Club: Tabletop Soccer
Students learning outcomes
- Critical thinking and problem solving
- Collaboration teamwork
- Communication skills
Table soccer game is a popular board game played since 1900 and variously known as sectorball game, tabletop football, tabletop soccer, button football or buttonball. Somewhere in a far away land, our ancestors invented a way to reduce the craving for playing football during the cold winter months. It was the year 1900. The game was coined “Gombfoci”, a rather self-explanatory term, which describes a game played with buttons from coats upon a kitchen table. It spread like wildfire and soon came to be well known in such far off lands as Spain, USA or Brazil. Time made that a simple game of buttons on a kitchen table to become a sport played in a professional environment in many countries.
The game develops skills, logic, calculus skills and nonetheless provides means of entertainment other than the PC, that is very important for today’s youth. The children need to be helped to discover fun without the computer and the board games, the table games are the guarantee of the real sensations, other than what the computer games can offer.
- 20 students