How to Play Strat-O-Matic College Football

Talk about interactive – YOU are the coach! Whether playing solitaire or joining the thousands playing Strat-O-Matic in leagues, face-to-face and online, YOU make the choices about who to play and when to call on them to make the big play. In Strat-O-Matic, the decisions you make all game long determine victory or defeat.

Despite all the powerful features of this game, Strat-O-Matic’s well-established reputation for play value means this game is easy to learn, yet challenging enough to master that it entertains gamers year after year.

You will be calling plays for the offense and defense within minutes, because it’s this easy:

Choose your offensive formation. Spread offense? Pro set? Two tight ends? Click. Then it’s the defense’s turn: 4-3 or 3-4? Nickel or dime? Show blitz? Click.

Back to the offense: Now that you see the defensive look, choose the ball-carrier or primary receiver. Click.  Select the play – run inside or out, right or left? Pass in the flat, downfield or deep? Click.

Now it’s the defense’s last chance: You don’t know the offensive play call, but the formation, the down-and-distance, and the personnel on the field give you clues. Bring a linebacker (or three), or drop them back in pass protection? Leave the free safety home, or blitz? Key a runner to stuff the run, or double-team that stud receiver? Every action creates an advantage in one place and a disadvantage somewhere else. Are you sure? Click.    

Now the computer reveals the calls and the animation shows the action. You’ll see if that star pass rusher beats the blocker for a sack, and a fumble. You’ll see if the QB sidesteps the rush to throw the bomb or dumps off to a secondary target. Will the receiver get to the ball before the defender does? Watch the runner or receiver gallop with defenders in pursuit. Will they catch him in time?

With the smooth navigation, you’ll complete games in half the time it takes to watch a real college game. Then savor the victory by reliving it with a stats report that is like nothing you’ve ever seen – ALL the stats you’d expect, plus drive charts and highlights. An amazingly detailed analysis of play-calling tendencies will let you analyze the keys to victory – or scout your opponent for the next game!    Talk about interactive – YOU are the coach! Whether playing solitaire or joining the thousands playing Strat-O-Matic in leagues, face-to-face and online, YOU make the choices about who to play and when to call on them to make the big play. In Strat-O-Matic, the decisions you make all game long determine victory or defeat.

Despite all the powerful features of this game, Strat-O-Matic’s well-established reputation for play value means this game is easy to learn, yet challenging enough to master that it entertains gamers year after year.

You will be calling plays for the offense and defense within minutes, because it’s this easy:

Choose your offensive formation. Spread offense? Pro set? Two tight ends? Click. Then it’s the defense’s turn: 4-3 or 3-4? Nickel or dime? Show blitz? Click.

Back to the offense: Now that you see the defensive look, choose the ball-carrier or primary receiver. Click.  Select the play – run inside or out, right or left? Pass in the flat, downfield or deep? Click.

Now it’s the defense’s last chance: You don’t know the offensive play call, but the formation, the down-and-distance, and the personnel on the field give you clues. Bring a linebacker (or three), or drop them back in pass protection? Leave the free safety home, or blitz? Key a runner to stuff the run, or double-team that stud receiver? Every action creates an advantage in one place and a disadvantage somewhere else. Are you sure? Click.

Now the computer reveals the calls and the animation shows the action. You’ll see if that star pass rusher beats the blocker for a sack, and a fumble. You’ll see if the QB sidesteps the rush to throw the bomb or dumps off to a secondary target. Will the receiver get to the ball before the defender does? Watch the runner or receiver gallop with defenders in pursuit. Will they catch him in time?

With the smooth navigation, you’ll complete games in half the time it takes to watch a real college game. Then savor the victory by reliving it with a stats report that is like nothing you’ve ever seen – ALL the stats you’d expect, plus drive charts and highlights. An amazingly detailed analysis of play-calling tendencies will let you analyze the keys to victory – or scout your opponent for the next game!