From the box back:
THE WORLD CUP GAME recreates the fascination and excitement of the Football World Cup tournament. Can you guide one of the European teams to victory after crossing thousands of miles of ocean to Uruguay in 1930; or can you repeat the triumph of Brazil in the Far East in 2002?
This is the boldest concept for a World Cup board game ever devised. You can play the very first World cup tournament which took place in 1930, or the ore recent World Cup tournament in 2002.
Players will control the desinies of the national teams, taking them through the group stages into the knock-out stages and hopefully to the greatest prize itself The World Cup!
THE WORLD CUP GAME has a subtle mix of luck and skill. Through the play of cards each player will score goals, press attacks and shore up defenses, but fouls, offsides, and penalties can thwart your strategy. All matches in each round are resolved simultaneously so a complete World Cup tournament can be played from 1 to 3 hours.
Revel in the nostalgia of the 1930 World Cup or the thrills and 'tears' of the penalty shoot-out to decide the fate of teams in 2002.
Its all in THE WORLD CUP GAME-the whistle has gone, let play begin!