COLUMBUS, OH, June 08, 2014 /24-7PressRelease/ -- Conquistador Games, publishers of hits like "Tomorrow" and "War Stories", offered "Fútbol Strategy" for sale on Kickstarter last week. Inspired by legendary tabletop games like Blood Bowl(R) and Strat-O-Matic(R) Sports, Fútbol Strategy provides dozens of uniquely rated footballers from an assortment of nations. Players can assemble their own teams and compete in single games, tournaments, or club leagues.
"There are plenty of action-packed soccer board games but there were not any good strategic soccer board games," said Dirk Knemeyer, one of the designers of Fútbol Strategy. "We wanted a game that was strategic both from the standpoint of a single game but also in the big picture of team management. So we created hundreds of fictional footballers from a variety of popular footballing nations. They create an interesting team management dynamic while also making the games very asymmetrical and play out with a variety of different strategic used by real clubs: attacking, possession-based, counter-attacking, defensive...Fútbol Strategy supports all of these without inherently benefitting any one of them."
Fútbol Strategy plays out on a game board with 38 different spaces to move the footballers - and the soccer ball - around. The player who has control of the ball chooses to pass, carry, cross, or clear then draws an action card which walks them through the play. The footballers are rated in six abilities - passing, receiving, scoring, long shots, tackling and defense. The action card indicates which defender may be able to interrupt the attempted action, modifying the attacker's ratings by that of the defender's. The attacker then rolls two dice, trying to exceed the modified rating. Each possession lasts no more than a couple of minutes and two games can be played in the time it takes to watch a single game on the television.
"The idea is for a legacy-style experience, where the players are updated each year," Knemeyer explained. "So while each game is fast to play and with interesting strategic choices there is essentially an entire other game in managing a nation or club over a period of many years against your friends. The base game comes with four nations and 60 footballers, but our stretch goals have the potential to give our backers potentially hundreds of free, additional footballers."
Fútbol Strategy is on Kickstarter until Sunday July 13, wrapping up with the conclusion of the 2014 FIFA World Cup(R).
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