In the Box

Competitive Table Football

Tom Groves

“This book aims to open up a wonderful, humorous and engaging world. Many don't even know it exists, yet it has bubbled away under the surface for years until now. In the Box is a beautifully crafted book which gives the reader a glimpse of the fascinating culture surrounding this gem of a sport.”

Tom Groves

“When looking through this book you should know that when a person shows their emotions in a Subbuteo tournament, believe me when I say it’s not about money or fame! It is something else, a sporting passion.”

Kaspar Bennett, Former FISTF Youth World Number 1.

“I’m always hungry to score more goals, I want champagne Subbuteo.”

Daniel Scheen, SCS Stembert

Following a successful Kickstarter project the book is now ready and available to buy.

Publication date 1st July 2013.

Signed copy of
'In the Box'


Signed copy of 'In the Box'
+ 7x5” Pigment Print


Signed copy of 'In the Box'
+ collectors edition 16x12” Pigment Print (1 of 11)


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Tom Groves, from Bristol, UK, started his photography education on the HND course at Filton College, Bristol. Since then he has worked in the production department at Magnum Photos, been involved in several Photographic start ups and more recently, worked at Martin Parr’s studio archiving and printing major exhibitions, before becoming freelance in late 2012.

After several years work and a lot of traveling, In the Box is the first publication by Bellevue Books, published on 1st July, 2013.

ISBN 978-0-9576352-0-3

Silk screened hardcover, wrapped in a flocked material

44 Photographs

92 Printed pages

1,000 copies

11 Special editions

Introduction written by
Joshua Learner

Design by
Studio Thomas

Site build by
James Homer