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Hands-on with Blood Bowl, the totally confusing adaptation of the classic Games Workshop tabletop game

Feature By Peter Willington, 5 years, 4 months ago
Hands-on with Blood Bowl, the totally confusing adaptation of the classic Games Workshop tabletop game

I have been playing video games for a quarter of a century now, and I have been covering them in an editorial capacity for coming up on 6 years. I'm well-versed at how games work, and I've played plenty of duds. But I can't recall any I've played, certainly in recent memory, that have left me as bewildered and confused as this iPad and Android tablet adaptation of Blood Bowl. It's an accurate take on the Games Workshop game that inspired it - a game I used to love playing as a teenager - but in hiding away so many of the systems that govern play, Blood Bowl gives so little information to the player that you struggle to understand why a throw succeeded or failed, why one die is better than…

Blood Bowl touches down on iPad and Android tablets as a premium release, but there's a catch

News By Peter Willington, 5 years, 4 months ago
Blood Bowl touches down on iPad and Android tablets as a premium release, but there's a catch

Blood Bowl is a fantastic concept for a game: warring factions of races put down their swords and shields for a few hours to clobber one another in a sport that's reminiscent of American football (if American football featured magic, brutal injuries, and more than a little foul play). Originally developed as a tabletop game set in the Warhammer universe, there have been umpteen digital editions of Blood Bowl, but only now is a version headed to iPad and Android tablets. There's a Solo Player mode for quick matches, and the Campaign mode is a full tournament in which to earn experience to improve your team. If you're after some multiplayer fun times then you'll be able to play local hotse…