'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 25-30 minutes. The first few games played typically take 30 minutes while learning the rules. The table below gives an overview of Pine Tars features.
Overview of Pine Tar Game Mechanics
Game Play Time 25-30 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
Defensive check system 3 levels
Error Checks 10 levels system
Stealing Opportunities by grade & points
Pages of tables 2 pages
Manual size 24 pages
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.
Each team comes with 4 player sheets. There are 27 players on each teams roster. The 'stats' for each player are not individually cut. The 4 sheets include the suggested starters, pitchers, bench players, and an 'extras' sheet that has 4 players. Each team has 3 suggested lineups.
The game box includes:
*Appearance/color of dice are subject to change based on availability.
#Note that the game box art is now printed on 9" x 6" glossy paper instead of the original 11' x 8.5".
**Currently the 4 teams included will be from the 1973 season.