What happens when you mix football, a table top game, a few six sided dice and some game cards? You get Xs and Os Football. A realistic football experience in a board game that can be enjoyed all year round.
I have always been a fan of board games, card games and role playing games throughout my life. The only thing that would rival it would be my love of sports. I have been lucky enough to have family and friends that have the same interest for sports and games just as much as I have. Which is what ultimately began my thoughts on creating (for lack of a better word) a hybrid table top game that involved sports. What I ended up with was a game that incorporated elements from all my favorite things that plays out with a genuine and accurate feel to football. A game that is great just to pick up and play with a friend or just as great for a large group to meet together with their teams and battle it out on the grid iron to see who the best of the best is.
During the past 2 years I had one goal in mind when I was working on this system. I wanted it to be as close to accurate to real football as possible. Like the quick march down the football field by a strong passing team. Being able to run the ball and having control of the pace of the game or creating a defense that can shut down the passing game of the other team. Leaving them to just rely only on their running game instead. I was able to do this by developing a system that uses a player created "drafted" team that allows you to choose your style of play. Then developing a play calling system utilizing play cards that further allows you to pick and choose the type of plays called or the defensive formation you wish to run. Just as in real football, all plays and defenses will have their own strengths and weaknesses depending on how you created your team roster or how you choose to coach your team. Throw in a few dice and some special Coaching Cards and you have a fun and unique football gameplay experience. The best part is you do not have to be football gurus to enjoy it or to even get started playing. In fact, a lot of the basic fundamental rules and regulations have been worked into the game so that if you do not have the slightest knowledge about how football is played chances are after one game you just might learn a thing or two. Like what a draw play is. What a set of downs are. Why use a play action pass and so on.
The core parts of the game have already been developed and currently is in a playable prototype phase. The mechanics have performed fantastic in play testing and demos. The only thing lacking is the completion of the art and some cosmetic changes to the layout and design.That brings us to why I am here on Kick Starter. With a successful Kick Starter funding I will be able to finish the game to a polished product so I can share the fun and enjoyment with everyone. Funding will be used to finish the development of the coaching cards art and other art used for the game. Expand my playtesting for tournament rules and improve upon the overall look and quality of the game as well. It will also supply the needed push to Xs and Os that it can move forward into publishing and production ready for retail. Things such as better editing, more precise card and game board layouts, as well as any needed copyrights, publishing fees and trademark fees needed for Xs and Os Football. With that, who wants to play a game of football?
·With the $5 pledge level you will have your name added to a special section of the rule book with acknowledgment of making this all possible. Along with a personal thank you note from myself for making the pledge and taking the time to make my dream possible.
·At the $25 pledge level not only will you receive what was listed in the $5 level but also a high quality reproduction of the finished framed water color painting used to create one of the Coaching Cards. Postage included in pledge amount. (see an example of one of the water colored paintings below)
·At the $50, you will get the rule book listing, the personal thank you note for your support but the full finished game as well. The game includes everything you need to play a full game with you and your friends. Two 40 card starter Play Decks, 10 Coaching Cards, 4 six sided dice, the full game board, the rules hand book, copies of the Team roster sheet, 2 field marker tokens and a 90 card tuck box to store all your cards in. It’s all neatly stored and shipped in a heavy stock box. Shipping is included in the pledge amount.
At $75 you get all 5 framed reproductions of the water color paintings used to create the coaching cards. Plus a thank you note for your support and a listing in the manual.
· At $115 Not only will you receive the full game, framed reproductions of all 5 paintings used for the game, a listing in the game manual, thank you note but also a one-time run of a special Coaching Card only produced for kick starter supporters. Price of shipping is included in the pledge amount.
At $125 you get the full game , a personal thank you note, manual listing, special addition coaching card plus a framed Original pencil drawing used to create one of the games Coaching cards. Shipping is included in the pledge amount.
For the $150 level you receive the full game, thank you note, manual listing, special kickstarter only Coaching card and one original framed water color painting used to produce the finished Coaching Card. Only five available. After that no more will be produced. Shipping is included in the pledge amount.
Thank you for taking the time to check out Xs and Os Football. If you have any questions, concerns or suggestions feel free to let me know here or stop by the Xs and Os Football Facebook page. Gives us a like so you can see all the stuff we are working on for this game and let us know what you think or what you would like to see in the game.
Risks and challenges
Now with anything there is always a chance of some kind of bump in the road. The largest obstacle for Xs and Os would be delay in production of the game and extending the amount of time of delivery of the product. This could be with quality control of the finished product (I want it to be the best that it can be) or just simple over whelming of printing company due to larger than expected pledges for games. To prevent this from happening printing of the game will be done by a one of the largest print on demand companies, TheGameCrafter.com and weekly, if not almost daily updates, will be given on the status of delivery.
At this level you will get one high quality framed reproduction of the original water color painted picture used to produce the first series of the Coaching Cards, thank you note and a listing in the manual as a kickstarter contributor of the game.
At this pledge level you receive the full game which includes the game mat, Two 40 card play decks and 10 coaching cards. Plus all the dice and markers needed to play the game. A personal thank you note for your support and a special listing in the game manual for your support. Shipping cost is included in the pledge amount.
Not only will you receive the full game, reproductions of all paintings used for the game, a listing in the game manual, thank you note but also a one time run of a special Coaching Card only produced for kickstarter supporters. Price of shipping is included in the pledge amount.
At this pledge level you receive the full game which includes the game mat, Two 40 card play decks and 10 coaching cards. Plus all the dice and markers needed to play the game. A personal thank you note for your support and a special listing in the game manual for your support. Plus one of the original color pencil drawings used in the creation of the Coaching Cards. Also a one time run of a special Coaching Card only produced for kickstarter supporters. Shipping cost is included in the pledge amount.
At this pledge level you receive the full game which includes the game mat, Two 40 card play decks and 10 coaching cards. Plus all the dice and markers needed to play the game. A personal thank you note for your support and a special listing in the game manual for your support. Plus one of the original framed water color paintings used in the creation of the Coaching Cards. Also a one time run of a special Coaching Card only produced for kickstarter supporters.Shipping cost is included in the pledge amount.