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Goal, The Soccer Card Game

Card Game
1965-1970 (published)
Artist/Maker
Place Of Origin

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.


object details
Categories
Object Type
Materials and Techniques
Printed card
Brief Description
Boxed card game, Goal, published in England by Castell Brothers Ltd between 1965 and 1970
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
Dimensions
  • Card height: 8.5cm
  • Card width: 5.4cm
Production typeMass produced
Credit line
Given anonymously
Historical context
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
Summary
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.
Collection
Accession Number
MISC.163-1983

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record createdMarch 4, 2000
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