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Counter Attack: the football board game

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Any player who suffers a second injury cannot continue and play must be stopped for a set piece so they can be substituted. I don’t think I will sleeve them as, whilst they are shuffled and dealt, it only happens once per match and we have some plans for these player cards that I will come to at the end of the review. The attacking team initiates a Movement Phase which sees the attacking team move 4 players (the number of hexes each player can move is determined by their pace stat).

If a loose ball moves in a goalkeepers ZOI hex they can try to save it through a SAVING check of 10+ or a roll of 5 or 6.It was a football pitch set up with a hex grid on, no fancy miniatures but wooden discs with team patterns and numbers on them, something caught my interest so I sat down with the designer to play a demo of a few rounds. Was so excited to get this game, l played with my brother against my 9 year old daughter and his 8 year old son to help us all understand the rules.

This also means that partial hexes on the goal line or side line count as being in play, so the ball needs to move onto an unrevealed adjacent hex past the line to be considered a goal/out of play. I don’t normally go for football games, or 2 players games, but something about the game had stuck with me and I just couldn’t not leave without purchasing a copy, so that’s just what I did. for a defending save if the goalkeeper moved during Step 1 of the snapshot and the saving hex is still 2 or 3 spaces away.

The defender will now perform a check against the referee's LENIENCY, again looking to roll under the value. These things are not down to luck, they are all about strategy and so I would say luck plays a very small part in the matches.

Final Third's Movement - To help with players bunching up, à la Subbuteo style, there is the final third's movement, which simulates the team pushing up the pitch while attacking.Tournaments - When playing a tournament you will use the same team throughout the whole competition. The possibilities are endless and Counter Attack as a system is flexible and hackable enough that you can turn this game into whatever version of a football game you want, safe in the knowledge that the basics and the essentials of gameplay are well covered. It is a constant source of disappointment for me but Counter Attack has given us a focus that doesn’t rely on me or my stupid legs to be involved. The rules complexity can be a bit too much for anyone looking for a simple football game, whilst they have a good online FAQ the fact that it is needed has come up in most games, for the odd rule here and there or situation that crops up rarely. Once the draft is over and the starting kick-off determined, play starts with two 45 minute halves, each one run in real time.

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