This is the '1897' edition of 'Pine Tar Baseball'. It contains all 12 teams from the 1897 season.
Roster sizes vary with most teams 15 to 17 players. In total, there are 24 player sheets, along with a pitcher use restriction game chart that is specific to the 1800's. Each team has 2 player sheets with a maximum of 9 players per sheet. The stats are printed in full color with the pages uncut. It works well to place each teams 2 sheets into a single sheet protector with the text facing outside for both pages. Sheet protectors are not included.
Please note that the instructions for any version of Pine Tar will be the same, so if you already own a previous edition of the boxed game, you don't need to purchase a different version of the game to play 1897. You can just purchase the player set for the 1897 season. Any special instructions for a particular year will be included with the player set.
'Pine Tar' is a baseball game that was created based on feedback from a survey I did on players of the table top genre. It has a concise 11 page rule book with 5 more pages of optional rules. Pine Tar can be learned in one sitting and average 9 inning games take 25 to 30 minutes. The first few games played typically take 30 minutes while learning the rules. The table below gives an overview of Pine Tars features.
A new 4 page PDF supplement is available for download. Included are the new SO/Walk pitcher ratings for 1884.
Overview of Pine Tar Game Mechanics
Game Play Time 30 minute avg.
Plays resolve in 1 roll Yes-90% do
Plays resolve in less than 2 rolls Yes
Pitching System Used Grading system
Pitching Split Types Home/Away
Batting Splits RHP, LHP, & RISP
Defensive check system 3 levels
Error Checks 10 levels system
Stealing Opportunities by grade & points
Pages of tables 2 pages
Manual size 11 pages, & optional 5 page
Learning curve Learned in 1 sitting
The game is for 1 to 2 players and is highly suitable for solitaire play. Every game asset is printed in full color.
This game features base stealing, squeeze plays, and maximum innings pitched. In addition to pitcher home/away splits, there are also splits for when a pitcher faces the batting order for the 3rd time.
Note: 1897 teams do not have batter or pitcher splits due to those stats not being tracked back then.
The game box includes:
*Appearance/color of dice are subject to change based on availability.