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(Roll-a-Goal KICK is unlike any soccer game ever created. In order to understand it, I suggest you watch the video.)

Our "Get Physical" Pledge Reward:
Put "KICK" in YOUR living room!
$25 Pledge gets you:
     • 1 Roll-a-Goal Kick Real BALL &
     • Plush Living-Room-Safe-Real GOAL

Throw the goal around... It bounces! It's designed to NOT break!
Kick the ball around... Hard... It's designed to NOT break things! And people in the next room won't hear a thing except the sounds of happy soccer people doing what they like most!

Get 2 Living-Room-Safe Goals & Ball for $45.00
Get 2 Living-Room-Safe Goals & Ball for $45.00

But it's WAAAAY More!
It's the first
OFF-THE-BOARD &
ON-THE-BOARD
Soccer /Association Football Game

So many ways to Pledge!
So many ways to Play!

A Whole Box Full of SOCCER FUN!
Get on board!
Get Off the Board!
Get Roll-a-Goal KICK.

The first patented strategic soccer, association football, futbol board game of its kind, has given birth to:

The first soccer ON the board AND OFF the board game, of another kind! Roll-a-Goal Kick combines Board Game and Physical Soccer Football Skill FUN!

Roll-a-Goal Kick is not just another board game...

It gets players to get up off their "chairs", and REALLY GET PHYSICAL, kicking a living-room safe REAL BALL into a living-room-perfect REAL GOAL. It's an outstanding strategic soccer board game.... Soccer is a sport that brings strategy and physical together, and it's that very same combination that makes Roll-a-Goal magical! Read on and learn more about what makes Roll-a-Goal Kick so special...

非常高兴发现中国对众筹平台的兴趣!Roll-a-Goal Kick 第一个足球棋盘策略益智游戏加上室内安全软球和特制折叠球网,一盒在手,健脑又健身。我们将很快(2017年)出版 Roll-a-Goal Kick中文版。发明者,John Salerno 能够讲流利的中文。如果有任何关于这个工程的问题,欢迎你们用中文联系!

Whether it's called soccer, or association football, 足球,or "futbol", why do so many people around the world love soccer? Soccer can be a very strategic sport, but soccer players are always very PHYSICAL people. That's why we're making Roll-a-Goal Kick address both sides of the soccer enthusiast. It's a fun, fast, flexible, strategic soccer board game, that still retains and respects the feel and game-flow of real soccer. And, to make sure no one gets too fidgety, Roll-a-Goal Kick GETS PHYSICAL!

Group playing Roll-a-Goal Kick on the board...
Group playing Roll-a-Goal Kick on the board...

 

And, Roll-a-Goal Kick GETS PHYSICAL... As you see here, with a real living-room-safe ball and goal, and plenty of soccer passion!
And, Roll-a-Goal Kick GETS PHYSICAL... As you see here, with a real living-room-safe ball and goal, and plenty of soccer passion!

 

Every Roll-a-Goal Kick game box contains:

 

2 full teams playing pieces, 11 players per team, with two goalies, 36 Whistle Blow Cards, 4" Mini Duffle Bag, 6 1" Mini Soccer Cones, 2 Dice. Real foldable, living-room-safe real plush ball & pop-up durable 20" goal, and rule book
2 full teams playing pieces, 11 players per team, with two goalies, 36 Whistle Blow Cards, 4" Mini Duffle Bag, 6 1" Mini Soccer Cones, 2 Dice. Real foldable, living-room-safe real plush ball & pop-up durable 20" goal, and rule book

Contents:

1 18 by 27 inch, 3-fold high quality game board

22 playing pieces (including two goalies) specially designed to hold a ball on each player's foot

1 miniature game board-sized soccer ball that mounts on any playing piece's foot or moves by itself

36 Whistle Blow Cards with realistic referee calls for play on and off the board

1 life-sized 20-inch living-room-perfect foldable Real Goal with

1 specially designed life size "living-room-ready" 5-inch soft plush soccer ball that probably won't break anything

1 illustrated Rule Book with a Quick-Start section

6 Mini Soccer Cones and 2 Dice inside a

Mini Soccer Duffle Bag to help develop your moves

1 12-foot Specially designed jumbo Tape Measure for the Real Goal to keep us honest

36 WHISTLE BLOW CARDS featuring Gameboard Cards, Real Goal Cards, Soccer Skill Cards, Juggle Challenges, 1 on 1 Street Soccer Callenges, etc.
36 WHISTLE BLOW CARDS featuring Gameboard Cards, Real Goal Cards, Soccer Skill Cards, Juggle Challenges, 1 on 1 Street Soccer Callenges, etc.

 

4-inch Soccer Duffle Bag to hold 6 game board sized cones and dice for keeping moves organized
4-inch Soccer Duffle Bag to hold 6 game board sized cones and dice for keeping moves organized

Roll-a-Goal Kick's BENEFITS:


• Fun Fun Fun 
On-the-board: Fast-moving strategy soccer football board game for soccer enthusiasts

• REAL BALL & GOAL Off-the-board: Right in-your-living-room. Actual kicking fun with our specially designed, lightweight, soft, plush soccer ball and 20-inch wide, Roll-a-Goal Kick REAL GOAL that's easily folded and stored! So, so many things that you do with the real ball and goal are not only fun, but translate into very effective soccer training and cross training. Dribbling the small ball teaches fine control finding the "sweet spot" on the foot. It quickly develops the often misunderstood most valuable component of juggling: balance, fast footwork -- without which you could never control the ball. When it rains or snows or freezes, it's  always a perfect day for soccer in your home. It's easy to get physical and have fun and not break anything and not disturb your family or neighbors! The result is lots and lots of fun ways for soccer lovers to burn of extra energy.

• Great tool for soccer parents and coaches

        * Two full teams with goalkeepers, 11 players per team
        * An on-the-board ball that can move by itself or dribbled
        * Marker cones show positions, strategic moves and angles.
        * Teaches players to see angles and directions
        * Great teaching tool to explain rules such as “OFF SIDE”
        * STEAM+ Roll-a-Goal Kick is an engaging game whose fun and style of play inspires multiple disciplines, including physical education, math, geometry, creativity, and art.
        * Multi-sensory Moving around and using physical soccer kicking skills

• Captures the spirit and feel of real soccer

• Practice visualizing spatial/geometric shapes and patterns

• Whistle Blow Cards with referee calls that resemble real game calls and situations

• Game time totally flexible

Soccer (association football) is loved by so many and for so many different reasons:

Soccer is a very PHYSICAL sport.

Getting Physical with Roll-a-Goal Kick brings out the kid in all of us!
Getting Physical with Roll-a-Goal Kick brings out the kid in all of us!

If professional soccer players wore odometers, they would probably want to be paid by the mile! And, after a good game, wringing out that sweaty T-shirt could fill a cup for sure! But while you're having that much fun, who notices how tired we are?

Ramon, a skilled soccer juggler, demontrates how soccer skills on a Roll-a-Goal Kick small living room ball relate to skills on a full sized ball.
Ramon, a skilled soccer juggler, demontrates how soccer skills on a Roll-a-Goal Kick small living room ball relate to skills on a full sized ball.

 

Soccer is a THINKING sport.

Considering its primitive roots, soccer has many scientific and technical components to consider: Angles, triangles, geometry, ball construction, physics. Athletes somehow always surface who push the threshold of what seems technically possible: Players such as Roberto Carlos, an amazing free-kick specialist because of his skill in dipping and bending the ball. Over the years science and game strategy strategy have been combined in an attempt to skew the advantage, with mixed results. Today's technical, computer designed, high-tech balls are turning ordinary kickers into Roberto Carlos-like kickers, producing shots that swerve and curve and confuse goalies! For a few years, everyone was concentrating on mostly defense, but, oops, that didn't work! Even if you play a nearly perfect defensive game, the other team may still get one goal in the net, and your team won't have anyone even trying to score! It all makes it easy to see why great soccer requires a balance between brains, heart, sweat, instinct, skill, art, rhythm, etc., etc. That's why Roll-a-Goal Kick tries to mix it up!

Soccer is often a "LET THE PASSION CARRY YOU INTO THE GOAL" sport.

Roll-a-Goal Kick offers so many different soccer things to do for those times when you can’t actually go out and play soccer or watch a great match. In developing Roll-a-Goal Kick, our goal has always been to stick as closely as possible to the way the real game of soccer is played and respect the real feel and rules of soccer. The end product is a strategic soccer board-game and  a Get Physical “off-the-board game” combined, that offers soccer, sport, or even general board game enthusiasts so many possibilities to satisfy that need for a dose of fun. Roll-a-Goal Kick is not only a game and a toy, it is even a teaching tool that would complement every soccer loving household.

Now more than ever, researchers realize how sitting too long impacts our health. We build "Physical" even into our strategy game.
Now more than ever, researchers realize how sitting too long impacts our health. We build "Physical" even into our strategy game.

History of Roll-a-Goal Kick

I created successfully patented the first Roll-a-Goal game in 1991 and at the same time established Neverbored Games. Even though I gave the product's marketing little attention, the game continued to sell. Our customers were soccer specialty stores, boutique toy and game stores, and plain old soccer lovers like myself. Over two decades later, the games are still appearing on Amazon and Ebay --  described as collectors items.

In the research and development stages we built many 3D models. We plan to produce a standard size game, as well as a jumbo-sized, play on the floor version, and as a Pledge Reward, limited edition, metal, custom, hand painted collectors versions.
In the research and development stages we built many 3D models. We plan to produce a standard size game, as well as a jumbo-sized, play on the floor version, and as a Pledge Reward, limited edition, metal, custom, hand painted collectors versions.

Just one note: Immediately after the first games release, I saw more and more room for improvements: Making play faster... Making games shorter if desired. Greatly simplifying the rules of play. I also realized that soccer lovers of all ages are not always ready to sit still long enough to concentrate, let's say, on a chess game. And so, the idea to make a big part of playing the game Getting Physical: Testing ball skills from juggling to shooting. Our header-safe soft, lightweight plush ball helps to develop  real physical soccer skills, passing, juggling, shooting with our real ball on a real goal. It's all been tested for months, and so far, we haven't been able to break anything in the living room or dining room, etc. Of course, anything is possible:)

This is the game that was produced in 1991. Many people loved it. Stores ordered and re-ordered it. But I knew there was a LOT of room for improvement.
This is the game that was produced in 1991. Many people loved it. Stores ordered and re-ordered it. But I knew there was a LOT of room for improvement.

 

Over the decades, many, many coaches explained how they loved using the original Roll-a-Goal for a teaching tool. It is so easy to move the ball, with or without a player, show positions and real soccer strategies. The new Roll-a-Goal Kick has two full teams of 11 players. The original playing pieces were way too small and hard to handle, the ball that mounts on any playing pieces was hard to manipulate. All of that has been redesigned to be larger and easier to maneuver.

The play algorithm that determines how the pieces move with throws of the dice, have been extremely simplified. The game board squares have doubled in size, all the stress is gone and twice the fun added.

Many people who love soccer see soccer as an art form. Like a jazz performance, all the individual players are very talented and skilled, but how the game evolves is an improvised, spontaneous mix of the magic between these players. Roll-a-Goal Kick offers that same spirit of flexibility. There are so many ways you can tailor play to your own preferences. Here's one example: The Whistle Blow Cards. The cards are clearly categorized for On the Board and Off the Board play. There are Off the Board Soccer Skill Challenges, Shooting Challenges and even street soccer challenges of one on one or two on two play. By eliminating some cards, you can restyle the game to make it more or less physical or more ore less any way you like it!

How far along are we?

We have a big advantage, all of the steps involved in producing Roll-a-Goal Kick, are tasks that we deal with routinely. And because so many of the games components involve printing, and we have worked extensively with printing campaigns for decades, that, too, is no problem. The playing pieces, the real goal, the plush ball, the cones and even the mini soccer bag are already designed, and several generations of real, functional prototypes have been created, fine tuned and used extensively for play testing and now now for video and photography so we can share it all with you.

We still need your help!

We want this to turn out as close to perfect as possible. We do want to keep costs down and keep the game accessible to everyone. But we don't want to have to cut corners when it will compromise the quality! Once this game reaches market, I know it will sell. But I do need to get it to market and I do need your help to do that right! I really believe these games will benefit many people. Kickstarter is the fastest way to get these games produced properly and into your hands!


Soccer is the most popular sport in the world, for good reason, passion. Roll-a-Goal Kick is a super way to feel and share this passion. Support us and be among the first to start enjoying Roll-a-goal Kick. Pledge your support now! Thank you!

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Every Pledge is appreciated. No pledge is too small!

We will acknowledge everyone who contributes to Roll-a-Goal KICK's early days' development! Thanks for being a part of making a great game. Thank you! Watch for a "Thank you graphic, as shown below, with your name "etched" on it!

We will not forget the friends who pledged their support!
We will not forget the friends who pledged their support!

More to come:

A community... We are planning to have a online community and make it easy for Roll-a-Goal Kick players to share their ideas. Maintaining a suggestion box. Whistle Blow Card Ideas. Rule variations. Youtube videos of fun Roll-a-Goal Kick moments, records of skill tests, etc...

Risks and challenges

We need to enter the actual production stage. We don't expect many problems. We have already invested months researching, comparing, and communicating with factories to determine the very best resources for each step in manufacturing, and in many cases have already produced samples. Nevertheless, during the actual production stages, continuing to carefully communicate, often in person, inspecting samples at different stages, reviewing options, materials, refine the product and wherever possible improve it. We want to keep the quality high and the cost affordable so as many people as possible can afford the game. We are very ready to truly go into production.

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    Plush Roll-a-Goal Kick Ball

    The uniquely soft and light Roll-a-Goal Kick 5" ball. You can kick it around the house and pretty much not worry about breaking stuff! Also, you will get a very sincere thank you note from the bottom of our hearts for your pledge!

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    Roll-a-Goal Kick Real Goal & Plush Ball

    You get one 20" light weight, foldable, custom design goal net and the uniquely soft and light Roll-a-Goal Kick 5" ball. You can kick it around the house and pretty much not worry about breaking stuff! And, of course, you will receive a very sincere thank you note from the bottom of our hearts for your pledge!

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    2 Real Goals & Plush Ball

    With 2 Roll-a-Goal Kick Real Goals you can turn any bedroom or living room into Santos Stadium! You get TWO 20" light weight, foldable, custom design goal nets and one uniquely soft and light Roll-a-Goal Kick 5" ball. You can kick it around the house and pretty much not worry about breaking stuff! And, of course, you will receive a very sincere thank you note from the bottom of our hearts for your pledge!

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    Full boxed Roll-a-Goal Kick Game, with signed "Thank you!", 2 full teams, 22 soccer players (2 goalies), 36 Whistle Blow Cards, a real foldable 20" goal with soft plush specially designed soccer ball, custom measure tape, 2 dice, 6 miniature soccer cones, miniature soccer bag for cones and dice.

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    EARLY BIRD PARTIAL DELIVERY. Do you have a winter celebration gift to give to a favorite soccer fan? December is a month of multinational winter celebrations, and many of them are gift-giving occasions. We will deliver a partial shipment by December 23, 2016. The remainder of the shipment may be delivered at the same time or afterwards. The full rewards package will contain the following: Roll-a-Goal Kick Complete Boxed Game: Full boxed Roll-a-Goal Kick Game, with signed "Thank you!", 2 full teams, 22 soccer players (2 goalies), 36 Whistle Blow Cards, a real foldable 20" goal with soft plush specially designed soccer ball, custom measure tape, 2 dice, 6 miniature soccer cones, miniature soccer bag for cones and dice.

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    Boxed Game + 2nd REAL GOAL!

    Another real goal turns a living room or playroom into Santos Stadium! The plush ball is so soft it's really hard to break anything. Plus a full game: Full boxed Roll-a-Goal Kick Game, with signed "Thank you!", 2 full teams, 22 soccer players (2 goalies), 36 Whistle Blow Cards, a real fold-able 20" goal with soft plush specially designed soccer ball, custom measure tape, 2 dice, 6 miniature soccer cones, miniature soccer bag for cones and dice.

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    6 ft. Soft Gameboard & 3.25" game pieces

    First we'll ship you a full boxed game as described above, and then (about 3-month later) we'll send you: an Oversized Roll-out Soft Game board (72" x 36") and oversized pieces (3.25 inches high, and game pieces. (Perfect for playing on the carpet or wood floor. Aside from a giant soft, roll-able game board and giant playing pieces, this pledge reward includes everything the small game includes: Full boxed Roll-a-Goal Kick Game, with signed "Thank you!", 2 full teams, 22 soccer players (2 goalies), 36 Whistle Blow Cards, a real fold-able 20" goal with soft plush specially designed soccer ball, custom measure tape, 2 dice, 6 miniature soccer cones, miniature soccer bag for cones and dice.

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    A custom game, with solid metal playing pieces, all hand painted to your specifications: Two different team uniforms, two custom goalie uniforms, in addition to the standard game: Full boxed Roll-a-Goal Kick Game, with signed "Thank you!", 2 full teams, 22 soccer players (2 goalies), 36 Whistle Blow Cards, a real fold-able 20" goal with soft plush specially designed soccer ball, custom measure tape, 2 dice, 6 miniature soccer cones, miniature soccer bag for cones and dice.

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