The classic game of paper football has left the field, and earth, and been reimplemented as mini-golf on Mars.
Just launched on Kickstarter, Mars Open: Tabletop Golf by Dennis Hoyle takes the familiar small folded piece of paper and treats it as a ball you’ll need to flick over and around obstacles towards the crater/hole/box. A variety of terrain obstacles allow you to create a constantly changing 9 holes.
The Kickstarter is live until December 4th, 2017 at 7:01 PM MST. The game has already reached %110 of the $5,000 goal with 171 backers and 26 days to go. While there are a variety of pledge option $24 USD plus shipping gets you a copy of the base game. The project has an estimated delivery date of July 2018.
For a pledge of $94 USD plus shipping up to 18 supporters will receive two copies of the game and have the option to design a hole in collaboration with the greater that will be included in the “Community Holes” section of the rulebook. It’s safe to assume this is the level Matt Damon and Gardner Elliot are pledging at.
The rules, via Kickstarter, are extremely accessible:
1. Assemble the first hole on your table using the obstacles provided in the game.
2. FLICK your special “golf ball” card toward the crater hole box.
3. Count the number of flicks you used to land your ball in the hole.
4. After all players have finished the hole, mark your scores on the score pad and assemble the next hole.
5. Play through 9 for a full game!
Copies of the game at launch include:
- 5 Specially folded Mars Open Golf Ball Cards
- 5 Punchboard Standees: 2 Plateau Obstacles, 1 Golf Cart Obstacle, 1 Golfer Obstacle,1 Flag Pole
- 1 Punchboard Golf “Tee”
- 1 Crater Hole Box
- 2 Game Box Plateaus
- 1 Putting “Green” Box Insert
- 1 Paper Score Pad
- 1 Rulebook (Featuring 27+ Holes!) + Infinite*
Mars Golf adapts the Paper Football mechanic made popular in lunchrooms everywhere. Paper football is a simple table-top game based on American football. A small sheet of paper is folded into a small triangle and is flicked back and forth across a table top by two opponents.