STATIS PRO BASKETBALL is a statistical board game that recreates a professional basketball game and, in a broader sense, an entire season. The game was originally produced by The Avalon Hill Game Company in the late '70s, and was based on a Fast Action Card system, with team and player cards for every different NBA season.
In 1993, Avalon Hill, created an updated version of this wonderful statistics-based game, evolving from a Base-8 system to a more modern Base-10 system, in which the player ratings were based on their real statistical percentages. Also, a new deck of 200 Fast Action Cards was developed along with a revised rule book, providing a new dimension to the game.
Sadly, AH published only two NBA seasons with this new Base-10 system, 1992-'93 and 1994-'95 before discontinuing production.
Now, I am proud to offer to SPBasketball Base-10 fans all the materials needed to play: Rules, FAC deck, full color playing board, and score-sheet, all completely revised, with updated rules to reflect the newest NBA innovations. In terms of teams available, you will find many golden age seasons ('70s, '80s and '90s) as well as the most recent seasons. New NCAA, Euroleague, and Italian versions of the game have also been 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, regard the original AVALON HILL STATIS PRO BASKETBALL:
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.
This site is designed and updated by Dario Cantù
Many Thanks to all the SPB fans that continue to support us and this wonderful game.
A special thank to:
Andrea 'the master' Porrini to give me the first boxed set of AH SPBasketball from which it started all;
Il Dave for all the SPB games played together and many many hours and days spent to organize stats, scores, rosters and all the needed stuff in the pre-Internet era;
Gabriel Wilkinson for giving me many indications on errors and corrections on many seasons and all the support to carry out new season sets;
Marco Walter that incite me to carry out this site and invented RSB basketball game: without that project, there were not this site too.