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Jonathan Davies
Chris Bourne

"Brian Clough's Football Fortunes is a football management computer board game suitable for two to five players." Or so it says on the cover - what more can I say? You get the computer program, a board (which expands out from the size of a postage stamp to that of a small ploughed field), lots of cards, some counters and loads of money. The program takes care of all the boring bits, like rolling the dice and sorting out league tables, and the players do all the slightly less boring bits, like moving counters round the board and shuffling the cards.

The software's a load of crap. It's written in Basic, with useless graphics and, oh horror, the Sinclair character set. It does its job though. It plays just like any other board game really (they're all the same, aren't they, Spec-chums?), except that you occasionally have to press buttons on the computer.

It's okay for soaking up the odd evening now and again, but you really have to like football to get stuck into it. Me, I'll stick to triv games.


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Brian Clough's Football Fortune? I'm sorry, but is the title of this game joke or what!?