Strat-O-Matic Basketball




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"I have been an avid Strat gamer for about 25 years. Strat-O-Matic has been the premier brand in the sports simulation industry for 50 years. Strat's games are uncanny both in terms of statistical accuracy and in their ability to capture the nuances of the real games they mimic. They are also fun, whether you're playing on the tabletop, on your laptop or over the internet. That's why the games have developed an expansive, often fanatical, following that grows with each passing year. In a nutshell, Strat-O-Matic is awfully good at what it does and we couldn't be more pleased to be working with them."

Bradford Doolittle,

Strat-O-Matic Basketball is a sports simulation game where real players and teams are rated to perform accurately based on professional basketball statistics. As an exciting style of fantasy basketball, you not only General Manage your team, drafting and trading your players, but also as Coach you decide your lineups, defensive assignments, and play actual simulated basketball games on your way to the championship. You no longer count abstract units of measurement such as “fantasy points,” but rather you have one simple goal…to win games.

Strat-O-Matic Basketball is the best-selling board game and computer text sim on the market. It combines statistical realism and the ability to capture the “feel” of a pro basketball game with life-like strategy decisions in games that can be completed in a faction of the time it takes to watch a real game. As you learn the game, you will keep coming back to play game after game knowing your decisions influence victory or defeat.

Strat-O-Matic Basketball is a great tool to learn more about the history of pro basketball as there is an extensive lineup or historical seasons available for you to enjoy going back to the 1960’s. The game company has a well-established reputation for thorough research and statistical integrity which allows each era to come to life on your computer screen or tabletop.

Once you have Strat-O-Matic Basketball, you can always keep it up-to-date with the latest team and player ratings released each year. When you play games using teams from pro basketball, you will see what makes the championship contenders so good and the cellar-dwellers so bad. The game allows plenty of flexibility to create your “What If” scenarios or to setup your solo projects.

If you enjoy competition, you can create your own league with friends or join an already established one. There are a number of leagues in the community that use Strat-O-Matic Basketball where you will be able to match wits against others live through a netplay feature that allows you to connect with others for a game over the internet. You will find current keeper draft leagues, historical draft leagues using seasons in the 1970’s and 1980’s, “stock team” leagues that use real pro basketball teams, and once in a while someone in the community will setup a tournament.

If you are someone who enjoys pro basketball and its statistics and either would like to learn more about the history of the game, have always wondered what would happen if one team from one era could play against a team from another era, or the idea of competition through a league sounds interesting, then Strat-O-Matic Basketball is the right game for you. Hope you decide to join our community!

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“Hollinger and I are both kids from the Strat-O-Matic generation. The industry leader in sports simulation games for the last four-something decades. Using the computer version of Strat-O basketball, we're gonna simulate the three games that are on tonight's schedule. I will play the computer for Bulls at Mavs. Hollinger will play the computer for Thunder at Lakers. And we will let the computer simulate Rockets at Jazz. This is as close as we can come to real NBA basketball tonight, because SOM does such good work translating Morey-esque numbers into a player card that accurately reflects player tendencies. Can't lie that I still love Strat-O. It is a sensational game that has stood the test of time.”

– Marc Stein, ESPN

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