Your chance to be a Major League Baseball manager. All of the interactive action from the comfort of your own home! Play-by-email or play-by-mail - whichever you prefer.
* Manage your own ballclub from the comfort of your own home
* Compete in a league against other managers throughout the world
* Play by Internet or Play by Mail - your choice
* Play through full regular season and playoffs
* Sign and draft players, choose lineups and deal with injuries
* The ultimate in MLB simulations, running all year round
Welcome to Gameplan Baseball and to Ab Initio Games. Gameplan Baseball is our simulation of Major League Baseball. A game which you play over the Internet, or by mail if you prefer, against other players throughout the world. You make all of your decisions at home, send them to us via a special website or by mail and once the games are run, we send you back all of the results and information you need.
In Gameplan Baseball you are the manager of a Major League ball-club, taking your team through a 162 game regular season. If you’re good enough and qualify for the playoffs you continue and try to reach and win the World Series.
In Gameplan Baseball we try to make the game work the same way as in real life, with realistic decisions to be made about team management. The choices you make are the same as you’d have to make in real life. Sometimes you’ll have to make tough decisions, whether to sign better pitchers or hitters, or develop your stadium and income sources to improve your future finances.
In addition to the management decisions about signing and cutting players you’ve also got to shuffle your roster from game to game. You’ve injuries to contend with, as well as players losing form. You have to decide which pitchers will be in your starting rotation and which will operate from the "bullpen". You have to decide when to rest your star hitters, and who to use as pinch hitters and when to use them.
Gameplan Baseball runs all year round - the game isn't a "fantasy game" based on the performances of real life players in the Major Leagues - it's an interactive simulation of how real life Baseball works - much more involved, and much more challenging. Turns are normally run every two weeks to give you plenty of time for planning and analysis.
This page is just a brief introduction toGameplan Baseball. Click here for more detailed information about Gameplan Baseball and how to join the game.
Gameplan Baseball is only one of the North American Sports Games we can offer - we also have American Football, Ice Hockey and Basketball as well as many others.