The Rules

The current rules can be download from the NAF website: http://www.thenaf.net/blood-bowl/rules/

Nevertheless you need to buy the boxed game because only here you get the board, special dices, templates and 2 teams for the game. A good local dealer like Fantasy Strongpoint in Stuttgart-Boeblingen can help you.

In comparison with normal card boards like Monopoly Bloodbowl is very complex. To learn the game you need somebody who gives you an introduction. After that we needed approximatly 5 (!) games until we could play without calling the commissioner (Thanks Wolfgang for Your patience!). At the beginning we needed 4-6 hours for one match, today the games ends after 2-3 hours.

If you now say ok this is my game, you can choose your preferred team-race from more than 15 different official teams. A wide range is available, teams with a high agility (elves), teams with strength (dwarfs) or the middle (Humans).

Here is a list of some official teams:

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Dark Elf

Halfling

Lizardmen

Skaven

Chaos

Dwarf

High Elf

Norse

Undead

Chaos Dwarf

Goblin

Human

Orc

Wood Elf

 

 

The next step is to paint your team. Sure you can play with unpainted figures, but it makes more fun with well painted minis. It’s a good idea to learn painting at a workshop by your local dealer or a Games Wokshop Store in your town.