Ultimate Baseball: The Game set out to be just that, the best board game emulation of baseball out there. They claim to be more accurate and more feature rich that Strat-a-Matic and ABPA. You can even see their handy comparison matrix to see what they have that other baseball games don’t.
I can’t say I know much about baseball board games, but I’m sure this game fills some need out there. It comes in at $59.99 for the basic set, and ranges all the way up to $209.99 for the “Grand Slam Package.”
Think it may be for you? See a sample play-by-play on their site to get a feel for what the game plays like. Is it truly better than the rest? Who knows. If you’ve played it, leave a comment below.
It’s certainly an interesting approach; but their matrix is VERY misleading.
They’re trying to show that an ‘expansion’ is only $25 for them — but that still only provides you with another batch of 120 cards (so you’ll have 360 in total) — for about $80. If you give 25 cards per team, you’re looking at 14 teams (with a few stragglers).
For SOM, for example, for $49, you get an entire season …. 30 teams.
I’m sure it does fill a need; but it’s not for the simulation sports gamer (even moreso, due to the fact that the game isn’t really playable on a solo basis…)