'Blood Bowl' Pits Humans Against Orcs in a Game of Football

By: Joey Haar - Nov 30, 2016
References: bloodbowl & boardgamegeek
'Blood Bowl' is a board game that redefines the conception of fantasy football. Rather than collecting players from the NFL and pitting their performances against one another, Blood Bowl takes the term "fantasy" literally, pitting a team of human football players against a team of vicious orcs.

Though Blood Bowl is centered around playing a game of football, the gameplay is only tied to the sport in a loose way. It is as much about incapacitating one's opponents as it is about moving the ball down the field and into the end zone.

As one might imagine for a game based on something as rigidly structured as football, Blood Bowl is a turn-based game that has to do with formations. The way that players move and block is what allows them to either score points or knock each other off.