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Breakaway Football

Card-driven American football Coaching strategy game where you call the plays!




Second Edition: Now Includes Accordion Board Play Surface & Updated AI Solo Sheets!

Breakaway Football is a middleweight, 1-4 player, card-driven strategy game where you are the Head Coach calling all the Offensive and Defensive plays for one of 4 unique teams.

Product includes downloadable solo AI for Offense and Defense for each team! (updated October 2022)

Using realistic football strategies, outwit your opponent and create exciting big plays called "Breakaways" - huge gains on Offense or drive-killing sacks and turnovers on Defense.

Breakaway Football plays in just 90 minutes.

The simplicity of the game engine - the “Game Day Deck” - captures all the probability of tackle football into a single card pull. Simply compare the play calls and apply the modifier on the Game Day Card. Luck cuts both ways, so it is superior strategy that wins the day!

Includes Lightning & Fire (Balanced), Maulers (Run-Heavy, strong defense), and Pharaohs (Pass-Heavy, weak defense) team decks, plus 4 blue tokens and 4 orange tokens used in solo play.

In 2024, the solo AI was awarded the "Stomp of Approval" by Solosaurus Podcast, part of the Dice Tower network, for excellence in 1-player games.

Breakaway Football focuses on creating a plausible, compelling football narrative, where you feel the tug of war, the ebb and flow, and the drama of competition.

Team playbooks are inspired by real pro football teams:

  • Maulers (1982 Washington Redskins) - 1 Black Wink (Hard Count)

  • Pharaohs (2012 New Orleans Saints) - 1 Black Wink (Defensive Breakaway Tracker)

A wealth of Expansion Teams are on the Game Crafter as well. Click here to see all the iconic single season teams currently available!


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Average Rating 15 reviews
Publish Date March 15, 2017
Edition Second
Department Games
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More Info Breakaway Football web site

Why buy this?

"4.5 Stars – The definitive game to own for fans of football. No other game comes even close."

  • Unique Team Abilities Offer High Replayability
  • Easy to Resolve Plays Highlight the Game's Narrative Flow
  • Team-Specific AI for Challenging Solo play

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  • This game contains a premium upgrade called UV Coating that makes the printed components more durable.
  • This game contains laser cut components. Laser cut items will have a slight amount of soot around the edges, which can easily be wiped off; and will have a campfire smell for about a week after you open them.


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Own It Played It Fun Priced Well High Replay Value Well Written Rules Nice Artwork


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