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It's football with time machines... cards, shouting, knee sliding and possibly sulking.
It's football with time machines... cards, shouting, knee sliding and possibly sulking.
28 backers pledged £1,481 to help bring this project to life.

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Time Vault Soccer is football with time machines...cards, shouting, knee sliding and possibly sulking.

Field your team (it's your call), attack (that’s ace), defend (if you must), reposition opponents cards (that’s annoying), move or boost your own (didn’t see that coming), produce moments of individual magic (oh no you didn’t) or change your hand to find your keeper and pluck the ball from the air (absolute g*t).

  • If you score the most goals – You win, happy knee sliding! 
  • If you draw – Penalty shoot out, “squeaky bum time”. 
  •  If you score the least goals - you lose... sulking optional.

Family friendly (8+), suits any gaming occasion for 2 players or multiple players in a cup, league or tournament format, is fast paced, plays in 20-30 minutes and is super easy to learn… but a devil to master.

OVERVIEW

Highly strategic, no two games ever play the same, you custom build your own squad and manage a team of great, good and interesting soccer players from across the decades in a game of soccer.

You decide how to combine your cards into attacking and defending moves, strategically using players Special Skills to boost your own team or spoil your opponents strategy. 

The game was created by Scott Shea and is an enhanced, real soccer player version of 2007’s Football Resurrection. Evolved with a ton of help from committed football fans and gamers over the last 10 years – that’s some serious play testing… and a shed load of sulking!

Launching as an indie title under the Sneaky Prawn Games banner, we need you to help us make this game a reality. If you like soccer, time machines, cards, shouting, knee sliding and possibly sulking then we know you will love it. 

Debut 60’s v 70’s  

 “Debut” is the Time Vault Soccer starter deck and comes ready to play straight out of the box with two pre-set teams that pitch a squad of 16 players from the 60’s against their counterparts from the 70’s.

Danny Blanchflower(1961 Tottenham) vs Charlie George (1971 Arsenal).                                    •  Jimmy Greaves (1961 Chelsea ) vs Franz Beckenbauer (1974 Bayern).                                        • Bobby Moore (1966 West Ham) vs Pele (1970 Santos).

 HOW TO PLAY

The HOW IT WORKS section above gives an overview of the basic game. Advanced optional rules for bookings, injuries, penalties, free kicks, substitutions, player drafts and transfer markets as well as strategy tips, card descriptions and player profiles can all be found on our website.

OUR STORY

Time Vault soccer started life as “Football Resurrection” in 2007 on a “Zero” budget – Just Scott pegging it around specialist games stores and professional football clubs.       

The game was listed in Waterstones (UK’s biggest book store), indie games stores and pro football club shops. It quickly gained a small, but very supportive, following from soccer and non soccer fans alike receiving the following reviews on Board Game Geek.

"What a great game. Best card game I have played in years, fast fun addictive and with multi layers of strategy. Doesn't matter if you are a football fan or not - this game's got legs!" (Maglore 10/10)

and...  

"You've just given me the best weekends gaming I've had in ages. Creative, challenging, awesomely addictive and amazing fun. My throat is hoarse from all the impromptu shouting!" (Tony Ox 9.5/10).

not to mention... 

"…this game is all about game play. It does not shoe horn in a play mechanic for the sake of it and it does not try to be clever. Instead it goes for broke on being fun with game play that is so fluid the game twists and turns with near real football excitement (I never thought I'd say that about a card game!)… could well become the defining football card game." (Toby Keane 9/10).

Of course...

"I really liked this game. It captures the essence of Soccer and I'm glad someone came up with an actual playable version of a soccer card game". (Hmocc 8/10).

in case it wasn't clear... 

"Great game play, game length is perfect, deck construction options are excellent and potential for development is exciting. It's simple enough to pick up quickly but has enough to keep you interested, thinking tactically and coming back to play". (Prospero 8/10).

and not forgetting...

 "It's a lot of fun and with the right people the banter will be a riot!" (Mike Hibbert 7/10). 

But the good times were not to last (Boo!). With games stores going under in the late naughties, and bills going unpaid the game was sold to an online games company (Yay!). Who then went bust (Boo!). Until 2016 when Scott re-acquired the rights and redeveloped the game, to include real players, renaming it “Time Vault Soccer” (Double Yay!).

WHY KICKSTARTER?

We think Time Vault Soccer should be developed by the people who play it. Favourite players, even whole teams can be added, so we value the direct link to our community that Kickstarter can provide.  

All Kickstarter backers will be invited to join a closed Facebook Group that will vote on future Time Vault Soccer game developments including player inclusions and rule developments.  

We hope this will be the start of fun and lively community but we can’t do it without you.  

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For more information about the game:  https://timevaultsoccer.com  

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Risks and challenges

We’ve already launched one game into national retailers so we know the physical process and importance of delivering against our promise. We are keeping it simple (No T shirts, cuddly soccer players or other distractions – just providing the game and a mountain of fun… and sulking).

We’ve had thousands of hours play testing, secured the necessary permissions and signed up with an established games manufacturer to produce the game. Our biggest challenge is cutting through the noise and getting our voice heard to raise the funds and get us off the ground.

With your backing we can do it! Please do not hesitate to message us directly with comments, concerns, or suggestions.

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    Time Vault Soccer - Debut 60's v 70's

    2 player game.

    The core game "Debut" - 64 cards (32 pairs of players from the 60's and 70's) including 1966 Booby Moore, 1970 Pele, rule book and box.

    + All Exclusive Stretch Goals.

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    Debut + 1950's Expansion Deck

    3 player game.

    Debut + 1950's Squad 32 cards, 16 pairs of players including 1953 Stanley Matthews and 1958 Lev Yashin.

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    Debut + 1950's + 1980's Expansion Deck

    4 Player game.

    Debut + both expansions.

    1980's squad 32 cards, 16 pairs of players including 1982 Socrates and 1988 Van Basten.

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