Football clashes with chess with the release of Goalscorer, out now on iOS and Android
If you have ever played chess or checkers and thought ‘This needs more football’ then you're in luck, as SG Organisations has released the latest Training Edition open beta of its retro-style game called Goalscorer, which is tactical spin on one of the world's most beloved sports.
Goalscorer places you in charge of your team of eleven player counters, challenging you to score more than your opponent. Sounds straightforward, right? Well, you would be wrong. Taking inspiration from traditional board games, you are able to take your foe's pieces, but even then, this isn’t all there is to it.
Everyone in your team has a number from one to eleven, or a star, and this determines if taking them will result in a goal, offside, penalty, or even winning and losing the whole match. Of course, you can’t see the numbers of all the other side, so not only are there a lot of tactical decisions, there is a lot of throwing caution to the wind and risking everything. Do you let that player counter pass, concerned that capturing it will give away a penalty, or do you roll the dice and take it?
For those of us who like to dabble in the creative side of things, Goalscorer comes with its own custom team creator. Here you can pick from different kit designs and choose the colour for each of the elements, before giving your fledgling new club a name. Recreate your favourite squad, or even create your very own.
Starting from launch and lasting at least until the end of 2023, SG Organisations is dedicated to supporting fledgling football clubs. The top three players each month on the multiplayer leaderboard will win prizes for their chosen football club. This can be amateur and school clubs, so play hard to get your squad some nice new gear.