This bonecrunching sport features 23 playable races, each with its own style, vicious moves, rankings & more!
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Release Date: Oct 11, 2012

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August 7, 2014


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

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

    • 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.
    • Additional:Internet connection required for online gameplay.
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288 of 327 people (88%) found this review helpful
2 people found this review funny
15.8 hrs on record
Posted: August 16, 2014
Blood Bowl: Chaos Edition

Many people will tell you that Blood Bowl is unfair. Other people will tell you the RNG is rigged. Yet other people will defend it with their lives. Blood Bowl is just not a game that respects you, especially if you go out there and try to win by murder. It will spank you, waterboard you and then anally invade you with spiked baseballbat that has glasshards glued on for good measure.

I have had my trial by fire on the boardgame and got butchered by experienced players. It was enough to not want to play anymore, mostly because of the discussions with the rulebook in hand. Yet, I was also constantly drawn back to it until I got absorbed by Epic and built myself a nice Eldar army.
But then I got the 360 version and was hit over the head with a game that applies the rulebook to a fault. No more sneaking stuff past my opponent, no more obfuscating the rules with 'you're interpreting the rules wrong, muppet!'. Instead, I got steamrolled over and over again, until I wised up and started to take the full time allowance on a turn, always trying to get at double dice on every action that needs them. I begun to make progress, but the on-line was so horrid I turned away from the game.

Today, I decided to buy the Chaos Edition for PC on a whim. Fact is that I'm not that into GW-games anymore. I sold off my hobby some time ago, mostly because I outgrew the demographic. Whenever I walk into the GW-store, I feel like a child-molester for one and inviting a kid over to play a game of Epic just has too many negative connotations to it.
Getting back in the saddle was easier than I thought, but much of that is in selecting the team that supports my play-style instead of a team that looks bad-♥♥♥ but is a dog to manage.

Blood Bowl looks very pretty to my eyes. Cyanide did not go for flashy imagery but instead kept it simple and to the point. Game music is likewise utilized and during the matches there is a duo-presentation by two dudes who sadly will have run out of new things to say after you've played a few matches.

I have not yet played with the Blitz rules, opting to play Classic-rules (Read GW-authentic) instead. The Classic-rules play by the boardgame rules and follows that ruleset to the letter, which results in nailbiting matches, as long as you play on Hard. I don't say this to be leet. On Easy, you'll win. On Medium, the AI will anally probe you. On hard, the AI gets slammed by the rules as hard as you are. How that can be, I don't know. The game was like this on the 360 too.

Winning thus depends on team-choice and choosing a team should be a factor of your playstyle. For me personally that meant a choice between the Dark Elves or the Amazons. After having tried a few games with the Dark Elves I noticed that I couldn't pull off miracle plays with them. I like to dodge and play a passing game and the Dark Elves are the proverbial team for that. (Still the best DLC I bought on the 360.)
I started over, going for the Amazons this time, who all have Dodge as a natural skill. At first I felt it was hopeless, but slowly I was getting the results. After being butchered a few times, I got a handle on the Amazons and started to fight the AI to a stand-still. Some time later I managed to win a match with a miracle play, passing the ball from the midfield-line to a Catcher in the end-zone.

Blood Bowl is not an easy game. One of the first things a new player should learn is that tackle-zones are the backbone of Blood Bowl. Each pawn on the field has a tackle-zone, consisting of 8 squares around that pawn. Pawns that have overlapping tackle-zone empower eachother, making offence and defence easier. For offence, blocking an enemy pawn is a snap if it has base to base contact with other pawns that are friendly to you. For defence, understanding that tackle-zones are only good for enemy pawns entering it is key.

As you play matches, your players will level up, provided they did something that gives them points. There are many ways a player can get EXP and not all of them are obvious. Blood Bowl does however apply them according to the official boardgame rules (if you play Classic, which I recommend.) and does so rigidly. Should you ever question the game's judgement, crosscheck the decision with the ruleset, which is included in the game. I have not been able to fault it sofar.
Leveling your players up will allow you to give your players extra skills. There are loads of skills, but not all of them will suit your players or your style. Take the time to read the description of skills. But most of them are obvious. The first extra skill a Catcher should get is Sure Hands. A Runner should get Sure Feet quickly. A Blitzer should keep an eye out for Break-Tackle.

Blood Bowl comes with a hefty Single Player experience. First there is the tutorial. This is scripted as heck and it won't allow you to experiment. But for new players it does open the game a little, though it won't go into specifics. Therefore it's better to play a few exhibition matches after you've done the tutorial.
The Exhibition matches are perfect for experimenting, because they don't have a persistent effect on your team. Work on your starting set-up and watch the AI closely. Here you get the goods on how teams are played, which is unvaluable information for the other game-modes. Many tactics the AI employs are also good to use by you.
Begin a Campaign is a set mode where you buy the team of your choice (or field one of your existing teams) and try to reach the top of the different leagues and tournies.
Begin a Competion is like the Campaign, but now you set it up to your specifications before you start play.
Story Mode is very different as you're free-agent coach who coaches teams that need your expertise. This time, the focus is on you and your managerial skills. And you'll be tested. Hard.
World Cup is like the wolfmother of Blood Bowl. Hear you must lead your team to greatness entering nothing but tournaments and your goal is to eventually qualify for the ultimate event.
All these modes can't be completed in a single evening. These modes are all in depth and content rich and successfully completing them will take your dedication and test your motivation.

Don't go into this game believing that you'll trash it on your first match. Learn from the AI, see how it handles ball-possession and see how it defends. A wise man once said that no one ever learned something from winning and nowhere is this more true than in Blood Bowl.

-Do safest actions first.
-Do less safe actions second.
-Do dangerous actions last.
-Always guard your ballcarrier.
-Buy re-rolls pre-game over stuff like Bribes and Bloodweiser Babes.
-Cheerleaders and Coaches are the most helpful during kick-offs. Look for other things to buy first.
-Use fouls and bribes to disable enemy keyplayers, like Catchers, Throwers and Runners. Don't waste them on rank and file.
-Try to use all your re-rolls in a half, they get replenished at half-time. Re-rolls are instrumental to your play, so don't let them go to waste, use them as needed and don't be frugal with them thinking that you'll get a better chance to use them later.

I love digital Blood Bowl, but the love took a wile to take hold. Blood Bowl rewards the patient, thinking player and it really opens up to those that stick with it and gain skill. Once you get past the disappointment of playing a game that won't let you win and start to recognize what works and what doesn't, Blood Bowl is one of the more rewarding games to play.

For those that want to always win and who want to be leet 24/7, Blood Bowl has little to offer.
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173 of 248 people (70%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
99.6 hrs on record
Posted: September 26, 2014

One step from the line

Your ball carrier falls down

Leaving you bitter
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20 of 25 people (80%) found this review helpful
1,261.0 hrs on record
Posted: December 21, 2014
I started the North American TTS League and even after giving up being the commissioner I still cast games of Blood Bowl from them. This is a true to life adaptation of the Blood Bowl board game and will not disappoint you fans out there.

However for folks that don't know anything about the game, there is a LARGE learning curve that even single player still doesn't teach you correctly.

Here's the most recent game from the NATTS league and see for yourself:
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21 of 29 people (72%) found this review helpful
3 people found this review funny
95.7 hrs on record
Posted: November 22, 2014
Only sports game i care about.

I think it's a sport...

I mean, there is a ball if you feel the need to push it around.

Oh and cheerleaders!

Who would bring cheerleaders to an execution!?

Unless it was a sport right!!?
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14 of 19 people (74%) found this review helpful
83.1 hrs on record
Posted: October 27, 2014
BB has its bugs (still). BB has a horribly atrocious UI (especially in online multiplayer/league management). It may take a while to figure out how to even get to play a match. I haven't given the real-time mode much of a chance, but I haven't heard good things. Oh and let's not forget the single player AI is pretty terrible. Any veteran of turn-based strategy games

With all that ugly. This game is one of my top 10 games. I would expect most turn-based strategy players to really enjoy this game. The strategy and depth between teams while maintaining balance is fantastic. I suppose that happens when a game's rules have been evolved over decades. Setup a league with a few friends, and you will find your group endlessly discussing tactics.

Be forewarned! Everyone's luck sucks in the game! It is maddening and frustratingly awesome. I constantly swear that the RNG gods are against me in every match. It is a game of weighted risk management. As your team evolves, new unique dynamics to your team emerge. It gives every team a personality. You will have some pretty big emotional highs and lows every time your team steps onto the pitch!
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8 of 10 people (80%) found this review helpful
108.0 hrs on record
Posted: November 25, 2014
Incredibly steep learning curve. Oh yes indeedy. If, like me, you have never played blood bowl on the tabletop then be warned, you will be smashed down harder than you have ever been smashed down by a video game.

Despite that, once you get the hang of it, it does become very fun. You might even win and those wins, oh boy those glorious wins. Campaign mode is the best underdog story you'll ever see (with your team as the underdog) and story mode will test you to the point you rage quit over and over and over.

Killed a bloodthirster with a skink 10/10.
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9 of 12 people (75%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
78.8 hrs on record
Posted: August 30, 2014
This game is absolutely irritating and nerveracking. It will cause you mental instability and it will laugh as every single one of your players fall over dead. But it is fantastic.
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4 of 4 people (100%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
24.2 hrs on record
Posted: January 10
Considerably cheaper than the table top version.
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3 of 3 people (100%) found this review helpful
104.5 hrs on record
Posted: January 3
I have never played Tabletop Bloodbowl so I will not compare the two.

Blood Bowl: Chaos Edition takes American Football, throws the rulebook out the window and adds in the Warhammer universe. All while your fate is decided with the roll of the dice..

This is like the ultimate luck simulator. Sometimes ♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥ plays work... sometimes they don't and you have the worst match in your life.

This is a good game to play with friends or in a small community. Public leagues are ok, but I feel you can have more fun with the first.

I throughly recommend this game.
Gabemas GabeN
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9 of 15 people (60%) found this review helpful
70.0 hrs on record
Posted: November 5, 2014
It's fun if you've never played the board game version and quite useful if you have.
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2 of 2 people (100%) found this review helpful
105.6 hrs on record
Posted: December 27, 2014
Great game and as amusing as the tabletop. I am impressed with how well they kept to the game I have enjoyed for years.
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2 of 2 people (100%) found this review helpful
22.1 hrs on record
Posted: December 29, 2014
A bit hard to get the hang of, but a lot of fun when you do!
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2 of 2 people (100%) found this review helpful
57.0 hrs on record
Posted: December 31, 2014
It's Blood Bowl. What's not to like. Haven't tried the fancy "Blitz" rules - just playing the Classic game.

If you're a fan of the "real" Blood Bowl, but can't paint a figure to save your life (like me) or have no friends (like me) or don't have time to set up the table all the time (like me) or just want to sit down and have a quick nostalgic game of horribly wonderful how-can-the-dice-always-come-up-to-my-disadvantage-at-the-most-crucial-moment-in-a-drive (like me) - don't miss out.

Single player is surprisingly enjoyable and competitive - and there's hot-seat multiplayer, so you can deal out some Norse-style smash-mouth Blood Bowl on the big screen in the living room too.

This is Mario Kart for people who never had a Nintendo. Gratuitous swearing, cursing, beer-drinking and Pantera-listening goes very well with this game.
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2 of 2 people (100%) found this review helpful
997.7 hrs on record
Posted: December 6, 2014
This is a very entertaining game that has a long term game playability. Unlike many games where you get to the end and your at a loss on what to do next. Blood Bowl lets you move to multi player and begin playing others. It has a good system for multiplayer to learn more advanced game theory beyond what the AI can teach you. It also gives you a chance to begin play in leagues and develop longer term and more developed teams. I love this game and expect to for a long time.
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2 of 2 people (100%) found this review helpful
2 people found this review funny
764.1 hrs on record
Posted: December 26, 2014
Snotling kicked my ogre in the balls and fractured his skull

11/10 would get stomped by a two foot tall green fouling machine again
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12 of 22 people (55%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
39.3 hrs on record
Posted: October 10, 2014
NFL+Warhammer, que más
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1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
623.4 hrs on record
Posted: January 11
Once you get past the dregs of online matchmaking and join one of the four or five very active communities with organised tourneys and leagues, blood bowl online becomes a very enjoyable experience.
This is the edition that has everything and I heartily recommend it.

If you do play it, I recommend reading the rulebook (just google blood bowl rulebook). Although the game generally works very well, it's much more enjoyable when you sit yourself down to the actual rules. It's a little bit of work, but these rules were honed through years of playtesting and active experience and what has come out makes sure that every game is exciting, unpredictable and challenging. Above all it's a game that teaches one to learn to deal with the ♥♥♥♥♥♥ situations you can be put in or marvel at the gutsy gambles that have paid off.

Not recommended for people that dislike chance as a whole; you can minimize the risk to a great amount and the winner of league is generally the better player, but the winner of a match is sometimes decided by the dice gods.

My very first game my most expensive player was hit and killed by a rock thrown by the audience; before I had even made a single decision. If that kind of thing sounds like fun, this game might be for you.
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1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
2,006.8 hrs on record
Posted: October 24, 2014
The dice are exceedingly unforgiving. My paranoia wants to suggest that the RNG's been messed with to have 1s on 50% of the rolls (this isn't true). If you can put up with the annoyance of rolling 1s on every other roll and having your star players die at every turn, then this is a nice little smash up of combat football and chess.

If Nuffle chooses his favorite and it's not you, prepare to lose to scores like 5-0 and 6-0.
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1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
30.9 hrs on record
Posted: January 7
What i dont get is theres a "new" Madden or FIFA each year but if you like some clobbering on top of your managing this is pretty much the only option except for some crappy Speedball remake.

And its a good option, however this is no normal sports game in a sense but a boardgame and so....

a) The success or failure of every action a player performs is determined by a dice roll which probably (maybe possibly) isnt weighted against you but sure as hell feels like it is.
b) Starting out you lack all the hard counters which could soften the impact of yet another failed roll - the opposition doesnt
c) The tutorial isnt that helpful so you lack info on how to soften the impact of yet another failed roll or how to prevent them

In conclusion a+b+c= Your ♥♥♥♥ing piss boiling and the neighbors calling the police to detain the gibbering screeching loon next door because someone failed to pick up a ball three times and then died walking a step too much all the while the opposition who is PROBABLY ♥♥♥♥ING GOD DAMN PRANCY ELVES HURT THEM HURT THEM HURT THEM KILL KILL KILL MURDER MAIM ♥♥♥♥ ♥♥♥♥ ♥♥♥♥ ♥♥♥♥ ♥♥♥♥ GOD DAMN SHUT UP ♥♥♥♥ YOUR RNG ♥♥♥♥ ALT+F4

Yet it is still fun somehow (must be a roguelike thing), butthe longer you play and actually win stuff the more it turns out the manager part isnt that indepth.

Hiring and firing players (no possibility to mix races, also they pretty much are all the same and theres a set limit on types which can be deployed - no all-bruiser teams for example), purchasing some temporary boosters or other stuff which is in essence a chance at a reroll, thats about it. Players can level up and you can select skills or stat boosts - theres actually somewhat many but level ups are slow and a few skills are absolutely essential for the role a player is supposed to fill so youll prolly always wanna chose those.

Theres a "Blitz" mode which has some more stuff along the same lines along with buying equipment which is expensive, temporary and on top of that provides benefits only at a random chance around 20% and in classic mode the player would gain the visual upgrade on a level up (without the bonus, not sure). Also you have to chose a sponsor and if you dont fullfill certain criteria they take all your money at the end of a season because thats how this works (?!?). Play classic.

Theres "live" commentary which inevitably gets old after a while.

Still a very fun game despite or more likely because of the random element..oh heh RNG dicked you over again. Roll 1D6 vs Tantrum or break 1D6 objects in a one square radius.
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1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
17.1 hrs on record
Posted: January 3
recently bought while its on sale....
end up looking at some UNDEAD cheerleaders..
not to mention how a player died due to excesive running...
10/10 would buy again.. (if there is a new BB game)
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