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'Old Timers' version of TTL Baseball Game

$ 19.49 was $ 22.99

The 'Old Timers' edition of "True to Life Baseball' is available for a lower price than the 'Red Box' version. This is because the 'Old Timers' edition does NOT include game pawns, winks, game mat, game box, pitch guess cards, scoring pencils, or sheet protectors that come standard in the 'Red Box' version. The 'Old Timers' edition comes with only 2 teams instead of 6. The teams included are the 1947 Dodgers and 1947 Yankees. It will only come with 8 score cards and 2 bullpen management sheets instead of 20 and 4 like in the original release.

The Old Timers version will be fully playable, except for the optional pitch guess cards rule set. Essentially the 'Old Timers' version is for gamers already familiar with the genre that don't need the visual aids of the game mat. Having less teams and no sheet protectors lowers weight and also reduces shipping costs by 30% on average. This 'Old Timers' edition does not come in a game box, the game components are shipped in a plain corrugated box.


'True to Life Baseball' is a dice/board game that accurately simulates all the drama of a real baseball game. In extensive testing the average team runs and hits were within 3% of actual game stats. The 'Old Timers' edition of TTL Baseball comes with 2 teams from 1947. Each team has 23 players printed on 3 separate 8 1/2" x 11" card stock ivory paper. Sheets are uncut. The player sheets come in 3 hole punched sheet protectors that make the game easily transportable in a standard binder. (binder is not included)

The game has 4 different player modes; intro, basic, advanced, and 'Ultra Simulation Mode' which consists of using the advanced version along with all optional rules. After familiarity with the rule set, average game times range from 20 minutes for intro games to 40 minutes for advanced games. USM games would take a bit longer.

The game is for 1 to 2 players and is highly suitable for solitaire play. TTL Baseball has over 1800 hours in development. The advanced game was designed first, then to shorten average game times a simpler pitching system was designed for the basic game. Finally, the intro game is a simplified version to allow players to start playing games without knowing all the advanced rules.

Think you could have managed a team to a better season record than the actual manager did? Now you have the opportunity. Play a single series or an entire season with season player stat sheets available separately.

This game features base stealing, squeeze plays, maximum pitch counts, pitch guessing, defensive depth adjustments for infield and outfield. The advanced games pitching system is perhaps the most accurate available. Optional rules limit use on how often each pitcher may be used within any 5 game period. Bullpen managements are included to keep track of pitcher use. There are also ballpark ratings that make parks either allow more or less home runs just as in reality. A rare play table accounts for almost every possible play possible in baseball. ie. triple plays, double steals, power outages, rain delays leading to arm stiffness for starting pitchers, outfielders colliding....etc.

Old Timers version includes:

  • 4 ten sided dice*. Red, white, blue, and green.
  • 8 blank score sheets
  • 2 bullpen management sheets.
  • 2 teams from 1947.
  • One 78 page instruction manual.
  • 1 'Rare Play Results' table.
  • 1 'Home Run Park Adjustment' table.
  • 1 set of game tables/charts that include tables A-D.

*Appearance/color of dice are subject to change base on availability.

TTLB uses a unique pitching check mechanic that uses a separate roll on 50% of key batting outcomes. This 'Pitcher Check Roll' (PCR) ensures that both hitter and pitcher attributes are taken into account. This makes both pitchers ERA's and hitters BA's as accurate as possible.


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