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1st & Goal® Digital takes the popular football board game out of the box and online for an exciting cross-platform play experience. Read more

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1st & Goal® Digital takes the popular football board game out of the box and online for an exciting cross-platform play experience.

Tampa, FL Video Games
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1st & Goal® Digital

We're taking the award-winning 1st & Goal board game off the tabletop and into the digital space! With your help and support, you'll soon experience all the fun and excitement of the board game plus so much more, as you go head-to-head online with your friends and other 1st & Goal fans worldwide. 

With 1st & Goal Digital, you’ll customize your own winning teams, compete in season and playoff matches, join online tournaments, and be a part of an exciting online community of football fans. You’ll always find new ways to play, whether it’s solo against computer opponents or challenging friends to a cross-platform multi-player game (iOS, Android, PC, Mac). 

What is 1st & Goal®?

1st & Goal pits two football teams in a classic gridiron match. You call plays using the cards available in your hands. Yardage gained or lost is determined by the roll of the dice, so strategic play calling makes all the difference. The right offensive play might get a lot of yardage... unless the defense sets up correctly to stop it.  Fumbles, interceptions, sacks, penalties, deep passes, breakaway runs... it's all in here! 

1st & Goal Digital will remain true to the core rules and game play of the physical version. Just like in the board game, the digital version puts you in charge! You are the Coach, calling plays and driving your team down the field. Season play will allow you capitalize on winning strategies or come back after a humiliating defeat to a storybook finish. Like Fantasy Football? Capture that same feeling as you're in total control of your own team.

What are people saying about 1st & Goal?

Winner of 2012 Readers' Choice Family Game of the Year and 2013 Toys Bulletin Best of the Year awards, 1st & Goal is a 2-4 player competitive board game for fans of football and tabletop games alike.

Check out Toys Bulletin's review here.
Check out Wired's review here.

What are the features of 1st & Goal Digital?

Wide Audience Appeal
Whether you're a diehard football fan, new to the game, or just like playing great games, 1st & Goal Digital has something for everyone. At its most basic level, predicting your opponent's next move becomes a mind game with many possibilities. The dynamics of the game's risks and rewards create constant tension, tons of excitement and nonstop fun.

Create Your Team
Besides calling the plays during the game, you can customize your team however you'd like! Choose your team’s hometown, name, logo and colors. Create the winning team that will truly be yours.

Multiplayer
We want to stay true to the social fun that you get by playing the 1st & Goal board game, so all initial released versions (iOS, Android, PC and Mac) will be able to play together. Plus, we'll have hot-seat multiplayer available on every device (two people on one device), which can play with other local and online network games.

Single Player
When you can't wrangle up your friends or get online, you can still enjoy 1st & Goal Digital by playing against the computer. You'll be able to play a single game or set up your own season with multiple computer opponents.

Season Play
For larger groups, you'll be able to set up a bracket playoff or short season and see who can lead their team to ultimate victory.  Face off against computer and humans alike as you climb your way to the top and gain ultimate bragging rights.

House Rules
Many people who play 1st and Goal have developed their own set of house rules.  We plan to build in options that will allow for customization of game play, like allowing access to all plays in your hand, or a real-time clock. We'll listen to you, our 1st & Goal Digital community, to find out what features you'd like to see so we can make 1st & Goal Digital your #1 football game!

Let's stay in touch!  We'd love to chat with you on Facebook, tweet with you on Twitter, and share with you on Pinterest.

Reward Levels

SPECIAL NOTE: Every backer will receive access to our Developer Forums, regardless of reward tier.  See the FAN reward level below for more information.

Fan - $1 or more
To thank you for your support, we invite you to join our Developer Forums and provide your creative input as we work to develop 1st & Goal Digital. You will have the chance to vote on the direction we go and watch it all unfold, helping us make it a game YOU want to play! 

Cheerleader - $5 or more
Immortalize your contribution to our project by getting your name, handle, or both into our "Special Thanks" section of the game credits when it releases on all platforms. As with any community contribution, any names or handles submitted will be subject to our discretion for acceptance.

Kicker - $9 or more
With your support in helping kickoff the game, you will receive a copy of 1st & Goal Digital when in releases, on the mobile platform you prefer - iOS or Android.

Wide Receiver - $15 or more
For your generous and continued support in helping this game see the light of day, you will receive a copy of 1st & Goal Digital when it releases, on the desktop platform you prefer - PC or Mac.

Safety - $24 or more
Receive 1st & Goal Digital when it releases on the mobile (iOS/Android) and desktop (PC/Mac) platforms of your choosing when you pledge this reward level.

Tight End - $25 or more
Be an early supporter and we will reward you with all the benefits of our Running Back reward.

Running Back - $30 or more
In addition to the digital game on mobile and desktop, you will receive an exclusive "Making of 1st & Goal Digital" project image collection depicting the entire game development process, showing how the game went from tabletop to tablet and more. You will also receive a digital package of all things 1st & Goal, including wallpapers and custom avatars for you to use wherever and whenever you choose.

Quarterback - $60 or more
You'll receive everything in the Running Back reward level, and on top of that you'll receive a second additional copy of 1st & Goal Digital for any device you choose. Keep it for yourself or give it to a friend! But that's not all. We will also toss in an exclusive 24" x 18" 1st & Goal Digital promotional poster and a uniquely numbered 1st & Goal Game Day Ticket, guaranteed to be one-of-a-kind.

Fullback - $75 or more
Get the full package with the Fullback reward level! 1st & Goal will be all yours on mobile (iOS or Android), desktop (PC or Mac), and tabletop as we will give you the board game and a copy of the digital game for both mobile and desktop.  This reward level includes the 24" x 18" poster and 1st & Goal Game Day ticket as well.

General Manager - $120 or more
As the General Manager, you are deserving of special thanks! When you pledge this reward level, 1st & Goal's game designer Stephen Glenn will break out the Sharpie and personally sign your exclusive 24" x 18" 1st & Goal Digital promotional poster for you to display proudly. You'll receive two copies of 1st & Goal Digital for any device you choose, plus all the digital goodies described in the Quarterback reward level. Additionally, your 1st & Goal Game Day ticket will be one of the first 100 tickets rewarded.

Team Owner - $500 or more
The team of your dreams will be in the finished game by pledging this reward level!  We will create a special Community League of teams, each designed by a Team Owner pledge. By submitting a sketch, description, imagery, or any other media to help communicate your ideas, we will create a one-of-a-kind team with your logo, color scheme, team name, and coach name. Within the final game, players will be able to play against your team as they climb the Community League season and playoff ranks.  You will receive all rewards shown in the General Manager level, and your 1st & Goal Game Day ticket will be one of the first 24 tickets rewarded.  Finally, you will also receive one R&R Games board game of your choice (shipped free worldwide), from www.rnrgames.com.

Stretch Goals

$34,000 - Team Expansion and Team Customization Options
Face off against a slew of new teams, each with their own benefits and drawbacks.  Use these new teams to customize your own, taking these players to the field.

$40,000 - Enhanced Season and League Customization Options
Pit your team against others in longer, more in-depth seasons. Adjust season options to suit your players or select one of several pre-made season types.

$44,500 - AI Difficulties and "Personalities"
Choose from a variety of computer opponents that range in difficulty, complexity, and quirkiness.

Risks and challenges

With any game, one of the greatest challenges is to make sure the scope of the project stays contained and well executed before moving on to wish-list items. Using the board game as a guide, we should be able to keep on track with what is core gameplay and what is extra.

Season and Playoff creation is a new feature that we will include in the core game. These features are new and untested. Our team will be testing these early in the project, as well as showing versions for community feedback to help make sure these are strong additions.

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Rewards

  • You selected
    $1 reward

    5 backers

    FAN: You will receive access to the exclusive 1st & Goal developer forums, where you can provide input, contribute your ideas, and help steer the direction of the game as it's being developed.

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    $5 reward

    0 backers

    CHEERLEADER: You'll receive special recognition with your name mentioned in the "Special Thanks" section of 1st & Goal's game credits. Also includes FAN rewards.

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    $9 reward

    90 backers

    KICKER: You will receive a copy of 1st & Goal on Mobile (iOS or Android) as soon as it releases. Includes CHEERLEADER rewards.

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    $15 reward

    4 backers

    WIDE RECEIVER: You will receive a copy of 1st & Goal on the platform of your choice as soon as it releases. Includes CHEERLEADER awards.

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    $24 reward

    16 backers

    SAFETY: You will receive a copy of 1st & Goal on mobile (iOS or Android) AND desktop (PC or Mac) as soon as it releases. Includes CHEERLEADER awards.

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    $25 reward

    55 backers Limited (245 left of 300)

    TIGHT END: Limited quantities! You will receive everything offered in the RUNNING BACK reward level with this special limited offer.

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    $30 reward

    1 backer All gone!

    RUNNING BACK: You will receive a copy of 1st & Goal, plus a digital content pack including wallpapers, "Making of 1st & Goal" image collection, custom avatars, and more. Includes CHEERLEADER rewards.

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    $30 reward

    8 backers

    RUNNING BACK: You will receive a copy of 1st & Goal on mobile (iOS or Android) AND desktop (PC or Mac), plus a digital content pack including wallpapers, "Making of 1st & Goal" image collection, custom avatars, and more. Includes CHEERLEADER rewards.

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    $60 reward

    3 backers

    QUARTERBACK: You will receive a second additional copy of 1st & Goal Digital on the platform(s) of your choice, plus digital content packs for each (includes wallpapers, "Making of 1st & Goal Digital" collection, custom avatars, and more). You will also receive a 24" x 18" poster and exclusive numbered 1st & Goal Kickstarter Game Ticket. Includes CHEERLEADER rewards.

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  • You selected
    $75 reward

    1 backer

    FULLBACK: You will receive a copy of 1st & Goal on mobile (iOS or Android) AND desktop (PC or Mac) as soon as it releases. Plus, get a copy of the board game, the 24" x 18" poster, and 1st & Goal Kickstarter Game Ticket. Includes CHEERLEADER rewards.

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    Ships anywhere in the world
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    $120 reward

    2 backers Limited (74 left of 76)

    GENERAL MANAGER: You will receive two copies of 1st & Goal on the platform(s) of your choice, plus digital content packs for each (includes wallpapers, "Making of 1st & Goal" image collection, custom avatars, and more). You'll also receive an 24" x 18" poster signed by the game's designer, Stephen Glenn, and an exclusive numbered 1st & Goal Kickstarter game ticket. Includes CHEERLEADER rewards.

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    Ships anywhere in the world
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    $500 reward

    3 backers Limited (21 left of 24)

    TEAM OWNER: Design your own team for our special online Community League. Create or use your own logo (personal or corporate!) GREAT way to promote your company with a permanent logo in this game. Design your own team colors, and name, all submitted and created by you, the Team Owner. You'll also receive your choice of one R&R board game at www.rnrgames.com (free shipping worldwide). Includes all previous rewards.

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Funding period

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