StreetSoccer is a roll-and-move, small-field soccer boardgame by Corné van Moorsel. StreetSoccer or Straatvoetbal in Dutch, is how people play casual soccer in parks and squares in the Netherlands. The StreetSoccer boardgame is a an abstracted simulation played on a grid of 10 by 6, each player being a coach of a team of five wooden soccer player meeples. You play for 25 turns and the one who score the most goals is the winner.
Tabletop Tuesdays: Widely Played Sports Boardgame
|Submitted by sebastian sohn on Tue, 02/15/2011 - 18:59.|
New Star Soccer 4
|Submitted by costik on Wed, 12/31/2008 - 03:14.|
Other than, perhaps, the racing game, there's no game genre so set in stone, so lacking in innovation as the sports game, which survives (and from a market standpoint, thrives) simply by modest tech updates and new player stats on a yearly basis. And there are really only two kinds of sports games; ones that simulate matches in vibrant 3D, and ones that simulate team management in a spreadsheet dressed up with a few graphics.
Which is why Simon Read's New Star Soccer series, of which this is the fourth, is so brilliant; Simon Read is doing something nobody else does. New Star Soccer is a life sim in which you control the life and career of a footballer.
New Star Soccer 3
The Sportin' Life
|Submitted by costik on Wed, 10/03/2007 - 01:52.|
Okay, I'm going to start with the reasons why you might not like New Star Soccer to get 'em out of the way, so I can then say why this game is, in its own way, exceptionally cool.
1. I'm a Murrican! Fuckin soccer. Do I look gay to you? How bout them Gints?
2. Geez, the graphics look like I'm playing on a NES. If a sports game doesn't look better than the game on TV, is it really a sports game?
Okay. Are we over that? Then onward.