Avalon Hill Original 1993 game box
Avalon Hill Original 1993 game box

STATIS PRO BASKETBALL is a statistical board game that recreates a professional Basketball game and, in a wider sense, an entire season. The game was originally edited by The Avalon Hill Game Company at the end of the Seventies, and was based on a Fast Action Cards system, with Team and Player cards rated for every different season of NBA. 

In 1993, Avalon Hill, carried out an updated version of this wonderful Statistical based game, evolving from the Base-8 system to a most modern Base-10 system, in which the ratings of the Players were brought to the real statistical percentages. Also a new deck of 200 Fast Action Cards was put in place with a new completely revised booklet of rules, giving a new dimension to the game. 

Sadly, AH published only two NBA seasons with this good new Base-10 system, 1992-'93 and 1994-'95 and then dismissed the production.

 

Now I am proud to offer to the SPBasketball Base-10 fans, all the material needed to play: Rules, FAC deck, Full color Playing board, Scoresheet, everything completely revised, with updated rules to reflect the new NBA innovations. In terms of teams available, you will find many golden age seasons ('70-'80 and '90) and the most recent seasons also. A new NCAA version of the game has been also developed.

 

 

ALL THE MATERIAL PRESENTED ON THIS SITE IS OFFERED AS DOWNLOADABLE FILES, OFTEN IN PDF FORMAT OR IN OTHER PICTURES FORMAT. THERE IS NO CHANCE TO HAVE ANY PRINTED MATERIAL.

 

From the famous Boardgamegeek site:

 

The Game of Professional Basketball:

Inside this box you'll find everything you need to recreate an entire professional season. Every player from every pro team is here, each one ready to play for you just the same way he did in the regular season. The only difference between STATIS PRO BASKETBALL and the real thing is that now YOU are the coach!

YOU pick the starting line-ups, send in substitutes, and call the fast break and full-court press. YOU call the slowdown, take out players to rest for the final period...and much more!

Every player in STATIS PRO BASKETBALL is statistically rated to display his real abilities in each of the following areas: Field Goal Shooting, Free Throw Shooting, Rebounding, Fouls, Foul Drawing, Blocking Shots, Stealing the Ball, Assists, Defense, and Stamina.

Luck is a factor in every basketball game, and STATIS PRO BASKETBALL represents the effect of chance with a unique system of FAST ACTION CARDS that keep the game moving fast while at the same time allowing everything that takes place in a real game to occur.

 

Game Equipment:

  • Scorepad
  • Rules Folder
  • Mounted full-color Playing Board with Reference Charts & Tables
  • Set of Fast Action Cards
  • Player Cards representing players of every pro team.

 

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If you are a Basketball Tabletop Games lover, you could try this fantastic and original game!