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.
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: counter-attack.teemill.com
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.
After a 3-week hiatus, we again have Counter Attack back in stock!
We post worldwide and still have a discount rate for all non-UK deliveries: EU customers pay £10 rather than the Royal Mail’s £14.50, while international customers pay £12 rather than £20. We pay the difference!
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
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.
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 amazon.co.uk. 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!
Great news: Counter Attack is now available for you to play online against anyone in the world!
We’ve uploaded it to TableTopia – an online board game simulator. The experience of playing Counter Attack is exactly the same as it would be if you were playing the board game: you can pick up pieces, inspect cards, roll the dice and score some great goals!
We recommend you combine TableTopia with Skype or similar so you can chat to your opponent throughout the match.
Board Game reviewer TableTop Wolf has produced this great video review of Counter Attack. Please go give it a watch!
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