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Dice Baseball Game

Updated on August 7, 2014

 

Are you tired of your children sitting in front of the TV or playing video games all day? Are you looking for a way to interact with your children more? Here is a game I played with my family and friends. The game is called dice baseball and the rules are the same as the game of baseball. The only items needed to play are a pair of dice and a piece of paper.

The way I played was using baseball cards and creating lineups with the cards available. The game can be played without baseball cards but using them will allow the players to build teams using their favorite players. Another way to build teams is to use note cards and write players names on them. These methods allow the players to keep various stats from the game for each of their players.

Players have the option of forming leagues, playing single games, or creating tournaments.

HOW TO PLAY

Standard baseball rules apply.

One player will draw a baseball diamond on a piece of paper with home plate, 1st, 2nd, and 3rd base on it. Markers can be used to indicate base runners. A marker can be anything that will fit on the piece of paper.

Each player will roll both dice and the highest total will be the home team.

The away team will bat first and the home team will only bat in the last inning if they are losing or the game is tied.

The player that is at bat will roll two dice and match the results to the batting table listed below to record the action that occurred for each at-bat.

The player that is designated as the away team will roll the dice until they accumulate three outs. Once that occurs, the player designated as the home team will roll both dice until three outs are reached. The inning is over after both playes have reached three outs. Standard games are 9 ininings.

A double play can only occur if there are runners on base and if there are not any runners on base than the roll is just recorded as an out.

If using baseball cards or note cards to play, the player will place the top card of the deck on the bottom after each at-bat is completed. This method will keep the lineup in order and will increase the accuracy of the stats being recorded.

Batting Table

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
1
2
3
4
5
6
1
Single
Batter reached on an error
Ground out
Ball
Fly out
Strike
 
Runners advance 1 base
Runners advance 1 base
 
 
 
 
2
Batter reached on an error
Single
Strike
Pop up
Double play
Ground out
 
Runners advance 1 base
Runners advance 1 base
 
 
 
 
3
Ground out
Strike
Single
Double play
Fly out
Strikeout
 
 
 
Runners advance 2 bases
 
 
 
4
Ball
Pop up
Double play
Double
Sac fly
Strikeout
 
 
 
 
Runners advance 2 bases
Runner scores from 3rd base
 
5
Fly out
Double play
Fly out
Sac fly
Triple
Walk
 
 
 
 
Runner scores from 3rd base
All runners score
 
6
Strike
Ground out
Strikeout
Strikeout
Walk
Home run

 

I hope you enjoy this game as much as I have.

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      Patrick 5 years ago

      Nice idea but it's low scoring.

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      Sean 6 years ago

      Thanks, this is what I was looking for me and my nine year old

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      Bosco 6 years ago

      I guess its all up to you... maybe you can have an extra roll and if it is even then its a double play and if it is odd then it is not a DP. Or you can roll for range... 1 or 2 are save at second, and 3, 4, 5 and 6 are DP...

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      villi63 6 years ago

      ok my question for this baseball game is.. Lets say I have a baserunner on 1st base and no outs and next batter for me got a 6 and a 2 and that is a ground out. My question is does that mean a double play or will my runner advance to second base? please send back as quickly as possible

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