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Strat-o-Matic Celebrates 50th Anniversary
Old 02-13-2011, 07:19 PM   #1
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Strat-o-Matic Celebrates 50th Anniversary

Anyone here play Strat-o-Matic? The game is a tabletop sports game available in cards-and-dice as well as a PC version. It was invented 50 years ago by Hal Richman.

Here are two links to coverage of the gala event in Manhattan on February 11th. The first is a print article, the second a link to a video.

50th Anniversary of Baseball's "Strat-O-Matic" - CBS News Video

I have been playing since 1973 although I took a break from it in the 1990s until a few years ago when being semi-retired (and now retired) gave me more time to resurrect this hobby.

Retired in late 2008 at age 45. Cashed in company stock, bought a lot of shares in a big bond fund and am living nicely off its dividends. IRA, SS, and a pension await me at age 60 and later. No kids, no debts.

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Old 02-13-2011, 07:41 PM   #2
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I played as a kid. My brother and I had the 1970 season and replayed it. I had other sets from the 70s.

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Old 02-13-2011, 09:51 PM   #3
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Loved it. Spend countless hours drafting teams from various years and playing tournaments with my siblings.
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Old 02-13-2011, 10:11 PM   #4
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I played as a kid. My brother and I had the 1970 season and replayed it. I had other sets from the 70s.
Same here. Had strato leagues back in early 70s
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Old 02-14-2011, 06:29 AM   #5
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I was a huge "fanatic" as a kid...played countless hours with two friends of mine, plus even more solo. Now my 13 year old plays too, which is amazing. What a wonderful game.
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Old 02-14-2011, 08:02 AM   #6
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