GridIron Master is a new strategy football-based board game. The game combines the strategic elements of football with the disciplines and patterns of chess.
The game play takes place on a wooden 'exact-to-scale' football field.
Both American football or Canadian football versions are available. The size of the field and rules differ depending on the version.
Player pieces are plastic pegs are shaped like football helmets. The football snaps on top of the pieces. Each football position is mapped to a corresponding chess position and the piece is allowed to maneuver accordingly.
Each football play is conducted as a miniature chess game, seamlessly integrating the strategies of both activities.
The "kicking game" is conducted by rolling the "football shaped" dice. The yardage or turnout is given by a look-up sheet which was compiled from years of actual football statistical information.
GridIron Master Player Aid - American Edition
This is a two-page summary of the rules and two-pages of sample formations for use when teaching others how to play. I re-did the sample formations, because the ones included in the game do not take into account the spacing of the holes in the board. Please, if you notice anything I might of missed or messed up, let me know.
Version 1.1 Changes:
Version 1.2 Changes:
- Added sample formations for both Visitor and Home teams
[b]American Version:[/b] A player reference card for GridIron Master that can be printed on the Front and Back of a 4x6 note card. This card summarizes the rules for Offensive and Defensive Formations. Lays out the beginning play sequences of a down. A condensed and hopefully more concise breakout of the rules for piece interaction between the offensive and defensive pieces depending on field location.
With this card I also completely distilled the Rules of Engagement to 7 rules that should cover most of the possible situations that would arise in the game. If there are errors please let me know.
Note: Two house rules are in purple, plus one rule modification. For an explanation of the rules changes look at this post http://www.boardgamegeek.com/thread/421130. The rules in this...
CANADIAN EDITION: This is a player aid flow chart of play to help the novice and the not so experienced player to get into the game rapidly. It outlines the offensive and defensive set up then flows through the play sequence with options at each step. Hopefully it is of use and assumes that the rule book has been read by at lest one of the players. Please report any errors ASAP.
This is a player aid flow chart of play to help the novice and the not so experienced player to get into the game rapidly. It outlines the offensive and defensive set up then flows through the play sequence with options at each step. Hopefully it is of use and assumes that the rule book has been read by t lest one of the players. Please report any errors ASAP.
This is a game tool to allow hidden declaration as to the direction and distance of a pass. It is specifically designed to deal with multiple receivers without having to declare the target to the defensive player.