Posted on July 10, 2008, Shawn Sines Virtual Baseball Card Collecting Meets Fantasy Sports in Baseball Boss
Challenge Games has announced the release of Baseball Boss. The game is credited with being the first to combine online virtual baseball card collecting with fantasy sports.
The company has secured a license from Major League Baseball to list players’ statistics and photos on virtual baseball cards. Cards are available for the 1907 and 2007 baseball seasons with more packs to come.
Baseball Boss is unique in that its short-form design allows it to be played in 5-15 minute increments rather than in long marathon sessions. The format is ideal for both casual and hardcore gamers, who are looking for new and challenging options for play in between longer gaming sessions and during free time. Because Baseball Boss is asynchronous in nature, it can be played whenever a user wants. Players can challenge other teams and results can be accessed at the players’ convenience. Gamers may also create their own private leagues to play with their friends, join one of many public ones, or play in a variety of fee-based premium leagues, which have additional features. Teams can be altered by trading cards with other players, purchasing cards from other players in online auctions using points earned, and by purchasing new card packs as they are released. Baseball Boss can be played for free. Players also have the options to purchase additional card packs with money and to join as VIP members for a nominal fee.
Baseball Boss can be played for free at www.baseballboss.com and integrates directly with Facebook.
via Business Wire