Life is Sport Games is running a Kickstarter campaign for Pine Tar Baseball 1884. The game puts you in charge of one of the teams from that season as you attempt to win it all. It’s a true era of classic baseball action. The game has stat sheets for 21 teams, with full stats for each player, some as both pitchers and position players.
The campaign is already over their funding goal (mind you, they had a low goal) and is looking to unlock stretch goals for the next 28 days.
From the campaign:
Pine Tar Baseball – 1884, designed by James Formo (designer of True to Life Baseball), is a fun and fast paced dice and card game for 1 or 2 players that brings the 1884 baseball season to life. Ninety-five percent of plays are resolved in 1 die roll and no play takes more than 2 rolls. A game of Pine Tar Baseball – 1884 can be played in 18 to 30 minutes.
Pine Tar Baseball – 1884 will feature 21 teams. Eight from the NL and 13 from the American Association. Roster sizes vary from team to team from 11 to 17 players. Most teams will have 16 players. Of these players, at least 4 per team will be pitchers. Most teams in 1884 used 3 man rotations. Occasionally, certain players will have stats as both a pitcher and as a position player.
The player stats are color printed on sheets. Nine players maximum per sheet. The stats have an appearance of a card with a border around each player, but they are not cut out individually. Each team will have 2 player sheets with the 2nd sheet including the suggested starting line up for that team.
Pine Tar Baseball – 1884 features base stealing, errors, sacrifice bunts, and squeeze plays. Players will perform just as they did in real life.