The other night we all went out to dinner and the restaurant had a machine where you could buy NFL Flick Footballs. So my brother and I spend 2 of our own quarters each to get some.
Our mom said that she used to make flick football out of paper when she was younger so we asked her to show us. We found a great YouTube video to show us how and...
Now we can save our money!
What is Flick Football?
Paper football (also called FIKI Football, Finger football, Chinese football, Biren football or Flick football) refers to a table-top game, loosely based on American football, in which a sheet of paper folded into a small triangle is slid back and forth across a table top by two opponents. This game is widely practiced, generally by boys ofupper primary, middle school & high school age in the United States, as an informal recreation. - From Wikipedia
How do You Play?
To really play Paper Football, the first thing you need in a game of paper football is a properly constructed ball, and then you need to know how to play the game. The rules of the game are very simple.
Basically, the object of the game is to score touchdowns. To get a touchdown, you must flick the ball with you finger (you play on a straight edged table) and have the ball stop, with part of it sticking over the table, as seen here. That is 6 points. Players take turns, one flick each back and forth untill someone scores. If the ball goes off the table, you kick off. Hold the ball in your hand, resting on the plam, and toss it on the table by hitting your fingers on the underside of the table.
After a touchdown you can kick a feild goal. Whoever is kicking hold the ball vertical between his finger and the table, and with his kicking hand, he flicks the ball with his finger. The other person is holding a field goal with his finger aranged in a position, look here If the ball sails between the two posts, its good for 1 point. See it in air here
After watching the first episode of Nickelodean iCarly, where the main character decides to do a web show, my kids decided that they would like to do a "show". Choosing to share our experiences with others, sounded like a really fun idea.