How to play the game

How to play the game
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[1] Lay out the pitch

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[2] Pick your kit. There are 116 to choose from in the shop.

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[3] Pick your referee from the 4 options. The referee's Leniency will determine whether or not you get booked or sent off.

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[4] Pick your squad. Every player has up to 7 attributes. 46 players come with the game. You can purchase up to 196, and even make your own.

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[5] Select a first XI and allocate squad numbers to your players.

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[6] Line up your team. It's best to select a formation that suits the players in your squad. Keep an eye on your opponent's line-up as well...

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[7] Kick off! Use the clear distance stick to measure allowable passes

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[8] Both teams move players. The attacking team should try to make spaces and stretch the defence. The defensive team are looking to close down space and win the ball.

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[9] Use the sand timers to keep up the pace of the game

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[10] If a defender gets within 1 hex of the ball, a tackle can be attempted.

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[11] Take the attacker's dribbling attribute and add it to a dice roll. Measure that against the defender's tackling + dice roll. Highest score wins the duel. If it's a draw, re-roll.

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[12] Remember that referee? If you roll a 1 in a tackle you could get a yellow or red card!

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[13] Your players can get injured too! Check their resilience attribute when a foul is made. An injured player loses 2 pace for the remainder of the game.

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[14] Ajax are in a dangerous position. A cross into the box is incoming...

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[15] The attacker and defender duel for the ball. Measure heading + dice roll. Highest score wins the duel...and the attacker has won this one!

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[16] The keeper couldn't save it, so it's a goooooaaaalllll!!!!

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[17] Don't forget to celebrate!

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[18] A game of Counter Attack runs for 90-minutes, so there is plenty of time for more drama!

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[19] If you like what you see, get your copy of the game from the shop!

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