Strat-o-Matic Baseball and APBA Soccer fan Paul Dylan who is the blogger over at One for Five took the plunge and tried out the APBA Baseball game. Not only that he documented it with a full-fledged review of the game.
It’s a pretty even-handed review. While Paul points out the enjoyable aspects of the game, he doesn’t hesitate to make legitimate critiques where sees shortcomings. Especially helpful for those new to APBA is the “un-boxing” where he describes exactly what is included with the set.
In his summary, I think Paul found it an enjoyable game:
“Though because of my loyalty to another game I’d been reluctant to give APBA Pro Baseball a try, when I finally did I found the APBA game to be an incredibly fun, smooth-playing, easy to learn basic baseball simulation. I’d recommend it especially to those who don’t want or need all the complicated managerial decisions an advanced simulation might provide. If you think you’ll want to play more than just the 1953 World Series (Dodgers vs. Yankees), you’ll need to buy more cards, however, as those two teams are all that come in the box. Despite my marriage to a competitor’s game, I see a few trysts with APBA in my future.”
Personally, I found it quite interesting to see APBA Baseball through the eyes of someone new to the game yet familiar with the concept of tabletop baseball.