fantasy baseball

Baseball board games are surging in popularity lately: Baseball Highlights 2045 and Bottom of the 9th being the two most recent additions to the market.  Now is the opportunity to jump into a Kickstarter for the next baseball-centric boardgame: Fantasy Fantasy Baseball.  This game combines the worlds of fantasy baseball and fantasy characters featuring orcs, zombies, elves, and more.  From the Kickstarter page:

Fantasy Fantasy Baseball is an inventive new card game in which you are the Wizard manager of a baseball team of powerful and gruesome fantasy creatures battling through a season of fantasy baseball. Go head-to-head against other Wizard managers for Victory cards while building up your team’s statistics for even more Victory cards. But beware, your players may have spells cast on them.

Instead of the typical fantasy baseball experience taking months to play, the entire Fantasy Fantasy Baseball experience is boiled down to 10 minutes per player. The amazing fantasy creatures provide something for the baseball fan and the gamer in all of us.

Fantasy Fantasy Baseball breaks down to: one part fantasy, one part fantasy baseball, one part baseball cards, with a pinch of satire.

Baseball fans will enjoy all the subtle and not-so-subtle baseball references, but you don’t have to be a sports fan in order to have a lot of fun with this game.

Players attempt to guide their team through an entire season of fantasy baseball, with games being decided by the skills of their players and the tactical use of magical abilities.  The project is also offering pre-orders for the next two games in the Fantasy Fantasy Series: Fantasy Fantasy Football and Fantasy Fantasy Hockey.  Designers Daryl Andrews (The Walled City, Caffeine Rush) and JR Honeycutt (Doug, Doug, Goose, Caboose and Twirk) collaborated on this project from publisher CSE Games.  You can find links to rules and a print and play version on the Kickstarter page.