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STRAT-O-MATIC RELEASES NEW, PORTABLE
‘BASEBALL EXPRESS’ BOARD GAME
 
Game Introduces Strat-O-Matic to a New Generation of Baseball Fans
 
 
GLEN HEAD, NY – September 6, 2011 – Strat-O-Matic Media, LLC, the leading producer of sports board and computer fantasy simulation games, has continued the celebration of its 50th anniversary with the introduction of Strat-O-Matic Baseball Express -- a new board game being sold for $10.99 exclusively at Toys R Us stores across the country.
 
Baseball Express is an entry-level, “Super Easy Play” version of the famous Strat-O-Matic Baseball board game. With simplified rules and smaller playing charts, Baseball Express is the ideal game to introduce kids (ages 8+) or new players to Strat-O-Matic. Designed specifically for portability, the game box is small and sturdy enough to be thrown in a backpack and played on the go. While quick and easy to play, like all Strat-O-Matic products, it is rich in baseball statistics and educates players on the intricacies of managing a baseball game.
 
Strat-O-Matic Baseball Express includes 42 All-Star player cards (statistics based upon a three-year average), three dice, the famous Strat-O 20-sided die, small playing charts, game markers and a playing board tray. As an added bonus, consumers can receive a free Personalized Batter Card by submitting their stats online. Once the card arrives, gamers can insert themselves into the lineup and play alongside their favorite All-Stars.
 
Baseball Express is the second significant new product the Company has released this year. In May, Strat-O-Matic launched its new digital 3-Minute Baseball game, which can be downloaded as a free app on the iPad and iPhone, and can also be played on the Company’s website (www.strat-o-matic.com) and Facebook page.

To view an image of Baseball Express, click here.

About Strat-O-Matic
Strat-O-Matic was invented by 11-year-old Hal Richman in his bedroom in Great Neck, NY in 1948 because he became frustrated by the statistical randomness of other baseball board games.  He discovered the statistical predictability of dice would give his game the realism he craved.  Over the next decade he perfected the game at summer camp and then as a student at Bucknell University.  After producing All-Star sets in 1961 and ‘62, he parlayed a $5,000 loan from his father (and made a deal that if it didn’t work out he would work for his father’s insurance company) into the original 1962 Strat-O-Matic Baseball season game. Needless to say Hal never had to take a job with his father.
 
Strat-O-Matic, based in Glen Head, NY and on the Internet at www.strat-o-matic.com, produces the top selling sports board games and is the leading producer of realism/stats sports computer games. The company publishes baseball, football, basketball and hockey games to play both on and off your computer screen. “Strat-O” games are known throughout the sports community for their statistical realism and accuracy. The company has the world's greatest sports game stat libraries with top-of-the-line seasons dating back to the early 1900's.  On the Internet, the company has partnered with The Sporting News to create innovative fantasy/simulation games and previously with Sports Illustrated Kids to produce a line of new fantasy sports games for a younger demographic.  Recently the company released Strat-O-Matic Negro Leagues, the first sports simulation game to accurately reflect more than 100 Negro League players who never had the chance to show their skills in the major leagues. All Strat-O products are available in both board and computer game formats.
 
The company has a loyal celebrity following including a bevy of sportscaster and sports journalists like Bob Costas, Buzz Bissinger, Jon Miller, former MLB’ers Keith Hernandez, Doug Glanville, Cal Ripken; and sports super fans including Bryant Gumbel, Tim Robbins, Drew Carey and Spike Lee. More information is available at: www.strat-o-matic.com).
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