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What is Blood Bowl?


It has been given a rating of 8.6 on BoardGameGeek from 400+ ratings.

The latest in a long and glorious line of Blood Bowl seasons, this represents the next step in three decades of evolution. With new and improved rules, streamlined gameplay, and a refined campaign system, everyone’s favourite game of fantasy football is back and better than ever.

Play as the coach for a team of Imperial Nobility or Black Orc Blood Bowl players who battle it out on the gridiron in great arenas. Play riches, pride and to entertain hordes of your team’s devoted fans. You decide the line-up and choose the tactics, but remember …. “It’s not the winning or losing that matters, it’s the mayhem and violence that count!”

Games Workshop has produced a number of videos explaining how to play Blood Bowl.

1. Introduction

2. The Basics

3. Setting Up Your Game

4. The Pre-Game Sequence and Kicking Off

5. Player Profiles and Status

6. Moving and Dodging

7. Passing the Ball

8. Blocking, Armour and Injury

9. Playing Dirty with Fouls

10. Star Players

11. The Big Picture

If you’re interested in getting into Blood Bowl. I can’t suggest you start anywhere else but these excellent collection of videos.

— Peter