Quick Look: Soccer Duel
Designer: Brian Rauch
Artists: K. Vujnovic
Publisher: FireStorm Labs
No. of Players: 2
Playing Time: 5-8 minutes per game, play best 2 of 3
From the Publisher:
Challenge your opponent to the ultimate head to head soccer battle with Soccer Duel! In this action-based tile placement game, you’ll use your speed, wit & dexterity as you race to score goals by completing the 5 various soccer balls. You must be quick as you fight for the unused tiles, navigate penalties and survive overtime!
Disclaimer: The publisher provided the prototype copy of Soccer Duel. The opinions expressed in the review are completely my own.
The throw octopus team reached out to us to review their spiritual successor game soccer duel.
Soccer duel brings to the table all the charms of competitive breakneck pace domino placement… if you have never experienced something like it, you are like us going into this review. I, even after several games, am not very good at this game. However, it is a decent fast paced filler for 2 players while you wait for other tables to open up at game night.
Both players play as fast as they can to try to create completed match sets of soccer ball designs. Since you can only play a tile that is legal on all sides it can get pretty crazy and difficult, but it is fun. This is not my favorite game, but it is fun and definitely family friendly. There is no reading required and it would be easy enough for players of all ages. I think I will stick to throw octopus, but this is fun and will get replayed.
8/10 as a quick 1v1 filler game probably 6/10 overall with the low rating because it takes a very niche type of gamer to like everything about this together, but we would stock the game gladly in our store and recommend it to everyone that would enjoy it.
After reading The Arcanist’s Armory LLC’s review, if this sounds like a game for you at the time of this posting Soccer Duel will be live on KICKSTARTER starting on Tue 30 Aug 2022. Check it out and help them get read to launch it HERE.
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The Arcanist’s Armory LLC- Reviewer
The Arcanist’s Armory LLC has recently begun to review board games. They love supporting small creators as they also run several custom dice and game projects and empathize well with other small creators. Sharik Peck, the owner, has a master’s degree in Financial Economics and a JD (law degree). He works as an attorney full time and runs the gamestore on the side. They specialize in family friendly games and their reviews will make sure to give suggestions for how to play the games with your families.
All of their reviews can be found HERE.