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All or nothing. This project will only be funded if it reaches its goal by Sat, June 29 2019 3:00 PM UTC +00:00.

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Don't Just Watch the Game - Play! Score! Win!
ScoreCards: The Game You Play While Watching the Game.
Multiplayer card game. Includes 310 game cards. 2 to 20+ players. Ages 6 and up.

ScoreCards contains 310 game cards along with CRUSHED! action cards that add even more...excitement to the game.
ScoreCards contains 310 game cards along with CRUSHED! action cards that add even more...excitement to the game.

Two-Minute Drill

ScoreCards is a totally original card game the whole gang can play while watching any televised football game. With ScoreCards, you’re not just watching football with your friends, you’re competing against them. 

Each player draws 7 cards from the deck. As soon as the televised game begins - the ScoreCards game begins. Each card has a point value so when an event happens in the football game that matches a card in the player’s hand, the card is played. (Gloating is optional – but highly recommended.) And just like in the football game, scores are kept and high score wins. There's even CRUSHED! action cards to make the game more...interesting.

ScoreCards is a simple game to learn and an easy game to play, but the luck of the draw, strategy and randomness of the football game guarantees the game will never be the same twice.

ScoreCards is ideal for the sports nut, know-it-all, youngster, old-schooler and casual fan alike. All you need is a TV tuned to the football game, a group of friends and a desire to win. 

ScoreCards Quick Hits:

  • Turns a passive activity into a competitive activity.
  • Reinforces healthy competitive nature of sports fans.
  • Reinforces social aspect to watching football.
  • Is a great way to teach kids about football.
  • Is inclusionary. Game can appeal to anyone who watches televised football. 
  • Plays into a fan’s desire “to make things interesting.”
  • Doesn’t interfere with other activities (Fantasy Football, wagering, socializing, etc.).
  • Makes a 45 to 7 Monday Night Football game interesting. 

ScoreCards is not sold in stores or online and will only be available to those who support this Kickstarter. If you're new to Kickstarter there are instructions below how to pledge (listed after How To Play ScoreCards), pledging takes less than 60 seconds.

ScoreCards is a group card game that features 310 possible plays, events, announcer sound bites and camera shots commonly or uncommonly found while watching football on TV. Each card has a point value so with the right combination of strategy, luck and attentiveness, you just might score enough points to win, even if your favorite team doesn’t.
ScoreCards is a group card game that features 310 possible plays, events, announcer sound bites and camera shots commonly or uncommonly found while watching football on TV. Each card has a point value so with the right combination of strategy, luck and attentiveness, you just might score enough points to win, even if your favorite team doesn’t.
Score your own copy for the 2019 football season.
Score your own copy for the 2019 football season.

How To Play ScoreCards 

ScoreCards is a simple game to learn and an easy game to play, but the luck of the draw, strategy and randomness of the football game guarantees the game will never be the same twice.
ScoreCards is a simple game to learn and an easy game to play, but the luck of the draw, strategy and randomness of the football game guarantees the game will never be the same twice.
When you play a CRUSHED! action card on your buddy Rick.
When you play a CRUSHED! action card on your buddy Rick.
Score your own copy for the 2019 football season.
Score your own copy for the 2019 football season.

Advanced Play Option: Sabotage!

Some of the cards have a plus and minus symbol. This symbol means the player can either a) add the points to their score, or b) subtract the points from another player’s score at the end of the game.

Advanced Play Option: Card Drafting

Before the game begins, each player draws 8 cards from the main deck. After reviewing the cards, each player discards 3 cards face up. Each player then takes a turn “drafting” 1 card from the discards. In reverse order, each player repeats (giving everyone 7 cards). The remaining discarded cards are shuffled back into the main deck.

Advanced Play Option: Card Trading

Trading of cards is allowed at any time. Anything goes as long as both parties agree. However, a player can never have less than 5 cards in his hand at any given time.

ScoreCards Tips from our testers:

"Players can openly display some, all, or none of their cards. You will want to be strategic in what you do and don’t share with the gang." - Steve E., Lincoln, NE

"Pay attention! Camera shots, announcer sound bites, even commercials can all be turned into points." -  Sam M., Ralston, NE

"Use your knowledge of the teams and players to predict what might happen. If one team has a prolific passer and the other has a weak secondary, you’ll want to hold on to those pass-related cards." -  Evan W., Las Vegas, NV

"Be strategic about your discards. A low scoring card that most likely will be played often can really help your score. Don’t just keep the high point total cards. Try to keep a good mix in your hand." -  Robert "Biggs" A., Chicago, IL

"Just because you’re way behind near the end of the game doesn’t mean you won’t have a say in the outcome. Watch for the cards with the plus and minus footballs. If you feel you’re too far behind, start knocking points off other player’s scores. Make your friends beg or barter for your help." -  Troy C., Carter Lake, IA

 Why Kickstarter 

Kickstarter is the world's most well-known and trusted crowdfunding platform.
Kickstarter is the world's most well-known and trusted crowdfunding platform.

Since 2009, over 16.3 million people have pledged more than $4.3 billion, funding over 162,000 creative projects.

We chose Kickstarter because it’s a proven community that will let us do the most good by reaching as many football fans as we can.

If you're new to Kickstarter, pledging is very simple. Simply the"Back This Project" button at the top right corner of this page, choose the reward you want and follow the instructions. Please Note: Your credit card will not be charged unless our Kickstarter campaign reaches it's funding goal.   

Score your own copy of ScoreCards for the 2019 football season. Pledging takes less than 60 seconds.
Score your own copy of ScoreCards for the 2019 football season. Pledging takes less than 60 seconds.

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The Rewards

ScoreCards: The Game You Play While Watching The Game $25

 ScoreCards: Unnecessary Roughness Edition $35

 ScoreCards Commemorative Editions

Score your own copy for the 2019 football season.
Score your own copy for the 2019 football season.

 ScoreCards makes an ideal gift for the sports nut, know-it-all, youngster, old-schooler and casual fan alike. ScoreCards is also a great way to teach kids of all ages the game of football and makes a great party game when you have friends and family over for the game.

ScoreCards Saturdays
ScoreCards Saturdays
ScoreCards Sundays
ScoreCards Sundays

Our Story 

For most people – when you say you’re from Nebraska the first thing that comes to mind is college football. So, for us during football season there’s a lot of time spent watching the games – both college and pro. With so much time spent around the TV, we wanted to find a way to transform watching the game from a spectator sport to actively playing along, a way to create some friendly competition and a fun way to teach our kids about football.

Evolving from scraps of paper and handwritten recipe cards over several seasons to a fun, fast paced, competitive game, ScoreCards is both easy to learn and fun to play with any level of football game being televised.

Over the years what we’ve noticed is –  besides a lot of laughing and jeering depending on the card being played – people who aren’t the biggest football fans really get into the game. You don’t have to be a die hard, painted-face football fanatic to have fun with ScoreCards.

Bringing this game to you has been a lot of fun. We’ve played hundreds (and hundreds) of ScoreCards games and think you and your friends and family are going to love this game as much as ours do.

Nebraska Greats Foundation

Our family has been directly impacted by the generosity of the Nebraska Greats Foundation, a 501c3 that provides financial assistance to former male and female Nebraska collegiate athletes who, as a result of a medical challenge, have exhausted both their insurance and personal resources. 

Our cousin Jim Unger, Nebraska’s first gymnast to earn All-American honors, was in a bicycle accident riding home from his gymnastics school. The accident left Jim paralyzed. 

After the family exhausted its savings and insurance benefits, the Nebraska Greats Foundation stepped up and purchased thousands of dollars of equipment that have helped Jim tremendously on his road to recovery. 

Our family has pledged to raise funds and awareness for Nebraska Greats Foundation as they continue to help others in need.  

Our cousin Jim Unger with Eric Crouch and Johnny Rodgers. Image courtesy of Huskers.com. Click on the image to read more about Jim's story.
Our cousin Jim Unger with Eric Crouch and Johnny Rodgers. Image courtesy of Huskers.com. Click on the image to read more about Jim's story.

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 Nebraska Greats Foundation 

Founded by former Nebraska linebacker Jerry Murtaugh, the Nebraska Greats Foundation provides financial assistance to former Nebraska collegiate athletes who, as a result of a medical challenge, have exhausted both their insurance and personal resources. 

Support is available for any collegiate athlete who lettered in any sport from the following Nebraska  institutions:   Bellevue University, Chadron State, College of St. Mary, Concordia University, Creighton University, Dana College, Doane College, Hastings College, Midland Lutheran College, Nebraska Wesleyan University, Peru State College, University of Nebraska: Kearney, Lincoln & Omaha, Wayne State College and York College.   

For more information about Nebraska Greats Foundation and how you can become involved visit www.nebraskagreatsfoundation.org

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Score your own copy for the 2019 football season.
Score your own copy for the 2019 football season.

Risks and challenges

We are keeping the reward levels simple. If funded, we will partner with the absolutely awesome Ad Magic. This New Jersey based printing company is 100% dedicated to seeing games like ScoreCards succeed. Shari, Amy and Yvonne are rock stars. The passion Shari writes about in her blogs https://www.admagic.com/blog/ is absolutely genuine and educational (not to mention funny.)

All of the design is done and ready for the press. The playing cards would be printed on 300gsm cardstock which has a smooth finish and is the standard cardstock for nicer playing cards. We would lean on Ad Magic's experience and expertise to print this game and help get it into your hands for the 2019 football season.

It doesn't hurt that these guys have worked on Cards Against Humanity and Exploding Kittens either.

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    For your $35 pledge you will receive a full ScoreCards: Unnecessary Roughness Edition game for the 2019 football season.

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    ScoreCards: Unnecessary Roughness Edition contains the ScoreCards base game (310 game cards) along with 100 added CRUSHED! action cards that add even more…excitement…to the game.

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    Each ScoreCards game contains 310 game cards along with CRUSHED! action cards that add even more excitement to the game.

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    - ScoreCards base game with 310 game cards
    - 100 added CRUSHED! action cards
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    ScoreCards: Unnecessary Roughness Edition contains the ScoreCards base game (310 game cards) along with 100 added CRUSHED! action cards that add even more…excitement…to the game.

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    Heisman Commemorative Edition

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    Includes 1 ScoreCards game with 310 game cards, 1 ScoreCards: Unnecessary Roughness edition with 410 cards and 1 ScoreCards Heisman Trophy Winners Commemorative Edition which includes 310 game cards, a custom red tin game box and individual ScoreCards game cards signed by Nebraska Heisman Trophy Award winners:

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    Johnny Rodgers
    Mike Rozier

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    Includes 1 regular ScoreCards game with 310 game cards, 1 ScoreCards: Unnecessary Roughness edition with 410 cards and 1 ScoreCards Blackshirts Commemorative Edition (Unnecessary Roughness edition) which includes 410 game cards, a custom black tin game box and individual ScoreCards game cards signed by Nebraska Blackshirts:

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    Adam Carriker
    Grant Wistrom
    Jason Peter

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    For your $140 pledge you will receive 4 full ScoreCards: Unnecessary Roughness Edition games for the 2019 football season.

    - ScoreCards base game with 310 game cards
    - 100 added CRUSHED! action cards
    - 2 to 20+ players
    - Ages 6+

    ScoreCards: Unnecessary Roughness Edition contains the ScoreCards base game (310 game cards) along with 100 added CRUSHED! action cards that add even more…excitement…to the game.

    More CRUSHED! action cards mean there’s even more chances to block and steal points from your opponents.

    There’s also 25 blank cards you can customize if you really want to get diabolical.

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