It’s the NFL Playoffs, and if you are looking for a fun football game, check this out! I love finding new ideas and came across QB54! Michael and Frank Silva are from New Jersey and invented this cool game. It actually started when they were 9 and 12 years old using 2 garbage cans. They called it the “QB Thanksgiving Classic”. So recently when these two got together for Thanksgiving, they decided to to take this game to another level. Frank decided to incorporate the chair into this game for a dual purpose. The 54 in this game is for the first team that scores 54 wins. There is no specific reason for 54, it just felt right to them, and most games end in 54 when they have played. They started this officially in 2016 and haven’t looked back yet.

So how do you play QB54?

1) Set Chairs in Game Mode

2) Set Chairs approximately 40 feet apart, or adjust according to skill level

3) Game can be played one vs one or 2 vs. 2

– When one vs. one – players are playing from opposite sides

– When 2 vs. 2 – teammates are on opposite sides

4) Players Alternate Throws.

5) Hit the Chair on a Fly – Player/Team gets 3 points

6) Player throws ball into basket (touchdown) – Player/Team gets 6 points

7) Score touchdown, kick for extra point. Earn an Extra Point by kicking through goal posts. Win game if your kick goes into the hole/basket.

8) If the ball bounces on the ground from the throw and lands in the basket, the offensive team gets 2 points.

9) Defending team can earn 3 points if they catch a rebound from the chair before it hits the ground. Defending team must allow the ball to hit the chair first.

10) Switch sides when the leading team reaches 12 pts, 24 pts, 36 pts, 48 pts

11) First team to reach 54 wins ! (Gotta win by 2). Losing team gets last licks, one throw.

This is a great game to use in any youth program, physical education class, or just having fun with your staff. You can purchase this game from multiple retailers including Amazon for $99.99. Check out qb54.com for more information! I will include this game in my vendor section on my website. I also have tons of ideas in the Resource Zone to make your program 1 percent better!


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