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Year Published
1986
# of Players
2
User Suggested # of Players
Best with 2 players
Recommended with 2 players
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Mfg Suggested Ages
12 and up
Playing Time
120 minutes
User Suggested Ages
8 and up
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Primary Name
Blood Bowl (first edition)
Alternate Names
Blood Bowl le casque sanglant
Troll Football
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A Games Workshop Fantasy Football game that stood as something of a cross between American football, rugby and all out war. The first edition of Blood Bowl used cardboard figures to represent the teams and in game flow terms is actually a long way off the much slicker current third edition. At the time it simply moved the then cumbersome Warhammer Fantasy Battle system onto a football pitch and was rather bogged down by the resultant tables and charts that dictated the flow of the game. It sowed the seeds however for the far more playable second and third editions and is now something of a collectible classic.

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More Information Edit | History

The official release was marked by an Open Box article in White Dwarf 85. The initial release version was Blood Bowl First Edition Brown Box. A later version was then released Blood Bowl First Edition Red Box with rule corrections.

This was the First Edition in the Blood Bowl Series

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Blood Bowl (first edition)
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English edition in red box
Publisher: Games Workshop Ltd.
Artist: Brett Ewins, Aly Morrison
Year: 1986
Size: 11.54 x 8.46 x 2.20 inches
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Blood Bowl (first edition)
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English first edition in brown box
Publisher: Games Workshop Ltd.
Artist: Brett Ewins, Aly Morrison
Year: 1986
Size: 11.61 x 8.46 x 2.17 inches
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Troll Football
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Publisher: Sfera
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Statistics
Board Game Rank: 4350
Thematic Rank: 574
Num Ratings: 477
Average Rating: 5.88
Standard Deviation: 1.61
Num Views: 55583
GeekBuddy Analysis: Analyze
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Avg. Game Weight: 2.7
Fans: 22
Personal Comments: 145
Users Owning: 831
Users Wanting: 6
Users Trading: 47 [find trade matches]
Has Parts For Trade: 3
Want Parts In Trade: 2
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Total Plays: 1330
Plays This Month: 0
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