This is the '1889' edition of 'Pine Tar Baseball'. It contains all 16 teams from the 1889 season. It does not have any teams from the modern era.
'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 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 1889.
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.
The 1889 Edition of the Pine Tar game comes with the complete 1889 season. This includes all 16 teams from 1889 with each team having 2 player sheets. Sheets are uncut. Roster sizes vary from team to team from 10 to 17 players. In total, there are 32 player sheets, along with a brief 2 page history of baseball in 1889. There is also a special rules table for pitchers for the 1889 season.
Note: 1889 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.