Strat-O-Matic Fanatics: The Unlikely Success Story of a Game That Became an American Passion

Strat-O-Matic Fanatics: The Unlikely Success Story of a Game That Became an American Passion

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by Glenn Guzzo
     
 

For decades, one sports board game has led the way in allowing players to relive entire athletic seasons and manage their favorite players--Strat-O-Matic. Strat-O-Matic Fanatics looks at the hobby from every angle: the personal demons and hardships that game creator Hal Richman overcame to bring his dream to life, the numerous crises that threatened to engulfSee more details below

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For decades, one sports board game has led the way in allowing players to relive entire athletic seasons and manage their favorite players--Strat-O-Matic. Strat-O-Matic Fanatics looks at the hobby from every angle: the personal demons and hardships that game creator Hal Richman overcame to bring his dream to life, the numerous crises that threatened to engulf the small company, and brings the story full circle by relating fascinating anecdotes from real players. Core fans will be most intrigued by the exclusive, first-hand glimpse into how Richman and his crew develop their highly coveted fielding ratings. The estimated 4.5 million people who have ever held three dice and a Strat card in their hands will love the chance to relive the memories of their youth.

As entertaining as a novel, but as dramatic as only real life can be, Strat-O-Matic Fanatics is truly an unlikely success story, one that will be appreciated even by those who never once rolled the famous Strat-O-Matic dice.

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Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780879462802
Publisher:
ACTA Publications
Publication date:
01/28/2005
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
320
Sales rank:
1,013,655
Product dimensions:
5.94(w) x 9.14(h) x 0.69(d)

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