NFL Game Day takes the playing field to a new dimension with board game play that teaches the rules of NFL football - engaging the novice NFL fan while challenging even the savviest. This family-friendly game puts players at the coach’s table and tests offensive, defensive and special team play in rivalries of fans’ own imaginations.
The colorful metallic game board resembles a realistic NFL field including hash marks, scoreboard, and fans in the stands. Players can customize the end zones to feature their favorite teams magnetized logos from all 32 NFL teams. Rival coaches can battle within and across divisions and conferences, creating their own dream playoff and Super Bowl matchups.
Instructions are simple and easy to learn for players of all ages. Game play is determined through the exchange of cards reflecting offense, defense and special teams plays. Players mark the progress on the field with a magnetic football they move down the field. The set also includes a Yard Marker to keep track of downs after each play. The score is kept with additional discs placed on the scoreboard
Play begins with the roll of the die to choose offense or defense. The player on offense draws a Special Teams card and starts on the yard line indicated. The player on offense draws five Offense cards and the player on defense does the same with Defense cards.
The players then each select a card from their hand and place face down. They both flip their cards over at the same time to reveal the plays and determine the results of the down. Offense cards include pass and run plays for varied yardage as well as play action, screen pass and draw plays. Defense cards include pass and run defense as well fumble, interception, all-out blitz, zone blitz and penalty flags.
The game allows for every element of play including kick-offs, touchdowns, field goals, punts, extra points, 2-point conversions and time-outs.
The game can be played in two halves of 30 – 45 minutes each, or for shorter games, just one half. The player with the most points wins.