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First pro player for Counter Attack!

Christos Gouvedaris has become the first Counter Attack player to be signed up by a professional club. PAOK, the Greek Super League side, have been so impressed by Christos’s prowess on the Counter Attack board that they want him to represent the club whenever he plays.

Christos had the idea of approaching his favourite team when he first started playing Counter Attack. Professional clubs sponsor players to play in FIFA or PES tournaments, so why not Counter Attack? “I wanted to wait until I had reached a good level at the game and was winning matches before I approached the club”, Christos told me.

He explained to PAOK officials what Counter Attack is and how to play it and they quickly got hooked on the idea. “PAOK have a forward-thinking commercial team so they like to hear about opportunities like these”, said Christos.

Once they made it official with Christos they sent him the latest PAOK shirt and training top, complete with his name on the back. Luckily for Christos, the Classic Set of Counter Attack comes with PAOK counters. Others may call them Juventus, but Christos knows better than that 😉

The game box contains everything you need to play Counter Attack

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Christmas 2020 delivery dates

We post all of our orders with the UK’s Royal Mail service. We aim to post within 2 days of you placing your order. UK deliveries travel Second Class and should be with you in 2-3 working days. All other deliveries should take 5-7 working days (i.e. not weekends) to get to you.

Check the latest recommended posting dates for all services within the UK and abroad below.

UK 2nd class > Friday 18 Dec.
UK 1st class > Monday 21 Dec.
Eastern Europe (except Poland, Czech Republic and Slovakia) > Friday 11 December
Greece, Turkey > Friday 11 December
Canada, USA > Saturday 12 December
Finland, Sweden, Czech Republic, Poland , Italy > Saturday 12 December
Austria, Denmark, Germany, Iceland, Netherlands, Norway, Portugal, Slovakia, Spain, Switzerland, Ireland > Wednesday 16 December
Belgium, France, Luxembourg > Friday 18 December
Rest of the World > The date has already passed

If you want your order faster, please contact us ASAP: we may be able to arrange a special delivery, (additional costs are likely)

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The first World Cup comes to a thrilling end!


24 players from all over the world competed in the first ever Counter Attack World Cup over the last 5 weeks.

The combination of covid lockdown and Tabletopia – the online board game simulator website – made it possible for us to come together across international borders for this festival of football; this discotheque of dice!

The tournament was arranged in the mould of a real World Cup: 6 groups of 4 teams followed by a straight knock-out phase. Top goalscorers and tournament favourites emerged in the early days of the tournament. Counter Attack creator Colin was dumped out of the tournament in the quarter final by the studious Italian, Luigi. Polish shartshooter Konrad gained some notoriety for his special ‘Konrad Korner’ manoeuvres, yet it was Englishman Adam who looked like the player to beat.

And so it proved – Adam’s last-gasp equaliser against Luigi in the semi-final propelled him to a penalty shoot-out victory (yes, even though he is definitely English) that took him into the final against Konrad. The final was played on Sunday night and it was the first ever to be streamed live on the Counter Attack Twitch channel. Locked in a tight match at 2-2, Adam won a corner as the game moved deep into injury time. The ball to the back post was headed home by the Dane, Petersen, who send the crowd wild! 3-2 to Adam in the World Cup Final!

Congratulations to Adam – the World Champion – and commiserations to Konrad. A big thanks to the tournament organisers and Twitch streamers, and to all of the people who took part!

If you fancy being involved in the next tournament we run, please join the Counter Attack Facebook Group and Discord channel. That’s the best place to find opponents and hear about new leagues and tournaments.

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Get your Counter Attack t-shirt!

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With this range of Counter Attack t-shirts and hoodies, now you can look the part while you play the part! We have them in 6 styles and all the sizes. Go check them out here:

Made from 100% organic cotton following the principles of the circular economy, and produced in a factory powered by renewables, this clothing range by Teemill is a parter we are proud to work with.

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Updated rule book now available

Counter Attack is lucky enough to have had thousands of hours of gameplay since it officially launched in December 2019. In that time, and thanks to the Counter Attack community, we’ve come to realise a few tweaks were needed to the rules. So we’ve gone ahead and done that.


Some of the updates you’ll find:

  • There is a new system to resolve deflections and dice draws
  • Long passes now require an accuracy test
  • Goalkeepers can now dive at attacker’s feet
  • New positioning rules for free kicks and corner kicks
  • Throw-ins can now be awarded
  • Referees have enhanced powers
  • You can deliberately foul your opponent
  • You can receive straight red cards!

You can download the new rule book right here.

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New Counter Attack review (in Dutch)

Counter Attack has been given a warm review by the Dutch board game reviewer, Nox’ Spellenzolder.

The video is in Dutch and has no subtitles…but I can tell you that the reviewer, Bastiaan, told me, “‘m no fan of soccer & the rules seemed a bit fiddly. But after playing it I was happily surprised. The game plays smooth and feels like a real soccer match, positioning your players correctly, using their strengths/weaknesses and shooting at the right moment. A solid game, which really gets the feel of a real football across!”

He gave it a 7 out of 10, and we are pleased with that.

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Coronavirus update


Counter Attack is OPEN for business. However, our warehouse is currently closed and unfortunately we cannot access some of our stock. This means that we are currently unable to fulfil any orders that contain the following items:

  • Counter Attack Classic Game
  • Team Counter boxes

We are still accepting online orders for player cards and additional sticker teams (minus the box!)

For those of you in the UK & EU, the Classic Game is available for purchase from If you are looking to place an order from outside Europe, please email us first as we may be able to put you in contact with a different supplier of the game.

As soon as we can access the warehouse, we will be able to fulfil orders containing the Classic Game set and we’d be more than happy to notify you when this happens.

Counter Attack is a home-run business with no employees – we live together and work together. We are in 100% good health and we are following Government guidelines by adhering to the strict isolation rules. We continue to use Royal Mail services; dropping parcels at the local depot 2-3 times each week. No human contact occurs at the depot. For the latest of Royal Mail services please click here.

If you have any questions about orders, delivery or just to say hello – please get in touch and we will do our best to help.

Thank you for understanding. Please stay safe, folks!
Lots of love,
Rachel and Colin.