This is a highlight video of the Subbuteo Cup 2020 first round tie battle between Manchester United and Aberdeen. Sir Alex takes charge of both teams as they face-off to reach the next round. The game was played as a 7-a-side solo match by me (Gareth Christie - FlickForKicks Designer Maker) while alone in lockdown.
I've been a club and tournament player since 1989 and haven't played solo since I was a kid when I first caught the Subbuteo bug. This was a brilliant reminder of why I fell in love with the game in the first place. Great to play for fun and be a bit daft.
I decided to play rules close to the original Subbuteo rules, with block flicks, and each team would be controlled with opposite hands, switching at half time. I also used original Subbuteo lightweights, which are pretty awful for shooting with any power, but good for a challenge. Game time was 10 minutes each half. I've speeded the game, but will upload the full game if there's interest.
The Subbuteo Cup 2020 is a collaborative fun competition played either solo or with family at home, during the COVID-19 lockdown. 64 teams, 32 players in a straight knockout tournament. This was the brain-child of Stephen Hurrell, the man behind the superb Subbuteo Online blog, with support from Stewart of Subbuteo Collector and his brilliant youtube channel, and James from Sporting Loft, an ace blog about sports toys and games. And let's no forget the fantastic Subbuteo Revival Group run by Chris Burford. Huge thanks to these guys for their efforts. Links below!