TITLE BOUT II HEAVYWEIGHT DIVISION BEING REDONE. HERE'S WHY!
There are almost 200 heavyweight boxers who have cards (see Master Card List under the "More" tab). These boxers were the first boxers rated for the revived Title Bout II game. However, that was four years ago. During that time, changes have been made to the tables, new formulas have been developed for more accuracy, and various components of the game have been tweaked. While the current Heavyweight card set is fine as is, there are reasons for a redo:
1. The formulas have changed in various areas. While the current heavyweight cards still function quite well (in my biased opionion), theyremain so now and in the future because the ratings for each division are relative to that division. But redoing the heavyweights aligns them with the other card sets.
2. New boxer cards will be included in the set to enhance the value. Several notable names have yet to be carded. That doesn't mean the new fighters will be champions or strong contenders, but they either were involved in an important bout or will add depth to the division. Official cards for Nikolai Valuev, Lee Oma, Ernie Schaaf, Kirk Johnson, Wayne Bethea, Guz Dorazio, Harry Bobo, and Don Cockell will be among the new fighters available for use.
3. While Title Bout II's customer base has a mixture of young adults along with life-long boxing buffs, the overall age skews toward 40-years old to 75-years old. In consideration of age and eyesight, I am 95% sure that I'm going to move to a larger card, 2.75" x 4.75" Tarot card size. A few useful pieces of information for each fighter have been added (but not necessary to play the game), the majority of the space has been dedicated to a larger, roomier text for easy reading that will lead to faster and more enjoyable play.
Anticipated Availability: Late June - Early July
The sample card is a prototype, not yet sent to the graphic design business. This is close to the actual size but vertically a bit larger. You'll notice new additions like Height, Weight, Reach and Status; and the top of the card should be better arranged.
MASTER CARD LIST
Every boxer who has a Title Bout II card can be found on a new Master Card Checklist. Now, you can be sure that if you're a "completist", you have a full set of boxers.
The possible exception would be "special cards" created for single events. The list will be updated as new cards are added. The list is on an Excel worksheet and arranged so that you can sort by LAST NAME and immediately find all fighters who have more than one card. For example, Alexis Arguello has four cards: FW, SFW, SLW and LW.
Click here to download MASTER CARD LIST
DRIVETHRUCARDS will now Handle All Printed Components.
New to Title Bout II? You can now purchase all the necessary components needed to play the game as a Single Bundle at DriveThruCards at a special Introductory Price! (Note: Printed rulebook must be ordered separately at DriveThruCards or downloaded free of charge on the website's Download Page.)
NEW VERSION: Title Bout II for Windows 1.1.4
(Version 1.1.4 must be downloaded and installed if you wish to use the light-flyweight division and the minimum weight division.