Score a touchdown when you give each party guest a Football Favor Kit (for 1 Guest). Thank each partygoer for coming with a whistle, football backpack clip, coloring activity, set, mini foam football and a cello bag to put it all in. The first official game was played in 1869 in New Jersey. In most of Europe and Asia, football refers to the game Americans call soccer. Outside of the U.S., the oval-ball game it is referred to as gridiron or American football.