Board Versions

If you're looking for unparalleled pitcher/batter interaction along with play result and base runner advance depth and variability then Box Seat Baseball is the game for you! 

The game for the player who wants the ultimate in the statistical representation of the game of baseball!  No game goes as deep with intermingling ACTUAL situational stats for both the batter and pitcher.  Here are some of the features of all three board versions:

  • Batters have individual ratings for vs. left and vs. right in all categories!

  • Batters are rated in seven categories for hitting in scoring position!   

  • Pitchers are rated separately for vs. left and vs. right!  You'll see the difference between facing a dominant lefty and a finesse lefty!

  • All pitchers are rated for runners on and bases empty!  Starting pitchers are rated for the first inning "Early" rating and the seventh inning on "Late" rating!

  • All two team players have been rated separately for each team and virtually every player on each roster is included!  Ballpark effects include separate left/right home run ratings, day / night weather and Ballpark cards that  include a ballpark photo, and optional effects for singles, doubles, and triples!

 

Which Version is right for you - Easy Play, Under The Hood or Box Seat Baseball Classic?

Easy Play Version

  • Seasons Available:  1956, 1962, 1969, 1971, 1977, 1985, 1996, 2002, 2004, 2009

  • Utilizes 3 dice, flip cards and tri-fold charts.  The flip cards provide for the ultimate ease of play with almost all play results coming off the batter and pitcher cards and all batter and base advance coming off the flip cards!

  • To learn more the manual is directly below and also a Quick guide created by Josh Nelson to allow you to get up and playing this version right away. 

Easy Play Version Board Game Manual

Easy Play Version Quick Guide

 

Under The Hood Version

  • Seasons Available:  1956, 1962, 1969, 1971, 1977, 1985, 1996, 2002, 2004, 2009

  • Utilizes 5 dice, tri-fold charts and a loose charts page.  No flip cards involved with this version which entails an original 4 dice original roll and a specialized pitcher die for the pitcher and batter interaction. Results evolve between dice roll, batter and pitcher cards, and tri fold charts that include many more individual game charts to take you under the hood of the Box Seat game engine!

  • To learn more manual is directly below.

Under The Hood Board Game Manual

 

Classic Version

  • Seasons Available:  1956, 1962, 1969, 1971, 1977, 1985, 1996, 2002, 2004, 2009

  • Utilizes 3 dice, flip cards, tri-fold charts and loose charts page.  Limited flip card usage involved and the biggest difference with this original version is play result numbers are utilized and taken to the tri fold charts where are the action unfolds. This is the format in which Box Seat first appeared in the early 2000's.

  • To learn more manual is directly below.

Classic Version Board Game Manual

 

So How Do I Choose Which Version To Order?

Below is a quick overview of the differences since it really is a matter of personal taste in what each individual is looking for in a baseball board simulation I'd advise downloading and looking at each manual for a more thorough understanding of the differences between each version.  I feel that each version has a little something different to offer for the baseball enthusiast! 

Differences:

  • Easy Play Version:  For those who tend to prefer the ease of play derived from the flip cards that contain the vast majority of game action (very minimal tri fold and game charts reference) and play results coming off the batter and pitcher cards as opposed to the use of play result numbers. 
  • Under The Hood Version:  For those who enjoy rolling the dice and seeing the inner game engine by referencing extra charts and a more  "inside the numbers" pitcher / batter interaction mechanism.  Also if you do not prefer flip card usage this is the only version that does not involve flip cards. Like Easy Play, play results come off of the pitcher and batter cards as opposed to the use of play result numbers. 
  • Classic Version:  For those who tend to prefer the use and mystery of game results coming from numbers that are taken to a reference chart as opposed to the results coming directly off the player cards.