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Learn About the Sports with our Quick Guides

Although there are no fixed directions for having fun with our Guys, we wanted to provide Sport Specific Instruction Guides with each set to explain the key rules and strategy of each sport. We wanted to make them simple and practical to deliver the knowledge you need to understand each sport within minutes. You can click on them below to read or download!

Instruction Booklets

 

Ways to Play

And, even though we want each kid to use their own imagination to play with our Guys any way they like, with unlimited options for creative play, below are a couple of suggestions for structured games that customers have created that are good for kids as they get older:

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Football Guys Dice Game

submitted by Frankie and Liam

2 players

Equipment

  1. Football Guys
  2. Five dice
  3. Four index cards
  4. Four index cards
  5. Write “PASS Play” on two of the index cards.
  6. Write “RUN Play” on two of the index cards.
  7. A coin

Rules

  1. Flip coin to determine who goes first
  2. Each player will have one index card that reads run and one that reads pass
  3. Player that wins the coin flip goes first and starts on the twenty yard line
  4. Each player chooses one of his index cards and picks either a pass or run play. (don’t let the other player know which play you are running)
  5. Set up players for the type of play you think the other player is running
  6. Each player will put down his/her index card at the same time.
  7. Roll dice: Defense has two dice, offense has three dice.
  8. Subtract the total of the Offense dice from the total of the defensive dice. If both players called for a run, divide the difference by two. If the players choose different plays run or pass then double the difference between the offensive and defensive dice count.
  9. If the Offense rolls a total less than the Defense then it is a Turnover and the other team takes possession. (rule submitted by Benjamin 5,  Somer sworth NH!)
  10. Each player on offense gets four chances to get a first down, 10 yards.
  11. Each player gets three offensive turns during a quarter, and there are four quarters.
  12. If the game ends in a tie, play college rules overtime. In College Overtime each team gets one possession starting at their opponents 20 yard line.

Example

Player I gets the ball on the 20 yard line. Both players select an index card. Player I puts down her index card and calls a pass, and the defensive Player II puts his card down and calls run.

  1. Player I rolls three dice and they add up to 15
  2. Player II rolls two dice and they add up to 10
  3. Subtract the difference (15 – 10 = 5)
  4. Since the players put down different plays you double the yardage which equals 10 yards and a first down.
  5. Repeat this process until either Player I does not get a first down (four tries) or Player I scores.

Baseball Guys Dice Game

submitted by Lauren and Rob

2 players

Equipment

  1. Baseball Guys
  2. One dice

Rules

Role a “1” and your player hits a single.

Role a “2” and your player hits a double.

Role a “3” and your player hits a triple.

Role a “4” and your player has just hit a home run!

Role a “5” or a “6” and your player is out

All players move accordingly around the bases.

 

Sack the Quarterback

submitted by Tony and Corl

2 players

Equipment

  1. Football Guys
  2. Five dice
  3. Four index cards
  4. Four index cards
  5. Write “PASS Play” on two of the index cards.
  6. Write “RUN Play” on two of the index cards.
  7. A coin

Rules

  1. Flip coin to determine who goes first
  2. Each player will have one index card that reads run and one that reads pass
  3. Player that wins the coin flip goes first and starts on the twenty yard line
  4. Each player chooses one of his index cards and picks either a pass or run play. (don’t let the other player know which play you are running)
  5. Set up players for the type of play you think the other player is running
  6. Each player will put down his/her index card at the same time.
  7. Roll dice: Defense has two dice, offense has three dice.
  8. Subtract the total of the Offense dice from the total of the defensive dice. If both players called for a run, divide the difference by two. If the players choose different plays run or pass then double the difference between the offensive and defensive dice count.
  9. If the Offense rolls a total less than the Defense then it is a Turnover and the other team takes possession. (rule submitted by Benjamin 5,  Somer sworth NH!)
  10. Each player on offense gets four chances to get a first down, 10 yards.
  11. Each player gets three offensive turns during a quarter, and there are four quarters.
  12. If the game ends in a tie, play college rules overtime. In College Overtime each team gets one possession starting at their opponents 20 yard line.

Example

Player I gets the ball on the 20 yard line. Both players select an index card. Player I puts down her index card and calls a pass, and the defensive Player II puts his card down and calls run.

  1. Player I rolls three dice and they add up to 15
  2. Player II rolls two dice and they add up to 10
  3. Subtract the difference (15 – 10 = 5)
  4. Since the players put down different plays you double the yardage which equals 10 yards and a first down.
  5. Repeat this process until either Player I does not get a first down (four tries) or Player I scores.

Football Guys Dice Game (Experts)

submitted by Tom and Jerry

2 players

Equipment

  1. Football Guys
  2. Five dice
  3. Four index cards
  4. Four index cards
  5. Write “PASS Play” on two of the index cards.
  6. Write “RUN Play” on two of the index cards.
  7. A coin

Rules

  1. Flip coin to determine who goes first
  2. Each player will have one index card that reads run and one that reads pass
  3. Player that wins the coin flip goes first and starts on the twenty yard line
  4. Each player chooses one of his index cards and picks either a pass or run play. (don’t let the other player know which play you are running)
  5. Set up players for the type of play you think the other player is running
  6. Each player will put down his/her index card at the same time.
  7. Roll dice: Defense has two dice, offense has three dice.
  8. Subtract the total of the Offense dice from the total of the defensive dice. If both players called for a run, divide the difference by two. If the players choose different plays run or pass then double the difference between the offensive and defensive dice count.
  9. If the Offense rolls a total less than the Defense then it is a Turnover and the other team takes possession. (rule submitted by Benjamin 5,  Somer sworth NH!)
  10. Each player on offense gets four chances to get a first down, 10 yards.
  11. Each player gets three offensive turns during a quarter, and there are four quarters.
  12. If the game ends in a tie, play college rules overtime. In College Overtime each team gets one possession starting at their opponents 20 yard line.

Example

Player I gets the ball on the 20 yard line. Both players select an index card. Player I puts down her index card and calls a pass, and the defensive Player II puts his card down and calls run.

  1. Player I rolls three dice and they add up to 15
  2. Player II rolls two dice and they add up to 10
  3. Subtract the difference (15 – 10 = 5)
  4. Since the players put down different plays you double the yardage which equals 10 yards and a first down.
  5. Repeat this process until either Player I does not get a first down (four tries) or Player I scores.