Playing time: 90 min
Designer: Hannu Uusitalo
Artist: Kim Paqvalin
Now available in a 3rd EDITON!
FUBA brings a realistic football (that’s soccer for us Americans) match to your gaming table. It’s a game of tactical skill that includes all the important details of football. You must make the vital decisions faced by real coaches and lead your team to glory or defeat. Which formation will you use, 4-4-2 or 4-5-1? When is the best time to make substitutions? Will you attack with short passes or crosses into the box? Do you have a well-organized defensive line or do you use a sweeper keeper? Make your choices wisely and develop winning tactics to outfox your opponent!
In FUBA, you compete head-to-head at the tactical level and simulate the most important events in greater detail. Outcomes on the pitch are decided by dice rolls and your decisions affect the odds of your team’s success. A typical match contains roughly 40 turns. Players choose actions for their teams, like where to play the ball, move players, press or block passing routes, when to shoot etc. In your first few matches you will learn the rules, but as you play more you will develop your tactical skills. To beat your opponent you will need to have a good game plan and successfully react to your opponent’s tactics.
The rulebook is divided into two parts. The first part has basic rules for learning the game while keeping game play simple. The advanced rules bring in all the details of the game: player substitutions, fatigue, sweeping goalkeepers, offside risk, player skills, injuries, and even the chance of a streaker! This game box includes the 3rd edition of the rules, based on worldwide feedback from hundreds of games. The first version of FUBA was originally published in 2013.
FUBA Tactical football game
The 3rd edition game box contains the following components:
- 1 gaming mat (a rubber mat)
- 1 rulebook
- Two teams (blue and yellow in the box)
- Formation cards
- 1 ball dice, 4 dice
- 3 referee pieces