If your looking for a simple Board Game of Football, this is it. The rules can be explained in a short amount of time, and all aspects of a regular football game are there. Simply the Defense picks one of three colored dice. Each colored dice relates to one of three plays that the offense may call, a run, short pass or long pass. After the offense announces their play, the defense rolls their dice to see how they effect the offense. The offense then rolls three black dice, the total which tells them how well their play went. Normally they then roll a certain number of white dice to see how many yards they gained. There’s markers for the score, timer, time outs and first down. The playing field has holes for the pegs from goal line to goal line on each yard.
The game is really easy to explain and catch onto. If you don’t like rolling dice, then this one might not be fore you. But really, if you enjoy football and even if you only have a passing interest in football this is a fun game. You can play a full game just like a pro game,or you can start off in sudden death for a quick 15 minute game. The aid cards that come with the game help to teach the game in a short amount of time.
Expansions and releases from the website allow you to add real teams to the mix. Just as an example, where the generic cards might lead to a result of 3 yards in a short pass, the Colts card might be a 6 or an 8 yard gain because of Manning.
In the end Pizza Box Football is relatively cheap and seems well worth its low price. Anyone with a passing interest in football and board games should give this a try.