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Personal logo Dropzonetoe Supporting Member of TMP Fezian06 Jan 2013 10:32 a.m. PST

Found a copy of battleball for $1 USD at the local thrift store, missing the rules and a couple dice but seems to have all the figures.

I have no plans to play the game but I was thinking of turning one of them into a mech for my 15mm gaming.


Replace the base, enclose the "cockpit", remove the shoulderpad stickers and repaint and I think it would be a pretty good addition!

What do you think?

Chef Lackey Rich Fezian Inactive Member06 Jan 2013 10:37 a.m. PST

I paid $4 USD for mine at a Toys 'R Us closeout. Surprisingly, it's actually a quite playable little game, good for introducing young 'uns to that style of game before moving on to Bloodbowl or Dreadball.

OldGrenadier Fezian06 Jan 2013 11:46 a.m. PST

Yeah, the gam's actually pretty cool.

Mardaddy06 Jan 2013 12:40 p.m. PST

It's the only board game we take when we go on vacation to the lake. Simple, easy to follow set of rules, VERY easy to insert house rules to make it better.

I can make a photocopy of the rules for you if you want, Duane.

tima113 Supporting Member of TMP06 Jan 2013 1:23 p.m. PST

I've got a couple of games stored away. Was considering using the figures for additional dreadball teams although the basic game is quite playable.

Personal logo Parzival Supporting Member of TMP06 Jan 2013 1:50 p.m. PST

If you need the rules, just download them straight from the Hasbro website. They make rules and instructions available on PDF for almost all their products, including legacy games going back to the 1950s… And that covers both Milton Bradley and Parker Brothers. Look in the Customer Service section.

As for the minis, they're great, and I think that one would do well as a 'mech.

Scorpio Inactive Member06 Jan 2013 2:06 p.m. PST

Heh, I was just eyeballing my copy for Dreadball usage…

John Leahy06 Jan 2013 10:45 p.m. PST

I gave each of my sons a copy years ago. I still have mine in shrink wrap. The only parts left of their copies are some figs. I thought about Dreadball too.



Personal logo Dropzonetoe Supporting Member of TMP Fezian07 Jan 2013 3:45 p.m. PST

Thanks for the offer, Mardaddy!

I think I will download the PDF and see how it goes before I start cutting things up.


Space Monkey07 Jan 2013 10:45 p.m. PST

This was the game I was trying to remember when certain folks were whining about Mantic's game 'ripping off' GW's Bloodbowl.

ehpeaell Inactive Member08 Jan 2013 9:11 a.m. PST

I got given a copy last year (still sealed), the kids and I played it and loved it. I was sorry that they never released more teams, and even started looking around for Sci-fi US Football minis to make my own, but sadly never found any. Was happy to get my Impact ice hockey figures though…

Personal logo Parzival Supporting Member of TMP09 Jan 2013 11:33 a.m. PST

Also do a google search for the "Advanced Battleball Rules." These are a rather clever fan-generated version that add tactical choices to the game and include rules for "league" play with players gaining skills over time.

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