2015 - RECYCLE RUSH
Recycle Rush is played by two, three-team alliances who compete by stacking totes on scoring platforms, capping those stacks with recycling containers, and properly disposing of pool noodles (litter) in those recycling containers. Coopertition points are awarded if the opposing teams work together to get at least four yellow totes on the middle step at one time.
2014 - AERIAL ASSIST
In Aerial Assist, teams try to score as many balls into their goals as possible. Since only a single ball per alliance is allowed, teams gain additional points by throwing balls over the truss in the middle, catching balls launched over the truss, and scoring in the high and low goals on the opposite side of the field.
2013 - ULTIMATE ASCENT
Ultimate Ascent is played by two competing alliances with three robots each. The main objective is to score as many discs as they can into their goals. The higher the goal in which the disc is scored, the more points the alliance is given. The end game is to have robots scale pyramids located near the middle of the field.
2012 - REBOUND RUMBLE
Rebound Rumble is played by two, three-team alliances who compete to score the most basketballs into their respective hoops. The higher up a hoop in which the basketball is scored, the more points an alliance is given. The end game is to balance on a bridge in the middle of the field.
2011 - LOGO MOTION
Using game pieces shaped like the components of the FIRST logo, Logo Motion celebrates the 20th season of the FIRST Robotics Competition and also honors Jack Kamen. The main goal is to place the game pieces on racks to score points. In the last 15 seconds, robots can deploy “Minibots” that race up poles to gain additional points.
2010 - BREAKAWAY
Breakaway is a game played by two alliances, one red and one blue, composed of three FIRST Robotics Competition (FRC) teams each. The objective of the game is to obtain a higher score than the opponent by shooting balls into a goal, climbing on the alliance tower or platform, or by lifting an alliance robot off the playing surface.
2009 - LUNACY
Lunacy is a game played by two opposing alliances, composed of three FRC teams given either red or blue colors, on a 27 by 54-foot field named the “Crater,” which mimics the surface of the moon due to its low coefficient of friction “Regolith” surface covering made of “Glasliner FRP” gel-coated, fiberglass-reinforced, polymer material. The objective of the game is to score more points than the opposing alliance by placing more game pieces in trailers that are hitched to the opposing alliance’s robots.
2008 - FIRST Overdrive
In FIRST Overdrive, teams compete by completing counterclockwise laps around a 6 foot tall lane divider and under the 6.5 foot tall Overpass. The game pieces are 40 inch diameter “Trackballs,” and additional points are scored when these are moved over and under the Overpass. In the Hybrid period, an new addition, robots are allowed to receive signals from the Robocoach using infrared remote control or visible light.
2007 - Rack “N” Roll
Rack “N” Roll is a game played by two, three-team alliances each competing to arrange toroidal game pieces on ‘The Rack.’ The toroidal game pieces are inflatable pool toys of three types: Keepers, Ringers, and Spoilers. The main objective is to make rows and columns of the game pieces on ‘The Rack.’