Psychic Baseball (Dec, 1930)

Psychic Baseball

A Battle of Wits

$1.00 Complete With Rules Score Cards & Playing Field

A Game of Skill Crowded with Action

Mail Order Direct If Your Dealer Cannot Supply You

Psychic Baseball Corp.
Dept. MM 389 Fifth Ave., N.Y.C

8 comments
  1. Jake of All Trades says: November 5, 20078:23 am

    Does anyone know more about this? I assume “psychic” means something different to them, but what? Unless, perhaps, one is supposed to use one’s mental powers to project little baseball-playing golems onto the included playing field…

  2. Fabian says: November 5, 200712:00 pm

    BoardGameGeek has a game named Psychic Baseball (http://www.boardgamegee…), but not much description (“Depression era Parker Brothers Baseball boardgame. Players use cards for batters and pitchers to generate results. Full color board with pegs to marker baserunners and score.”). Also, it’s from 1935 and was published by Parker Brothers. Might be a different edition of the same game, though.

    I guess it’s a variant of Paper, Rock, Scissors; one player selects a card that represents a way to pitch, the other player selects a card that represents a way to bat, the combination of the two cards determines what happens in the game, and the fact that you need to guess the card your opponent has selected is what makes the game “psychic”.

  3. Firebrand38 says: November 5, 200712:23 pm

    Like just about everything else, there seems to be online groups devoted to the subject of baseball themed games.

    http://members.aol.com/…
    or
    http://groups.yahoo.com…

  4. Blurgle says: November 5, 20073:13 pm

    “Psychic” once also had the meanings “cerebral” or “intellective”. I think it meant “doing something with your mind”.

    So maybe a modern translation would be “fantasy baseball”?

  5. Rick Auricchio says: November 7, 20071:35 pm

    Psychic Baseball is another great name for a band.

  6. Anne says: April 8, 20087:34 pm

    ”Depression era Parker Brothers Baseball boardgame. Players use cards for batters and pitchers to generate results. Full color board with pegs to marker baserunners and score.”

    So, I guess it was something like modern Pokemon cards and whatnot?

  7. Played it back in the 60s says: June 29, 20081:04 pm

    My Dad had this game as a kid, it was still at my granddad’s place. Two Player game.. played innings alternating be the picther and the batter.. Special cards where dealt .. Pitcher had a hand .. batter had a hand.. each player revealed a card at the same time.. results where determined based on the combination of cards.

  8. Sharon says: April 28, 20105:00 pm

    I have this game. When my dad was a young man he worked at Parker Brothers in Salem Mass. When they closed down he got to take alot of games.

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