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Tuesday, October 25, 2011

FFG Scores Again

I like Fantasy Flight Games, they make me incredulously happy with A Game of Thrones LCG, after all, and have the revamped Horus Heresy boardgame under their belts, too.

So, when they announced Blood Bowl:Team Manager, I was very hopeful. A standalone card game, BB:TM gives you either Humans, Dwarves, Wood Elves, Orcs, Chaos or Skaven over the course of a season as you try to win the most fans (not necessarily by winning the Blood Bowl itself, though this helps).

Watching a game, or even reading the rules, makes this look incredibly complex. Baffled onlookers wonder what the hell it really has to do with Blood Bowl, other than the pictures plastered all over the place.

It's a faithful adaption of the game - like FFG always do - and Games Workshop are obviously happy to let FFG take their IP and run with it. It's also a very good game, requiring about 5 minutes of play before you get a grasp on things.

It's Blood Bowl, but not as we know it. Still heaps of fun for 2-4 players and no actual Blood Bowl knowledge is required, it just helps you enjoy it a little more.

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