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£967
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backers
Funding Canceled
Funding for this project was canceled by the project creator on Jul 2 2016

About

 Holding Football in your hands

Scrimmage is a card game for 2-4 players that carefully and logically follows the aim and spirit of football with the right amount of tactics, skills and luck to please not just football fans, but regular card players and competitive enthusiasts. The objective is to outscore and outsmart your opposition by using all the tricks in the book! In other words, Scrimmage is the most realistic football card game (ever).

The game

 

 

 

 

 

Rules of the game

Objective  

The objective of the game is to outscore your opponent by using “all the tricks in the book” .

Setup  

The game is for 2-4 players. Every player starts with 5 cards, and they are dealt face down. The rest of the cards are placed in a Draw Pile face down. Every player must have a space designated for his/her Discard Pile.  

Cards  

Game consists of 2 types of cards - Player Cards (Goalkeeper, Defender, Midfielder and Forward) and Trick Cards (Referee card, Red card, Transfer card)  

Gameplay  

Game Play is split in two halves.  

FIRST HALF:  

Players take turns attacking in order to score a goal. The goal is only scored when the attacking player plays a card with a higher value (or trick combo) over the defending player. If the defending player plays a card of a higher value, the attack has been successfully stopped with no goals scored. The player who wins the round (attacking or defending) collects the played cards in his/her Discard Pile. If both players play the cards of the same value or national team, each player collects their own card in his/her Discard Pile.  

 After each round, players draw as many new cards for the Draw Pile as they used in the round. The winner of the round draws first. First half finishes when one player scores 5 goals or when the Draw Pile is empty. All other cards (including the ones still in the hands) are discarded from the second half.  

SECOND HALF (Penalty Shootout):  

Players choose 5 Player Cards from their Discard Pile and lay them down in a chosen order. Players simultaneously uncover card by card. The card with the higher value counts as a goal, the cards of the same value or national team count as a miss. If the overall result is still even, players continue with the shootout until the player with the highest score

Additional Rules and Tricks  

ROUNDS: The Attacking Player can only start the round with the Attack or Midfield Player Card, whilst the Defending player can only defend with the Midfield or Defence/Goalkeeper Card. In opposite, the player concedes the round.  

PASS COMBO: Once the players have played one card each, the Attacking player can continue the round by adding any Player Card of the same team. The Defender can respond in the same way and the highest overall combo wins the round.  

REFEREE CARD: A player can use the Referee Card to defend the round or as a combo to already played card to win the round. The referee card can only be overruled by another Referee Card. RED CARD: A player can use the Red Card to defend the round or as a combo to already played card to win the round. Red Card cannot be overruled and the opposite player continues the game with one card less in his/her hand.  

TRANSFER CARD: The Attacking Player can use the Transfer Card when starting the round and draw a card from the Defending Player’s hand. The Defending player has to draw a new card from the Draw Pile. The Transfer Card cannot be overruled. After the transfer the Attacking player can continue his/her round.  

FRIENDLY FIRE: If the Defending Player plays the card of the same team as the Attacking player, the cards are discarded in each player’s Discard Pile.  

ARCADE MODE: Players can use any Player Card to attack/defend the round, only the card value matters.  

TOURNAMENT: The game can be played by more players as a knockout competition.

Features   

The "European Championship" Edition of Scrimmage will feature:
  • 24 European national teams 
  • 108 uniquely designed playing cards 
  • Printed on professional high-grade paper 
  • Player characters inspired by real football stars 
  • Set of rules for 2-4 players with additional game variations 
  • Fully portable packaging 
  • Lots of fun

Rewards

 

 

 

The story so far

Football is not just a game. It's every known emotion poured into a word.That is why a couple of years ago, we started thinking how to design the most realistic football card game ever. 

The basic idea of the game took form in a simple toy like version to have some fun with friends, but the increase in demand from colleagues and strangers alike, influenced the decision to create a proper game for others to enjoy too. 

That led to a further study about the logic and mechanics of a card game that involved closer work with footballers, chess players and even gamblers! The biggest challenge was not to recreate football rules within a card game but make it interesting and challenging for the classic card/board game players too. 

The roadmap

Scrimmage currently only exists as a prototype that is why we have taken our idea to Kickstarter in an attempt to bring it's "football" to life. To honour this year’s Euros, we decided to launch the game in the spirit of the tournament, which will serve as a main inspiration for the playing cards. Our Kickstarter campaign will symbolically coincide with the start of the tournament on June 10th 2016.

Behind the cards   

Matej Robar and Adrian Jurasic are co-founders of Foxwood Collective, a small creative studio in London who find joy in fun little projects.

Risks and challenges

The project is pretty simple and straightforward - it's still just a card game right? And a very cool one too!

The designs have already been finalized, the printing partner agreed and the global fulfillment partner chosen to make sure you'll receive your cards as planned. This is why we decided against any other rewards that would make the whole process so much difficult. Instead, we will keep it simple and for your support you will receive the one thing we can make best - the game itself.

Only a failed Kickstarter campaign can stop this project now (touch wood)!

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    Scrimmage! Player EARLY BIRD

    EARLY BIRD! You get one (1) deck of Scrimmage! Football Playing Cards - European Championship Edition.

    108 unique football cards are waiting to be played by you and your friends!

    Every team needs strong players. Become one of us.

    MSRP: £20

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    Scrimmage! Player

    You get one (1) deck of Scrimmage! Football Playing Cards - European Championship Edition.

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    Scrimmage! Star EARLY BIRD

    EARLY BIRD! You get two (2) decks of Scrimmage! Football Playing Cards - European Championship Edition.

    Give one deck to your best friend and keep one for yourself!

    Every team needs star players. Help us lead our team to score the goal!

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    Scrimmage! Champion EARLY BIRD

    EARLY BIRD! You get three (3) decks of Scrimmage! Football Playing Cards - European Championship Edition.

    We are the champions, my friends!

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    Scrimmage! Champion

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    Scrimmage! Legend EARLY BIRD

    EARLY BIRD! You get five (5) decks of Scrimmage! Football Playing Cards - European Championship Edition.

    You're an all time legend! Period.

    MSRP: £100

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