This bonecrunching sport features 23 playable races, each with its own style, vicious moves, rankings & more!
User reviews: Very Positive (580 reviews)
Release Date: Oct 11, 2012

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August 7


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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June 5


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).


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.”

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.
Helpful customer reviews
3 of 3 people (100%) found this review helpful
68.7 hrs on record
Posted: October 9
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.
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3 of 3 people (100%) found this review helpful
38.3 hrs on record
Posted: October 10
NFL+Warhammer, que más
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1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
55.7 hrs on record
Posted: September 29
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.
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1 of 2 people (50%) found this review helpful
1.7 hrs on record
Posted: October 13
Blood Bowl manages to take everything that was great about the tabletop game and books, and remove it. What Games Workshop has left is arbitrary dice rolling, which has even been dilluted to the point where the player cannot see the dice unless certain circumstances apply, and long waits for opponents.
If one is looking for an initial indicator of game quality, the tutorial is usually an excellent place to start. Blood Bowl takes enough time to get in a little of the flavor of the world in which it is built, but decides to leave out little details like rules beyond the basics one might expect from a primer on American Football for 3 year olds, (Ball goes in the end zone, tackling players good, getting injured bad) while blatantly telling the player that if they want to know more, they should look it up.
One might accept that story mode is in fact the true tutorial, since the first mission is simply to finish a game, regardless of win or loss, as though testing a players patience for the slow, laborious plodding of the computer. While the second mission is to throw 2 goblins, with no instructions on how to do so. It becomes more frustrating once you find out how to do so, since in order to accomplish this seemingly simple task, a player must actually overcome 2 phantom dice rolls in addition to simply having the necessary pieces available.
Ultimately Blood Bowl takes what promised to be an exciting, comedic romp through a well established and lore filled world, and turn it into a distillation of the worst elements of a table top miniatures game with poor camera angles and repetetive dialouge.
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1 of 3 people (33%) found this review helpful
15.3 hrs on record
Posted: October 19
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.
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0 of 1 people (0%) found this review helpful
94.2 hrs on record
Posted: October 20
it's a good game overall.

the rng element is crazy high and you will find yourself rage quitting because you where unlucky enough to get 4 times 1 on the d6 rolls in a row.
it will feel like the dice is cheating you and you will be extremely frustrated over that.
around 70h was when my anger over it slowed down and i could laugh over seeing the enemy team doing a touch down by running through 6 of my guys dodging on 5+ with each one, then throwing the ball half the map and catching it on a 6 then a 4+ roll, then running it into my zone with 2 rolls of 2+ (d6 dice)... it still ♥♥♥♥es me off when i see myself do 4+ rolls of 1's in a row or other silly stuff.

in short the rng element of this game is huge and it is the worst about the game.

if you can get pass that the game is good. its the same as the old bloodbowl tabletop, if you liked that you will like this :)
keep in mind it's a long time ago that game was made and this is the exact same just digital, meaning the false of the old design is still here and nothing have been optimized for our current tech/design knowledge :)

game tech wise its, bad, runs badly and can crash.. but nothing major since its turn based its nothing that screw up your game.

it got some nice voice over for the first couple of hours then it gets annoying hehe.

the information and toturial is terrible you will learn nothing from it. read the rule book instead.
there is little info about the rules when you play which is really bad and makes it harder to know what your chances of success sometimes are.

there is permadeath of your players, so you can be unlucky and lose your main characters which you have used hours lvling by 2 unlucky dice rolls and you can do nothing to prevent it (RNG again)

all in all it is worth the money, but it does have issues that will never get fixed
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1 of 4 people (25%) found this review helpful
12.3 hrs on record
Posted: October 23
i love it when devs think that in a game thats very competitive that they should make the ai completely overpowered and nothing like it will be in multiplayer
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0 of 3 people (0%) found this review helpful
0.4 hrs on record
Posted: October 11
♥♥♥♥ty and boring, chess with football rules, the only difference is it has blood. 0/10
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0 of 3 people (0%) found this review helpful
1.0 hrs on record
Posted: October 12
Pile of orc dung.
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1 of 6 people (17%) found this review helpful
49.4 hrs on record
Posted: October 9
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.
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1 of 6 people (17%) found this review helpful
11.4 hrs on record
Posted: October 10
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10.5 hrs on record
Posted: October 17
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.
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4.1 hrs on record
Posted: October 11
The RNG screws you over so hard that you'll be seeing nightmares about 1s and 2s the in-game dice rolls for you.
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48.4 hrs on record
Posted: October 8
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.
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12.1 hrs on record
Posted: October 11
easily 7 dollars worth of silliness
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1.9 hrs on record
Posted: October 11
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!
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10.1 hrs on record
Posted: October 11
Something different. Bad graphics, turn based.
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25.2 hrs on record
Posted: October 11
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.
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11.4 hrs on record
Posted: October 11
you will hate the sound of dice rolling, the r ng is real for the other team
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7.5 hrs on record
Posted: October 12
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.
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