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

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.”
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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
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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4 of 5 people (80%) 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
38.0 hrs on record
Posted: October 12
If you're into turn-based games, sports-games or a fan of the Warhammer-franchise... you should already have this game.
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1 of 3 people (33%) 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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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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0 of 1 people (0%) found this review helpful
10.1 hrs on record
Posted: October 11
Something different. Bad graphics, turn based.
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0 of 1 people (0%) found this review helpful
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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1 of 4 people (25%) 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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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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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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0 of 4 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 4 people (0%) found this review helpful
1.0 hrs on record
Posted: October 12
Pile of orc dung.
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1 of 7 people (14%) found this review helpful
11.4 hrs on record
Posted: October 10
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7.1 hrs on record
Posted: October 10
♥♥♥♥ game, a disappointment to the Warhammer Universe.
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51.5 hrs on record
Posted: October 13
I hate long reviews, so I'll keep this brief and to the point. This game is AWESOME. Well worth the price. I bought it less than a week ago and it's already one of my favourite games. I would definetly recommend it to anyone who is a fan of hardcore strategy and Warhammer lore. But this game IS hardcore strategy... although the basics are easy to master, at the begginning you will find yourself being destroyed by more experienced players and will probably feel like giving up more than once. The game has a nice pace which is complemented by a running commentary (which is mildly humorous) from two guys called Jim and Bob- although they repeat the same things over and over, it does add a feel of liveliness to the game which I like. But, as I said, I'll keep it short, and highlight some of the best things about this game:

-Team progression... players grow more experienced and pick up new skills, as well as wounds, scars, etc. Players can even die. This adds a real element of depth to the game.
-Multiplayer leagues make the game highly competitive and some players can make a name for themselves.
-Huge number of races to suit your playstyle/lore preferences. I like Lizardmen, personally.
-The gameplay itself is highly addictive, extremely enjoyable, and very skil based.

If you can manage the first painstaking twenty matches or so in which you will get ♥♥♥♥♥ by trolls addicted to crack, goblins with spiky balls on the end of a chain, and ♥♥♥♥ing chicken feet Lizardmen up your ♥♥♥ (during your noob stage) then you will never regret buying this game.
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49.6 hrs on record
Posted: October 24
If you enjoy strategy games and/or Games Workshop you won't regret getting Blood Bowl.
It wonderfully combines the complex strategy and ridiculous silliness inherent in many Games Workshop creations. It is easy enough to pick up straight away, but the complexity will have you coming back for more. The sheer blind luck of dice-rolling adds to the fun, brutally adding in the element of chance which can scupper your best-laid plans.

All in all, yes. Buy it. It's a laugh.
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1,964.1 hrs on record
Posted: October 24
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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97.9 hrs on record
Posted: October 2
Best way to get punched in the nads repeatedly by RNG. 10/10 would rage again.
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63.7 hrs on record
Posted: October 12
I rolled a one when going for it with my little lizard. He tripped and died. 10/10 a must have.
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269.6 hrs on record
Posted: October 13
A turn-based football-like game that encourages killing the other team.
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