About this project
A card-drafting and hand-management game where you are the Oracle Manager of a team of powerful and gruesome fantasy creatures going through a full season of fantasy football.
By acclaimed designers Daryl Andrews and J.R. Honeycutt, with fantastic art by Rob Lundy, Fantasy Fantasy Football transforms the fantasy football experience into just 10 minutes per player.
2-6 players; ages 10+, 20-60 minutes to play.
NEW: Here is an early draft of the rulebook.
Dan "The Game Boy Geek" King walks you through how to play Fantasy Fantasy Football:
- 72 Player Cards (premium quality card stock)
- Main Game Board
- 6 Team Boards (double-sided)
- 18 Weather Cards
- 5 Schedule Cards (for 2, 3, 4, 5 and 6-player games)
- 1 Week Marker
- 48 Football Win Tokens
- 1 Trophy Token
- 6 detailed Oracle Manager Miniatures
- Illustrated rulebook
Let's get Fantasy Fantasy Football set up for action.
- Each manager selects an Oracle manager mini and a Team Board
- Sort Player Cards by class - Rookie, Starter, Specialist, All-Pro and Hall of Fame
- Conduct Player Draft by class - 2 Rookies, 1 Starter, 1 Specialist, 1 All-Pro and 1 Hall of Fame
- Select the Schedule Card for a 2, 3, 4, 5 or 6-player game
- Set up the Weather Cards for the first 4 weeks of head-to-head action
- You're now ready to take on your opponents
Here's some of the free stuff we'll add to your game when we hit stretch goal targets. Tell friends and family that love fantasy, fantasy football and football about this game!
Get to know the awesome players in Fantasy Fantasy Football. Visit our Instagram page for the latest creations from artist Rob Lundy.
"Fantasy Fantasy Football is a dynamic tournament in a box, with every game playing out just a little differently. There is a huge variety among card types and statistics with a lot of ways to leverage your roster’s strengths to victory... Games that you can pick up and play this quickly and easily with up to 6 players are rare." - Rafael Cordero (Ding & Dent, Geek & Sundry)
Have a listen to Rafael Cordero and Charlie Theel as they talk about Fantasy Fantasy Football on the Ding & Dent podcast.
"I'm not a big sportball fan, but I'm backing the series after getting to play it." - Jon Gilmour, designer of Dead of Winter
"Looking forward to the next installment in the series - Fantasy Fantasy Football. I got to play it at Snakes & Lattes." - Sam Healey (The Dice Tower)
"I think this is a cool idea. I already reviewed Fantasy Fantasy Baseball and liked it. This one has a similar feel, but yet is very different. They've changed a lot of the mechanisms up. Looks great so far." - Dan King (Game Boy Geek), reviewer
"With great art, simple rules, and fast gameplay, this should appeal to gamers whether they’re sports fans or not." - The Daily Worker Placement
"As someone who hasn't played fantasy football in a while, I'm inspired to join a league again after playing this game. Easy to learn and lots of fun." - Tony Serebriany, Product Development, Inventor Relations, USAopoly
"Fantasy Fantasy Football is a light-hearted zany approach to fantasy football with a twist. The game play generates the right type of tension with the proper undertones of strategy to make one scratch their quarterback-wizard-beard with glee." - Brian Lenz, GrandCon
Daryl Andrews gives the low-down to W. Eric Martin from BoardGameGeek at GAMA 2017 in Las Vegas.
The Dice Tower
Daryl Andrews gives the low-down to Mandi Hutchinson from The Dice Tower at GAMA 2017 in Las Vegas.
Fantasy Fantasy Football was featured on The Dice Tower's Crowd Surfing with Mandi Hutchinson and Caryl Tan, check it out (21:51 mark):
Gathering of Friends
Thanks to all who tried out Fantasy Fantasy Football at the recent Gathering of Friends in Niagara Falls, NY. Great times and intense competition.
We got some great feedback on Fantasy Fantasy Football at the recent UnPub7 in Baltimore, MD. Thanks to all who gave Fantasy Fantasy Football a look, your feedback was extremely valuable.
Check out the first game in the Fantasy Fantasy Sports series - Fantasy Fantasy Baseball.
Watch Dan (Game Boy Geek) King's review of Fantasy Fantasy Baseball to get a feel for the game-play of Fantasy Fantasy Football:
Here's what other industry heavy-hitters had to say about Fantasy Fantasy Baseball:
“The game is wonderfully illustrated… You don’t need to be a baseball fan to get enjoyment from this design, but it certainly helps. The thematic touches and most entertaining aspects arise from nailing that fantasy sports feel… an interesting game from a couple of emerging talents in Daryl Andrews and JR Honeycutt. It does a good job of integrating the two fantasy ideals, standing apart from other sports table-top titles.”
– Charlie Theel (Geek & Sundry, Ding & Dent)
"I think it's something that sports fans are looking for. On top of that, I love the fantasy aspect of the game. I really enjoyed how all the different cards work, the names of the players are all kind of funny, the special abilities of the players - there's a lot of good stuff going on here. The game is fun. It does a really good job of simulating Fantasy Baseball. I'm REALLY looking forward to the next installment in the series - Fantasy Fantasy Football. I got to play it at Snakes & Lattes."
– Sam Healey (The Dice Tower)
“Elegant. Yet highly flavourful. Nice!”
– Eric Lang (game designer)
“Finally, a baseball game for us real nerds!”
– Dirk Hayhurst (MLB pitcher, broadcaster, author)
“I love seeing more sports-themed games coming out. This one is very innovative.”
– Mike Fitzgerald (game designer)
“… a very interesting game with some new ideas, great artwork, quick playtime and a fun theme.”
– Andrew Bucholtz (Yahoo! Sports)
“Fantasy Fantasy Baseball is a really clever mash-up of both genres. It’s quick, full of fun and challenging decisions and finds the right balance between sport and sorcery to remain appealing to a wide audience.”
– Stephen Conway (The Spiel, podcast)
Our company, CSE Games, has been publishing and developing board games since 2004 with a specialty in sports games. CSE's sports titles include several award-winning sports games: Hand-Off: Card Football, Fantasy Fantasy Baseball (just released), NHL Ice Breaker and NHL Fastrack. We love creating sports-themed games that are easy to learn, but have great depth, making for an engrossing and entertaining sports experience. We are a small and dedicated team that truly believes in this project and can't wait to bring it to life. CSE Games is excited to be working with the Dream Team of designers Daryl Andrews and JR Honeycutt, and artist Rob Lundy on this project on again.
Here's some more info on the team:
A member of the Game Artisans of Canada, Daryl Andrews is a lifelong football fan with several published games to his credit – Back To The Future: OUTATIME (IDW Games), TMNT: Showdown from (IDW Games), Sagrada (Floodgate Games), Space Invader Dice (TurnOne), Caffeine Rush (RnR Games) and The Walled City (Mercury Games) – with many, many other titles scheduled for release in the next two years. Daryl is also the co-host of the Meeple Syrup Show (meeplesyrupshow.com), a video podcast of designers discussing design.
Born and raised in Fort Worth, TX, J.R. Honeycutt is a lifelong Cowboys fan and has many published games with more titles scheduled for release in 2017-18. J. R. was on the development team of the hit game SeaFall and is also the host of The Nerd Nighters (dfwnn.org), a video podcast and community of gamers helping others.
Rob Lundy is an illustrator and graphic designer from Ottawa, Ontario. Formerly an animator, he moved into freelance board game illustration after the success of his first project Dungeon Roll, published by TMG. Since that time, his illustrations have seen publication from several companies across North America. Rob specializes in fantasy illustration but has done work in the sci-fi realm. He streams his work live daily online at twitch.tv/moltenink where he extends his love for teaching art to anyone willing to learn. You'll be hearing a lot from Rob throughout the campaign as he will be creating some of the amazing fantasy creatures LIVE on Twitch!
Risks and challenges
We are confident that we have developed a clever, unique, well-designed, beautifully illustrated, well-made, and (most of all) entertaining game. A lot of time, play-testing, re-working and more play-testing has gone into this project.
We have been developing and publishing board and card games since 2004 and will be working with experienced game manufacturers in which we have a long and strong history with.
SHIPPING & FULFILLMENT
We gained some valuable experience with our previous (and first) campaign. These new tools and lessons have allowed us to make this campaign the best it can be. We will also be using the services of two of the best board game fulfillment houses in the business - Ship Naked and Snakes & Lattes.
PRODUCTION & SAFETY
CSE Games is an official licensee of the National Hockey League. All of our product are safety tested and conform to the standards of ASTM F963. In addition, all of our manufacturing partners are registered with the Fair Labor Association (http://www.fairlabor.org).Learn about accountability on Kickstarter
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