Counter Attack game box
Counter Attack

Counter Attack


Which of you is the greatest football manager? It’s time to put it to the test with Counter Attack: the football board game. Draft a squad- line them up – play every move on the park!

This 90-minute game of football tactics and strategy will test your football skills to the max.

December only
– Get a free team with every order! Just tell us in the comments when you place an order which team you’d like as a gift!

Free 1st Class UK delivery | Β£18 EU | In stock
60-days returns policy

(76 customer reviews)

Take on a friend across the table to discover which of you is the greatest football manager. In Counter Attack you and your opponent play all of the moves on the pitch: pass, run, tackle, dribble, shoot and more! Draft a squad of players – each of whom is unique – and then try to make the most of them over the 90-minute match.

The Counter Attack game box comes everything you need to play Counter Attack: the football board game. You will be up and playing within 10 minutes of opening up the box.

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The box contains everything you need to play Counter Attack:

  • 1 game board (the pitch)
  • 2 sets of teams (‘white with red stripe’ and ‘black and white stripes’)
  • 46 player cards
  • 4 referee cards
  • 1 player card box
  • 2 ball counters
  • 4 yellow cards
  • 4 red cards
  • 4 injury tokens
  • 2 distance sticks
  • 2 12-sided dice
  • 2 sand timers
  • 1 rule book (v1.3)

…all of this beautifully boxed and packaged!

Rules/Reglas/Regelheft/Regles: flags

You can expand your game with extra player cards and extra team counters

Please note that customers can only order one copy of Counter Attack at a time. If you’d like to order more than one, please contact us.

Additional information

Weight 1.38 kg
Dimensions 27 × 27 × 5 cm

76 reviews for Counter Attack

  1. Sean Elderbrant

    If you love football and enjoy a bit of tactical/strategic thinking, you’ll love this. Like playing Football Manager at the kitchen table. So much fun and no two games are ever the same!

  2. Jacopo (verified owner)

    I bought the game last week and found time playing 2 or 3 games, and had fun in all of them.
    Everything happening on the field feels realistic, and players moves are gorgeous to see if you love a bit of football tactic; if you just want to play a board game, is fantastic too, the strategic part is fundamental.
    Dices are the engine of the game, cannot hide that, but what in football could be predict with perfection? They are always related to player statistics, so could happen that a weak player in heading could win an aerial battle, but it will not happen so often, as it have to be!
    The managerial part is perfect, drafting your own team is fun and challenging, and when you score with a tactic you build for, is amazing!
    Cannot say nothing more than, great job!
    Want to play more games and I will sure I will pick some more stuff, add players, teams and maybe a field to play in more people or even start a tournament!
    P.s: the game is for 2 players, but is great also in more, everyone will have fun, because everyone has a football coach inside his soul!
    Thanks again Colin and his wife for creating something unique!

  3. Nigel (verified owner)

    Excellent game. Everything that happens in a football game can happen on your table. Love playing it so much and have added extra teams and cards so I can run my own tournaments.

  4. GOMES (verified owner)

    very complete football game. and rules evolutive with a great community. very great job by colin.i not like , i love this game.

  5. Martin Reene

    This is a truly amazing game. With a little imagination you can picture your players doing pretty much anything that happens, or has ever happened in a game of football. Goalkeeper errors, slick passing, mazy dribbles and even Ronny Rosenthal misses of open goals! If you are having mates round this is just great fun and even non football fans (like my 10 year old daughter) have enjoyed it. Excellent value for money.

  6. Nick (verified owner)

    Superb game and a must for all fans of tabletop games and football. Smart, tightly designed rules which are easy and intuitive to learn but difficult to master, the holy grail of board game rules! And all the components are extremely high quality, top Mark’s.

  7. PJ Goedhals (verified owner)

    The best sports strategy boardgame on the market!

    If you love soccer/football, then this is the game for you.

    Strategy, squad building, luck, skill – this game has it all.

    Took a little while to get used to the rules but once we’d played the 1st half the game started flowing really well.

    The replayability factor will keep you entertained for years to come.

    I’d highly recommend this game to anyone with an interest in soccer/football.

  8. Andrew (verified owner)

    An excellent strategy game that perfectly captures the feel of a tactical football battle.

    The gameplay mechanics are remarkably simple, leaving managers to focus on their tactics which is where the game really shines.

    The drafting system is an amazing way to keep every game fresh and means that players can’t always stick to the same old tactic, but need to be flexible based on which cards come up.

  9. Dan (verified owner)

    Simply put, it’s the best table top football board game on the market. It’s THE game for football fans that has been crafted by football fans. YOU pick your players based on their attributes, YOU determine what they do on the pitch and when they do it and YOU succeed or fail by those decisions! No one single game is the same and your strategy depends on the players you have, how your opponent plays and the risks you’re willing to take to score a goal. It’s immersive, tactical, easy to pick up (with plenty of scope to master!) and overall a really enjoyable game that is immensely fun to play.

  10. Ξ˜Ο‰ΞΌΞ¬Ο‚ Αντωνάκης (verified owner)

    I bought this game for Xmas of 2019, and it is the only board game I play since. I also bought extra teams for more fantasy and more palyer cards for endless combinations of different squads!

    It’s the fantasy of any football fan! Deciding on the squad, the formation, the tactics, each movement. Every decision matters and that’s what makes it a fantastic Strategy game, within the context of football.

    Playing against friends is more exciting than watching a real game from the stadium.

    The quality of items in the box is fantastic.

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