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Introduction Finger Football

Finger Football is a classic tabletop game that brings friends and family together for hours of competitive fun. Played with nothing more than a flat surface, a goal post, and your fingers, this game combines skill, precision, and a bit of strategy. In this guide, we'll take you through the rules, setup, and some advanced techniques to help you become a Finger Football champion.


  1. Materials:

    • A flat, smooth surface (table or any flat playing area)
    • A rectangular piece of paper or cardstock for the field
    • Small goalposts (you can use paper triangles or make mini goalposts from household items)
  2. Field Preparation:

    • Place the rectangular paper or cardstock on the playing surface to create the football field.
    • Position the goalposts at either end of the field, leaving enough space for players to flick the paper football.


  1. Kickoff:

    • The game starts with a kickoff. The player with the football flicks it from one end of the field, trying to get it as close to the opponent's goalpost as possible.
  2. Turns:

    • Players take turns flicking the paper football, aiming to score by getting it through the opponent's goalposts.
  3. Scoring:

    • A goal is scored when the paper football passes through the opponent's goalposts.
    • Players can score from anywhere on the field, but the further away, the more challenging it becomes.
  4. Out of Bounds:

    • If the paper football goes out of bounds, the opposing player gains possession, and the game resumes.
  5. Penalties:

    • Establish any house rules for penalties, such as a player accidentally flicking the football too hard or using two fingers instead of one.


Finger Football is a delightful game that combines skill, strategy, and a touch of creativity. Whether you're playing with friends during a casual hangout or participating in a Finger Football tournament, mastering the techniques outlined in this guide will undoubtedly elevate your gameplay.

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