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Strat-O-Matic Baseball Express Card Game

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Product Description

Strat-O-Matic Baseball Express is an entry-level, super easy play version of the famous Strat-O-Matic Baseball board game. With simplified rules and smaller playing charts, Baseball Express is the ideal game to introduce kids or new players to Strat-O-Matic. Designed specifically for portability, the game box is small and sturdy enough to be thrown in a backpack and played on the go. While quick and easy to play, like all Strat-O-Matic products, it is rich in baseball statistics and educates players on the intricacies of managing a baseball game.

Strat-O-Matic Baseball Express includes 42 All-Star player cards (statistics based upon a three-year average), three dice, the famous Strat-O 20-sided die, small playing charts, game markers, and a playing board tray. As an added bonus, consumers can receive a free Personalized Batter Card by submitting their stats online. Once the card arrives, gamers can insert themselves into the lineup and play alongside their favorite All-Stars.

Additional Info

129094

CBD14377

793573039118

STRATEXBBGAME

0.4 pounds

8.2 x 4.2 x 1.1

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Average Customer Rating:

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Strat-o-matic Game C 1011643Strat-O-Matic Baseball Express Card Game
 
4.8

(based on 20 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (18)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (1)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (0)

  • 2 Stars

     

    (0)

  • 1 Stars

     

    (1)

95%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Fun (19)
  • Entertaining (16)
  • Interactive (11)
  • Can withstand use (7)

Cons

No Cons

Best Uses

  • Travel (11)
  • Passing the time (10)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Casual/ recreational (7), Novice (4)
    • Was this a gift?:
    • No (14), Yes (6)

Most Helpful Positive Review

 

Fun and easy for baseball fans

If you like baseball and you like to play dice games, but you've never played Strat-O-Matic, then Baseball Express is for you.

Each card in the game stands for a Major...Read complete review

If you like baseball and you like to play dice games, but you've never played Strat-O-Matic, then Baseball Express is for you.

Each card in the game stands for a Major League Baseball player and the things that can happen when the stars play--hits, walks, outs, errors, and home runs. You pick your virtual players, decide which of your players to play, roll the dice, and look at the cards to find out what happens in the game. You decide when to bring in a new pitcher or pinch-hitter, try to steal a base, or bunt to move runners. With game markers, you keep track of the number of outs and location of the runners. The game tray even has a picture of a Major League Baseball field--in my game at least, it is Pittsburgh's own PNC Park.

Even first-time players should be able to play a game in less than an hour, maybe even half an hour. NOTE: You *must* know how baseball is played to be able to play this game--it won't explain to you what a single is. But if you know the basic rules of baseball, this game is easy. (For Strat-O-Matic fans, it's almost a travel version of the Basic game, just a little simpler.)

You have to keep score yourself; there are no scoresheets or markers for runs and innings. Because the hitters are stars, you might get lots of scoring in most games--my first game ended 9-6 on a walkoff homer. (Fun!) There are also enough good base-stealing players to make stolen bases a bigger part of Baseball Express than MLB games, if you want. And each team can have only 21 of the 42 players, so you won't have a deep bench. Overall, though, the results of the game feel true-to-life, and the game will feed a baseball fan's imagination.

As a bonus, Baseball Express includes a code that you can use online to get a card that represents you--so you can imagine yourself playing against Major League stars. Kids will love that.

Baseball Express is best as a two-player game or solitaire, but more can play as teams.

VS

Most Helpful Critical Review

 

Toys R Us Offers Pathetic Service

Can't review the product because even though Toys R Us said it was in stock, it wasn't. But, they didn't tell me until a week after the order. Lousy customer service!

Can't review the product because even though Toys R Us said it was in stock, it wasn't. But, they didn't tell me until a week after the order. Lousy customer service!

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(1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

O for 4

By 76 Roller

from Freehold New Jersey

About Me Novice

Pros

  • Fun

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Poker

    Comments about Strat-o-matic Game C 1011643 Strat-O-Matic Baseball Express Card Game:

    I was in Toy's RUS to see if they sold SOM Baseball Express I ask a sales person if they had it he had no clue what I was talking about I went to another store to see if they had it same result bottom line I visited two other stores and of cause same thing no SOM the reason why I went there is that I 'am a die hard SOM player and my concern was the next generation of players once you roller the dice you'll never stop that's how great the game is

    • Was this a gift?:
    • No
     
    5.0

    Love it!

    By shortmom03

    from Ontario, OH

    About Me Novice

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

    • Fun

    Cons

      Best Uses

        Comments about Strat-o-matic Game C 1011643 Strat-O-Matic Baseball Express Card Game:

        My husband has been looking for this game for years. He used to play this game 50 years ago when he was a kid. I'm so glad that you EXCLUSIVELY carried it, I bought 2! I'm a brick & morter shopper, but it was very easy to order at the store & shipped for free right to my door. It made for a wonderful father's day gift! Thank you!

        • Was this a gift?:
        • Yes

        (0 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

         
        1.0

        Toys R Us Offers Pathetic Service

        By GT Smith

        from Homer, NY

        About Me Novice

        Verified Buyer

        Comments about Strat-o-matic Game C 1011643 Strat-O-Matic Baseball Express Card Game:

        Can't review the product because even though Toys R Us said it was in stock, it wasn't. But, they didn't tell me until a week after the order. Lousy customer service!

        • Was this a gift?:
        • No

        (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

         
        5.0

        Great for a Rainy Day

        By Paul

        from Chicago, IL

        Pros

        • Entertaining
        • Fun

        Cons

          Best Uses

            Comments about Strat-o-matic Game C 1011643 Strat-O-Matic Baseball Express Card Game:

            My son has fallen in love with baseball and we are always on the field or outside on our front lawn having a catch. I have recently bought him Strat-O-Matic Baseball Express so that he can get his baseball fix on a rainy day and he has fallen in love with this game just as much as Baseball itself. He plays everyday and it was a great way to teach him the game of Strat-O-Matic that i grew up with!

            • Was this a gift?:
            • No
             
            5.0

            The Perfect Indroduction

            By Jared the newb

            from Detroit, MI

            About Me Novice

            Pros

            • Can Withstand Use
            • Entertaining
            • Fun
            • Interactive

            Cons

              Best Uses

                Comments about Strat-o-matic Game C 1011643 Strat-O-Matic Baseball Express Card Game:

                My buddies have been playing Strat-O-Matic for years now, and while I wanted to get in on the action, it always looked a little overwhelming. Baseball express was a perfect introduction the world of Strat-O-Matic and after teaching myself the fundamentals of the game, I was able to move on to the full version of the game and play with my friends all the time! If you want an easy way to learn how to play the great game of Strat-O-Matic, Baseball Express is the perfect introduction!

                • Was this a gift?:
                • No
                 
                5.0

                Excellent Game for Family

                By Baseball Dad

                from Ontario,Canada

                Pros

                • Entertaining
                • Fun
                • Interactive

                Cons

                  Best Uses

                  • Adults
                  • Passing The Time
                  • Travel

                  Comments about Strat-o-matic Game C 1011643 Strat-O-Matic Baseball Express Card Game:

                  Great product and very easy to play whether you're 5 or 85! Recommend to any baseball fan.

                  • Was this a gift?:
                  • No

                  (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                   
                  5.0

                  Bond with my son, teach him baseball!

                  By Baseball_Dad

                  from Milwaukee, WI

                  About Me Casual Player

                  Pros

                  • Entertaining
                  • Fun
                  • Interactive

                  Cons

                    Best Uses

                    • Passing The Time
                    • Travel

                    Comments about Strat-o-matic Game C 1011643 Strat-O-Matic Baseball Express Card Game:

                    My son is 4 years old as well. He loves baseball, and has been asking me to play "your new baseball game" on occasion. We don't actually play a real game, but we randomly choose an AL pitcher and then we just at through the lineup, resetting the baserunners every time there are 3 outs. He always asks to be Ryan Braun, but we use the other cards and I tell him a little bit about each player, even though he doesn't understand most of it.

                    He rolls the dice and I have him count the white die and tell me the result, and then we advance runners. With each AB, I explain to him what happened by mimic the motion of swinging a bat and then showing him where the ball landed on the field so he can visualize things.

                    The other day, Jered Weaver gave up 3 walks on 3 AB and then Matt Holiday hit a grand slam...he was pretty excited to see all of that happen.

                    This is exactly what I was waiting for...my son to get older and start experience some of this with me.

                    P.S. I've also played a few games by myself when I'm just looking for some baseball and don't have time for the full game. This express version works perfectly for that scenario.

                    If you like baseball and want to get away from video games and TV, this is a wonderful way to harness your imagination.

                    • Was this a gift?:
                    • No

                    (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                     
                    5.0

                    Whole lotta fun!

                    By Manny Trillo

                    from Philly

                    About Me Professional Card Player

                    Pros

                    • Entertaining
                    • Fun
                    • Interactive

                    Cons

                      Best Uses

                        Comments about Strat-o-matic Game C 1011643 Strat-O-Matic Baseball Express Card Game:

                        A perfect gateway drug into the world of strat-o-matic baseball. Highly recomended and a whole lotta fun!

                        • Was this a gift?:
                        • No

                        (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                         
                        5.0

                        My 7 year old son loves this game

                        By Chinmusic

                        from Long Island, New York

                        About Me Casual Player

                        Pros

                        • Entertaining
                        • Fun
                        • Interactive

                        Cons

                          Best Uses

                          • Passing The Time
                          • Travel

                          Comments about Strat-o-matic Game C 1011643 Strat-O-Matic Baseball Express Card Game:

                          My 7 year old son can't get enough of it. He asks me to play strat o matic every day.
                          We have the WII and PS 3 and a few play-station portables, yet he asks to play strat o matic.
                          He and I play and he also plays with my 11 year old son. The game comes with a coupon so that you can create a playing card in your childs name. We received it by mail very quickly and he uses it with the game. He loves it.

                          The game is great. My son is learning who the players are as well as the intricies of the game like when to bunt and how to decide the safe-probablity of a baserunner trying to take an extra base on a hit. He's also learning how to understand the meaning of the players statistics.

                          • Was this a gift?:
                          • No
                           
                          5.0

                          Great experience with Baseball Express

                          By Baseball dad

                          from Florida

                          Pros

                          • Fun

                          Cons

                            Best Uses

                              Comments about Strat-o-matic Game C 1011643 Strat-O-Matic Baseball Express Card Game:

                              My son's Personalized Card arrived in the mail yesterday. We had a ton of stuff to do yesterday evening. When we got home, I told him we had time to play 1 game of something before he went to bed. He would normally choose Mario Super Sluggers or something on his Wii. But, he said he wanted to play a game of Strat Baseball Express with his new card.

                              His player went 1 for 4 with a walk and 2 RBIs, and his team beat me 6-4 in 10 innings. One of the RBIs tied the game in the top of the 9th.

                              • Was this a gift?:
                              • No

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