January 4, 2004

StreetSoccer Online

by Susan Rozmiarek

I started playing Streetsoccer online at www.littlegolem.net and am now totally addicted. I had previously played my own copy of the game a few times, mostly with my kids. I thought it a pleasant little luckfest of a game, but nothing spectacular. Roll the dice and try to kick the ball as far as you can toward your opponent's goal and if you're lucky enough you might score.


I'm finding that the game has some nuances that aren't so obvious at first blush. Just as in the real game of soccer, it's all about positioning and passing. The boardgame is mostly tactical in nature in that you are always reacting with the result of a random die roll to your opponent's move. But, you also have to plan ahead and try to position your players to take advantage of a high roll when you do get one. And just as in the real game, it is all too easy to get drawn out of position and allow your opponent to score.

One nice thing about playing it online is that you can fiddle with your move before sending it, looking at all the different possibilities. When moving a player or kicking the ball, the computer highlights all the possible legal placements for you, which is nice. I don't think I was seeing all of these in my face-to-face games and I now have a much better understanding of the rules.

I highly recommend checking it out. If anyone wants to play, look me up! I go by SusanRoz.

Posted by Susan Rozmiarek at January 4, 2004 10:16 PM

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