3 Throwback Paper Football Apps for Super Bowl Week

Nook _ Paper FootballNew York City is in full-blown Super Bowl mode with the big event happening this Sunday just across the Hudson at the MetLife Stadium in New Jersey. About a dozen blocks along Broadway are blocked to traffic beginning Wednesday for a “Super Bowl Boulevard” that features NFL stars, music and even a Times Square toboggan run. Hotels and cabs are full, and New Yorkers are wishing they had remembered to flee for somewhere warmer (and less crowded!).

We were not a big football family growing up, but on Super Bowl Sunday, I do remember one game that always preceded kickoff among my siblings: the paper football toss. We used a matchbook to flick over the TV room’s coffee table, but it’s the same idea. And now, of course, there are apps for this. So here are three paper football toss apps to bring back those memories and help complete your Super Bowl 2014 week.

Paper Football Toss Apps:

Paper Football Pro FlickIT (Android/iOS): This MMOJ game offers multiplayer gaming, 12 possible teams, 3D graphics and an outer space stadium. “Score a touchdown when you FLICK the triangular shaped paper football and it hangs partially over the edge of the table without falling off. Or kick a field-goal through through a goal post made of fingers and thumbs.” $0.99 or try the company’s free version: “Paper Football.”

Paper Football 3D (Android/iOS): JIRBO made several paper football apps, and this is one of the most popular. “Classic paper football action in 3D. Head back to school – toon style — as we bring paper football into the classroom. Play either a single-player match against a computer, or challenge your friend to a two-player match.” Free

Paper Football Toss (Nook): “Race against the clock to flick as many paper footballs as you can between the handmade field goal posts and score major points. Simply touch and swipe to launch the paper football towards the goal. Make it between the pointer fingers to score points.” Recommended for ages 4 and up. $0.99

The Super Bowl XLVIII kickoff will take place Sunday, Feb. 2 at 6:25 p.m. on Fox. It’s the Seattle Seahawks vs. the Denver Broncos.