Strat-O-Matic Fanatics

The Unlikely Success Story of a Game That Became an American Passion

By Glenn Guzzo
(ACTA Publications, Paperback, 9780879462802, 316pp.)

Publication Date: January 2005

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This is the true story behind the creation--and re-creation--of America's most popular sports board game ever--Strat-O-Matic. Growing up, a young Hal Richman dreamed of producing a game that accurately recreated entire Major Leage Baseball seasons. More than a tale of a single man and his company, Strat-O-Matic Fanatics shows the power of a dream. It details Hal Richman's youth; the first, tenuous years of Strat-O-Matic; numerous episodes of conflict and opposition; and the devotion and addiction of the hobby's fans. Along the way, author Glenn Guzzo reveals a universal story of determination, love, loyalty and honesty in the face of seemingly unbeatable odds that has made Strat-O-Matic an icon in the board and computer game industry.

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