Tom Chappelear
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So, riding my bike today I saw an old couch with a sign on it: "$0.25, help yourself." And there was a copy of Battleball! I didn't have time to look carefully at it--it rattled nicely, but I stuck it in back and came home.

Okay, so the price was right, but it's missing the following pieces:

1 yellow D6
1 blue D10
1 blue team, blue base (linebacker)
1 red red, red base (running back)
and worst of all...
1 board (The Black Harts endzone third)

Is it worth the effort to track down the missing bits, or should I just let my 2-year old son play with the pieces, presuming that the Heroscape bins I have stored up for future birthdays will be sufficient?

My head leans towards "forget it, you don't need this". My heart remembers playing a silly football game from Dragon magazine when I was a kid (Monsters of the Midway, I think) and loving it.

Suggestions?
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Tim Thorp
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I just picked up a copy of this, and it's missing pieces. Should I let my 2-year old have it?


Why, did he steal them? laugh

Seriously, this is a real common game in the thrift stores. It should be easy to find a parts copy. Or, you could see if any geek has a parts copy that you can trade for. It's actually a pretty cool game.
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My 2-year old loves the pieces. The big blocker with the yellow base is now 'my robop'

The game has high toy-factor. Keep it for your son.

If you'd like to play the game:

The minis are easily replaceable - substitute spare Heroscape (or HeroClix et cetera) figures - paint the edge of the base the appropriate color ( or not s'up to you)

The board - perhaps you could scan one side and print it out on foamcore and cut it to fit.
 
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