The game of Fantasy Football
Blood Bowl is the game in which Orcs, Elves, Trolls, Humans and many other fantastical creatures participate in the sport of football. Take the role of a Blood Bowl coach looking to work his team of armoured and psychotic players up through the leagues and then on to win the fabled Blood Bowl Championship itself!
The best way to explain Bloodbowl is "Gridiron with more violence" . It is a table top game played between 2 teams of up to 16 players (figures) with the idea of scoring more Touchdowns than your opponent . Each team consists of specific position players like throwers , blockers , blitzers & catchers . The rules are based around fun & are a great escape from the serious nature of most wargaming systems . Bloodbowl is based in the Warhammer (Games Workshop) universe where you will find all the races have a team , plus extra races like Amazons , Halflings & Norse . The game is played over 2 half's of 8 turns each per half . It is not unusual for the crowd to become involved in the game with pitch invasions , rock throwing etc & whatever you do don't let one of your players be pushed into the crowd .
Bloodbowl is an easy system to learn with each players stat line holding only 4 figures : Movement , Strength , Agility & Armour . On top of these stats there is a list of special abilities that can be earned by any team , so there is no need to learn anything extra for a one off game against a new team .Special abilities can be things like 'Sure Hands' which helps you to catch a thrown ball or 'Block' which helps you to stand up when blocking opponents . There are abilities for all positions on the team & most effect the dice roll one way or another .