Author: Mark Burlet

Avid gamer, writer, and IT geek.

BoardGameGeek review praises Breakaway Football as “Hidden Gem”

A review on the popular board game site BoardGameGeek.com dished out some serious love for Breakaway Football this week. Regular contributor Clinton Paris lavished praise on our little endeavor, calling it a “Hidden Gem” and a “rousing success on many levels.” Not that we don’t agree with him, but it’s always nice to get some unsolicited cred from the board game community at large. (i.e., We didn’t even have to pay him for this!) Check out the full (and quite extensive!) review here:

Hidden Gem or Just Another Rock from the Indy Board Game scene?

If you want to know more, head to our Breakaway Football game page and read all about it, with links to strategy guides, expansion packs, where to buy, and more! Or check out the Breakaway Football group on Facebook for more interactive content.

Looking forward to seeing you on the field!

A few board game podcasts with the Underground

Uplink Underground’s own Arthur Franz appeared on a couple recent podcasts to talk about our projects and game design in general. Check them out below!

Indie Board Game Designers podcast:

Art appeared on Episode 43 (40:32) of this podcast that focuses on indie designers and their products and processes. He and host Patrick Rauland discuss getting started as a game developer, making Breakaway Football, building an audience, and so much more!

Website link here.
MP3 Audio here.


The Game Crafter Official podcast:

In Episode 186 (45:07), Art discusses using the Game Crafter website for on-demand printing and fulfillment with the guys that make it possible. Really great info for aspiring game-builders and fans of gaming in general.

Website link here.

Hurry-Up Offense Gets A Facelift

Brainchild of Arthur Franz, our resident football guru, Hurry-Up Offense is an excellent dice-based simulation of the last 2 minutes of a football game. One player serves as the offensive play-caller, trying to lead their team (trailing by 4 points) down the field to score the winning touchdown. The opponent takes over the defensive calls, attempting to stop the offense and preserve victory. It’s just┬áthat simple.

Now, with an updated game board (left) and new custom dice (right), the game looks and plays better than ever. The board now more clearly presents all the rules, while the fancified dice set makes figuring out who succeeds easier from play-to-play. And with the same lightning-fast gameplay and compact tuckbox, it’s easier than ever to knock out a few games at the tailgate, or during halftime.

Check out the game HERE and we will keep you updated on when and where it will be available for purchase. Look forward to seeing you on the field!


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