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tXtFL is a text-based strategic football simulator. You take the role of Coach to call the plays and manage your team.


tXtFL Import: Download new leagues or create your own!

tXtFL Desktop 4.0: Franchises, health and injuries, routes and match-ups, and more!

tXtFL Mobile Betas: Beta builds are now open to all on Android as well!

tXtFL Mobile 2.3: Auto-save games, digital box score, plus all the engine improvements from tXtFL 3.8.

tXtFL 3.8: Customizable home field advantage, access all your past games.

tXtFL Bowl 8.0 | Analysis: New ways of weighting stats to predict the Seahawks-Broncos match-up.

Using DBEdit 2 (modified) to access your tXtFL database.

Download tXtFL 3

Desktop v.4.0.0, Jan 29, 2016 | changelog

For Windows, Mac, and Linux. Need Java? Plugins/Web Start *not* required. Installation help.

Get it on Google Play

Mobile v.2.4, Aug 27, 2015 | changelog

For Android. Learn more. Tell us your feedback. Get a beta build.

Older version also available in the BlackBerry App World.

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  • tXtFL 1 screenshotThe tXtFL™ strategy-based football simulator integrates team management with play calling for football fans and fantasy sports fanatics.
  • tXtFL Draft importTeams can be updated from real stats on the web, built through unique plays, and then tested on the field.
  • Statistics-based modelingThe game engine is built on mathematical models designed to simulate real football games. Check out our automated simulations predicting the next game's winner.
  • Active development of the tXtFL simulatorThe tXtFL football simulator is a game you can play on the train, in a meeting, of wherever you'd like. It's in active development, so keep coming back!

tXtFL 3.2.0 release

Coach Your Team to Victory

The tXtFL, or teXt Football League, football simulator lets you be the coach. You create your team, pick your players, and make the play calls. During each football game, you can watch passing, rushing, receiving, and more statistics pile up depending on the calls you a little luck.

Teams can be coached by choosing each play and reorganizing teams. You can tweak player assignments, add new plays, and track player statistics. Players and teams can be customized through player skill values (eg "hands," "feet") and team coaching values (eg "pass coaching," "run coaching").

tXtFL 2.0 brought entire seasons and championships, and now tXtFL 3 allows you to download and import entirely new leagues, or even design your own. With the entirely new tXtFL database in place, you can now play in different leagues—Canadian, collegiate, arena, or of course our very own tXtFL—or create your own league and rules.

tXtFL Mobile for Android is a new version based on the tXtFL 3 engine that you can take with you to work and play during meetings!

Simulate Real Life Games

tXtFL is also a predictive sports simulator. Run the simulator in fully automated mode to model hundreds to thousands of games for your favorite or fantasy team.

Download real teams and players to simulate match-ups and predict scores. If you can't find your favorite league or want to tweak it on your own, just create a new one! You can upload it to share, or keep it for your own private use.

The simulation has a proven track record through regular season games and our very favorite, the tXtFL Bowl. Run your own simulations and submit your results!

Challenge Your Friends

tXtFL 3.6 brought back multiplayer (the original tXtFL had a rudimentary, telnet-based version!). You can bring a battle of the minds to the field as you test your coaching prowess against your friends. Desktop multiplayer can take place on a LAN or WAN, and tXtFL Multiplayer takes advantage of Google Play Games for auto-matching or playing against Google+ friends.

On Google Play Games, you can also climb leaderboards and accrue achievements. Total scores, offensive and defensive yards, and multiplayer scores are all fair game. Playing at higher difficulty levels weights your points more heavily to reward your coaching genius.