Zero Point Games
RUGBY: The Game
This awesome board game is the most innovative thing to hit rugby since the oval ball! Rugby The Game is all about putting you right in the middle of the action. The playing board is clear and simple to use, keeping a focus on the action, front-and-centre.
Rugby The Game is fast paced and full of all of the excitement of the real deal! The only thing missing is the smell of sweat on the field and liniment in the changing room, but feel free to bring both and make it authentic!
RTG combines modern gameplay strategies, with an intuitive board layout. Instead of laboriously moving tokens around a board like you might imagine a sport game would require, you have the focus where the ball is, with half a dozen player cards all vying for possession or support. Add in some coaching tips, some General Play cards that can give you the edge in a set play (and maybe even a little cheating), and you have endless strategic options at your fingertips.
The board is split with teams facing each other. There are six slots on the board for active players, a field ruler to indicate the position of the ball on the field, and slots for Player decks and General Play Cards.
The middle of the game board visualises the action happening around the ball. There are 15 players on each team, but only a handful are in action at any time. With RTG, you keep the focus where it should be; on the ball.
This is a tabletop 2 player game, each player has a "team". Each team has a full side of 15 players, with each player being a unique character with stats that reflect their position in the team. The players have their playing stats on the front of the card, for quick and easy viewing during the game.
The stats for each position vary, giving the players attributes that suit their role. A forward will have better rucking ability than a back, however a back will cover more ground with the ball, and so on.
With easy to access stats, and clear comparison between players, it's never been easier to understand exactly where you are at without reaching for that rulebook!
RTG is a fast-paced game, just like the real thing - but you spend a minimal amount of time setting up players, and more time in play!
Each phase of play involves each team taking one action, such as running, bringing in support players, tackling, kicking, etc, and then resolving the outcome. For example, if the attacking team chooses to run (action), they simply move the field marker on the ruler. Play then goes to the defending team who can try and tackle (action), a successful tackle goes to a Ruck, and an unsuccessful tackle means play returns to the attacker.
There is a huge stack of General Play cards that enhance the game - they offer a variety of added effects and strategies that can turn a predictable phase into a break-away in seconds! There are cards that may call a TMO decision for a try, force a cramp on an opposition player, do some strategic cheating, allow one of your grounded players to get back up, and many other great enhancements.
The box includes the following:
· 1 x Rule Book
· 1 x Folding game board
· 1 x 3D Ball Miniature
· 2 x 10-sided dice
· 1 x 8-sided Distance Dice
· 30 x Player cards (two teams)
· 115 x General Play cards
· 4 x Referee cards
· 4 x Coach cards
· 4 x Sin-Bin cards
· 8 x Weather cards
· 22 x rugby ball score tokens
· 4 x head-gear tokens
· 2 x Field distance marker standees
· 1 x Coin toss token
This item is designed in New Zealand, and produced overseas