REVIEWS & COMMENTS
"While I was expecting a quick timewaster, what I actually discovered was a game punching well above its weight class, creating grins and groans, moments and memories and a prized spot in my collection." - Avri Klemer, read his well-written review here.
"This simple, fast playing filler has kept true to the spirit of the game - all the excitement, groans, cheers and high-5s are contained within the 17 mins & 17 cards." - мąççą, read his review here.
"Sports game have a history of not being implemented very well outside the die hard sports fan, that being said I have to say Soccer17 blew me out of the water. One of the best micro game I have played." - Mark Ion from Stay Geeky. Here's the review video:
"The designer made many right choices and the game works. It is not only functional but it gives you a menu of possibilities and considerations that you have to factor in with each choice of card... Great engine." - MGS (Ronaldo) on BGG.
"GGOOOOOOAAAAALLLLLLLL!!!!!" - my 9 y.o. son, running around the table with fist in the air, after scoring a thrilling goal in the last minutes of the second half extra time to defeat me 2-1. Oh dear...
Soccer 17 has 17 cards (MtG size: 63x88mm) and 1 sheet of rules in a small box, delivered to you from Indonesia.
HOW TO PLAY
Each Player represents a team in a soccer match. Each turn, represents 3 minutes in the match, each Player plays 1 Action card face down. Attacker may play Dribble / Pass / One-Two, Defender may play Press / Block / Anticipate / Tackle.
Reveal both cards. If Defender can predict Attacker's action, Defender has taken the ball successfully. If not then Attacker may execute the action, it can be a Shot on Goal, move the ball one Area forward, and/or get a Star (bonus for Shot on Goal).
The Tackle card is very powerful because can defeat both Pass and One-Two actions, but if Attacker plays Dribble then it's a Foul: Defender must discard the Tackle/Rebound card until the end of the half and Attacker gets a Free Kick or Penalty.
The ball will go back and forth as each Team tries to find an opening to make a good Shot on Goal. A Shot on Goal: Defender holds 6 Chance cards in front of him (so he can see the cards), then the attacker will take the card one by one, up to the Shot's Strength. It gives a thrilled, scared feeling when the Attacker's hand moving from one card to another to choose. "Don't pick this, don't pick this" or "take that one, take that one" will echo in Defender's head, and the eye contact will add another layer of bluffing.
Let the game begins. FWEEEEETTTTTT!!!!
Soccer 17 is easy to play and carry, exciting, and has a strong soccer feel. Plus you can make tournament or league easily.Here's Rules Explanation video by Mark Ion from Stay Geeky:
Watch a LIVE Soccer 17 Play by Forum.
DOWNLOADS & LINKS
Want to try? Read the rules and download the cards HERE (it's Beta Version, the final version cards will look like the picture above). Print a few pages (need some color ink), put the cards with any CCG cards you have inside clear plastic sleeves, find an opponent and try it yourself!
A How to Play video with Beta cards: here.
A Soccer 17 tournament will double the fun, read it on Update #5.
Read more about the Bamboo Box on Update #7.
Add-ons: add the amount to your pledge total. Example: you pledge for 2 copies ($24) + 1 Deluxe ($36), and want GvZ Level 2 ($28), the total is $88.
At the end of this KS I will send a survey to ask what kind of add-ons you have already taken.
Team cards are explained in details in Update #6.
GvZ BGG page. Review: Rahdo Runs Through "The Modes (of Play), I think they're all very, very strong. They're all decent ways to play. You get a lot of variety, a lot of game out of just this handful of cards and tokens. Very, very cool." Final thoughts for GvZ:
We will ship all rewards from Indonesia. We have shipped Adventure of D and Goblins vs Zombies worldwide using PT Pos Indonesia (Indonesia Postal Service) and all reached their destinations. That's why we will use the same Regular Registered Shipping for Soccer 17. Here's an example: it will take around 2-3 weeks to reach Europe, with the best record so far only 6 days to Denmark, wow!
In the shipping documents, I will write the game value = price - KS fee- shipping.
The most expensive shipping is to USA, so we have to ship all rewards for USA backers with a slower shipping option to Andrew Tullsen from Print & Play Productions and he will ship the game inside USA. This way I can save some shipping cost to keep the price low.
For a long time, I want to make a fun game about soccer. After many tries, Soccer 17 is the result. We have so much fun playing and playtesting Soccer 17 and we believe Soccer 17 deserves to be published. However sport is not an easy theme to find publisher (and reviewer), so Kickstarter is the way to go!
Soccer 17 is ready to go and will only be printed if we can reach our goal in this project. If this KS project is successful, we will print only enough copies to satisfy this project. We will have some more copies because of the printing process, and will sell the game from www.jackdgames.com with higher price. This means if you want the game, now is the best chance!
JackD Games has self-published Adventure of D in 2010 and sent the game to 28 countries. We have Kickstarted Goblins vs Zombies in 2013 and send the rewards ON TIME (yay!). Everything is delivered as promised.
Jack Darwid (me), the designer of Soccer 17, runs this project with the help of Wijanata who makes the artwork, and T'Say who help with technical things. Andrew Tullsen from Print & Play Productions is on board as a consultant and is doing the final shipping leg of the game in the US.
We are using Kickstarter to rise $4,000 to pay the artist, and to produce & ship 300-400 copies (hopefully a lot more!) of Soccer 17. We need your help to make Soccer17 into reality, and please share this project to your families and friends. Thank you :)
Risks and challenges
Printing/shipping problems may occur, but we will try our best to solve the problem. However if the referee blows his whistle, please be patient while we talk to him :)Learn about accountability on Kickstarter
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