RallyBird Baseball Board Game 2023 is on trucks now and will be available in a week or so!
Now on a truck…
I’m happy to let you know that the RallyBird Baseball Board Game is shipping out now. It will probably take about a week or two for the recipients to receive it and make it available for purchase. I’ll be sure to let you know!
This reprinting features a new box design with the same graphics. The box opens on a hinge and has tabs on the end that lock it. In addition, it’s now slimmer and a little shorter in the length. The contents inside are the same as first edition RallyBird Baseball–with a slightly updated graphics for the game board and “Glove” tiles. With the small graphics changes, and a box that takes up less real estate space on your shelf, it’s the same game. To be clear, everything except the box is the same size.
Okay, I’m headed back now to RallyBird Central to box up more games for you!
The RallyBird Baseball Board Game is coming back in April 2023 with new board art and more, but it’s the same game.
Baseball Season has returned! I’m ready for it to be GREAT.
If we’re talking about Major League Baseball, I am rooting for the new pitch (and batter) clock that keeps the game pace moving. Total game lengths seem to be returning to ~two hours after an epoch of some time bloat.
If we’re talking about the Rallybird Baseball Board Game by Sir Deer & Owls Company, I think the new edition, due out in late April 2023, will also be GREAT.
This edition is mostly the same, but here are the changes:
New Original Art for Board and Tiles
Smaller Box–It’s a new, slim design of box that opens with a hinge. It has tabs that lock on the other side. Aside from the art, the components haven’t changed. The board and cards are the same size. The rules booklet are the same size. Still, the new box is slimmer and a little smaller in length and depth.
Other than some of the art, and the box, it’s the same game.
RallyBird Baseball has been out in the world since 2018 and has proven itself to accomplish what it aims to do–provide a ~1-hour playable baseball board game for two people, with easy rules, meaningful decisions, real baseball spirit, and appeal for fans, casual or serious.
–Peter Gelman RallyBirdBaseball (at) gmail (dot) com
Hello! The RallyBird Baseball board game sold out. (I recently sold the cache I reserved for conventions. As I write this, I think there is 1 copy left, lost in amazon’s warehouse, for sale when they locate it.)
I updated the graphics of the game’s board and Glove tiles and will soon be manufacturing this new edition. I’ll offer it for sale on amazon and on another site.
The new graphics show a silhouette of a fielder in action, where before there was a big glove.
In addition I updated the shape of the infield, to mimic the actual outward curve of the clay area, the arches around the bases.
I updated the rulebook to reflect the new artwork. There are no rules changes.
The RallyBird Baseball Board Game is selling! At the moment it’s available on Amazon and on Ebay. I’ve ordered more from the USA manufacturer. People are finding it good to play when quarantined at home, and to give as gifts. Thanks to all of you!
Due to the tough times, and my thirst for the good of normality, I’m so pleased that MLB is offering any season at all right now. It’s a strange season for sure, short, with empty stadiums and artificial crowd noise. How do you feel about it?
I’m grateful and, seeing how people are suffering, not prepared to be negative about its compromises. How will it fit in with the tradition of assessment? When the season is over, I’ll add its suspect, asterisk-worthy 2020 season data to RallyBird’s Add On Kit.
To make the 2020 season possible, MLB has applied some special rules. How might this impact the Add On Kit‘s big league team approach? Most of the MLB changes don’t really fit into RallyBird Board Game’s scale. However, a couple of the rules easily do.
This includes 1) no spitting on the board game; 2) no high fives, and most importantly 3) 2020 season teams must begin extra innings with a runner on second base.
I was quite curious to see how I’d feel about the extra innings treatment in MLB this year, and I decide that given the situation, I like it. I recommend it for experimentation for RallyBird Baseball Board Game players, not just for COVID but also when you are pressed for time. I will try it, if my opponent agrees.
I’m not ready in general to give up the tradition of the pre-COVID, standard extra inning rules for normal times. But I like it as an option when we need it. If MLB some day adopts it as a regular rule to promote the long term interest of the sport, I’ll roll with it. Still, baseball’s tradition is part of the panorama of the game.
Finally, please note that the RallyBird Baseball Board Game is also going by the spelling RallyByrd Baseball. It’s the same game.
Peace and health to all! Play Ball! On your table!