The Federation of International Sports Table Football (FISTF) is the world wide governing body and determines the rules by which Subbuteo is played. A copy of the rules is available from FISTF.
German table football fanatic, Oliver, has set up a website specifically aimed at those who are just beginning in the game. He has lots of training drills, DIY equipment tips, tactical analysis and interviews with interesting Subbuteo people from around the world, including a few of our very own members. His webiste, Flicking Forever, is well worth looking around for a great introduction on how to play the game.