TC Tennis is a tennis simulation strategy boardgame. TC Tennis (TCT) simulates the statistical realism and deviation (via dice) rather than the twitch/dexterity elements of tennis. Designer Terry Coleman spent much time on tweaking the numbers to find the right ratios and probabilities. TCT comes with 24 champion tennis player stat cards that you can play, from modern players to players from the 1920s. Each player card has is ranked from AA to F on four different surfaces: Grass, Clay, Hard, and Indoor. The card backs have a short bio of each player. Lots of hard work went into gathering and organizing information on each athlete. Coleman is no stranger to sports games and sports data because he has worked on several sports videogames for Electronic Arts.
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The marriage of a sports management style game with tactical combat seems like a natural. To be sure, it is more difficult to accomplish than a pure management simulation, but for those of us who are control freaks, it's extremely satisfying to actually command our ranged units (wizards, mystery archmages, and archers) on when to let their missiles of destruction fly and to order our heavy-duty (knights, black knights, giants, and minotaurs) into melee after the magical and medieval artillery have softened their targets.