You can read a wealth of reviews of Counter Attack:

Some snippets of reviews appear below.

“This is a game that is easy to learn but hard to master. The level of tactical depth is really impressive. Colin, the creator, has somehow managed to translate almost every aspect of football into dice rolls, hexes and player attributes! Games are injected with real drama and nothing beats a successful dice roll resulting in a goal-saving tackle or the ball nestling in the back of your opponents net! ”
The Tartan Scarfread the entire review here

“Counter Attack is hex-based and strategic, but it’s also incredibly fluid like real football. It challenges you to think both short- and longterm as you try to get individual players – with their own strengths and weaknesses – to effectively play in your tactical framework against an opponent simultaneously executing their own strategies.”
Game Informerread the entire review here

“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.”
Football That Glitters Isn’t Gold – read the entire review here

Listen to this review on The Football Media Podcast:

“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.”
The Football Media Podcast

Check out this review on the Half and Half Scarves Podcast:

“A hugely enjoyable game of football” – We’re Not Wizards board game site

“The possibilities are endless and Counter Attack as a system is flexible and hackable enough that you can turn this game into whatever version of a football game you want, safe in the knowledge that the basics and the essentials of gameplay are well covered.”

Big Boss Battleread the entire review here


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