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UND1C1 | The best soccer board game ever

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UND1C1 is the ultimate soccer board game. Be the coach, choose the strategy and bring your team to victory!


We are three friends who love soccer and board games. We’ve been looking for years for an entertaining, realistic, and fast-paced soccer simulator. Surprisingly enough, we couldn’t find any. Therefore, we decided we would create that very game ourselves.

Welcome to the world of UND1C1, the last soccer board game you’ll ever need!

UND1C1 components overview

UND1C1 is a board game for two players, each acting as the coach of a soccer team. 

– Each coach controls 11 player chips and a deck of cards

– One game lasts 45-60 minutes approximately and is composed of 20 turns. 

– At each turn, coaches can carry out up to 3 actions, and play up to 3 cards. 

You’ll need a cunning strategy to outsmart your opponent and secure the victory. 

Are you ready Coach? This is your time to shine!

UND1C1 football board game with image of manager doing a big finger point
Artwork by Marco Paradiso

NOTE: for the time being, the UND1C1 Kickstarter edition is available in 

English 🇬🇧 Italian 🇮🇹 German 🇩🇪 Spanish 🇪🇸 French 🇫🇷 only.

The box, in all its neatness 😎
Neoprene playmate for great portability
Team White
Team Black
The game includes two decks of cards. One for Team White, one for Team Black
Other game components: ball, padlocks, dice

Here is a brief video of the UND1C1 prototype unboxing. You’ll see, it features a number of extra teams, beside the standard Team White and Team Black

You’ll also be able to add extra teams and cards to your copy, after selecting your preferred pledge option. Scroll down to the ADD-ONS section for details on this!0:160:16

UND1C1 has been designed to be a long-lasting product, featuring premium components and top-notch materials. We firmly believe that a game that plays beautifully, should look beautiful too. We truly hope you like it, Coach!

NOTE: for the time being, the UND1C1 Kickstarter edition is available in 

English 🇬🇧 Italian 🇮🇹 German 🇩🇪 Spanish 🇪🇸 French 🇫🇷 only.

Artwork by Oliver Johnson

Reward options

So here’s the deal: our special Kickstarter price of EUR 59 will allow you to save a 15% off the retail price (namely, the price you’ll have to pay to buy a copy of UND1C1 in shops, when it becomes available). 

But if you are fast enough, you may secure an Early Bird deal (EUR 49), allowing you to save some 30% off the retail price. And if you are even faster, you can access the Super Early Bird deal (EUR 39), corresponding to a 44% discount on the retail price. And we are talking about the Coach Pack only, including 1 copy of the game. 

With the Derby Pack, you get 2 copies instead of one, and you save even more – check out prices below. We trust you can do the math yourself 😛 

Tribe Packs (10 copies) are mainly intended for retailers. But if you have a sufficiently large group of friends, you might want to go for this option – as it’s the most convenient one, from a unitary price perspective!

Hurry up Coach, the best deals are expected to run out soon!

Start thinking about your ADD-ONS

After selecting your preferred options, you will be asked to decide what ADD-ONS you wish to include. ADD-ONS are extra components that you can add to your shopping cart before checking out. They’re a smart choice, as they provide for game expansions – and hence, more fun – at a very fair price

On top of extra cards and extra teams, you can also buy the official UND1C1 kit, realised by Kappa Sport. All the available options are described in the dedicated ADD-ONS paragraph.

Thanks to your generous support, we’ve unlocked together the following stretch goals. All stretch goals will be included in all the copies a backer purchased. 

This means, that: 

  • if you ordered a Coach Pack, you will have all the below stretch goals 1x; 
  • if you ordered a Derby Pack, you will have all the below stretch goals 2x; 
  • if you ordered a Tribe Pack, you will get all the below stretch goals 10x. 

On March 23rd, a new list of stretch goals has been published:

We’ve done our best to put together a realistic and exciting game, within the simplest possible set of rules. We wanted UND1C1 to represent soccer as faithfully as feasible: few, easy-to-learn rules providing for great fun and unpredictability. 

That was not an easy job at all. But somebody had to do it. And so we did it.

Artwork by Marco Paradiso

Wanna get into details? Sit back and watch our video-tutorial. It will teach you everything you need to know, in 13 minutes only!

Now that you understood how it works, it’s time to move forward, Coach. So let’s take a closer look together at the key game components: pitchplayer chips and strategy cards. You might want get familiar with these items, as the secret for success lies within each one of them.

“The UND1C1 pitch is divided into boxes, and it’s like a gigantic reference card, as it tells coaches everything they need to know in the course of a match. It looks beautiful, too”.

Roll it up, Coach!

UND1C1 pitch is realised in sublimated neoprene, for a unique, poker- inspired haptic feel. This material also provides for great portability: roll your pitch up, pack it and lay it down in seconds. Get ready to play anytime, anywhere!

Dissecting the pitch

While player chips can move around the pitch in any direction (by one or two boxes at a time), actions like shooting, crossing and hitting a header can only be performed from specific “action boxes”

Passing quadrants (groups of 4 boxes of the same color), are used to determine the distance (and hence, the difficulty) of passes and crosses. 

Coloured segments at the edge of the field (red for defenders, yellow for midfielders, green for strikers) guide coaches on where to place their starting XI at the beginning of each match, depending on each player’s preferred position.

Action boxes, passing quadrants, positioning segments, neoprene bottom

In UND1C1, each player is represented by a round chip. Each chip displays the player’s name and kit number, as well as his preferred position and special abilities.

In the core box, you’ll find two teams: Team White and Team Black. Eternal rivals fighting for timeless glory. Which side will you take?

Team White

Team White typically plays with a 4-3-3 module, and its strategy is centred on supporting its central striker, Daniel Agatti. A fierce, powerful goleador, El Perro knows how to score in all possible ways. Villabas and Suarez are the loose cannons of the team, creating dangers on the wings with their speed and unpredictable plays. Frankie “Fix” Tulipano is the team’s artist, Ettori its metronome. In the back, sergeant Tomkeen commands the defense with the charm of a wise, experienced leader. 

Team Black

Team Black’s is a muscular ensemble, typically playing with a 3-5-2 system. The captain of the team is Valley, rock solid central central back, nicknamed The OctopusJasik is a visionary left defender, with quite a well-mannered left foot. But the stars of the team play in the front: #10 Millantas is the Portuguese genius, good at passing, great at dribbling, awesome at shooting from outside the box; #9 Castillo, aka ‘a Cobra is the Brazilian central forward every team would pay a fortune for: fast, talented and poisonous, he is the all time record scorer of the Club. 

Special abilities

Special abilities are one of the most iconic features in UND1C1. There are eleven in total – eight colorful and three white.

White abilities give players extra speed, extra stamina or extra strength. For example, players with a white Tractor can make one extra movement at the end of each turn. 

Colored abilities give a bonus on dice rolls: for example, a green Cannon gives a +1 when shooting on goal from far away. 

The best players in the game have black abilities too, giving you a +2 bonus on dice rolls (e.g.: Black Archer ability gives a +2 bonus every time that player attempts to cross). 

You’ll have to mix and master all special abilities, if you wish to become the best manager around.

Collect them all!

The UND1C1 Kickstarter edition includes Team White and Team Black, providing for tons of fun already. But if you wish, you can add up to 12 extra teams to your pledge. Scroll down to the ADD-ONS section to learn more!

Scroll down to the ADD-ONS section to find out more about the extra teams you can get as a Kickstarter exclusive!

Strategy cards are an extremely powerful weapon and ally to all Coaches. If used wisely, they can change the course of a whole game. They’ll make your attacks more effective, inhibit your opponent’s strategy, boost your team’s skills… and much more!

How to use them

Coaches are allowed to play a maximum of three cards during their turn. They begin the match without cards in their hands, but they draw one at the end of each turn. 

Cards differ one from another by color, effects and duration. 

Perfecting your match-day deck

Although the Kickstarter edition of UND1C1 includes two decks of 30 cards each, coaches are only allowed to keep a maximum of 20 cards in their match-day deck. The rulebook suggests to randomly select 20 cards to compose your deck the first time you play, before every match. 

But once you get to know and master these cards, you’ll want to select them personally, to adapt your match-day to your personal taste and style of play – as well as to your player’s skills. The quest to the optimal match-day deck might be long and intricate: mix, experiment, perfect. The options are infinite!

Expand your deck!

Backers are given the chance to expand their range of choice when it comes to customising their deck, by adding extra strategy cards. Check out the ADD-ONS section below for more details. There’s a whole world of cards waiting for you out there!

In the above sections, we’ve been trying to give you an idea of how cool this game is. Yes, we are in love with UND1C1, and that is quite normal, having worked on it for years and years (check out the WHO WE ARE section for more details). 

But if you don’t feel like taking our word, then please have a look at what these professional reviewers think about the product! 

* Please note this section is work in progress. We will add more video reviews as soon as we receive them from the reviewers.

** Please note that one of the following is a paid preview.

Mark Streed 🇺🇸

Die Spieledinos 🇩🇪

Giochi Sul Nostro Tavolo 🇮🇹

Territorioca 🇪🇸 

Aureboardelaisgames 🇫🇷

You now need to decide if and what extra components to include in your pledge, to make your UND1C1 world even more exiting! 

Here is a list of the available options: 

Choose your fav team: the derby is on the table 🐈

UND1C1 set box includes Team White and Team Black. These are great teams to start your coaching career – they have their own playing style and soul, and include a number of valuable players. 

But if you wish to power up, then the add-on teams are the obvious choice. You can add 2, 8, or all the 12 add-on teams from the add-on menu, after choosing your reward.

Each team is unique, with its own playing style and a number of real superstars!

– Price for 2 teams: 9 EUR

– Price for 8 teams: 29 EUR

– Price for 12 teams: 39 EUR 

Chip holders

Pro tip: the Kickstarter edition comes with 22 chip holders included (11 white, 11 black). Chip holders can be used to combine players from different teams in your very own dream team. So if you purchase add-on teams, not only you will be able to coach your favorite team. You’ll also have the chance to set-up drafting sessions with your friends, pick your favorite stars and create your personal “Galacticos” squad!

While the base set allows you to compose your deck starting from a set of 30 unique strategy cards, this add-on option includes two extra Mystery Packs of 20 strategy cards each, to add to your arsenal. This means, a wider range of choice when it comes to building your match-day deck!

There’s more! Each add-on deck includes 6 exclusive playbook cards, too. Playbook cards are special cards allowing you to perform a number of moves by spending one action only. Such cards introduce an extra layer of complexity in the game, providing for a deeper, even more strategic experience.

– Price of 2 extra card decks (20 strategy cards + 6 playbook cards): 8 EUR

Secure your spot in the UND1C1 team! Choose this add-on and receive the UND1C1 official kit, alongside the game. In collaboration with Kappa Sport, UND1C1 official technical sponsor. Name and number are customisable.

– Price of the kit 2 (customisation included): 40 EUR

Living far away? As long as your address is on planet Earth, do not worry – we’ve got you covered. Check out the reference table below for shipping fares applying to your Country.

We are three Italian fellas who met at high school, and soon found out they shared the same passions: soccer, soccer video games, and fantasy football. Albeit supporting different teams (VERY different, some would say), we became very good friends.

Friends will be friends, no matter what team they support

Together, we started working on a soccer board game prototype in 2007. It looked very different from what UND1C1 is today, of course. As a matter of fact, it was more about creating something that we could play during exceptionally boring lessons. So we really didn’t have high standards nor ambitions. Then university came, we left our little beloved town to travel the world, started working, settled down – the usual drill. 

We caught up one night in December 2017 back at our hometown, and found ourselves discussing how it was impossible to find an entertaining and realistic tabletop game on soccer. We started putting a more effort in the search for such a board game – but surprisingly enough, we still came up empty-handed. 

That’s when we promised each other we would create that very game ourselves

We started working on a more serious board game project in the beginning of 2018 aiming at a simple, true to life, immersive gameplay. 

In 2019, we presented our first prototype at Modena Play and Spiel Essen, where we gathered priceless feedbacks from the boardgame community (players, editors, designers). Two years of intense playtesting followed, during which we never stopped experimenting, changing, refining, and… refining again. 

Today we can proudly say we kept our promise – UND1C1 is finally here, and we’re thrilled to share it with you!

Our goal is ambitious, and yet – we believe – achievable: we want to create THE BEST SOCCER BOARD GAME EVER and, around that, the largest community of soccer boardgamers. We want UND1C1 to become a reference for all those people to happen to be both soccer and board game lovers. Although many claim these two passions are incompatible, we know the world is full of guys like us!

So no matter who you are, where you come from, or what team you support. If you feel you are like us, join us on this quest! Help us making it real!