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Paul Denhup
United States
Alexandria
Virginia
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9.5
Aug 2004*
Bowl Bound = PAYDIRT for the colleges. Replay the best all time collegiate teams against each other for a blast.
2004-08-11*
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Allen Wiles
United States
Lawrenceville
Georgia
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9
Jan 2004*
The best simulation of college football I have every played! I'm sorry that my beloved wolfpack isn't represented :-\, but give me the 1945 ARMY team with that AWESOME wishbone rushing attack!
2004-01-07*
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Tim K
United States
Urbandale
Iowa
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9
Oct 2006*
Great old school pencil and paper football game. Yes its simple and not nearly as strategic as say Strat-o-matic, but its still a lot of fum. Played my first game in 15 years with my 8 year old - great moment in gaming history for me.
2006-10-19*
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peter I

Florida
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9
Apr 2007*
I have all three sets of cards, neat game, great for solitaire
2007-04-20*
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Paul Harris
United States
Kalamazoo
Michigan
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9
Aug 2008*
Looking for all versions and chart sets
2007-08-14*
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Michael Panikowski
United States
Burbank
California
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9
Dec 2010
Played this game so many times it is difficult to know how many times it has been played. Quick and fun game. I'm now playing this game with my 9 year old son. Its complex enough for me to keep coming back to it, but the playablity is the attration for me.
2010-12-05
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jl alexander
United States
bellbrook
Ohio
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9
Dec 2010
Like many others, I played an entire season in my youth. I collected statistics from the games and had an incredible number of enjoyable hours.

I love stats and I love a random factor of the dice roll. Now I realize that there are better implementations but at the time I LOVED playing this game.
2010-12-06
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Steve Carey
United States
West Coast
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9
Nov 2014
Easy to play, fast, and fun. Huge nostalgia factor here as we played hundreds upon hundreds of game in youth. Wore out the dials on those yellow stand-up scoreboards. 40 years later, and I'd still play this anytime.
2013-01-17
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Geoff Brown
United Kingdom
Manchester
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8
Apr 2002*
Owned it for YEARS. We played an entire college season MORE than once.....and for a group of brits thats impressive..Especially as, at the time there wasnt any Gridiron on British TV. The only thing we knew about the game was the rules from Bowl Bound and Statis Pro and what we could gleam from the odd copy of USA today we found occasionally at newsagents.
2002-04-15*
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Mark Galvin
United States
Marietta
Georgia
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8
Jul 2003*
Playing the best college football teams against each other creates some interesting matchups. Players that rely too much on their best offensive and defensive plays will either dominate or be out-coached.
2003-07-23*
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Joe Andrews
United States
Birmingham
Michigan
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8
Sep 2003*
All the excitement of college football. We play each quarter as a half to speed up gameplay.
2003-09-16*
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Don Weed
United States
Clemmons
North Carolina
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8
Feb 2005*
Great colleeg football simulation. Pity they don't print it or team updates. The interactive (Sport Illustrated style) system is a statisticians dream.
2005-02-14*
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Mitch Willis
United States
Kathleen
Georgia
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8
Aug 2005*
My favorite game from childhood through college. I avenged many Alabama losses with this game. Roll Tide!
2005-08-13*
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Joe Saul-Sehy
United States
Texarkana
Texas
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8
May 2009*
My son and I play this over any football game. We have a season going that adds to the excitement.
2005-08-23*
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Matt
United States
St. Louis
Missouri
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8
Feb 2014
This game is a gem. My favorite dice football game.
2014-02-17
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Greg Nichols
United States
Ann Arbor
Michigan
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8
Feb 2007*
College football minus the cheerleaders, booze, and school fight songs. It's still a great game.
2007-02-06*
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Richard Partin
United States
Urbana
Illinois
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8
Feb 2011
My rating is for the game with the original team charts; the later charts provided less realistic results, especially with a 2-player game if the defense guessed wrong. But I played this a lot, especially with a friend, with teams divided into conferences, and with a national championship playoff. We had amazing games that reminded us what an exciting game college football can be. My all-time most memorable game? Late in a game versus Michigan, and coaching 1966 Notre Dame, I pulled a draw play that went for a big gain, called timeout and kicked a long field goal to win by one point. He sat there slack-jawed as the ball sailed through the uprights at Notre Dame Stadium. Although I don't play the game anymore, my rating reflects how much I dug it when I did play. "Bowl Bound" is one fun gaming experience for those who like football.
2010-09-14
Paul Schulzetenberg
United States
Los Angeles
California
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8
Jul 2012
I have a weak spot for football simulations and football themed games, and this is a good example. It's the classic formula of offense and defense both pick a play, and then dice are rolled to see the outcome. The down and distance are going to determine what plays are best, and certain defenses are better against some plays. It's not quite as in-depth as Strat-o-Matic Football, but it's a lot more intensive than, say, Pizza Box Football. The teams do seem very different, and it is easy to see where strengths and weaknesses are by simply a glance at the relevant charts. The color coding is a simple but effective way of telling what kind of outcome can happen with any given play call. It's this transparency that separates it from many of the rest of the football sims. Really a cool system.
2009-11-13
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8
Mar 2010
Like Paydirt, only on the college level. Great for the fan of NCAA football with team charts from the '40s to the past season available to purchase 9or download free) for many if not most major university teams somewhere on the web.
2011-10-24
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roger cox
United States
Spartanburg
South Carolina
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7.7
Sep 2009*
if it just didn't take soooo long to play a game, compared to SI Baseball...
2009-09-08
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Tom McHugh
United States
San Francisco
California
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7.5
Mar 2007*
Great football game. The original version - the one with great teams from the Sixties - is the best.
2007-03-11*
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Orion J.N. Winder
United States
Holly Hill
South Carolina
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7.1
Feb 2011
Used to love all these Sports Illustrated games. Played the heck out of this and Paydirt, back when I gave a rat's patootie about football. Still would like to play once in a while, if I had an opponent. but sadly, my sons are all grown and faraway.
2011-02-03
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Andrei de Vore
United States
Unspecified
Unspecified
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Apr 2003*
Recently played a tournament solotaire with this grand old game. Golden Domers are definately the class of teams included in the original set.
2003-04-02*
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Paul Braley
United States
Modesto
California
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7
Jul 2003*
Played many college football seasons using this game. Even set up conferences and had a weekly top 10.
2003-07-21*
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Robert Taylor
United States
Eaton Rapids
Michigan
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Oct 2004*
Used to play quite a bit of this back in college -- lotsa fun back then.
2004-10-08*

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