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Ch 6: Game Play
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Ch 8: Scoring
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Contents 

The Stadium: A Sport Odyssey two-player Season One Initiator contains the following components. (Note: rules are available separately. Components only apply to the purchased box.

1 Quad-Fold Gameboard

1 Rulebook

1 Ball Marker

10 Ring Counters

30 Offense Play Cards

30 New Freedom Team Cards

30 Land Shark Team Cards

1 Score board

4 Drop Return Dice

1 First Down Marker

1 SASO Game Coin

30 Defense Play Cards

1 New Freedom Season One Tuck Box

1 Land Shark Season One Tuck Box

Setting up

HOME vs. VISITOR

Before placing the game board down, Coaches need to decide who will be Home vs. Visitor. Since most people are more comfortable placing their cards in sequence right to left, home is usually preferred. To keep things fair, flip the SASO coin (any coin will do). The winner of the toss decides which side of the playing board they would like. The board is then turned accordingly and the ring counters placed on their starting positions.

PULL DECKS

Each coach chooses one of the 30 card team decks and shuffles their cards.  

Note: This applies only if playing with the "Season One Initiator", see building decks otherwise.

These decks are then placed face down to the right, outside the game board. This is now their pull decks.

 

 Note: Try not to mix opposite team cards during the course or ending of a game. That way, the decks will remain ready to play for the next game. However, if cards do happen to get mixed up don’t worry. You can simply check the back of the team’s tuck boxes to know which cards belong to whom.

PLAYBOOKS

Unlike pull decks, Play cards are separated into two decks, offense and defense. Offense plays have green text names of the set type on the back (see peep windows) and front of the card while defense play card’s texts are red. 

 

 Both coaches are dealt twelve cards from each of these decks to make their own two decks.  These are called their playbooks and placed face down to the left side of the playing board (opposite side of their pull decks).  Any remaining play cards are placed back in the box or out of sight.

Note: Dealt play cards is recommended for beginners or when playing a fair friendly game. In competitive or tournament games, coaches come with their own playbooks of a set number ready to go!  

PLAYBOOKS

Unlike pull decks, Play cards are separated into two decks, offense and defense. Offense plays have green text names of the set type on the back (see peep windows) and front of the card while defense play card’s texts are red. 

 

 Both coaches are dealt twelve cards from each of these decks to make their own two decks.  These are called their playbooks and placed face down to the left side of the playing board (opposite side of their pull decks).  Any remaining play cards are placed back in the box or out of sight.

Note: Dealt play cards is recommended for beginners or when playing a fair friendly game. In competitive or tournament games, coaches come with their own playbooks of a set number ready to go!  

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