Fantasy Fantasy Baseball, Just in Time for Opening Day
March 23, 2017
CSE Games is proud to announce the official release of Fantasy Fantasy Baseball – a card-drafting, roster-building new tabletop game.
Fantasy Fantasy Baseball breaks down to: one part fantasy, one part fantasy baseball, one part baseball cards, and a pinch of parody.
In Fantasy Fantasy Baseball, players draft teams in order to compete in head-to-head weekly match-ups taking place over the course of a fantasy baseball season. Build your team from such mystical characters as Triton outfielder Grifseidon, multi-talented Elf catcher Pudgy Ivan or super rookie Garfoose – the creation of author, analyst and former MLB pitcher Dirk Hayhurst.
Each round players will engage in match-ups to earn victories, while managing their rosters, and building up their long-term rotisserie stats in hopes of collecting wins, making the playoffs and winning the championship. Fantasy Fantasy Baseball weaves together all the best elements of fantasy baseball:
- Live draft
- Setting your lineups
- Head-to-head win system
- Free agency
- Rotisserie stat tracking
- Final battle for the championship
Fantasy Fantasy Baseball uses a clever combination of game mechanics which fit together to deliver an authentic fantasy sports experience, including:
- Card drafting – Think of it as your live fantasy draft
- Action programming – Setting your lineup
- Hand management / deck building – Choose which players start and which sit
- Simultaneous action – Go head-to-head with your opponent
- Variable player powers – Use your specific player strengths at the right time
Designed by Daryl Andrews and J. R. Honeycutt, with art by Rob Lundy, Fantasy Fantasy Baseball is for 1 to 5 players, ages 10+ and only takes 20 to 50 minutes to play.
Here’s what’s being said about Fantasy Fanatsy Baseball:
“… a very interesting game with some new ideas, great artwork, quick playtime and a fun theme.”
– Andrew Bucholtz (Yahoo! Sports)
“Fantasy Fantasy Baseball is a really clever mash-up of both genres. It’s quick, full of fun and challenging decisions and finds the right balance between sport and sorcery to remain appealing to a wide audience.”
– Stephen Conway (The Spiel, board game podcast)
Geek & Sundry, the source for everything “geek”, describes Fantasy Fantasy Baseball as follows:
“The game is wonderfully illustrated… You don’t need to be a baseball fan to get enjoyment from this design, but it certainly helps. The thematic touches and most entertaining aspects arise from nailing that fantasy sports feel. Elements like weekly head to head bouts, deciding who to bench, and competing for long term glory all tie into that fantasy sports theme. It’s clear the designers are fans of the genre and the effort is obvious… an interesting game from a couple of emerging talents in Daryl Andrews and JR Honeycutt. It does a good job of integrating the two fantasy ideals, standing apart from other sports table-top titles.”
Dan King, The Game Boy Geek, chose Fantasy Fantasy Baseball as one of his most anticipated games of the year. Here is Dan’s video review:
Fantasy Fantasy Baseball retails for $29.99 US, and is available now. For more information, how-to-play videos and details on availability, make sure to follow CSE Games on Twitter (@csegames) and Facebook (facebook.com/FantasyFantasySports/).
About co-designer Daryl Andrews:
A member of the Game Artisans of Canada, Daryl is a lifelong baseball fan with several published games to his credit – Back To The Future: OUTATIME (IDW Games), TMNT: Showdown from (IDW Games), Sagrada (Floodgate Games), Caffeine Rush (RnR Games) and The Walled City (Mercury Games) – with many more titles scheduled for release in the next two years. Daryl is also the co-host of the Meeple Syrup Show (meeplesyrupshow.com), a video podcast of designers discussing design.
About co-designer J. R. Honeycutt:
Born and raised in Fort Worth, TX, J. R. is a Texas Rangers season ticket holder and has 15 published games with more titles scheduled for release in 2017-18. J. R. was on the development team of the hit game SeaFall and is also the host of The Nerd Nighters (dfwnn.org), a video podcast and community of gamers helping others.
About artist Rob Lundy
Rob Lundy is an illustrator and graphic designer from Ottawa, Ontario. Formerly an animator, he moved into freelance board game illustration after the success of his first project Dungeon Roll, published by TMG. Since that time, his illustrations have seen publication from several companies across North America. Rob specializes in fantasy illustration but has done work in the sci-fi realm. He streams his work live online as a Twitch and Adobe partner at twitch.tv/moltenink where he extends his love for teaching art to anyone willing to learn.
About CSE Games
CSE Games is a developer and publisher of award-winning tabletop games as well as sports and entertainment products, since 2004. CSE Games products have earned awards from American Mensa, Father Geek, The Dice Tower, Creative Child Magazine, Canadian Toy Testing Council and the Oppenheim Toy Portfolio to name a few.