Simply put, Franchise Ball is the most realistic and complete baseball simulation game in the world. Franchise Ball is an ongoing strategy game where users compete against each other as owners and managers of baseball teams in a multiplayer field via the Internet, in a clean, user-friendly, web-based environment. And the options and tools available to users are vast.
Franchise Ball is a real-time fantasy baseball simulation, and a comprehensive social network, providing users with tools for interactivity and team optimization. But ultimately, it's a numbers game, a game of statistics and strategy, just like owning and controlling an actual team. An extremely advanced, artificially-intelligent, fine-tuned baseball simulation which simulates games based on roster structures, realistic performance trends, and dynamically changing players. Users can watch games in real-time, or simply check-in on their progress as each season progresses. Each season lasts 20 days, with the last 10 reserved for playoff games, where divisional and league champions compete for the seasonal world title.
Users build capital for their franchise to spend on new players, amenities, campaigns, investments, etc. There are a vast number of strategies that can be utilized. Players earn capital through attendance, successful investments, championships and other accomplishments throughout the game.
Users have access to a player marketplace where they can bid in real-time for players for each following season. Each player's contract lasts a single season, so every player in the game is up for grabs for the user who bids the highest. Players can acquire and release free agents, and send up/down minor leaguers. There is a player draft where users can place draft picks for college players within their draft pools. There are many unique ways to acquire players. Gaining capital through success, finding players that fulfill your team's chemistry, skillful management, and mindful budgeting are just some of the keys to building a championship team. And ultimately, one's success in Franchise Ball.