What is it
MiniMaster Football features three fun & challenging real action games. Its unique cross-generational appeal encourages players of all ages to play together, recreating the “beautiful game” with Penalty Shoot-Outs, Free Kicks and the Crossbar Challenge.
Games are played with a 1:8 scale (9″/22cm) Footballer, which has a lever-operated kicking leg capable of kicking over 12ft/4m distance. The leg is operated via a pull lever on the handle which connects to the back of the figure. Just like the real game, practice improves performance, enabling Players to achieve a high level of skill over time.
So that it can be enjoyed even when not being used for gameplay, after removing the operating handle the MiniMaster Footballer can be attached to a display stand and is supplied in a white kit which can be overpainted with modelling paints so that owners can customise it in their favourite team’s colours.
MiniMaster FOOTBALL combines skill, tactics and chance to re-create the drama and excitement of “the beautiful game” at 1:8 scale. The centrepiece of the Game Set is the finely detailed and uniquely multifunctional 9″/22cm MiniMaster Footballer : * PLAY : It attaches to a “Gameplay Wand” with a pull lever in the handle to operate the kicking leg which kicks over 12ft/4m.
What our team of testers said
"Not too sure how I am going to get the ball in with this angle." - Boy aged 9
"I did it, I got the ball in. Thats 50 points!" - Girl aged 8
- Great for encouraging team work
- Develops understanding of winning and losing
- Encourages perseverance
What our experts think
Mini Master Football fully immerses children in the game, allowing them to develop their accuracy and hand-eye coordination as they attempt to score a penalty. Our testers found it really simple to set up and started by making up the colours for their footballer to wear (it would have been great if the paint and brushes were included!)
The game was enjoyed by children and adults alike and we found the wand was easily rotatable for both right and left-handed players. It was lovely to see the children working together to help each other score a goal and the game also encouraged numeracy skills as our testers were required to add up the points they had scored. Aiming the ball into the holes to win these points was challenging and took perseverance, becoming very competitive at times! Games like this are great for helping children get used to both winning and losing.
- RRP: £24.95
- Brands: The MiniMaster Sports Company
- No batteries required
- Toy Types: Playsets & collectibles
Puzzles & games
- Types of skills developed: Cognitive
Colour, shape and pattern recognition
Fine motor skills
Logic, strategy & problem solving
Numeracy, counting & money
Personal, social & emotional development
Physical & motor skills
Space and measure
Teamwork, turn taking & sharing
Trial and error learning
Understanding winning & losing