Monday, January 25, 2010

Table Football

The other night Rachel, Peggy, Panda, and I came up with the newest most awesomest game ever. We call it (and by "we" I mean me) table football. It's a slight spin-off of paper football. The only difference is this time you spin jacks in an attempt to get them to stop in designated areas of the table in order to accumulate points.

As you can tell from the top picture, there are two lines on opposite ends of the table. They designate the boundaries for the scoring areas. The space between the back line and the edge of the table represents the endzone, or 7-point area. The space between the endzone line and the front line represents a field goal, or 3-point area.

A player has two attempts to spin their jack towards the opposite end of the table from them and land in either the 3-point or 7-point area after it stops spinning. At the same time there is a defender from the opposing team sitting to either their left or right who has the chance to spin his or her defender in the direction of the offender in an attempt to either knock the jack out of the scoring area or off the table. The defender can choose to no use his defender on the first spin so that he can have two defenders to throw on the offender's second try. If the defender knocks the offender's jack backwards into their own endzone then that results in a safety (2 points). If at anytime one player scores two touchdowns in a row then they are awarded an extra defender (3 defenders instead of 2).

We've recently had a lot of fun playing this game, and we've probably spent a lot more time playing it than we should have. However, if you're ever bored then I suggest giving it a try.

1 comment:

  1. I'm going to have to agree. Table Football is pretty much the most awesome game ever.