How do I get started playing?

The Strat-O-Matic computer basketball game is a based on the popular Strat-O-Matic board game.  The best parts of the board game (the individual ratings and the realistic manner in which they interact) have been retained and we’ve added some nice embellishments to the computer version.  We believe you will find that no other game on the market captures the feel of basketball the way that Strat-O-Matic does.

If, after playing this game, you have any comments or ideas for improving on it please drop us a line.  We are committed to improving all of games with your help.

Strat-O-Matic Computer Basketball is a multifaceted game with many options and features.  If you are new to the world of Strat-O-Matic and just want to get started quickly you should follow these steps:

1. You will play the game better and enjoy it more if you understand the ratings system.  The ratings system is the same one that is used with the board-game cards.  Even if you don’t plan to use the cards, you will want to understand the ratings system employed by the game.

2. If you are playing a nonleague game, no stats will be saved.  When you play your first league game you will be able to view statistics.

3. You can accept the defaults for most of the items shown in the menus when you start a game.  

4. Don’t worry about messing things up!  You can always re-install the software.  Also each season can individually be restarted, which simply erases all statistics accumulated to date for that league.

Please refer to the Help File’s “Getting Started” section for a tutorial that will guide you through playing your first game.