football

Football is as American as apple pie, and despite it’s recent ratings hits, still is one of the most popular sports in the country, so naturally you have games like Games Workshop’s Blood Bowl.  But this Kickstarter isn’t for the game, it’s for two different teams that you can play with the game, the Savage Orcs of the Toa Tribe and the Magma Tribe.  Each box you can back for comes with all the figures you need in order to field a team including blockers, blitzers, line orcs, throwers, and one big guy.  However one thing that the Magma Tribe has over to Toa is the addition of a star player wielding a very familiar weapon.  There are also lots of stretch goals lined up to get things like balls, team markers, additional figures, and even *shudder* an orc cheerleader.  So the better the minis fund, the farther your money will go.

As for the minis themselves, they are all unassembled and unpainted miniatures in the 28mm range, with the big guys standing closer to 40mm.  Assembly is easy and the detail that shows through on the painted minis is very good as well.  So if you are looking for some orc football teams in the $85 range, then check out the Kickstarter campaign.

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We previously reported that a new edition of the Blood Bowl game is on it’s way, and while a date for release is still forthcoming, the hype train is picking up speed.  The first stop for that train is the launch of a new website devoted to Blood Bowl, and it’s simply BloodBowl.com.  The site contains the typical teaser trailers and social media links, but it also contains downloads for team rosters, drill cards, as well as a video to teach the basics of the game.  You can check out the new website now, and continue to wait patiently for that new edition to be released.

Dreadball is a sci-fi american football game where hard hits are the norm and crazy things will show up on the field to do battle.  The original Dreadball was released in 2012 and since then it has had multiple teams added to the game and five seasons worth of rulebooks released, so it’s time for a reboot.  Dreadball 2.0 will have all the great gameplay you remember from the original, but streamlined and updated.  As said on the Kickstarter; “The new edition grew out of demand from the community. For existing players, DreadBall 2nd Edition is all about streamlining the rules, improving the components, supporting the community and getting it growing all over again.”  The rulebook will compile all the previous rulebooks into one edition, have information for all the existing teams, as well as updated rules for the ultimate game for 3-6 players.

Overall the game looks good and will come with enough figures to play right out of the box, no assembly required.  If this new edition sounds interesting to you then head on over to the Kickstarter page to pledge before it ends on August 7th.

Baseball board games are surging in popularity lately: Baseball Highlights 2045 and Bottom of the 9th being the two most recent additions to the market.  Now is the opportunity to jump into a Kickstarter for the next baseball-centric boardgame: Fantasy Fantasy Baseball.  This game combines the worlds of fantasy baseball and fantasy characters featuring orcs, zombies, elves, and more.  From the Kickstarter page:

Fantasy Fantasy Baseball is an inventive new card game in which you are the Wizard manager of a baseball team of powerful and gruesome fantasy creatures battling through a season of fantasy baseball. Go head-to-head against other Wizard managers for Victory cards while building up your team’s statistics for even more Victory cards. But beware, your players may have spells cast on them.

Instead of the typical fantasy baseball experience taking months to play, the entire Fantasy Fantasy Baseball experience is boiled down to 10 minutes per player. The amazing fantasy creatures provide something for the baseball fan and the gamer in all of us.

Fantasy Fantasy Baseball breaks down to: one part fantasy, one part fantasy baseball, one part baseball cards, with a pinch of satire.

Baseball fans will enjoy all the subtle and not-so-subtle baseball references, but you don’t have to be a sports fan in order to have a lot of fun with this game.

Players attempt to guide their team through an entire season of fantasy baseball, with games being decided by the skills of their players and the tactical use of magical abilities.  The project is also offering pre-orders for the next two games in the Fantasy Fantasy Series: Fantasy Fantasy Football and Fantasy Fantasy Hockey.  Designers Daryl Andrews (The Walled City, Caffeine Rush) and JR Honeycutt (Doug, Doug, Goose, Caboose and Twirk) collaborated on this project from publisher CSE Games.  You can find links to rules and a print and play version on the Kickstarter page.

futbal strategy

 

Call it soccer, football, or fútbol, Conquistador Games, has Kickstarted a fun new sports game that combines tactics, card drafting, area movement, and action point allowance.

Here’s some info about the game:

Fútbol Strategy lets you take control of football/soccer teams with uniquely rated players in a tabletop game that is fast and fun while being realistic and strategic. Players move around the field as if it were a real game: passing, carrying, crossing, shooting, defending, and clearing. There are goals, corner kicks, goal kicks, free kicks, yellow and red cards, penalty kicks … the important moments play out just like in a real game.

You can pledge on the Kickstarter page here.