This bonecrunching sport features 23 playable races, each with its own style, vicious moves, rankings & more!
User reviews: Very Positive (780 reviews)
Release Date: Oct 11, 2012

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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.
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    • Additional:Internet connection required for online gameplay.
Helpful customer reviews
37 of 48 people (77%) found this review helpful
4 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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27 of 32 people (84%) found this review helpful
1,267.0 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:

http://youtu.be/aPM5vwg2WLE
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14 of 14 people (100%) found this review helpful
4 people found this review funny
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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11 of 12 people (92%) 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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13 of 16 people (81%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
121.0 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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17 of 24 people (71%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
99.8 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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15 of 26 people (58%) 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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3 of 3 people (100%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
644.0 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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3 of 3 people (100%) found this review helpful
46.4 hrs on record
Posted: February 5
Probably the greatest sport in history. A wealth of teams and tactics. Online leagues. Lots of single player content. Cups, tournaments, modes.

I am happy to recommend this. Especially as it is currently on sale for £8.

Get a taste before the Bloodbowl 2 comes out.

Check out a match Skaven vs Orcs:

1st half:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mzQ8AVkr6VM

2nd half:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xnbuEn1CUZI
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3 of 3 people (100%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
28.2 hrs on record
Posted: January 23
I HATE THIS GAME!!!!! why you might ask? its because I stink at dice games. I have been cursed by the gaming gods so that I only can throw bad rolls of the dice. This is why I HATE this game because it´s so funny to play and is well made, but I keep getting bad rolls so I keep screaming in my head, "WHY THE HELL DO I KEEP COMMING BACK TOO THIS GAME!?!?!?"
I keep coming back because the teams are interesting, the gameplay and meckanic is supreme and it is easy to learn. But if you have a short fuse when it comes to dice games, then maybe you should look somewhere else (it is to late for me). for when you start playing, you keep coming back for more punishment and hopes for glory.
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3 of 3 people (100%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
105.7 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.
8/10
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
1 person found this review funny
12.9 hrs on record
Posted: February 18
Blood Bowl is a game that exists. You can play this video game, if you wish. In this video game, you command a bloodthirsty team of muscular men or busty women or weird monster things or a combination of all three and have a friendly toss-about of the old pigskin with another team. Oh sure, occasionally someone's arm breaks, or their eyes are gouged out, and in certain circumstances a player dies, but these are all minor details to be overlooked.

This is a turn based take on American Football with fantasy teams and themes, accompanied by an ungodly amount of violence, cursing and Big Moot sandwiches.

I'm not sure what more to say. It's an incredibly fun game solo and it's an incredibly fun game with friends, and a very nice take on the tabletop original game, bringing more content to a more accessible medium of gaming. Games also don't take nearly as long and the game does all of the tedious dice rolling for you. No, the game doesn't hate you, the dice does. No, it's not rigged. No, you can't roll the dice yourself. No, it's not the game's fault that your wood elf failed his dodge and is now laying on the ground with his spine shattered in several places. It's your fault. You ♥♥♥♥ed up. Get good. Get Blood Bowl!

..

God, that was awful. 10/10 game though.
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2 of 2 people (100%) found this review helpful
2,006.9 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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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
22.2 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
1,222.1 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
1 person found this review funny
31.7 hrs on record
Posted: February 17
It's amazing how many people a troll can murder.
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1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
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
235.8 hrs on record
Posted: February 14
It's bloodbowl. There is no substitute. It's a fantasy warhammer sports football game. I've been playing this game since the 90s (boardgame) and if you have not played it you are missing out.

Pros
It's bloodbowl like the board game and easier to get a game with a real person

Cons
It can be RTS, but why bother
snow based football pitches make it hard to see - chat is invisible on snow
actions by the opposing side knock you out of the chat box
Lady luck sometimes does not favour me :o( Boo Hoo

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