September 10th, 2009
Do you remember subbuteo? Well I certainly do. It was one of my favourite games all those years ago. I had the pitch and goals, around 20 teams and a real life subbuteo FA cup to play for! If you’re not familiar with it then let me explain. It was a football based game played on a table (or floor). You laid your pitch out, set up your teams and hey presto you were ready to go. After that all you needed to do is flick your player onto the ball to make it move - flick to kick!
Anyway like all good things, production came to an end. My subbuteo was packed away and put up the attic never to appear again. Until earlier this year. A bit of discussion in the office about the game and a search on the internet revelaed that it was back in production in Italy under the name Zeugo. Curiosity got the better of me and a mail order later I had a 2009 subbuteo team in my hand. They have kept very true to the original game however the players seem slightly larger. Well one thing led to another and the first annual subbuteo competition took place 2 weeks ago. How did I get on? Well let’s just say that I better get some practice in for next year or the wooden spoon will become a fixture in my kitchen