Flick to Kick: An Illustrated History of Subbuteo

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Packed with great retro photographs and designs from the original Waddington's/Hasbro archive, here is a fascinating, affectionate account of the life of the father of subbuteo, Peter Adolph, and the roots and the ups and downs of his soccer board game company. Revisit the all-time best-selling teams and the first Subbuteo World Cup; meet the enthusiasts and see their amazing collections; laugh at some of the pointless accessories like floodlights, spin-offs like Subbuteo Snooker, and trivia: remember when the 1980 World Champion had his flicking finger insured? It's a celebration of the games and a great gift for fans.

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Daniel Tatarsky is a veteran of the Subbuteo World Cup and an avid collector of Subbuteo accessories

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"Packed with a host of absorbing facts and anecdotes" HAM & HIGH, 3 September "Fascinating reading" SCOTLAND ON SUNDAY "Written with trainspotterish enthusiasm... Tatarsky covers every possible angle. The brilliant retro-hip colour design greatly add to the nostalgic appeal of the book." THE TIMES, The Game, 27 September "The best football book not actually about football ever! An endlessly entertaining compendium of the best table football game ever invented." LEEDS, LEEDS, LEEDS fanzine, September "A fantastic book, lovingly written and lavishly illustrated." VALLEY REVIEW (CHARLTON ATHLETIC FANZINE), 27/10 "A dandy little book, illustrated in a way that will have you moist-eyed with nostalgia." LADSMAG.COM, September "A gem, abundant with images, facts, myths and nostalgia, all lovingly couched in a suitably retro layout. The witty narrative holds the attention and creates a pace that conveys some of his lasting schoolboy enthusiasm." FLUX magazine, Nov/Dec 04 "Beautifully produced." PROGRAMME MONTHLY, December

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