Time Vault Soccer: Universe – Press Kit

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Time Vault Soccer: Universe – covers all game releases and news for all things Time Vault Soccer.

What is Time Vault Soccer?

Time Vault Soccer is a celebration of the great, the good and interesting from soccer past – It’s football with time machines… cards, shouting, knee slides and sulking.

Fact Sheet

  • Genre: Tabletop customisable card game.
  • Players: 2 in a head to head or multiple players in a cup, league or tournament format.
  • Playing time: 30 minutes
  • Ages: 8 years and over
  • Social: Blog, Kickstarter, Facebook, Instagram, Twitter
  • Availability: timevaultsoccer.com / FREE print & play
  • Languages: English
  • Price: Starter £24.99, Expansions £14.99, Transfer Window from £0.99 (April 30th 2021)
  • Press contact: hollya@timevaultsoccer.com
  • Game designer: Scott Shea
  • Game artwork: Scott Shea
  • Publisher: Sneaky Prawn Games
  • Manufacture: UK

Theme & mechanics

You’re the manager; you select your starting eleven and take turns playing cards to build attacking and defending moves. You shoot by adding a third card to an attacking move. You save by having a stronger defending move.

However, players “Special Skills” break all the rules. Stanley Matthews takes out a defender, Danny Blanchflower lets you change your cards, Pelé lets you shoot with two cards and Tony Adams catches you offside… Doh!

Gameplay is about combining your cards to build moves that attack, defend or disrupt your opponent. You pick your team, you choose your strategy and it’s your fault when it all turns to custard!

Download 2021 Rule book

Game releases (Reverse chronological order)

Collection: Rivals                         Players in collection: 32                             Available: January 2021

Rivals - England '66 vs West Germany '90

England 1966 squad

  • Gordon Banks ‘66
  • Peter Bonetti ‘66
  • Ray Wilson ‘66
  • Jack Charlton ‘66
  • Bobby Moore ‘66
  • Norman Hunter ‘66
  • George Cohen ‘66
  • Martin Peters ‘66
  • John Connelly ‘66
  • Nobby Stiles ‘66
  • Bobby Charlton ‘66
  • Alan Ball ‘66
  • Ian Callaghan ‘66
  • Roger Hunt ‘66
  • Geoff Hurst ‘66
  • Jimmy Greaves ‘66

West Germany 1990 squad

  • Bodo Illgner ‘90
  • Raimond Aumann ’90
  • Andreas Brehme ‘90
  • Klaus Augenthaler ‘90
  • Guido Buchwald ‘90
  • Jurgen Kohler ‘90
  • Stefan Reuter ‘90
  • Thomas Berthold ‘90
  • Pierre Littbasrski ‘90
  • Olaf Thon ‘90
  • Lothar Matthaus ‘90
  • Uwe Bein ‘90
  • Thomas Hassler ‘90
  • Rudi Voller ‘90
  • Jurgen Klinsmann ‘90
  • Karl-Heinz Riedle ‘90

Collection: Promotional          Players in collection:                               Available: July 2018

KIickstarter - Gunnar Nordahl '51

Gunnar Nordhal exclusive Time Vault Soccer
  • Gunnar Nordahl ’51

Collection: Debut                         Players in collection: 64                             Available: July 2018

Debut - 60's vs 70's starter squads

1960’s Squad

  • Rogelio Dominguez ‘60
  • Roy Bailey ‘62
  • Dalmo Gaspar ‘63
  • Zozimo  ‘62
  • Bobby Moore ‘66
  • Artistide Guarneri ‘65
  • Horst-Dieter Hottages ‘69
  • Antonio Simoes  ‘69
  • Bertie Auld ‘67
  • Danny Blanchflower ‘61
  • Pat Crerand ‘68
  • Cliff Jones ‘61
  • Albert Johanneson ‘65
  • Ian St John ‘64
  • Jimmy Greaves   ‘61
  • Willy Roy ‘68

1970’s Squad

  • Mervyn Day ‘75
  • Alan Mayer ‘79
  • Alberto Tarantini ‘78
  • Ernie Brandts ‘78
  • Franz Beckenbauer ‘74
  • Clauidio Gentile ‘77
  • Ron Webster ‘72
  • John Robertson ‘79
  • Gerrie Muhren ‘72
  • Charlie George ‘74
  • Ian Callaghan ‘77
  • Jupp Kapellmann ‘76
  • David Geddis ‘78
  • Pele ‘70
  • John Toshack ‘73
  • John Radford ‘71

Debut - 1950's expansion squad

1950’s squad

  • Malcolm Finlayson ‘59
  • Lev Yashin ‘58
  • Eusebio Tejera ‘50
  • Bill Shorthouse ‘54
  • Jeno Buzanszky ‘54
  • Jose Santamaria ‘58
  • Eddie Stuart ‘59
  • Jack Froggat ‘50
  • Duncan Edwards ‘56
  • Jose Maria Zarraga ‘57
  • Jozsef Bozsik ‘54
  • Peter Harris ‘50
  • Jack Rowley ‘52
  • Bobby Mitchell ‘55
  • George Robledo ‘52
  • Stanley Matthews ‘53

Debut - 1980'S EXPANSION SQUAD

1980’s squad

  • Dave Beasant ‘88
  • Uli Stein ‘83
  • Alan Kennedy ‘81
  • Tony Adams ‘89
  • Giuseppe Bergomi ‘82
  • Claudio Gentile ‘82
  • Joao D Pinto ‘87
  • Tony Galvin ‘84
  • Gian Antognoni ‘82
  • Socrates ‘82
  • Morten Olden ‘86
  • Laszlo Boloni ‘86
  • Francesco Graziani ‘82
  • Marco Van Basten ‘88
  • Peter Withe ‘81
  • Jorge Valdano ‘86

Our Story:

Kids play Match Attax, teenagers play FIFA and people who can actually get served in pubs play the Time Vault Soccer football card game.

Born out of the frustration of playing poor, tabletop soccer games that could not replicate the strategy, speed or joy of soccer, Scott invented a “pick up and play” football card game for his nephews birthday party in 2007. Intended for the kids, it was supposed to be a football game that was simply “worth playing” on the day. Then the parent thing happened.

The arguments broke out among the parents, was Jimmy Greaves better than Marco Van Basten? Danny Blanchflower or Socrates? Stanley Matthews or Pelé? Franz Beckenbaur or Tony Adams -there’s always the one Arsenal fan?

To settle the arguments, the parents subpoenaed the cards and set about challenging each other to games, a league broke out with adults returning the following day, without the kids, to finish it. Time Vault Soccer had taken it’s first, hand on hips, bending forward, gasping for air, breaths.

About Sneaky Prawn Games

We don’t just make tabletop games, we make games so good you’ll sulk like an 8 year old when you lose.

We are a family business, the senior squad, Scott and Sarah have been around the block a few times working for some of the biggest names in business, Kimberly Clark, Pepsi, Philips, John Lewis and Toys R Us. The youth squad, Toby and Holly are still in education, but keen to get into the big world and make a difference. All are football, games and pubs bonkers!

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  • Rivals product England’66  v Germany’90
  • Debut product 60’s v 70’s
  • Debt product 50’s
  • Debut product 80’s
  • Rivals banner smoke V.2
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  • Gordon Banks feature
  • Alan Ball feature
  • Jurgen Klinsmann feature
  • Andreas Brehme feature
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  • Cover shot Debut 60’s vs 70’s
  • Cover shot Debut 50’s
  • Cover shot Debut 80’s