Sunday, March 27, 2022

#45: Baseball Highlights 2045

Baseball Highlights 2045

  • rank: 502
  • rating: 7.5
  • published: 2015
Print Status
  • in print... maybe?
Why It's On The List
  • The name implies the genius of the design - with a six card hand, you aren't simulating a whole baseball game... you're just showing us the highlights. Set in a future timestream where robots are batters and pitchers have cybernetic arms, this wonderful game melds deck-building with hand management in clever and interesting ways.
Tips & Tricks:
    • Drafting well is key... and part of that key is paying attention to the types of players your opponent is drafting.
    • Losing a game on your way to the World Series can be beneficial, if you stack your team with popular players that enable to get higher quality draftees.
    • While I'm not a fan of the three player variant in the rulebook, the 2 player game is great and the 4 player tournament is amazing with fouro experienced players.
    • The expansions that add players have some nice twists - but the coaches and ballpark expansions are just for variety (aka non-essential).
    • This is the first of two Mike Fitzgerald designs on my top 100 list.

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