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Erik RinneBy Erik Rinne
First created
Erik RinneBy Erik Rinne
First created
$390
pledged of $2,500pledged of $2,500 goal
8
backers
Funding Unsuccessful
The project's funding goal was not reached on Wed, October 9 2013 4:59 AM UTC +00:00

About

These games can be enjoyed on many levels -- As light party games, learning games, time-passers, or strategy games. They encourage creativity and direct human interaction!

With a dry-erase pen and your EYES CLOSED, how well can you evade tacklers, pass to receivers or execute kicking plays?  That’s the CHALLENGE of Out of 'Sight' Football !

But beware your opponent’s hidden blue dots - Linebackers!  They can Stuff Runs, Intercept Passes, Cause Fumbles, or Blitz when you least expect it !!

"Innovative, with a classic feel"

Field is laminated (3 mil) for easy erasure.

Includes:  Kickoffs, Punts, Field Goals, Sacks, Safeties, Blocked Kicks, Fake Kicks, Hurdles, Laterals, Run/Pass Blocking, Slo-Mo Replays, Wind and Weather Conditions, a Playbook with fifteen offensive play choices plus multiple play variations.  

Game weighs only 1.4 lbs and is easily portable.  Folds into a box 16″ x 10.5″ x 1″.

Above is a running play from left to right that was stopped by a red obstacle at the 28 yard line. White obstacles do not stop plays that have already gained 5 yards - A key rule that opens up excitement!  

The 3 blue dots are movable defenders (Linebackers) that are "HIDDEN" BEFORE EACH PLAY on a hinged, see-thru overlay. 

Defensive options are INFINITE because the blue dots are INDEPENDENTLY MOVABLE and stick securely to the see-thru overlay by Static-Cling!

DETAILED FOOTBALL STRATEGY!  Play calling and defensive placement are the keys to victory. Of course a steady hand helps too, as does a little luck on fumble recoveries.  

  • Optional Weather Conditions, Wind, Rain/Snow, Fog, & 'Frozen Tundra', affect game play.   Click for Weather Card

Deluxe Edition includes an extra dry-erase pen, 2 vertical End Zone Crowd Sections, and 2 Sky Cards for stadium atmosphere.   Sky Card 1,   Sky Card 2

Here's a Live Action Demo of our Basketball game . . . 

                                                         . . . and some Football videos

Above: Top half of Playbook -- More plays include REVERSE, QB ROLLOUT, SCREEN PASS, HALFBACK PASS, HAIL MARY / FLEA FLICKER, QB SNEAK ...or design your own!
Above: Top half of Playbook -- More plays include REVERSE, QB ROLLOUT, SCREEN PASS, HALFBACK PASS, HAIL MARY / FLEA FLICKER, QB SNEAK ...or design your own!

Click here for the Rules

                      Above: Contents of Basic Football Game

Below: Basic Football Game includes

    1   Gamebox (green, 16″ x 10.5″ x 1″)    Box Lid    

    1   Laminated Field (16" x 7.75") secured to floor of gamebox, with Fold-Out Stadium also secured to floor of gamebox

    1   Rules & Playbook in a clear plastic sleeve   Rules   Playbook

    1   Ten Yard ‘First-Down Chain’ (a blue plastic clip that slides along edge of field)

    3   Linebackers (blue static-cling dots on a see-thru Overlay hinged to the field)

    1   Linebacker Cover (a black vinyl card to hide the Linebackers & for Slo-Mo Replays)

    1   ‘Spot•ula’ (a beveled white vinyl strip to nudge and move the Linebackers)

    1   Dry-Erase Pen  

     Black Pad Eraser (dual surface for both Dry-Erase & Wet-Erase pens)

    1   Weather Card   

    1   Penalty Chart for advanced players   Penalty Chart

    1   Die (for weather conditions, fumbles, penalty results, fake kicks, & solo play)

Added Bonus: 1  Wooden 'Spot•ula'

Deluxe Football Game includes all of the above, plus  

    1   Extra Dry-Erase Pen

    2   Vertical End Zone Crowd Sections

    2   Sky Cards to slip behind stadium for atmosphere

”A great way to learn the basics of American football!” – Russ Dibble, Gunslinger Games, Dallas 

Customize Your Stadium!

Upper Decks and other items for customizing the stadium are printable from the Out of Sight Football website under Extras. Print them onto cardstock and modify them to replicate your favorite stadium. Custom upper decks appear in the first two photos below. 

A pledge of $200 or more includes a PHOTO OF YOU in the large middle Sky Box.

With laminated Gameboard Inserts for Basketball, Soccer, Ice Hockey & Australian Rules Football!

Pictured below are other sports with gameboards placed over the football field (and under the clear overlay with the blue dots). In each sport, the blue dots are independently movable defenders.

In the first photo below, note the large (10.5" x 1.2"), removable, team nameplates (on cardstock) behind the end lines. Nameplates of your favorite team(s) (in original fonts) or national flag (as in the Olympics) are included with the rewards. Insert them under the sides of the stadium. American Football nameplates are also 10.5" x 1.2". Hint: With a personal computer you can create your own nameplates!

                            Basketball Rules

                                Soccer Rules

                             Ice Hockey Rules

                      Australian Football Rules


“I'm not a big sports guy, but I thoroughly enjoyed playing these games. Plus, the interfaces are beautiful and quite ornate.” - D.R. Mann Hanson, Common Ground Games, Dallas


                     Out of 'Sight' Sports - "So Real, you can almost sell Tickets!" 
                                                  (and stadium naming rights)

           Portable Stadium Lights are available from homedepot.com and walmart.com.                                         Larger lights are available from footballfigure.net.

For the future: Our patented concept can apply to any scenario where a player with his eyes closed tries to either evade, or hit, objects printed on a game board while another player tries to stop him with movable symbols hidden on an overlay. Cops and Robbers, Trying to flee a Haunted House, Chipmunks stealing Golf Balls ... the possibilities are endless!

Risks and challenges

We lovingly assemble each game ourselves, and we already have the parts for a few hundred games which is why our pledge goal is low. Barring unforeseen delays, we should be able to ship all games by the holidays!

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