Counter Attack is the football board game you’ve been waiting for

Take on a friend at the kitchen table in this ultimate game of football tactics and strategy. It’s time to find out which of you is the greatest football manager of all!

Counter Attack is the football board game designed for serious fans of football.


Do you have the tactical skills to beat your friend in this 90-minute match? Luck will play its part but nothing beats a great strategy!

You each draft a squad of players and then you play all the moves you’d expect in a football game: short and long passes, high balls, tackles, headers, dribbles, shots, saves and more!

“A hugely enjoyable game of football”

We’re Not Wizards


Every player in Counter Attack is unique, just like in real life. As the manager, you need to decide where to play them on the pitch. Fast players with high dribbling can make super wingers, while tough tackling players with high heading are certain to feature in defence…but it’s up to you with Counter Attack: play them wherever suits your strategy.

But remember: having good players alone will not be enough: it’s the decisions YOU take over the course of a match that will put you in a winning position!


As you move around the pitch in Counter Attack looking for opportunities to pass and shoot, your opponent will be attempting to close down space and put in tackles.

Key moments in the game are decided by a combination of a dice roll and player attributes. In this example here, Ruiz has the ball and Iwu has come in for a tackle. Ruiz has a dribbling attribute of 5 and Iwu has a tackling attribute of 3.

Add a dice roll to each player’s score; whoever has the highest overall score wins the duel! In this case it’s Ruiz, so Ruiz can move around Iwu and take a step closer to goal…


If you already have a copy of Counter Attack then why not look at the options for extra player cards, extra teams, a neoprene pitch and even tee-shirts and hoodies!