Board Games for Sports Fans

Fall sports have arrived and it got me thinking about sports in board games. So I’ve found some great board games all about various sports for the athletics fans out there.

Flamme Rouge

Flamme Rouge is a fast-paced, tactical bicycle racing game where each player controls a team of two riders: a Rouleur and a Sprinteur. The players’ goal is to be the first to cross the finish line with one of their riders. Players move their riders forward by drawing and playing cards from that riders specific deck, depleting it as they go. Use slipstreams to avoid exhaustion and position your team for a well timed sprint for the win.

Baseball Highlights: 2045

Baseball Highlights: 2045 is like watching TV highlights of early 21st-century baseball games, with the gameplay being full of theme with no outs or innings and without bogging down in a play-by-play baseball simulation. In this quick and interactive game, two players build their teams as they play, combining both strategy (building your team) and tactics (playing the game) without any of the downtime. During each “mini-game”, each player alternates playing six cards to simulate a full game’s highlights. The mini-game includes defensive and offensive actions, and your single card play may include elements of defensive and/or offensive plays.

1st & Goal

1st & Goal pits two football teams in a classic gridiron match. Players call plays using the cards available in their hands. Yardage gained or lost is determined by a roll of the dice, and strategic play-calling makes all the difference as to which dice you get to roll for each play.

Tavarua

Tavarua is a 1-6 player competitive surfing board game. In Tavarua you are a surfer in a surf contest. You’ll need to pick a board, paddle out, look for waves, and ride them in to score points!

The Football Game

The Football Game combines our love of the sport with our love of tabletop gaming. It reflects not only how football works, but also how it feels! In The Football Game, each player takes charge of a football club and manages it through an entire football season. The winner is the Club who most exceeds the expectations of their fans.

What sport would you like to see a board game of? Let me know with a comment below.


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