Originally Posted by KartaKeeper
no matter how you play the numbers it is just too many people at once
Nah, I've had bigger speedball games. Did a 60 on 60 once, though the field was about 4 times bigger than the current regulation size. It's all about bunker placement and design. Take a stand-up can. Good for one player. Lay it on it's side and now you can fit two comfortably. Or place a small brick next to a vertical can, making an "L" shape, fits 3 with out much issue.
Originally Posted by generalee72
With only a few minutes consideration, maybe a change in game type??
Start with 6/7, fill the box, with every elimination a player fills in, every X minutes 1 player fills in. It will give people a chance to move up and fill in the start bunker. Also calls for a little strategy, try to set up the bunker so the box can't be trapped easily, or a rule to allow the ref to clean a hit upon entry.
That has some potential, but might be a bit overly complex. Good outside of the box thinking though.
I've been tossing a few field designs around in my head, I'll see if I can get some drawn up tomorrow. Though pretty much a given the snake and line of doritoes are getting completely removed and redistributed towards the back of the field. Mid field will probably be quite sparse, going for the "no man's land" effect.