This mini version of the RallyBird Baseball board game is not just a smaller version of the regular RallyBird game.
Whether mini or regular sized, RALLYBIRD BASEBALL BOARD GAME is easy to learn. Offense secretly picks a tactic; Defense tries to anticipate it, and commits its strengths and weaknesses. Then Offense reveals the tactic. Both players compare the tactic against the relevant Defensive zones. Offense rolls the dice and if successful, moves the baserunners.
Turns are quick. Decisions are meaningful. Both offense and defense must make a decision each At Bat. You're involved all the time. Turns are short. Okay, let's play ball!
This is a fast, easy, real baseball game. It's not just about the offense. When there's a runner on third base, two outs, both coaches feel the heat to make the right decision. Your chances increase when you think the tactical situation through. Baserunners move counter-clockwise, so hitting to the right side isn't necessarily the same as hitting to the left. If there are two outs, there's no double-play threat.
Generally the game takes about an hour to play. I suggest you start at the top of the 7th inning for a board game session that feels right-- tense, exciting! Keep them guessing, but don't lose your rhythm while doing so. Go for that home run. Go for the bunt. Steal third base--if you think defense expects you to hit to the right side. Every choice has a chance of success or failure, but if you outthink your opponent your odds increase.
The RallyBird itself is an optional rule that gives the underdog in the 9th inning an extra chance. A little bird token waits just off the board for a chance to inspire your team--or perhaps just peck some grass seed and fly away.
The Mini RallyBird Baseball Board Game offers a small footprint on your kitchen table, coffeeshop ledge, pub booth. Take a look at the pictures. It's cute, concise and invites play! You can talk non-gamers into investing about an hour to give it a try.
Due to the size, the graphics of the game board are a little different that the regular sized version, but it's the same game.
Mini RallyBird use three dimensional wooden figures ("Meeples") painted on both sides, with numbers. The game board shows Meeple outlines where in the field they go. Meaningful decisions await.
The cards are the exact same Poker-sized set as regular RallyBird Baseball. The rules are the same as well (but a different version, sized to fit in the box). You can download the rules right here to look over or print full sized if you like. You can also download RallyBird Score Pages for free.
To make sure you can see the Meeple glove values, this version uses cubes for baserunners. Mini RallyBird uses 8-sided dice (one red, one blue--matching team colors) to help each team keep track of score. It also uses a unique card in the At Bat deck to keep track of your Inning and your Outs.
(The regular size RallyBird Baseball board game is currently for sale here at The Game Crafter. My website RallyBirdBaseball.com also offers free downloads supporting the game, such as a FAQ, Beginners Guide, and the RallyBird score pages. Keep records of your victories--how you won, and what decisions you made, and whether or not the bird brought you luck.)
Thank you! --Pete
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|Publish Date||June 30, 2019|
|Setting||Modern / Present|
|Primary Mechanic||Press Your Luck|
|More Info||RALLYBIRD BASEBALL Mini web site|