Not only does this video revise the one I posted last week in organization, it also adds my narration. It includes why play RallyBird, a thorough rules explanation, FAQ, sample of a real play session, and a picture of me. In the final portion, after being methodical for so long, some personality and exuberance escapes! Cheers!
UPDATE April 6, 2019: the new version with audio is here:
The old version is below. I’ll be removing it soon. Thanks!
This just completed HOW TO PLAY video offers lavish illustrations! It goes over the various rules thoroughly from different directions, so I think it should be clear. The rules are easy!
This video offers all the information right now in pictures with words. It’s silent. When I have time I’ll edit audio narration.
Yesterday, the third prototype of the Mini RallyBird Board Game arrived…
I left the scissors in the photo to help you get a sense of the small, portable size. The smaller size also means cost savings for the consumer, both for the game itself and cheaper postal fees. Gameplay is the same, but some of the components are a little different, and I’m adjusting the game board accordingly to help match, and for visibility.
I was able to make revisions and order a fourth prototype…. this is progress!
Here is a link to the rules PDF: RallyBird Rules, Guide, FAQ .
This is a photo of a Minnesota gamer’s shelves… Can you spot the RallyBird Baseball board game box?
(Hint: It’s between Azul and Imperial Settlers. That’s nice company!)
Discussions with early purchasers of the game motivated me to make a few pointed additions to the Beginner’s Guide pages of the RallyBird Baseball rules. These all have to do with the individual details of the cards–the ways in which they stand out from each other. A casual glance from a new player may not be enough to notice these idiosyncrasies. (You can learn more about my rationale for it by watching my video explanation of baseball’s asymmetricity.) These At Bat differences will impact the success or failure of your offensive decisions.
You can see these changes in the red font of this screen capture:
To be clear, none of this changes any rules or text on the cards. These discussions by the way are so helpful. I welcome your comments and questions. Play ball!
The latest RallyBird Baseball news hot off the wire…
In response to this question about a Runners In Scoring Position double play situation, I amended the rules to include this specification…
This does not change any rules. It’s just a clarification that makes explicit the logic of baseball. I want people with different levels of baseball confidence to enjoy the game, so I’m happy to make this addition. I write about all this more extensively in my previous post.
Thanks to the RallyBird Baseball gamers who asked the question!