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Personal logo Parzival Supporting Member of TMP28 Apr 2021 9:37 p.m. PST

Found this on deep clearance at my local bookstore ($9, normally $44.99 USD).
I bought it, of course.

So, does anybody have envy experience with this? It appears to be based on Blood Bowl. Is it just a "rules light" version with fewer figs (6 per team, 2 teams in the box)? Or is there a substantial difference in play?

parrskool28 Apr 2021 11:16 p.m. PST

Blitz Bowl is a game designed with two audiences in mind. The first (and least important to Games Workshop) are Blood Bowl players. Specifically, gamers who love Blood Bowl, but who have trouble getting the 3+ hour game to the table. The second (and more important to Games Workshop) are people interested in the premise of Blood Bowl, but want an affordable and less time consuming game experience. More cynically put, Blitz Bowl is a game that works as a gateway drug into Blood Bowl.

Royal Air Force29 Apr 2021 5:04 a.m. PST

It's an enjoyable 'light' version of Blood Bowl. I've enjoyed getting it to the table, and ended up painting up all the teams.

Personal logo Parzival Supporting Member of TMP29 Apr 2021 9:17 a.m. PST

Would it be worth getting an extra box, to double the team sizes to 12 each? This would be duplicating "positions", of course.

McWong7329 Apr 2021 3:31 p.m. PST

The number of players and the positionals are fixed, basically you play a single team sprue. There's a second ed which has different ball rules, and includes cards for all the teams with the relevant stats. These cards are almost a must have, as the stats and abilities of your team are not in the main rules. So if you picked up the first ed box you may want to consider getting the second ed.

It's been the gateway game for my kids getting in to miniatures gaming (8 and 10). I also feel it's an excellent game for anyone, lots of fun and short games.

I'll ordered it from B&N,and had it shipped to Australia. Cost a bomb, but worth every cent.

McWong7329 Apr 2021 3:52 p.m. PST

It's based on BB, but there are some substantive differences. Your turn is only three activations, and scoring is from touchdowns as well as the three game cards drawn each turn, which contain bonus points for injuring your opponent and the like. The game ends when you can no longer draw any cards.

Personal logo Parzival Supporting Member of TMP29 Apr 2021 4:07 p.m. PST

Edition info only says 2018. (The store was my local Barnes and Noble.)
There are cards for several different teams, but some of the teams/races have fewer cards than others. Does a single card cover identical players? As in a lineman card covers all linemen?

EDIT: Ah, looks like I got "Season One" because apparently as of last year there's a Season Two box. Well, okay.

McWong7330 Apr 2021 3:30 a.m. PST

You're just missing team cards that should be easy to find online. They were included in the Blitz Bowl team boxes from 1st ed, but gw decided to include the complete set for 2nd ed. Really you are good to go as is.

McWong7330 Apr 2021 3:32 a.m. PST

Yes, you get a card for each positional, not for each member of a team. So Chaos has two cards for example.

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