“The greatness of this game really needs to be experienced to be believed. Colin has done an incredible job, and manages to get the excitement in the game the minute the board is on the table, as soon as those cards are being drafted your mind is going, then its what formation, shortly followed by masterminding your attack, preventing a goal, protecting a lead, going direct and taking your chance as time ticks down. Every box i wanted this game to tick it succeeds with a degree of ease.”
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“It feels like football. Choosing whether to close down space or press your opponent, trying to make runs off the ball with your men and hope you don’t get spotted…I really enjoyed it!”

“Counter Attack lets you play smart football in your home. From the tactical calculations involved in choosing your players, to the excitement of a goal-scoring opportunity in the final minute, Counter Attack has all the thrills, spills and heartache of the beautiful game. If you’re a football fan who likes using your head, Counter Attack is the game for you.”

“That was excellent. I love games where players have to respond to emergent behaviour. It’s been playing on my mind since we last played and I can’t wait to play again.”

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“The movement phase is really reflective of a game of football. You have to really think about where you’ll place your players. It felt to me like I was very much playing a football version of Settlers of Catan or Carcassonne.”
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“It’s simple but complicated: it took me about 20 minutes to get into the swing of things. There are a lot of moves I just didn’t try this time around, and that shows there is longevity in the game. Nice work!”

“Maybe a bit of a rogue comment for a review however I wasn’t sure if I’d like this game to begin with..sure I like football however I was curious to find out how a sport could be translated into a football strategy board game. I tell you what, Counter Attack nailed it and exceeded my expectations! After playing it for the first time I was keen to get back to the board to play again and learn from my successes or (mistakes as it happened). I definitely have a favourite player too – get Ruiz in your team for banging the goals in.

“I like the dice duels best – the moments where you challenge for a tackle or deciding whether or not your shot goes into the net.”

“I don’t like football much but I like playing this!”
Bettie, aged 7

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