Street basketball, the classic duel: 1-on-1, is now also possible as a board game - at least from around December 2021. Then the title “Hoop Godz” by Board Game Brothas should be on the shelves of the supporters of the Kickstarter campaign standing or better still: lying on the tables. The crowdfunding financing has already reached the set target, there is time until November 20th for supporters to consider participating in the “crowdfunding round”.

A game of Hoop Godz, loosely translated as “basket gods”, will take less than 45 minutes, promise the makers from New Orleans. The board game actually involves rolling the dice in real time; for those who don't like it, the authors have come up with an alternative mode. The basic concept of the basketball board game relies on fast action, tactics and a little luck with the dice paired with the selection of the right action at the right time.

Different basketball players ensure variance

Two core elements can be made out at Hoop Godz: the movement of one's own player on the street court including the selection of actions as well as the management of the available energy, which is represented by the “juice system”. Every action on the field costs the player “juice”, which is only refilled at the end of the round, so that one has to be careful with his energy resources. Moving, passing and a boost you have to pay for with juice. This also applies to typical basketball actions such as steal, crossover, dunk or throw.

Which action the players play when, they decide on the basis of action cards. The highlight: The action is not implemented immediately as a game action, but has to be rolled in real time. At the same time, the players let the dice roll, whoever hits the required symbols first can carry out his action. According to Board Game Brothas, if you don't like this kind of hectic rush, you can fall back on an alternative system.

The game material of Hoop Godz: basketball as a theme is recognizable. Image: Board Game Brothas

The game material of Hoop Godz: basketball as a theme is recognizable. Image: Board Game Brothas

In purely thematic terms, Hoop Godz serves a niche: sports board games are now rare, and basketball board games even more so. All the better that the Americans have decided to start crowdfunding, which is actually very successful. The target was set at around 15.500 euros, which has long been exceeded.

Over 640 backers have now invested more than 27.000 euros, and the The Hoop Godz campaign runs until November 20th. You can start with a pledge from 31 euros, but there is the basic game. Anyone who invests 48 euros receives the street basketball board game and the reprint of Rap Godz, a board game that says it all. Deliveries are expected in December 2021.


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