Posted 9/15/16 1:36 PM
The Football Game will be launching on Kickstarter Tuesday September 27th! It's a fun, fast-paced board game about football club management for 2 - 4 players, one league season, lasts 60-90mins. (Several LOB meeps have played the Review version both in central London and in Croydon.) KS Preview The game was born largely out of frustration that a satisfying football board game doesn't exist. It’s not a slow-motion match simulator, nor a complex afternoon-eater - it takes 75 minutes for you and friends or family to each manage a football club through an entire season. Also, you don't have to know anything about football, or even like it (!) to enjoy the game as our dozens of play testers will attest. The Football game focuses on the funny and scandalous side of the sport; it captures just about everything that happens both on and off the pitch. A unique handicap VP/scoring system means that the game is won by exceeding the expectations of your fans and chairman; so if you’re a ‘top six’ club you must challenge for the title, while newly promoted ‘yo-yo’ clubs can win with a mid-table finish! As manager you’ll have to dip into the transfer market to build a squad with strength and depth, pick the right first team at the right time, and mastermind the play of your Tactics cards. The stars of the show are the 80 unique footballer characters. Your footballers are the personalities that define your club. Examples include: the Wing Wizard, the Incredible Sulk, the Devious Diver, the Calamity Keeper, the Samba Star, the Daredevil Defender... Each has been beautifully illustrated by Robert Gauld-Galliers (art director for Thomas the Tank Engine). On each Match Day roll, some players will do well, and others will do badly - teams will rise and fall on the league table and everyone watches in joy or despair as they find out how they’ve performed. Tactics cards can be the difference between stealing the title for some, and avoiding relegation for others! These cards allow your footballers to pull off feats such as elegant interceptions, lucky deflections and wonder goals to increase your match score. You can also hinder other Clubs with attack cards that make footballers miss ‘sitters’, score own goals and more. Rolling events; you may discover a youth team super-star, see billionaire buyouts, social media mishaps, funds for a new away kit, player rebellions - fifty different events may make or break your season! If you're interested, please see: KS Preview Page: http://goo.gl/GSfvak... Facebook: https://www.facebook.... Twitter: https://twitter.com/M... Web: www.londonboardgames.com The game has been almost 3 years in development to get the play/balance/replay/engagement right. First exposed at UK Games Expo in June we got a great reception and some critical final tweaks! Any and all comments very welcome. Will be at the Sir Christopher Hatton again on Tues 20th for a game. Thanks for reading!
Posted 9/17/16 3:54 AM
The KS preview link brings me to a blank page.
Posted 9/27/16 10:36 PM
I think the right link is this: https://www.kickstart... Looks like a good game which will receive lots of backers :)