Counter Attack was designed by me, Colin Webster. I’m based in Edinburgh, Scotland. My favourite football team is Inverness Caledonian Thistle (the Barcelona of the north).
I’ve enjoyed more than a few hours of playing Champ Man, Kick Off, Football Manager, the Fifa series and Pro Evo…as well as innumerable football manager games on the Spectrum (remember Tracksuit Manager?)…and Subbuteo, which I still think is a great football game!
These games have played their part in shaping what has become Counter Attack! I particularly enjoy watching the shapes teams take in real life, studying the tactics and countermeasures teams employ to thwart their opponent. I wanted to develop a football board game that gave the manager the ability to make those strategic choices, and I hope you’ll agree that’s what Counter Attack does 🙂
Counter Attack went through a successful crowdfunding campaign on Kickstarter between April and May 2019. We raised all of our target within 10 days and eventually hit 213% of our goal! Thanks to that campaign, you can now buy a copy of the game here.
Much of the artwork from the original version of the game was created by Rachel Codd.