Fancy getting hooked on another football management sim?
Club Boss is the latest example of the genre to arrive on mobile, and it looks like a pitch-perfect specimen, combining the fast-paced gameplay of Football Chairman with the painstaking detail of Football Manager.
As you’d expect, Club Boss lets you create your very own football club, in a country of your choice, and thrust it into the world’s most competitive football leagues, including the English Premier League, the Italian Serie A, the German Bundesliga, and American MLS.
That means choosing your club colors, picking a name, hiring management, signing and selling players, working your way up through the divisions, and much more.
The level of detail is staggering. At the glamorous end of the spectrum there are superstars to haggle over on the transfer market and top trophies to compete for in a variety of competitions.
But your responsibility extends all the way down to your club’s youth system, where you’ll develop the next generation of talent through training and timely investments.
Keeping your squad at the peak of its potential looks like a full-time task in itself, since your players all carry their own personalities, injury profiles, stats, and so on, which evolve dynamically as time passes.
But you can’t spend all of your time tinkering with line-ups and training regimes. You’ll also need to make sure your facilities and finances are up to snuff.
That means upgrading your stadium to increase attendance, adjusting ticket prices to achieve the right balance of profit and attendance, signing up sponsors to increase your revenue, and profiting from transfers.
Basically, you’ve got a budget to manage—so don’t blow it all in the first season.
Club Boss boasts an intuitive interface and support for multiple languages, including English, French, Spanish, Dutch, and Portuguese.
You can download it for free right now on the Google Play Store and the App Store.