Inside the Paint Basketball Game (Pro & College):

Welcome to the world of Inside the Paint Basketball (ITP) !
We have two versions of the game available. A traditional board game with cards and a PC port of same but played fully on the Windows platform. Both versions are discussed and available for purchase below.

The game is driven by double-sided FACs where players make plays and the defense can make defensive stops on the floor or on shots possibly taking away great plays/shots from the offensive player. The use of FACs keeps the action moving along at a pace simulating the real sport.

All of the action comes from the players’ cards with no chart lookups needed. In ITP, each player will have 3 columns per card showing regular offense, offensive rebound and fastbreak sections. In each section the players frequency of 2/3 FGA, drawing fouls, turnovers and assists come into play. For the Dennis Rodman types when the offense does come his way a simple PASS may be the outcome. Each player has separate GOTO ratings where the more they are involved in the offense the better chance you will see him be called upon to make a play. You often see players that don't have great offensive stats (FG%, TO) but these are often guys that have to create offense. If you don't have a any offensive weapons (good or bad) on the floor then you will see the offense bog down in ITP.

Defense in ITP is not an afterthought and is intertwined into the game at all points. Players are rated separately for steals, blocks, committing fouls and overall defense. A special DENY rating for defensive players works with the aforementioned GOTO ratings where good defenders can actually keep a player from being able to take an action on the court. The defensive ratings come into play in what are called possible defensive stops. There are special notations on the FACs that can possibly stop an offensive action or affect a shot.

ITP keeps the action moving with a fastbreak system that is simple yet effective to use. The run-and-gun style teams will feel that way as will the plodders. Each player gets a fastbreak rating that shows his propensity to get out on the break and, when he does, his card has a column just for that event.

The special Momentum Factor (*MOM) is built into the FACs and either gives a team a boost or causes them to miss some shots. The use of timeouts can readjust this factor and keep the game on an even keel but you must use them wisely as timeouts can be very useful towards the end of a game allowing you to call plays and get extra time when you may need it. Managing timeouts can be very challenging. If you use too many timeouts for momentum swings then you will be limited to using your TO's for subs and especially late in a very close game when you want to call a designed play to a specific player. However, not calling timeouts on a momentum run can cause the game to get out of control, thus hurting a teams' chances to win.

So, if basketball is your game, get out of your seat and get Inside the Paint!

Inside the Paint Basketball Game Parts:

Our long awaited full-play basketball game for both college and pro levels of play.. Game play moves right along with the use of FACs (Fast Action Cards) to dictate the action(s) taken by the players. Players are rated in all key areas of the sport and perform just as they did in real life. Many strategies are available for the table top coach to make use of along with unique momentum and time-out procedures. This game IS Basketball. Go inside the paint and score your copy today.

$30.00 Printed & Shipped - Board game version
Game comes with: Professionally made FAC deck (200 cards), Two fully laminated game charts, Ten Pawns, Ten Scoresheets, Rulebook and, of course, a game box for the bookshelf. No Player Cards incl.

$8.00 for the PDF / eBook - Board game version
Game comes with everything you need to play including Two (2) Sample Teams (Los Angeles Lakers & Boston Celtics from 2007/08)!

Game rules can be found in the addons area of this site.
*eBooks are in PDF format and are sent via email within 24hrs of purchase.

 
Printed Set (Ppd)
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eBook / PDF
(via Email)

Inside the Paint Basketball
Game Parts

$30
ITP FAC DECK (purchased by itself) - An extra FAC deck for your ITP game. The game parts (above) DO come with a FAC deck. This if for an extra set.

$22
ITP FAC DECK (purchased w/any other printed order) - An extra FAC deck for your IB game. The game parts (above) DO come with a FAC deck. This if for an extra set and discounted if you order anything else that is shipped from us at the same time.

$17

 

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'This game does an outstanding job of individualizing the various players. Each player has dozens of numbers on his card, and they all play a part at one time or another'

'All in all, I'm very impressed'

'..if you are a basketball fan, I would really suggest checking this game out'

'...thank you for creating such a wonderful and thorough simulation of baseketball. - ...it just feels like basketball and is perfect in nearly every way!'


Complete Seasons for Inside the Paint Basketball
Releasing with four pro seasons (3 NBA, 1 ABA) with more on the way real soon (current NBA and NCAA) now is your chance to recreate some of the best seasons from several leagues on the hardwood..Up to 17 player cards (and one "team card") per team. Players are individually rated in more than a dozen areas/abilities and the team card covers team performance for home/road factor, forcing turnovers, ability to defend the fastbreak and more.

Grab your favorite season(s) and see them on your table top today!!

$23.00 - $164.00 Printed & Shipped - board game version
Professionally laser printed on perforated card stock & shipped to your door ready to hit the court.

$12.00 - $17.00 for the PDF / eBook - board game version
Game rules can be found in the addons area of this site.

*eBooks are in PDF format and are sent via email within 24hrs of purchase.

PRO Seasons (Board Game)
Printed B&W (Ppd)
Printed Color (Ppd)
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College Seasons
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eBook / PDF
(via Email)

2015/16 FULL SET - All teams from the Top10 Conferences, ACC, A10, American Athletic, Big10, Big12, Big East, Mountain West, PAC12, SEC & West Coast Conference! - plus all teams that played in the NCAA Tourney but aren't a member of a Top10 conferences listed above... REGARDING ALL PRINTED TEAMS FOR THE NCAA COLLEGE EDITION OF INSIDE THE PAINT.. PLEASE EMAIL CHRIS AND LET HIM KNOW THE TEAMS YOU WISH TO ORDER..

$18
2014/15 FULL SET - All teams from the Top10 Conferences, ACC, A10, American Athletic, Big10, Big12, Big East, Missouri Valley, PAC12, SEC & West Coast Conference! - plus all teams that played in the NCAA & NIT Tourneys but aren't a member of a Top10 conferences listed above... REGARDING ALL PRINTED TEAMS FOR THE NCAA COLLEGE EDITION OF INSIDE THE PAINT.. PLEASE EMAIL CHRIS AND LET HIM KNOW THE TEAMS YOU WISH TO ORDER..

$18
2013/14 FULL SET - All teams from the Top10 Conferences, ACC, A10, American Athletic, Big10, Big12, Big East, Mountain West, PAC12, SEC & West Coast Conference! - plus all teams that played in the NCAA Tourney but aren't a member of a Top10 conferences listed above... REGARDING ALL PRINTED TEAMS FOR THE NCAA COLLEGE EDITION OF INSIDE THE PAINT.. PLEASE EMAIL CHRIS AND LET HIM KNOW THE TEAMS YOU WISH TO ORDER..

$18
2012/13 FULL SET (153 Teams) - All teams from the Top10 Conferences, ACC, A10, Big10, Big12, Big East, Missouri Valley, Mountain West, PAC12, SEC & The West Coast Conference! - plus all teams that played in the NCAA and NIT Tourneys but aren't a member of a Top10 conferences listed above... REGARDING ALL PRINTED TEAMS FOR THE NCAA COLLEGE EDITION OF INSIDE THE PAINT.. PLEASE EMAIL CHRIS AND LET HIM KNOW THE TEAMS YOU WISH TO ORDER..

$18
2011/12 FULL SET (166 Teams) - All teams from the Top10 Conferences, ACC, A10, Big10, Big12, Big East, Missouri Valley, Mountain West, PAC10, SEC & Conference USA - plus all teams that played in the NCAA and NIT Tourneys but aren't a member of a Top10
REGARDING ALL PRINTED TEAMS FOR THE NCAA COLLEGE EDITION OF INSIDE THE PAINT.. PLEASE EMAIL CHRIS AND LET HIM KNOW THE TEAMS YOU WISH TO ORDER..

$18
2010/11 FULL SET (182 Teams) - All teams from the Top10 Conferences, ACC, A10, Big10, Big12, Big East, Missouri Valley, Mountain West, PAC10, SEC & Conference USA - plus all teams that played in the NCAA and NIT Tourneys but aren't a member of a Top10 Conference

PRICING ON THIS IS $1 PER TEAM - POSTAGE IS $5 PER 30 TEAMS ORDERED.

 

EMAIL CHRIS TODAY! AND ADD TO YOUR COLLECTION.


$18
2008/09 FULL SET (148 Teams) - All teams from the Top10 Conferences, plus all teams that played in the NCAA and NIT Tourneys but aren't a member of a Top10 Conference  

$18
ALL-TIME NCAA FINAL FOUR - Field of 32 Teams, all who made the Final Four in the year depicted for each team. Click here for a list of incl. teams
 

$12

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'I have played ***-*-***** (dice and pc), ***, ***, ****** ***, ****** as well as many out of print basketball offerings, and in my opinion, ITP would probably rank as the best of the bunch. It was money well spent. Congratulations to all the guys at Inside Sports for bringing a game to market that compares favorably with more "well know" hardcourt offerings'

'what an excellent game. I can not see myself playing any other basketball games for some time'

'I like the run and gun stuff from the mid 80's and you can really visualise this when you play. Then you move on to the present NBA, you clearly see why scores are down with a lot of 3 pointers being attempted'

'I absolutely love this game!'

'This is now my basketball game of choice'


Free Addons for ITP Board version
Rulebook for ITP - The complete Rulebook for ITP current as of May2009. See how the game plays!
FAC Flipper for ITP (updated May 15th 2016) - play the card game on your table top but use this windows based program to keep track of time and flip the FACs for you (requires player cards to be printed - and a windows based PC)
Help Chart for ITP - a breakdown of the sequences or procedures and when/where/how they are used. Sort of a "cheat sheet" for ITP

 


 

Inside the Paint Basketball (ITP) for Windows PC:

The Windows version of ITP plays exactly like the board game version of ITP. The player cards are displayed on the screen, the FAC's are automatically flipped in the program, and the program keeps stats. ITP for Windows makes playing ITP an option for those who may prefer playing a PC sim instead of the board game version. Some people don't have room to line up the player cards, don't like to flip/shuffle FAC's, and want to keep stats easily. ITP for Windows accomplishes all this for them.

ITP features:
- Choosing your roster for a game is a breeze with the Pre-Game Injury Check feature. The Pre-Game Injury Check feature will select 8-12 players for each teams’ roster to be active for the upcoming game.

- Selecting each teams’ starting lineups is simple as well. The top 5 players will be listed on the Sub screen (based on their MIN rating). This feature comes in handy if playing with teams in which you are unfamiliar with the players.

- Built in sub system. You will be notified when it is advisable to sub the players. When subbing you will be notified which players to remove from the current lineups, all with the click of a button. - Game stats can be saved and compiled.

- Free agent features are included which make moving players from team to team a breeze (for those in-season trades). The season databases can be easily edited. You can move players, release players, & assign images* to the teams which add to the visual elements of the game. *Team Images are not included with the game and must be supplied byt the user.

- Compiled stats can be viewed team by team or separated by Individual, Shooting, Misc, & Per Game stats. - Game stats & accumulated team stats can be exported to HTML format for easy internet posting. - Save Game feature. You can Save a game at any time (during play stoppages) and resume play at a later time.

- There is no Auto Coach mode or quick play mode. The program also requires interaction from the person playing it. My goal was to maintain the feel of the board game version. The person playing will be making ratings checks, registering blocks, steals, fast breaks, etc. ITP for Windows isn't a simulation in which you just read the displayed text describing the action, you will be a part of the game. With ITP for the PC, even with minimal knowledge of the sport, you can be up and playing in no time and achieve accurate results.

The full program, which is also an unlimited fully functional 5-day demo of the game, can be downloaded below.

After unzipping the demo, it includes three setup files. The files are:
Inside the Paint Basketball.exe : Run this file to install the demo of ITP. This is a fully functional version of ITP.

ITP Data File - Demo.exe : Run this file to install the demo data file which includes the two teams from the 2007-08 NBA Finals.

ITP Data File - College Demo.exe : Run this file to install the demo data file which includes the two teams from the 2008-09 NCAA Finals. The demo will run for 5 days before it becomes inactive. An unlock key must be purchased to register the demo.


Inside the Paint Basketball Windows / PC Game:
*$30.00 digi-download of Game w/4 Teams
(5 day demo is free & fully functional)
*$12.00 - $17.00 digital download of Season Data Files
A complete 100% port of our board game to Windows based PC's (Requires Windows XP or newer). You can download the fully functional game free of charge and play it as much as you like for up to 5 days. Once the 5 day trial period expires then you must register the game if you wish to continue playing. Registration is very simple and you will have an unlock code emailed to you once we receive payment.

The two pro starter teams are 2009/10 Boston Celtics/Los Angeles Lakers
The two college starter teams are 2008/09 North Carolina/Michigan State

*All PC items are also available, upon request and for a small fee, on CD-ROM shipped to your door. Please contact us if you require the Game and/or Seasons on CD-ROM.

DOWNLOAD THE PC GAME / 5 DAY TRIAL VERSION HERE
Fully functional complete game v1.2.4 (MAY 15th 2016) - unlock with purchase to continue using.
DO NOT UNINSTALL any previous version of ITP prior to installing version 1.2.4

Inside the Paint Basketball PC GAME DOWNLOAD PURCHASE

DIGITAL DOWNLOAD REGISTRATION
Including 4 Starter Teams:
2008/09 NBA Finals Teams
2008/09 NCAA Finals Teams

*Final NCAA 2010/11 datafile available now!

Some items of NOTE:
1. The ITP demo must NOT be uninstalled and reinstalled, otherwise the demo will be expired!
2. The only way to get the ITP demo installed again after it has expired is to install it on a different PC.
3. If the ITP demo has been installed on multiple PC's and you want to purchase an Unlock Code, please make sure you submit the registration number from the main PC that you wish to run ITP on.
4. When an ITP Unlock Code is purchased, this gives the user a single PC license.

- Additional licenses may be purchased at a much reduced rate.

ITP for Windows Refunds

Since you are provided with a 5 day free trial period to evaluate ITP and to ensure that the program runs successfully on your system, once an Unlock Code has been issued for ITP we are unable to issue a refund for the product.  Thank you.

'Truthfully, I don't know if I would have the time or patience to play ITP on the tabletop, but the computer version streamlines so many lookups, and the game itself is cleverly designed and a bit addictive. It has a nice flow that feels like basketball'

'Excellent flow and it does not feel like a clik fest at all'

'Recommend that any basketball fan try this out '


Season Data Files for Inside the Paint Basketball for Windows / PC:
$8.00 - $20.00 for digital data file / PC Version
These are the database files containing player and team info to be used with the PC version of Inside the Paint.

Once purchased, the file will be emailed to the address that you used to order. Please use a valid email address for that reason.  The ISG data file attachments are rejected by Gmail.  Customers who use Gmail will need to provide an alternative email address for the data files to be sent to.

PRO Seasons (Windows PC) Electronic File sent via Email

 

NCAA Seasons (Windows PC) Electronic File sent via Email
2015/16 FULL SET - All teams from the Top10 Conferences, ACC, A10, American Athletic, Big10, Big12, Big East, Mountain West, PAC12, SEC & West Coast Conference! - plus all teams that played in the NCAA Tourney but aren't a member of a Top10 conferences listed above...
2014/15 FULL SET - All teams from the Top10 Conferences, ACC, A10, American Athletic, Big10, Big12, Big East, Missouri Valley, PAC12, SEC & West Coast Conference! - plus all teams that played in the NCAA & NIT Tourneys but aren't a member of a Top10 conferences listed above...
 
2013/14 FULL SET - All teams from the Top10 Conferences, ACC, A10, American Athletic, Big10, Big12, Big East, Mountain West, PAC12, SEC & West Coast Conference! - plus all teams that played in the NCAA Tourney but aren't a member of a Top10 conferences listed above...
2014/15 SWEET 16 (16 Teams) - The final 16 remaining teams from the 2014/15 NCAA Men's Basketball Tournament
2013/14 SWEET 16 (16 Teams) - The final 16 remaining teams from the 2013/14 NCAA Men's Basketball Tournament
2012/13 FULL SET (153 Teams) - All teams from the Top10 Conferences, ACC, A10, Big10, Big12, Big East, Missouri Valley, Mountain West, PAC12, SEC & The West Coast Conference! - plus all teams that played in the NCAA and NIT Tourneys but aren't a member of a Top10 conferences listed above...
2011/12 FULL SET (166 Teams) - All teams from the Top10 Conferences, ACC, A10, Big10, Big12, Big East, Missouri Valley, Mountain West, PAC10, SEC & Conference USA - plus all teams that played in the NCAA and NIT Tourneys but aren't a member of a Top10 Conference
2010/11 FULL SET (182 Teams) - All teams from the Top10 Conferences, ACC, A10, Big10, Big12, Big East, Missouri Valley, Mountain West, PAC10, SEC & Conference USA - plus all teams that played in the NCAA and NIT Tourneys but aren't a member of a Top10 Conference
2008/09 FULL SET (148 Teams) - All teams from the Top10 Conferences, plus all teams that played in the NCAA and NIT Tourneys but aren't a member of a Top10 Conference
ALL-TIME NCAA FINAL FOUR - Field of 32 Teams, all who made the Final Four in the year depicted for each team. Click here for a list of incl. teams

 

Team logo images for ITP PC - (updated 3/16/11).. These are the team logos for use in the PC version of Inside the Paint Basketball. Both college and pro images are included for every team/season that we have released thus far. These should be unzipped to a folder called "images" which should be created as a sub-folder inside the main game folder... Generally, c:\program files\inside sports games\inside the paint\images
Free NCAA Datafile for ITP PC - Teams include the 2009/10 Atlantic Coast Conference as well as a couple of teams from 1982/83.
Free Pro Season Schedules for ITP PC - Full Schedules for all ITP pro seasons (NBA / ABA) released prior to Oct 2011. The ZIP file contains installers for each individual season. Going forward, the schedules will come with the season datafile as purchased / released.
   
   

 

 



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