper (lighter), while the "Bases Loaded" pledge will be more expensive (heavier).
$15 New Zealand
$12 Rest of the EU
$17 Liechtenstein, Norway, Switzerland
$11 Hong Kong
$23 Indonesia, Japan, Taiwan, Vietnam
$19 South Korea, Malaysia, Philippines, Singapore, Thailand
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