Many times I’ve been asked how to play Counter Attack as a single player game. Here’s how…
Counter Attack is designed to be a sociable experience in which you take on an opponent across the dinner table as you try to outwit them on the football pitch. However, it is possible to play a solo varient of the game.
In a nutshell, you just play the role of both managers. Draft both squads, decide upon the best formation for each team and play every move on the pitch. You may have no-one to ‘outwit’ in a solo game, but you can practice some moves and learn more about the best strategies to employ during a match.
To help bring the solo game to life, we have made a number of downloadable line-ups and strategies for you to pick out and play with. All of the scenarios use only the players found in the Classic Set. Why not spice up your solo games by choosing one of these scenarios?
Earlier this week, Rachel and I appeared on the podcast, The Sound of Football. We enjoyed being in conversation with Graham and Terry who asked us about the development of the game, the agonies we endured choosing the right font, and why late-night trips to hardware stores were crucial to the design of the game!
Times are tough for everyone right now, so we’ve cut the cost of delivery to all locations.
UK: All UK orders will be posted using Royal Mail 1st Class service, but we will only charge you the 2nd Class rate EU: The Royal Mail cost of delivery to EU countries is £14.50, but we will only charge you £10 Everywhere else: The Royal Mail cost of delivery is £19-£21, but we will only charge you £12
We hope this makes life a little easier.
The prices are based on the purchase of the Classic Set. A higher price may be charged if the weight of your delivery exceeds 2kg. We reserve the right to use carriers other than Royal Mail.
Counter Attack was featured in a 1000-word article in the Scottish newspaper, The Herald, earlier this week. Colin was interviewed by The Herald’s reporter, James Morgan, who was keen to hear where the idea for a football strategy board game came from.
If you’ve ever fancied making your own players to feature in Counter Attack, then we’ve got great news: you can get your hands on a free downloadable PDF and edit your way in football glory! Whether you choose to create a team freaturing you and your friends, or the Inverness Caley Thistle cup winning legends of 2015, the decision is yours! Head to the download page here.
Counter Attack has been featured in another online review, this time by the board game site We’re Not Wizards. The review was carried out by Steve, a fan of St Johnstone FC. He enjoyed the game so much he wrote up his review in the style of a match report! You can read the review here.
Do you fancy seeing yourself as a Counter Attack player? What about making an entire team, or an entire league full of players? Now you can with the Counter Attack custom player pack!
Get this kit and you can edit anyone into your games of Counter Attack. Decide for yourself what your attributes will look like. You can print and write on the cards, or you can edit beforehand in Illustrator or similar graphics software.
You can order this download from the shop, right here.
Great news: we have launched 116 new kits for Counter Attack!
Click here to access the PDF that shows you all of the teams that are available. You can buy each of the new teams for £6, or make use of our special offer where you get 4 teams for the price of 3. The special offer also comes with a Counter Attack box to store your teams in.
The teams are 100% unofficial.
The original teams provided with Counter Attack are screenprinted, whereas these new teams are provided to you as a set of wooden counters and stickers for you to apply to them.
Here are the dates you should order by if you want to receive your copy of Counter Attack in time for Christmas.
All details have come from the Royal Mail website. Please note we cannot guarantee delivery by a certain date: the Royal Mail is responsible for delivery once we pass your order to them. To be safe, order early.
Last postal dates for UK
Wednesday 18 December: 2nd class Friday 20 December: 1st class
Last postal dates for the rest of the world
Tuesday 10 December: Cyprus and Malta Wednesday 11 December: Eastern Europe (except Czech Republic, Poland and Slovakia) Thursday 12 December: Australia, Greece, New Zealand andTurkey Saturday 14 December: Canada, Czech Republic, Finland, Italy, Poland, Sweden, USA Monday 16 December: Austria, Denmark, Germany, Iceland, Netherlands, Norway, Portugal, Slovakia, Spain, Switzerland Wednesday 18 December: Belgium, France, Ireland, Luxembourg
Can Counter Attack be played by than 2 players at a time? Absolutely! We had a cracking game of 3 vs 2 in an office recently and I’m pleased to say that all co-managers are still on speaking terms. But only just.
Hugo (France), Clem (Switzerland) and Piers (England) managed to edge past the all-England duo of Alex and Dave, thanks to some appalling decision-making by Dave in particular. He really couldn’t cope with the pressure brought on by the sand timer.
Here’s what Hugo made of it all:
So this test of a multiplayer format worked well! If you’d rather play two (or more) simultaneous games, you can buy additional pitches and team counters in the shop.