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Announcing the upcoming release of Blood Bowl: Team Manager - The Card Game
Blood Bowl: Team Manager | Published 19 July 2011

“Say, Jim, that is impressive. You don’t often see that, do you? An Orc who picks up the ball when he’s done flattening the opposition.”

“Sure don’t, Bob. Oh, ouch! That move’s definitely illegal, where is the ref looking? I guess the Grudgebearers are just living up to their name.”

"Too bad that it wasn’t against the opposing team. But Gouged Eye have the ball again, and are going for the end zone.”

“Right you are, Jim. But Grim Ironjaw seems to be gaining on Varag Ghoulchewer.”

“I’m afraid he’s not going to make it. Varag’s almost there...almost...”

Welcome, sports fans! Fantasy Flight Games is pleased to announce that Blood Bowl: Team Manager – The Card Game will be available in the fourth quarter of 2011!

Blood Bowl: Team Manager – The Card Game is a vicious standalone card game of violence and outright cheating. Two to four managers oversee remorseless teams and improve them by drafting Star Players, employing personnel, and upgrading their equipment. Over the course of the season, your team will compete in a series of highlights filled with the pivotal, action-packed moments your fans live for. Perform well and annihilate the competition to gain as many fans for your team as possible before the season ends, and you’ll be sure to end up with Spike! Magazine’s “Manager of the Year” award.

A new design direction

When Blood Bowl: Team Manager – The Card Game was announced last year, it was presented as a deck-building game. As the game progressed through development, the direction began to change. Visit our description page to learn how; we think you’ll agree it’s worth the wait!

Determined to win

Lead your team of misfits and miscreants to the top by guiding them through weekly head-to-head highlights, the randomly determined matchups over which players compete, over the course of a brutal five-week season. Reap the benefits of winning by drafting Star Players, acquiring equipment upgrades, and hiring new staff for your team...all leading up to the decisive Blood Bowl itself.

Surviving the competition means that your team will receive a payout, but winning makes the reward even sweeter. Payouts can gain your team fans and add new cards to your deck, such as famous and formidable Star Players.

Every highlight involves carefully positioning your players, using their skills and abilities to their fullest, and risking injury or ejection. Can your Skaven Lineman keep possession of the ball? Will the referee catch your Star Player cheating? No matter the events during the matchup, remember at the end of the season it all comes down to who has the most fans.

Even if you trounce the competition (and win a few trophies along the way) will it be enough for you to be named Spike! Magazine’s Manager of the Year? Find out in Blood Bowl: Team Manager – The Card Game!

For more information on Blood Bowl: Team Manager – The Card Game, be sure to visit the description page, and come try it at Gen Con Indy 2011!

Blood Bowl: Team Manager – The Card Game is a bone-breaking, breathtaking card game of violence and outright cheating for two to four players. Customize your team by drafting Star Players, hiring staff, upgrading facilities, and cheating like mad. Lead your gang of misfits and miscreants to glory over your rivals as you strive to become Spike! Magazine’s Manager of the Year!

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Urlock Gaur
Published: 8/8/2011 10:45:30 AM
#29

I bought this at Gencon.  Great game.  You aren't playing a single game, but rather various games during a season.  We had fun with it.  It has some aspects of deckbuilding, but only as far as adding Star Players to your team deck.  Deathroller is very cool, but gets thrown out almost every time that you use it.

Bathrobe Jedi
Published: 7/26/2011 9:21:48 PM
#28

I can get behind this.  I was thinking of getting into blood bowl the miniatures game, but this is cheaper and seems like a better fit for me.  Color me excited.

Alanrey25j
Published: 7/20/2011 5:36:39 PM
#27

Happy re 4th quarter, birthday or xmas it'll hopefully there for 1 or other.

ptdgames
Published: 7/20/2011 4:31:55 PM
#26

 I'm not excited about this "new direction" to design.  A deck builder would have been fun.  Too bad.

skolo
Published: 7/20/2011 11:34:04 AM
#25

another game by Jay Little? Come on guys, dont you have other tink tanks over there in FFG? Some fresh eye?

furius black
Published: 7/20/2011 10:55:59 AM
#24

 at last , some news :)

Melonball
Published: 7/20/2011 10:08:18 AM
#23

Also: i thought earlier Corey's name was on the box...or am i remembering it wrong?

rings
Published: 7/20/2011 10:02:05 AM
#22

Excited!!!  Can't wait to hear more.  Q4 though...that is a long time...

NYColts18
Published: 7/20/2011 9:59:04 AM
#21

I am so at this Demo at Gen Con.. cannot wait!

Melonball
Published: 7/20/2011 9:57:56 AM
#20

Bummed its not a deck building game anymore...it sounded like a great way to mimic the draft

Armand23
Published: 7/20/2011 8:53:38 AM
#19

I am so ready for this. 

Kryyst
Published: 7/20/2011 8:00:00 AM
#18

And there was great rejoicing and all previous doubts, nay saying and private curses have been forgotten.

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