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

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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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Doug Looney
Doug Looney, former senior writer for Sports Illustrated
Readers of Guzzo's brilliantly written and soaring look into Strat-O-Matic will start out thinking they're reading about a game, only to discover they're really reading about passion and life.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780879462802
  • Publisher: ACTA Publications
  • Publication date: 1/28/2005
  • Edition description: New Edition
  • Pages: 320
  • Sales rank: 903,971
  • Product dimensions: 5.94 (w) x 9.14 (h) x 0.69 (d)

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  • Posted October 31, 2008

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    a must for strat heads

    if you've ever caught the strat bug, this book is for you. a behind the scenes look at the history of the game and the story of the man behind it.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted April 10, 2007

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    if you've ever caught the strat bug, this book is for you. a behind the scenes look at the history of the game and the story of the man behind it.

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