About The Strategy Game

quickguide

Welcome to The Strategy Game website.  This website showcases the first demo version of The Strategy Game, a game of skill for one or two players.  This demo game is on the theme of football (soccer) and is called  ‘Goalscorer’ .

IMPORTANT – You need Adobe Flash installed on your computer to play this game and to see game tutorials.

If you simply want to learn how to play the game just read the following text shown in bold.  The remaining content on the website is further information about the game and its development.

Get playing straight away by clicking on the image to the right to open a new browser tab to play the game so you can refer to the following Quick Rules as you play:

  • In the demo game you play with the white counters and you have the first turn. Computer plays with black.
  • You need to score more goals than your computer opponent to win by capturing (landing on) its counters. Only counters showing football shirts (first teamers) can capture an opponent’s counters.
  • Your turn consists of 2 moves, a youth player move and a first teamer move. The squares you can move to are shown in red in this demo game. Just click on the counter you want to move then click on the square you want to move it to.
  • Build a stronger team by getting your non-first teamer counters (youth players) to the last line of squares (opponent’s goal line) on the opposite side of the board (pitch) to become first teamers.
  • A youth player’s first move as a first teamer (called its first team debut move) can have serious consequences for your opponent and its move depends on its number. You can bring on your substitute instead if it has a better first team debut move.
  • Get your Star Player to your opponent’s goal line or capture you opponent’s Star Player and you score 2 goals and the game ends. The Star Player is the only counter on your team without a number.
  • You take a risk when capturing your opponent’s youth counters as you can’t see their identities and their starting positions change in every game, but the same is true for your opponent. You could score a goal, or two goals if you capture your opponent’s Star Player. The counter you capture could also result in an Offside (not good) or Penalty (even worse). Play the demo game and see what happens.

Read the Game Guide or Game Rules if you want to know more. After you’ve played the game please complete the player survey and tell us what you think.

Ages 8 to 80 and above – Anyone can be the player to beat in the football world’s strategy game

Ages 8 to 80 and above – Anyone can be the player to beat in the football world’s strategy game

‘Goalscorer’ has been described as the football world’s strategy game. The game is designed for players of all ages, whether interested in the game of football or not, as a way of competing against each other on ‘level playing field’.

What do we mean by a ‘level playing field’?

Younger age groups have an advantage when playing computer games that replicate real-time activities such as football due to increased dexterity and reaction times, but anyone from any age group over the age of 8 (or younger) can become a great Goalscorer player.

Traditional strategy games such as Chess or Checkers have a similar look to the game of Goalscorer but they’re pure strategy games with no element of chance. This makes it virtually impossible for a novice player to beat a more experienced opponent. In the same way as ‘giant killings’ can happen in football cup competitions, a novice player can beat a more experienced player in the game of Goalscorer by adopting a winning strategy.

 

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