This bonecrunching sport features 23 playable races, each with its own style, vicious moves, rankings & more!
User reviews: Very Positive (578 reviews)
Release Date: Oct 11, 2012

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August 7

BLOOD BOWL ENTERS THE PITCH... ON IPAD AND ANDROID TABLETS!

Summer vacation? Before leaving, equip your cleats, don your helmet, grab your dice and bring the field with you!

Blood Bowl is now available on iPad and Android tablets!
>> Android: https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.focushome.bloodbowlandroid
>> iPad: http://itunes.apple.com/app/blood-bowl/id885017273?mt=8
>> Amazon: http://www.amazon.com/Focus-Home-Interactive-Blood-Bowl/dp/B00M8CQ3JK/

This handheld version will let you bring the fierce matches of Blood Bowl with you, wherever you travel!



Assemble your team from among six fantastic races in the Warhammer universe (Humans, Orcs, Dwarfs, Skaven, Wood Elves and Chaos). Each race has its own strengths, weaknesses and numerous opportunities to develop which will lend an immense tactical depth to the game.

Immerse yourself in single matches in Solo Player mode to enjoy fun, fast games, or set off to conquer the Blood Bowl in the extensive Campaign mode. Develop your team and players by gaining victories and experience as you progress in the game.

In Multiplayer you can compete against a friend on your tablet in "Hotseat" mode, or launch yourself into the vast online world in a massive permanent league where you can create and develop your teams. Play against Blood Bowl players from all over the world on iPad, Android tablet or even PC!

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June 5

BLOOD BOWL 2: THE DWARFS ARE (DEATH)ROLLING OUT!

Blood Bowl 2, the sequel to Blood Bowl today unveils a brand new series of screenshots, presenting the Dwarf teams and their stadium! Blood Bowl 2 will also be presented next week at E3 in Los Angeles, at Focus Home Interactive's booth (West Hall Booth 5512).

>> SEE THE SCREENSHOTS <<

While Humans and Orcs have been joyfully tearing each other apart for a few weeks now (watch the ‘First Match’ trailer), it’s time for the 3rd of the 8 races of Blood Bowl 2 to make - despite their modest size - a triumphal entry. Their beards freshly trimmed and their Bugman’s Beer mug locked to their belt, the Dwarfs finally enter the pitch of their newly inaugurated stadium! One thing is for sure: they’re definitely not here to play the ball, and the Human team who have the honour (or misfortune) to face them first will certainly testify to that.

Blood Bowl 2 is even more ambitious than its predecessor in all aspects of the game, with numerous extra features and the highest production values. Its brand new graphic engine has been specifically developed for this sequel and displays the game’s high-quality visuals and superb graphics and sound effects that raise the license to the next level. The animations, the dynamic cameras enhancing the brutal atmosphere of the matches, the "Cabalvision" identity and the commentator duo of Jim Johnson and Bob Bifford faithfully convey the thrills and fury so typical of the intense clashes in Blood Bowl.

Blood Bowl 2 includes a host of new features in both Solo and Multiplayer mode that also make the game more accessible. The ambitious Solo campaign puts players in charge of one the most famous teams in the world of Blood Bowl to compete in some unconventional and truly unique matches to take their team to the top, while “League” mode allows you to manage your own team, club and even stadium! Finally, the game achieves a greater tactical depth in Multiplayer mode with fabulous innovations that we will release very soon and which guarantee to drive the players wild!

We look forward to revealing more of Blood Bowl 2 with additional game screenshots and videos over the coming months!

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“Blood Bowl is a rare treat - and I wouldn't hesitate to recommend it.”
strategyinformer

About This Game

Inspired by the Warhammer Fantasy world, Blood Bowl is an ultra-violent combination of strategy and sports games.

The Chaos Edition features 23 playable races, including 3 that are totally new, each offering its own game style! Make a competitive team, train it and buy the best equipment. Brutal victory after victory, improve your players' skills to make them into true Blood Bowl players! This is a no holds barred bonecrunching sport! Even if tactics are your favored route, you can also choose from a large selection of incredible and vicious moves: bribe the ref, devastating spells or illegal weapons…

In the Chaos Edition, three new races are making their triumphant arrival on the field: the malevolent Chaos Dwarfs, the outcasts of the Underworld teams and, for the very first time in Blood Bowl, the Daemons of Khorne! The new Lizardmen Stadium is more than ready to welcome all new teams, along with a new challenging mode, World Cup: participate in a prestigious competition, and lead your team from the qualifications to the bloody final tournament!

Blood Bowl can be played online. Create your team, improve it and lead it to the top of the official rankings! Develop your own private internet league to organize your own tournaments!

System Requirements

    Minimum:
    • OS: Windows XP SP3/ Vista SP1/WINDOWS 7/WINDOWS 8
    • Processor: AMD/INTEL DUAL-CORE 2.4 GHZ
    • Memory: 1024 MB (XP)/2048 MB (VISTA/7/8)
    • Graphics:128 MB 100% DirectX® 9 and shaders 2.0 compatible (NVIDIA GEFORCE 6600 / ATI RADEON X700 or higher) Not compatible with SLI. Intel, SIS and Via/S3G graphics controllers non-supported
    • DirectX®:9.0
    • Hard Drive:8 GB HD space
    • Sound:DirectX® 9 compatible
    • Additional:Internet connection required for online gameplay.
    Recommended:
    • Additional:Internet connection required for online gameplay.
Helpful customer reviews
84 of 109 people (77%) found this review helpful
99.6 hrs on record
REVIEW HAIKU

One step from the line

Your ball carrier falls down

Leaving you bitter
Posted: September 26
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2 of 2 people (100%) found this review helpful
68.7 hrs on record
Blood Bowl is a wonderful game filled with pain, suffering, and anguish for both your poor little meat bag pawns and yourself, as the dark god Nuffle makes your well thought out stategic plans crumble into ashen dust before your eyes as your freinds watch on, giggling at the shaudenfraidah like the cackling harpies they are! In all seriousness, blood bowl is a game of maximizing your odds of success against an oh so cruel random number generator with a fairly deep and varried system of mechanics which simulates a hyper violent game of foot ball played out by a bunch of fantasy creatures.

Buyer beware though, this game's tutorial sucks ♥♥♥, and if you go into this blind, you will be scratching your head as the game punishes you for blundering around with systems that you dont even know exist. Look up a tutorial or two on youtube and your expirance will be FAR more enjoyable than it otherwise would be.
Posted: October 9
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2 of 2 people (100%) found this review helpful
36.8 hrs on record
NFL+Warhammer, que más
Posted: October 10
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1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
54.6 hrs on record
Beneath a somewhat overly complicated veneer lies one of deepest competitive turn-based games around.

Blood Bowl really shines while matching wits with other players head-to-head, as a simple roll of the dice can lead to breathtakingly spectacular plays.

Blood Bowl has spawned volumes of analysis and commentary across the web, and it's the elegant marriage between its teams, players, and skill systems that keeps me coming back for more. The rich fantasy world that Games Workshop has developed over the years is just icing on the grog-soaked cake.
Posted: September 29
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1 of 3 people (33%) found this review helpful
61.5 hrs on record
game as such is pretty good but the RNG just crazy and doesnt seem random, its rigged to the ai which is pretty damn annoying if you just wanna play vs. ai...

rng in itself is bad enough when there is as much as there is in bb normally, rigging it even more just makes it unbearable -.-
"ow did you need 6* 1's (on a d6) in a row to truly fail, here you go...... ow did the enemy team need that 6 * 6's in a row, to dodge out of 2 tackle cages, throw ball half the map, catch it surrounded by your team, then dodge out of the cage and score touchdown; well then here it goes -.-"
yer this is worst case, but i found myself constantly getting 4*1 in a row and enemies doing stupid amounts of 6's -.-

dont like rng in general but this game is just soooo stupid much rng :(
one should not feel that the rng can screw up a game where you played perfectly :/
Posted: October 20
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0 of 1 people (0%) found this review helpful
1.0 hrs on record
Pile of orc dung.
Posted: October 12
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0 of 1 people (0%) found this review helpful
0.4 hrs on record
♥♥♥♥ty and boring, chess with football rules, the only difference is it has blood. 0/10
Posted: October 11
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0 of 1 people (0%) found this review helpful
15.3 hrs on record
I really wanted to like this game. I have enjoyed it at times but there is a lot of dice rolling luck involved. I am about to score only one defender, a halfling midget! The halfling kills my Thrower as I run past. Then my runner fails TWICE to pick up the ball with NO defenders around. Eventually the halfling picks up the ball on the first try. FUUUUuuuuuddddgee. I was on easy mode for Pete's sake!!!

The other thing that I dislike, is that there is no clear way to build up your team. Your players level up but it doesn't seem to do much good. You can buy better armor but that seems to be worthless. Again, it seems to be way more luck that strategy.
Posted: October 19
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1 of 6 people (17%) found this review helpful
49.4 hrs on record
Don't take me wrong for the NO recommendation.
The game itself is amazing. But it lacks what lots of strategy games lack of: A good AI.
The AI is way too easy to defeat, so it has only interest if you pretend to play in Multiplayer.
Posted: October 9
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0 of 5 people (0%) found this review helpful
11.4 hrs on record
Posted: October 10
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54.5 hrs on record
I LOVE this game. I really like sports games, RPGs, team development, and strategy. This thing has it all. No story mode but the campaign for the top ranked team is extremely fun. Think Madden but with elves with knives, dwarfs with steamroller, and trolls throwing gnomes. It’s fun.
9.5-10
Qraqy
Posted: September 25
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10.5 hrs on record
Overall rating - 4/5

It started off with Brutal Football, a retro Amiga game, when I tried to desperately locate a fantasy setting football game. This one was arcade and I was more into strategy but it didn't matter. Then came Crush! Deluxe. Oh my God, we have a great time on co-op with my little brother and the possibilities were endless.

And then came the apex - a board game in a fantasy setting with football as main team. Can it get any better?

The game does have its flaws and at some point it gets a bit repetitive but the first touchdown / fatality / 7 tile pass / quadra evade are worth it. If you love tile games, orcs and elves and you're at least a bit into football - be sure to get it.
Posted: October 17
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4.1 hrs on record
The RNG screws you over so hard that you'll be seeing nightmares about 1s and 2s the in-game dice rolls for you.
Posted: October 11
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38.6 hrs on record
Same game, new races. But thats ok. I always liked steam rolling the opposition with the dwarves. No really they have a spiked steam roller. It's that kind of game. If you don't have Legendary, Chaos Edition might be a better choice for you. Gameplay is about the same. The AI isn't quite any smarter either. That may change with the upcoming Blood Bowl II.
Still all in all a fun if sometimes frustrating game.
Posted: October 8
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12.1 hrs on record
easily 7 dollars worth of silliness
Posted: October 11
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1.9 hrs on record
Now I'm not a huge fan of sports, hence why I spend my days on Steam. But boy did this game score a touchdown in my books! I've got very little hours on it, I know, but from the second I saw that this was Warhammer American Football it got me, this is something that's not been done before and it works oh so well! Sure you have your games like Fifa, NFL, and such but I'm a huge fan of Warhammer.
I found it far too satisfying to make a Goblin sized hole in the ground, under the foot of my Kroxigor, break the opposing teams line of defense with a wall of Saurus and slip a nimble Skink, who just pinched the ball from said pool-of-guts-goblin, through the wall and on his fair way to the touchdown line to be, himself, gored on a minotaur horn and kicked the opposite direction. It's a brutal, brutal world filled with anger, both kinds of balls being kicked, blood, rage, and a heck of a lot of fun!
Posted: October 11
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10.1 hrs on record
Something different. Bad graphics, turn based.
Posted: October 11
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25.2 hrs on record
I've played the game in its table top form since the early 90's. This is an excellent duplication of that game.

You can't judge it against modern computer games, because those try to keep everybody happy. Blood Bowl may break up friendships, set brother against brother, sister against sister and generally ♥♥♥♥ off everybody at some point in time. Because it honestly does not care about your feelings. And that's why you know it's a true to life replication of the original Blood Bowl experience.

If you think the game is cheating to beat you, you haven't paid attention to the odds. The RNG is not broken. I've seen people smash real world dice with a hammer, or melt them into puddles, for rolling triple skulls, TWICE in a row. Do not imagine that it's impossible for the computer to roll the exact same way on that game winning play.

A lot of people say that the game is bugged. I've watched a lot of games on YouTube where somebody has blamed a bug for a play not going the way it's supposed to (in their head) or for the "wrong" dice being rolled. Haven't seen one yet where that person didn't just miss one of the rules, or spot the goblin marking their treeman, ruining the assist for that ever so crucial extra die on a block.

Like the original game, there are problems. Team progression (trying to build them up, whilst minimising damage costs and replacement players) can be very difficult to manage, sometimes not even worth it. But that's not the real fun of the game. The real fun is in taking on your friends in blood-thirsty combat and beating them with a humiliating three point lead. It's in screaming that "DWARVES IS CHEATING!" and your opponent smiling and saying, "yes. Dwarves is," and then proceeding to wipe the field with your squishy elf team.

It's a game of playing the odds and knowing that even when you DO play the odds, they're only odds, not certainties.

And if you ever anger Nuffle, RNGsus help you.
Posted: October 11
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10.6 hrs on record
you will hate the sound of dice rolling, the r ng is real for the other team
Posted: October 11
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7.5 hrs on record
A few hours in, I can say the UI is the most significant obstacle to successfully playing this game. If you turn away for a moment and look back, you could be expected to make a timed decision, but the game will not tell you what kind of decision you are supposed to be making. The training system is a complete disaster: First, there is nothing to tell you to click the stop button, second, the UI is employed as a device to keep you from attempting a re-roll without using control-alt-delete. There are no multiple saves, so if you accidentally click the "save wtihout quitting" rather than the "quit without saving" button, then your campain is screwed. No confirmation what-so-ever. There is no menu command to quit the game without passing through several loading screens first. These are a few examples, but the UI suffers from other confusing issues as well and is a complete catastrophe.

Its unfortunate because the game seems like it would be fun to play otherwise. After being forced to re-roll my team from scratch 5 times due to UI blunders, I'm disinclined to play and uninterested in purchasing again in the future.
Posted: October 12
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