This bonecrunching sport features 23 playable races, each with its own style, vicious moves, rankings & more!
User reviews: Very Positive (994 reviews) - 85% of the 994 user reviews for this game are positive.
Release Date: Oct 11, 2012

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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
67 of 70 people (96%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
27.7 hrs on record
Posted: June 27
If you like strategy and wargaming, you'll like this game. But be warned: it's hard, unforgiving, and frustrating as hell.

A lot of people buy this game without having a background in wargaming type games, and they start thinking the RNG is broken. I can understand that, because it can be frustrating to play well then get your ♥♥♥ kicked down the field because of bad dice rolls. But that's how wargames are - you're making strategy based on the odds of the rolls.

If you can get that in your head, then you can start to learn the strategies - like doubling up on blocks to improve your odds. Making use of the special skills of the various players. Changing tactics against teams based on if they pass, brawl, etc.

It took me a good 12 hours to get the hang of it, and I've been playing wargames a long time. I'm finally starting to win against the AI. I played one online game, and they other player mopped the pitch with me, so I need a lot more practice.

But if you have the patience to develop the skills, you'll find this a lot of fun (even though it's very frustrating). I also recommend looking for various online strategy guides that will help you with concepts / tactics like "The Cage", etc. It reduces the learning curve and makes the game enjoyable sooner.
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52 of 54 people (96%) found this review helpful
3 people found this review funny
65.6 hrs on record
Posted: September 3
Blood Bowl is a...How to put this? Turn based fantasy sport satire boardgame?
It's quite unique, and I have difficulty describing it in a simple way so I will explain the gameplay

You have a team of 11-16 pieces(Your players), and you face off against a team of similar size. Only up to 11 per team can be on the field at once. It is vaguely remniscent of American Football(Handegg for you Europeans out there), where you have a ball and you need to run it into your opposition's endzone to score. Different from the sport however is that you take turns moving your pieces.
This leads to a more strategic and tactical game, with the dice-based mechanics making it manly a challenge of risk avoidance, while maximising the risk for your opponent.

Of course, being a Warhammer universe, there are races other than humans. And everything is much more violent. It is not unusual for a team to have players die on the field, or to have them permanently injured. And tactics are much less throwing balls and passing for the less dextrous races(Orks tend to not have a great catcher for one, and the passing game of a dwarf team is notorious for being poor), and more other things. Stalling, outmanouvering your opponent, or just plainly trying to beat them all to a pulp and walk right through them are options. There are plenty of tactical choices to be made, and several strategic ones as well - A team can last you a very long time, and knowing how to build the skills on your team is crucial to your success in the later matches.

In the end, it is a very interesting game. It has a little something for everyone, from amazing comebacks out of a long pass by an elf team to the pure carnage of a band of orks having themselves a good old brawl while there just happens to be a ball in the mix somewhere, to entirely other playstyles entirely.
While often I think of something to say that would let you know whether or not you'll like it, the only way to know for sure with Bloodbowl is to try.

It's very hit and miss. If you end up enjoying it, you can get a long, long time out of your money. And if not, well. It was cheap(If you got it on sale), and you tried.
And even then, it's a great game to play with a friend while just talking or doing something else on the side.

Blood Bowl Chaos edition includes all content of Legendary edition.

New in Chaos edition are three new teams/races you can pick, none of them overpowered so you are not buying power here, while at the same time being 100% compatible with Legendary edition.
There are extra voice lines, a new stadium, and a new price tag!
Buying Chaos edition gets you all the content in Legendary as well, so you can consider it the 'full edition' at this point. (Before Bloodbowl 2 anyway)
Is it worth a whole 10 bucks more? Up to you. But do know that during sales it is often available for a much cheaper price, a total of 7,50 seems to be customary.

Worth it on sale? You bet it is. Worth it for everyone? As before, maybe. But I do recommend giving it a try just in case you like it. Because if you do, you'll wonder where the hours went, and why the sun is coming up already.

I highly recommend Cknoor and his group for both learning to play, finding the fun in the game if you're not sure on what to amuse yourself with, and finding people to play with
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27 of 35 people (77%) found this review helpful
10 people found this review funny
71.7 hrs on record
Posted: August 13
Makes you hate that dice all the time.
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7 of 7 people (100%) found this review helpful
18.6 hrs on record
Posted: October 19
I had the legendary edition previously and was holding out for BloodBowl 2. I was disappointed with what i saw and even more disappointed with the wave upon wave of issues Blood Bowl 2 has.

At 75% off I was convinced that I might as well finally opt for Legendary edition as I had always wanted to play chaos dwarfs anyway. Initially I was put off by 'made-up' new teams but the Khorne and Underworld teams add some variety that remains balanced in line with others.

Rest of the additions is simply more of what we had before.....

If you want to get into Blood Bowl then by far your best option is to ignore 2 and get Chaos edition of Blood Bowl 1. If you have either of other version of Blood Bowl 1, then stick with what you've got unless you REALLY want to play one of the 3 new teams.

I loved Blood Bowl on tabletop and this version of the game is the best available! Highly recommended!
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6 of 6 people (100%) found this review helpful
41.7 hrs on record
Posted: September 27
If you like Blood Bowl or playing games with turn based strategy you must play that game, you'll love it.
If you have not ever played Blood Bowl you should try with this version, keeps the spirit of the game with a great diversity of races and units, with a lot of explanations about the rules. Remember you can download the rules on pdf at the internet for free.
There are two ways to play a match: classic (as the original) and "not turn based", I´ve only played classic one so I cannot talk about the other system.
I really recommend it.
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