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Meet Adrienne Smith! The Mastermind Behind Blitz Champz (Football Card Game)

Introducing Adrienne Smith, the brain behind Blitz Champz.

Written by: Aladenika Bunmi

In sports, there's a unique blend of strategy, skill, and passion that brings both athletes and enthusiasts alike. But what happens when you combine the spirit of football with the strategy of a card game? Sounds great, right?

Now, let's meet Adrienne Smith, the mind and brain behind the football card game, Blitz Champz!

Adrienne Smith who is also the founder of Gridiron Queendom has a background in both sports management and game design, she brings a fresh perspective to the gaming industry. 

As an athlete, Adrienne is a five-time member of the U.S. women's national flag football team, having won three silver medals, and a two-time member of the U.S. women's national tackle football team, having won two gold medals.

Adrienne currently plays wide receiver for the Boston Renegades with whom she has won six national championships. Adrienne is known as the “female Jerry Rice,” currently holding the All-Time Receiving Yards record in the Women’s Football Alliance (WFA).

Adrienne playing football

Adrienne's professional career began in Japan, where she worked as a translator and Coordinator for International Relations for the Japanese Board of Education. During her two years in this position, Adrienne produced and co-hosted a local television show geared towards educating Japanese people about American culture. She earned her Master’s in Business Administration (MBA) from Columbia Business School in Media & Entertainment; and her Bachelor’s degree in Japanese and Film, with a pre-med concentration, from Washington University in St. Louis. Adrienne is currently based in New York City.

Adrienne created Blitz Champz in 2015 (an award-winning football card game for ages 7 and above) to bring excitement, strategy and joy of football to kids and adults in a fun way, especially those who don't have the opportunity to play real-life football,  and also making people bond, especially families.  

Blitz Champz also reinforces math skills for students in grades 3-8 and can be used as a math learning tool for schools, and at home for fun and family bonding time. The game features 100 vibrantly illustrated playing cards characterizing a diverse lineup of male and female players.

The Blitz Champz NFL Collection features eye-catching, stylized designs that capture the essence of each of the NFL’s 32 teams

But what sets Adrienne's game apart from others in this field is its attention to detail and authenticity. As a true football fan, she understands the importance of staying true to the sport's core principles while allowing creativity and innovation. From the artwork on the cards to the gameplay mechanics, every aspect of the game has been carefully crafted to ensure that players get the best experience.

Since its release, Adrienne's football card game has received praise from both casual players and dedicated football enthusiasts. Its easy-to-understand gameplay and strategic complexity have made it popular at both casual gatherings and competitive tournaments, uniting individuals in their passion for football and gaming.

But for Adrienne, the success of her game goes beyond mere numbers and accolades. It's about creating something that brings joy and excitement to people's lives, allowing them to experience the thrill of football in a whole new way even if they don't get to play on the field. And with plans for expansions and updates in the works, the future looks bright for Adrienne, her team and Blitz Champz.

In a world where ideas rule, Adrienne Smith stands out as a true visionary, blending her love for football with her passion for game design to create something truly special. So the next time you're looking for a new game to play with friends, why not give Adrienne's football card game a try? Who knows, you might just discover a new way to experience the beautiful game.

Download the Blitz Champz mobile app today via the App Store, or Google Play Store, or buy the card games via,,, and  and experience a new level of football card games!

Follow Adrienne and Blitz Champz on Twitter, Instagram and TikTok: @adriennethe10  and @blitzchampz


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