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Breakaway Football

Card-driven strategy football game

Breakaway Football is a 2-player, card-driven strategy game where you are the Head Coach calling all the Offensive and Defensive plays for one of 4 unique teams.

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

Breakaway Football plays in just 90 minutes (60 minutes for the Solo game) by streamlining complexity found in traditional football simulations:

  1. Yardage is handled in 5-yard increments
  2. No players to track on a roster
  3. No dice, no charts, no spinners in the head-up game - everything driven by cards
  4. Real-time audibles, where you can change your play at the line
  5. Plays resolve quickly using single-digit arithmetic

The strength of the design is in the simplicity of the game engine. The “Game Day Deck” captures all the probability of real football into a single card pull. Simply compare the play calls and apply the modifier on the Game Day Card. Breakaway Football focuses on plausible, compelling storytelling of a football game, where you feel the tug of war, the ebb and flow, and the drama of competition.

Includes Lightning & Fire (Balanced), Maulers (Run-Heavy), and Pharaohs (Pass-Heavy) team decks.


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Why buy this?

Each team can break the rules, in its own way, and makes them all feel very different and fun to learn how to best utilize their special abilities.

  • Asymmetric football playbooks - 4 unique teams!
  • Excellent game flow & narrative results
  • Challenging solo mode with team-specific AI




Average Rating 7 reviews
Publish Date March 15, 2017
Edition Second
Department Board Games
Genre Sports
Setting Modern / Present
Audience Casual Gamer
Primary Mechanic Strategy
If You Like Chess
More Info Breakaway Football web site

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  • 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