The Glossary contains words/phrases which need clarification or explanation beyond the detail in the Laws and/or which are not always easily translated into other languages.

The ISAB – The International Subbuteo Association Board

Body composed of the four British SAs and FISA which is responsible for the Laws of the Game worldwide. In principle, changes to the Laws may only be approved at the Annual General Meeting usually held in August or September.

FISA – Federation International Subbuteo Association

The governing body responsible for Subbuteo throughout the world


Body responsible for Subbuteo in a continent. The six confederations are ASC (Asia), CAS (Africa), Concacas  (North, Central America and Caribbean), CONMETEO (South America), OSC (Oceania) and UESA (Europe)

National Subbuteo association

Body responsible for Subbuteo in a country