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Card game - Goal, The Soccer Card Game

Goal, The Soccer Card Game

  • Object:

    Card game

  • Place of origin:

    England (published)

  • Date:

    1965-1970 (published)

  • Artist/Maker:

    Castell Brothers Ltd (publisher)

  • Materials and Techniques:

    Printed card

  • Credit Line:

    Given anonymously

  • Museum number:


  • Gallery location:

    In Storage

The game is made up of 44 action cards arranged in ten sets of four, numbered 2 to 11 plus four cards, two each with the letters F and G.

The game is played in the same way as Happy Families; the aim is to collect different cards to form a complete set. The cards in 'Goal' have pictures of British football players, team names, team emblems and mottoes, ground names and nicknames and the different playing positions.

Physical description

Design: printed card, reverse sides show a drawing of a ball and soccer netting.
box of green and white card with a coloured card glued to the front giving the title and makers' details

Place of Origin

England (published)


1965-1970 (published)


Castell Brothers Ltd (publisher)

Materials and Techniques

Printed card


Height: 8.5 cm card, Width: 5.4 cm card

Historical context note

Rewards: see rules
Forfeits: see rules
No. of Players: any
Equipment required: 44 `action' cards arranged in ten sets of 4 , numbered 2 to 11; with 4 sets of two letter F and G
each shows a player wearing a football club strip, the name, grounds, crests and nicknames of the clubs
booklet of instructions, together with 3 sheets giving card formations for playing the game

Descriptive line

Boxed card game, Goal, published in England by Castell Brothers Ltd between 1965 and 1970


Games; Sport; Playing cards & Tarot cards

Production Type

Mass produced


Museum of Childhood

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