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Breakaway Football

Game Day Card

Breakaway Football is a 1-4 player, card-driven strategy game where you are the Head Coach! The board game gives you the chance to call all the Offensive and Defensive plays for your team. Using realistic football strategies, you can outwit your opponent and create exciting big plays called “Breakaways.” On Offense, breakaways can create huge gains. On Defense, breakaways create drive-killing sacks and turnovers.


Easy To Play

First, rather than focus on player skills, yardage charts, spinners and dice, Breakaway Football makes football simple. Play a card with a single-digit strength rating onto the board. Your opponent plays their card. A third “Game Day” card modifies the result. Simple addition and subtraction quickly yields the play result.New Solo AI Logic Sheets

Defense Card
Offense Card

The core game includes four (4) teams: the Fire, Lightning, Maulers and Pharaohs.

New Game Mechanisms

Next, Breakaway Football brings football to life with:

– “No Clock” Timekeeping
– Descriptive storytelling Game Day deck
– Audibles to outwit your opponent
– Quick play field in 5-yard chunks
– Quick resolving plays with no charts or dice

With fast, head-to-head action and realistic coaching decisions, Breakaway Football delivers a true football experience in very little time.

Unique Teams with Special Abilities

Nearly all Breakaway Football teams are based on historical teams from the NFL or NCAA. Expansion teams are inspired by the Peyton Manning Colts, Lombardi Packers, Ditka’s Bears, and many others!

Solo Rules Included

Robust and team-specific AI helps create a heads-up experience even when you play alone. A great way to learn the strengths and weaknesses of each team, the solo game helps you refine your strategy or just scratch that football itch! Each team has unique logic for the solo game, and the heads-up play mat flips over to reveal the solo play surface. For a description and sample two drives, click here.

Expansion Packs

Check out the latest expansions for your favorite football boardgame right here:

Downloads & More Details

Breakaway Football Strategy Guide

New (Beta) Solo AI Offense! Click here to download the latest version of the popular solo mode, this time with play calling sheets for Offense. Core teams only – Fire, Lightning, Maulers, Pharaohs.

Rule book and Solo Rules sheet are available on the Breakaway Football page on The Game Crafter website. Click the button below to see more.

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