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Play Design - The American Football Card Game!

Be a part of American Football history, with a great game based on football formations everyone should know!

Play Design - The American Football Card Game!

Be a part of American Football history, with a great game based on football formations everyone should know!

€1,712
pledged of €1,600pledged of €1,600 goal
25
backers
28hours to go

All or nothing. This project will only be funded if it reaches its goal by Wed, November 20 2019 12:50 PM UTC +00:00.

About

The 12th of November in 1892 is the date of a never to be forgotten moment in sports history. Allegheny Athletic Association football team was the first to openly pay a player $ 500,- in a game against rivalry team Pittsburgh Athletic Club. It was the start of professional competition and the birth of American Pro Football

None of these first two teams exist today, but not without long forgotten reasons. One player had to give up his spot in the team for the hired professional, but got traded something special for his compliance. A subtle silent fell as the first ever set of American Football tactics, that where scribbled on an old  deck of pokercards, passed on to him. Changing football forever. 

As for the cut player, he became the most successful coach in American Football history. As for the deck, all we know is that the box read two simple words… 

PLAY DESIGN

UPDATE 4

Final print samples are here!

black and white
zoom
set
pack


UPDATE 3

The rules of the game are online and can be viewed in the update section.

UPDATE 2

We took a little risk by setting up the printing proces with Caramundi, and they are ready to go as we speak. We are sorry we can't show you an example of the Cartamundi quality of the cards yet, but it will be a nice linnen finish of the demo set you see below in the picture.

Sample of the full play desgin card game set. (minus the marshall speaker, this is NOT included :-))

We need a few backers still to make it to a 100%, but we do have some active followers. Hopefully the next few days we will make it to 100% funding!



UPDATE

Rule book design is being printed for quality test. Sneak preview here:

rules



AND, there is more for ALL backers of this kickstarter, we provide score keeping pawns:

round pawns inxluded

What would you do with this kind power in your hands?

You can find out now. It's within your reach as the final cut of PLAY DESIGN is here!

images proof version

PLAY DESIGN is a great game, based on the American Football formations we all know and see today. But it is more than that.

  • There are a least 2 fully fledged games you can play with a deck of Play Design. 
  • You can play on any level. You can play at any age. 
  • It's fun to play, even if you don't care about American Football (yet).
  • It's great to learn about American Football in a fun way.
  • It's a nice collectable because of great design and original formations.
  • Easy to teach your kids and share some American Football basics and history.
  • And it's nice to have with you during the superbowl so you can take a peak at the American Football formations everyone really should know!
example (final print may be a little bit different)

More than just a game

As said, there are 2 sets of rules for you to play the game with. Each with it's own characteristics, depth and challenges. We like to give a little peak.

  •  4 downs - This is the basic / allround game for 2 - 4 players. In this game you have to win as much 4th downs as possible, beating your oppenents in timing the right cards and outplaying the others. You choose what type of card to play, how to counte, when to lay low, take over and strike at the right time. When you lose, you lose yards, untill one player remains and id declared the winner!
  •  5 possesions - This is a signature 2 player game. Both players get their own color deck (black or white) and play in turn on offense and defense, thrying to make 100 yards to win the game. Offense tries to make a string of 4 lines, while options dercease. Defense tries to read the plays, and recognise patterns strenghts of the cards (especially after a few games). As the decks and options for tactics and formations get smaller and smaller, you might know whats comming next...
sample version typical 5 possesions lay out.

The full version of the rules come with the game and will also be published after succesful funding. There are some additional rules that might be added later, as this is work in progress.

If you like a fresh new idea of a good card game, with different stand alone ways to play, and appreciatie fine designing, this is a must have! 

2 exampes of the formations (total is 2 color x 28 = 56 cards per deck)

What do you get?

  • The game is designed as a 56 card set. 
  • Pofessional Cartamundi quality cards.
  • The 56 cards are split into 28 cards with black fronts, and 28 in white.
  • Both 28 card split decks have 28 detailed designed formations.
  • The 56 cards come in either a black or white edition tuckbox (your choise).
  • There are 2 fully fledged types of games you can play with the deck(s).
  • Ofcourse the rules of the 2 gametypes come with the game and they will be made available digital and will be published on the website.
white tuckbox template (final print may be a bit diffrent)
A glimpse of the cards that do the battle in the game.




We are working on this project for a while now. We kept pushing on quality and we now finished the designing process. Parts of the game and the idea is shaped and sharpened in co-creation between America and Amsterdam. A part of the goal we have is to keep and make American Football one of the biggest sports in the World.

picture of the proof set

Thank you for taking the time to look at our work. We hope you like to back this project so we can take the final step in producing American Football history on professional scale. 

some fun with the rule book design

The product should be ready way before the superball, and we will try to get it to you  as soon as possible! We will keep you updated.

All samples used in the movie clip and this page are of the first sample production. End product will be of better quality card than shown.

Risks and challenges

The hours, dedication and production put into this is all for the love of the game and card game designing. Making this a non profit venture for us, we would really just like to get it produced in somewhat larger numbers. We already have a print-ready design. There is a sample print, and we are finalizing production details. The challenge is that production printing is really only done well in somewhat larger amounts, so we need a little leverage to really make this happen (and keep it as affordable as possible). The challenge is really to have enough backers so together we can get the printing engines running! (way before the superbowl).

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