Getting Started

With APBA games, players create an intricate game simulation using real statistics that produce accurate results while keeping the game’s nuances intact. APBA games are designed to be easy to follow with a rulebook by your side throughout the game as you play on the game board. APBA games use real players with real statistics resulting in realistic outcomes for both modern and historical seasons. Ever wanted to know how the ’53 Yankees would fair against the ’76 Reds? Now you can.

What do I need to play?
APBA games are compact and can be played on any table or surface that remains flat. You’ll need a pencil and paper along with the materials included with the game. You’ll want to make sure you’re playing in a place where you can easily roll and retrieve the dice and write your results down. Concessions are optional but encouraged.

How long does a game last?
APBA games are designed to be played at a leisurely pace but can be completed in as little as 1/2 hour, depending on the game. APBA games are not timed so they may be spread out and played in Quarters, Periods, Innings, or at other breaks in the action. The games are easy to learn and you can be up and playing in as little as 5 minutes!

How many players can play at one time?
All APBA games are designed for 2 players, however, multiple people can help manage a team as one single player on the board if you so desire. All APBA games can be played solo “solitaire style” where you can manage both sides. Due to the statistical accuracy of APBA games, gameplay is fair and filled with surprises, even for the solo player.

APBA Baseball is also available as a PC game which can be played solo against a computer player.

How do I play?
With most APBA games you can be up and playing in as little as 5 minutes!

All APBA games are “random device” (dice-based) games meaning that gameplay and outcome are controlled by rolling dice and matching the result to your player or team’s card and the game board to determine the gameplay result.

Charts within the rulebook are used to determine what the result is of the dice roll based on the type of gameplay, where you are on the board, and the player card you are using.

Each game begins by either building your team or drafting your team if you have a full season of cards. You then assign your players to their proper positions (such as pitcher, quarterback, goalie, etc.) and roll the dice!

Most games have numerous optional rules that can be added to increase statistical accuracy and spice up game play.