NFL Five Giveaway + Draft Spotlight!

See contest details below.

The NFL Five TCG is available in hobby stores now, and we’re kicking off the season with a new giveaway contest! To find out more about the world of NFL Five, you can read up on the Rulebook, play a practice game with the Demo Deck, and browse the full Checklist (with a breakdown of card rarity here).

To celebrate the game’s debut, the upgraded prize haul will be awarded to five lucky winners – each receiving two Starter Decks and a box of Booster Packs! You can enter by visiting the Panini Games Facebook page and posting your reply to the following question:

“NFL Five combines the most exciting aspects of sports cards collecting with traditional TCG gameplay. When assessing your interest in the game, do you consider yourself primarily a player, a collector, or both?”

Randomly selected contest winners will be announced on the blog next Tuesday – be sure to submit your entry before the September 17th cutoff!

Aside from collecting cards and constructing decks, you can also use unopened NFL Five product to play various Draft formats. For example, the “Sealed” format (recommended for launch events) sees each player build a legal deck from one Starter Deck and three Booster Packs. Another variant allows for Booster Packs to be selected in a traditional “pick and pass” format, with the resulting decks used for a small tournament – or even an entire season!

Today’s featured playgroup from Showcase Comic Books and Collectibles in Slidell, LA recently held their inaugural draft (with plans for a fully tracked season including Player trades), and they utilized the “snake format” in the style of fantasy football. Action/Play cards from Booster Packs were drafted in a supplemental round, along with access to up to two copies of any Starter Deck Action/Play card as needed.

Images courtesy of Joey DiCarlo

Draft Results:

Round 1: 1.1. Drew Brees, 1.2. Alvin Kamara, 1.3. Mitchell Trubisky, 1.4. Demarcus Lawrence, 1.5. Cam Newton, 1.6. Saquon Barkley, 1.7. Bobby Wagner, 1.8. Travis Kelce

Round 2: 2.1. Ben Roethlisberger, 2.2. Malcom Jenkins, 2.3. Andrew Luck, 2.4. Chris Herndon IV, 2.5. Patrick Peterson, 2.6. Ted Ginn Jr, 2.7. Russell Wilson, 2.8. Dak Prescott

Round 3: 3.1. Jimmy Graham, 3.2. Von Miller, 3.3. Jamal Adams, 3.4. Le’veon Bell, 3.5. Devonta Freeman, 3.6. Greg Olsen, 3.7. Calais Campbell, 3.8. Darius Slay

Round 4: 4.1. A.J. Green, 4.2. Julian Edelman, 4.3. JuJu Smith-Schuster, 4.4 Chris Godwin, 4.5. Adam Thielen, 4.6. Everson Griffen, 4.7. Mike Williams, 4.8. Dontae Johnson

Round 5: 5.1. Damontae Kazee, 5.2. Lamar Miller, 5.3. Jalen Smith, 5.4. Brandon Graham, 5.5. Demario Davis, 5.6. Jordan Reed, 5.7. James Conner, 5.8. LeSean McCoy

Round 6: 6.1. Devin McCourty, 6.2. Lavonte David, 6.3. Terrell Suggs, 6.4. Jurrell Casey, 6.5. Desmond Trufant , 6.6. Kevin Byard, 6.7. Jared Goff, 6.8. Damien Williams

Round 7: 7.1. Yannick Ngakoue, 7.2. Daniel Sorensen, 7.3. Adrian Peterson, 7.4. Josh Allen, 7.5. Tyler Boyd , 7.6. Richard Sherman, 7.7. Lamar Jackson, 7.8. Dont’a Hightower

Round 8: 8.1. Cameron Heyward, 8.2. Willie Snead, 8.3. Damon Harrison, 8.4. Reshad Jones, 8.5. Kenny Stills, 8.6. Sony Michel, 8.7. Takkarist McKinley, 8.8. Clay Matthews

Round 9: 9.1. Tramon Williams, 9.2. Vonn Bell, 9.3. DJ Moore, 9.4. Chandler Jones, 9.5. Marshon Lattimore, 9.6. Jerry Hughes, 9.7. Deshaun Watson, 9.8. Josh Norman

Round 10: 10.1. Jarvis Landry, 10.2. Jadeveon Clowney, 10.3. Denzel Perryman, 10.4. Nick Vigil, 10.5. Sterling Shepard, 10.6. Chris Jones, 10.7. Denzel Ward, 10.8. Marcus Peters

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