PT Games Basketball

PT Games Basketball is an enjoyable full-play basketball simulation game that offers some of the advanced gameplay that basketball aficionados will crave, while not sacrificing playability, so that it should appeal to the more casual basketball fan, as well.          

PT Games Basketball has Men’s and Women’s Pro and College Teams and Players!

Entire WNBA history available in PDF format through PT Games webstore

NBA seasons from 1979 to 2023 in PDF format through PT Games webstore

Previous Basketball Bones and PTG Basketball rules and player cards are not compatible

PT Games Basketball “Unboxing” video introduction

PT Games Basketball “How to play” video – We talk about a few game elements


PT Games Basketball is a dice-based, possession-based game. Shots are taken as a 2-pt Rim, 2-pt Jumper, and 3-Pointer*. The rim shot is taken within a couple of feet of the basket. Assists are now looked at through the player actually taking the shot. Rebounds are resolved with a single roll between two players battling it out.

PT Games Basketball features a per possession “clock” over a time clock for pro and college. Rare Plays have been narrowed to one chart. *(Certain seasons do not have separate 2-point shot types).

PT Games Basketball Core Game is all 4 games in one! Men’s and Women’s Pro and College Basketball in one easy to play booklet. Rules, charts, scoresheet, stamina markers. A Playmat is sold separately through in full-court Print Only.

The game is tied with less than 30 seconds to play. Just about everyone in the building expects the superstar scorer from the visiting team to get the ball in his hands to take the potential game-winning shot.  Everyone is standing—fans and players alike. Chants of “DEE-FENSE…DEE-FENSE” rock the arena.

The clock ticks down. But the superstar doesn’t get the basketball. His teammates are unable to get it to him, thanks to great ball denial by the home team. The fans are relieved to see a secondary player from the visitors hoisting a jump shot as the clock ticks closer to 0:00.

But that secondary player drains the 15-foot jumper, a dagger into the hearts of the home crowd. Down by two and the time almost gone, the home team takes a timeout and designs a buzzer-beating play. Will they go for the tie or try a desperation three-pointer to win the game and send the fans home deliriously happy?

Can you picture the above scenario in your head? If you’re a follower of basketball, no doubt you did, because moments like those occur almost nightly in some arena, somewhere.

It’s also a scenario that plays out in PT Games Basketball tabletop basketball game that uses four dice and individual player cards to re-create exciting pro and college basketball action that includes just about everything that happens on the hardwood!

In most instances, the superstars will get the basketball in “crunch time,” because each player is rated for how often they are the focus of the team’s offense. 

In PT Games Basketball, every player who suited up for that season gets an individual card rating them in every aspect of the game, from shooting frequency to field goal success to rebounding to defense, and more!

The game is easy to set up and play. There are no laborious charts to constantly consult. Some possessions are resolved with one throw of the dice. The player cards are an integral part of the engine designed to keep gameplay flowing like a well-executed fast break.

But basketball isn’t just shooting and rebounding. Every game, every night, can include various elements which may affect the outcome: the home-court advantage; momentum shifts; a bad night from a key player; a wayward referee’s whistle; and of course, that old bugaboo—injuries.

They all can happen in PT Games Basketball, too, thanks to the included Rare Play Boards, which bring those elements, and more, into your contests. Maybe a loose-lipped player says the “magic word” and gets slapped with an ill-timed technical foul. Maybe a wet spot on the floor causes your big man to slip and collapse to the floor like a house of cards, resulting in an injury. Maybe a brief spurt by the home team causes a change in momentum and leads to an even bigger and more damaging run.

PT Games Basketball is available in a Print format for the rules, chart, and basketball court. Some Women’s and Men’s Pro Player Cards are available in Print. College Player cards are available in PDF only. You will need to supply 2-10 sided dice, a 6-sided die, and a pencil. 

PT Games Basketball is unlike any other, because it combines simplicity with realism, making for a fun, fast, statistically-accurate pro basketball simulation.