Football fans love going to live NFL or college football games, in reality though they are not very interactive except for cheering on your favorite team. Here are a few games though where you can cheer on your favorite team and be involved as well. The games go from the extremely interactive to ones where you only make a few predictions per game. How involved a game you wish to play is up to you.
Call The Play
In this game, you alternate with a friend predicting the next play. Only one person predicts each play, but turns rotate on every new play. You need to guess whether the next play will be a run, sack, complete pass, or incomplete pass. If you guess correctly you either get a point and the person with the most points at the end of each quarter wins, or you can play for a dime each play. If you are correct on your prediction you get the dime, if not nobody gets it. Or if you wish you can play that if you get it wrong you owe the other person a dime. Even if you are playing with dimes, it’s best just to keep a running total and then each quarter settle up by the losing player contributing the money they owe towards a beer or other item the winner wants from the snack bar. The same happens with points with the running total, at the end of each quarter in the point system the loser buys the winner a predetermined item.
If you wish to make the game a little more challenging, require a little more precision in the call of the play. For running plays make the predicter say if it will be for a loss of yardage, under five yards, or over five yards. For a passing play, make the predicter declare if it will be over or under 10 yards if it is a complete pass. Continue the game with a winner being determined each quarter, half, or if you wish you can wait until the end of the game but that will involve a lot of math.
Call The Drive
This game is a little less demanding as far as making calls every play. Instead when one team receives the ball a player predicts what yard line they will finish on. In the case of a field goal attempt it is what yard line the line of scrimmage is for the field goal, and in the case of a touchdown you need to guess the endzone. Only one person guesses for each drive. If they are right they either win 1 point, or $1 (or whatever money increment you would wish to bet). If they are wrong they pay the other person that point or financial consideration. Keep a running total of points or money and settle up at the end of each quarter or half.
For a prediction to be correct, it must be within 10 yards either way if the prediction is made between the two 20 yard lines. If it is made within the twenty yard lines and the goal line, it must be within 5 yards to be correct. For touchdowns, the other prediction considered correct is a touchdown, but if you predict a touchdown and the team doesn’t score one you lose that round. If you are playing a point system have the loser by the winner a predertimed food or drink item at the end of the quarter.
Call The Score
This is the least interactive game as you only make one prediction per quarter. You predict the number of points the two teams will score combined in that quarter. Each quarter you alternate who picks first. You can not win if you pick a score higher than the two teams score combined. Whoever loses each quarter must purchase the winner a predertimed beverage or food item.
It’s All About The Game
The whole reason you go to a live football game is to watch the game, but sometimes you’d like to add some extra entertainment to it. That’s what these games are all about. You can play the simplest or the most complex on the list. Of course if you really are a game playing fanatic, you could actually play all three of these games at the same time. Whichever you choose, have fun and enjoy the game.