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Soccerama, ASL Pastimes, 1968

Soccerama described itself as "the family football game with a difference", and was endorsed by World Cup winner Alan Ball. This game was first published by ASL Pastimes in 1968.

Soccerama, ASL Pastimes, 1968

This is a game in which players are football club managers, competing to rise up through the different divisions, win league championships, cup matches and as much money as possible.

Game Details

Game: Soccerama
Company: ASL Pastimes
Players: 2-6
Year: 1968

Game Play

Firstly, a time limit for the duration of the game should be set and agreed upon by all players. This time limit should be strictly adhered to. One player should then be nominated to act as banker (they can also play if they wish to).

Play commences at the foot of Division Four and everyone playing has an equal chance of taking his team through the intermediate divisions and into Division One, winning League Championships and receiving large amounts of money in doing so. Each championship winner and runner-up collects a card with a number of points, ranging from one point in Division Four to twelve points in the European Cup. After the agreed time limit has been reached, the person with the highest number of points is the winner.

Game Contents

A fully complete game will have the following contents.

1 game board
6 playing pieces
12 points cards
14 star player cards
34 player cards
36 penalty cards
2 dice
Money in various denominations
Rules booklet