How To Make A Soccer Board Game


Making a soccer board game is an enjoyable way to entertain yourself and your friends. Soccer board games can involve strategy, luck, and competitive play for hours of gaming. These games require some time to set up, collect pieces, and/or complete necessary preparation steps before playing. The following guide offers directions for making a soccer board game that can be played by several people.

Supplies Needed: To create the game board players will need a square or rectangular game mat, markers in two different colors, a die, small toy figures that represent each team’s players (for example: one color could be players wearing jerseys with blue and the other color could have jersey in red), and a beanbag to kick around during gameplay.

How To Play: Each player takes turns rolling the die which determines how many moves they can make on the field with their respective team of toy figures. During each turn, if the player lands on an opposing Team’s figure then they must pass the ball to them using the beanbag in attempt to score a goal. When within range of the goal box marked at one end of the field players roll both dice simultaneously which determines how close they are able to score – closer than ever or if they fall short by inches! If successful in scoring a goal, then points are awarded accordingly or another round begins while starting positions remain the same as before! Finally once one team scores more points than their opponents then they win!

Gather Necessary Materials

Before you can build your soccer board game, make sure you have the necessary materials. Here is a list of the items you will need to create a successful game:

-A large cardboard box or poster board for your game board
-Markers to draw lines, goals and other features on the game board
-Construction paper or foam sheets to cut out different colored circles as pawns
-Beads or other small objects for the dice
-A ruler tape measure to measure the distances for each move played
-Writing utensils like pens, pencils, crayons etc. for labeling inventory cards
-Laminating paper if desired to secure inventory cards from damage from play
-Permanent glue that works on both cardboard and construction paper/foam sheets, and won’t dissolve in any kind of weather

With all these materials in hand you are ready to design and construct your soccer board game!

Designing the Board Game

Designing the board game should be done first. Determine the shape of the board and think about how it will be laid out. Then create the board by cutting, gluing or drawing spaces onto a piece of poster board, foam core or cardboard. You can add labels to each space if you like, but keep it simple! This is your playing field”the grass from which all the players run on their way to victory!

Next choose fun pieces for your players and opponents. This could be anything from felt pieces glued onto plastic cups to different colored chess pieces with character profiles drawn on them. Or you could go all out and purchase mini figurines of fans in soccer uniforms that represent you and your opponent’s teams. Whatever pieces you choose should be eye-catching and unique so that everyone in your game stands out from one another.

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Lastly design each space on the board that represents a certain type of action whether it’s shooting a goal, passing a ball between teammates, or escaping defensive traps set by your foe. Create different rewards for accomplishing certain goals such as extra turns, points or money so there’s something to strive for throughout the game. Have fun with it and use your imagination when designing these spaces!

Create An Exciting Gameplay

To build an exciting and fun soccer board game, you’ll need to come up with challenges for players to overcome, hide surprises that provide a boost or unexpected turn of events, and establish clear rules for gameplay. Consider setting any challenges as puzzles or tasks that relate in some way to the core concept of soccer. For example, players could be challenged to get their pieces across a designated field as quickly as possible by completing number-based puzzles. Alternatively, you could try incorporating elements from popular mobile games such as Candy Crush into your board game by asking players to combines triangles or other shapes in a specific order.

To make the game even more interesting and unpredictable, you can hide surprises like bonus cards or extra pieces. This will give players an extra push when they are in a tight spot while also creating exciting moments that keep their attention throughout the entire game.

Lastly, it is important to establish clear rules so all participants know what is expected of them during gameplay. Allowing some customization within the confines of certain parameters may also give older players (especially children) an increased sense of investment in the outcome of their session as they can take ownership of their strategies and strategies within the boundaries established by a few straightforward ground rules.

Design Score Trackers and Optional Cards

Score trackers are an important part of any board game. They keep track of each player’s soccer goals and the winner is determined by who has the most points. When making your Soccer Board Game, draw out a score tracker on a piece of paper or create one digitally with software like Microsoft Excel or Google Sheets. This score tracker should be visible for all players so that everyone can see whom the current leader is.

Another way to make your Soccer Board Game more dynamic and enjoyable for players is to give them additional cards with special power-ups or activities they must complete during their turn. These cards could include tasks such as “Kick a goal in 15 seconds” or “Give away one penalty point to their opponent” which would add more excitement and competition to the game! Try adding different types of soccer-themed cards in varying levels of difficulty, such as a Hobby Card where two players perform tricks with a ball and the winner gets extra points, or an Offense Card where both players have three shots each at making a goal within 30 seconds. The possibilities are endless when it comes to adding creative new elements to your board game!

Personalize Your Board Game

Painting the board game is a great way to personalize your project. You can choose colors that match your favorite soccer team, or paint it in bold technicolor. It’s even possible to get creative and use stencils to create a track of soccer fields on the surface, or shapes like crosses and stars. If you don’t feel up to painting it yourself, you could also purchase adhesive sheets in various colors and designs. Additionally, you may want to consider adding some detail parts such as tiny figurines of players, miniature cork balls, etc., to bring the game alive and make it more realistic. For example, instead of drawing squares on the track, mark the goal areas with magnetic pieces so they can be easily moved around when necessary. Additionally, make tokens with mini-flags representing different teams for each player. These simple touches are sure to bring excitement and enthusiasm for playing your own homemade board game!

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Assemble and Play

The first step for making a soccer board game is to gather the materials needed. This would include a flat surface large enough for the game, such as a large piece of cardboard or paper. Additionally, create character markers out of various materials such as coins, pieces of paper with drawings, erasers, etc., that will be used to move around the game playing field. Colorful cubes can also be used to represent goals scored in the game.

Next it’s time to start drawing out your game board and make sure it resembles a soccer field. Listing the rules of play will also be helpful in order to maintain organized play during each match. Once that is done, determine how many players can play and what their corresponding spaces on the board will look like while moving throughout each round of the game.

After establishing some key components of gameplay and organizing numbers or faces associated with movement during rounds, begin playing your soccer board game! You can have fun designing other features that give it an even greater acquaintance with real life soccer matches such as scorecards with team logos, referee cards/pieces who determine when a goal may or may not have occurred and so much more! Such creative details help to create an engaging experience full of excitement that keeps friends and family entertained for hours at a time!


Making your own soccer board game can provide a variety of benefits. First, it allows you to customize the game to your taste. You can create various scenarios and incorporate rules that best fit with your play style and those of your opponents, allowing for an enjoyable and unique experience every time you play. Furthermore, since you built it, you will have a deeper understanding of how the game works than if you simply bought one off a shelf. This also helps maintain interest in playing the game when compared to a simple store-bought product, as there are no surprises or disappointments when everyone is familiar with all its features. Finally, making your own soccer board game can be an incredibly fulfilling project that will bring years of entertainment for yourself and your family or friends; every time you all come together for a game it will be an original and exciting experience sure to provide enjoyment and happiness for everyone involved.

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