July 19, 2011 by brennon
Fantasy Flight Games teased us all with the release of Blood Bowl: Team Manager over a year ago, and then it became almost as forgotten as the Gears of War game (before its eventual relaunch of course). We all thought it was gone but Fantasy Flight have come out swinging with a renewed release window and a whole lot more information on the beautiful game!
Coming out in the later end of 2011 Blood Bowl: Team Manager puts you in charge of one of the Old Worlds greatest teams. These are of course the Reikland Reavers, Grudgebearers, Athelorn Avengers, Skavenblight Scramblers, Gouged Eyes, and the devastating Chaos All Stars!
“Blood Bowl: Team Manager – The Card Game is a bone-breaking, breathtaking standalone card game of violence and outright cheating for two to four players. Chaos, Dwarf, Wood Elf, Human, Orc, and Skaven teams compete against each other over the course of a brutal season. 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 all to become Spike! Magazine’s Manager of the Year!”
It seems that in typical Fantasy Flight fashion they have managed to get all the essential bits of the table top game down to a tee with their card based iteration. And if this art is anything to go by, we have some amazing top notch production quality to look forwards too as well.
Its looking pretty fantastic even now and with the history that Fantasy Flight have with card games, we should all be pretty excited about this release. With all the essentials of cheating, buying players, upgrading your staff and generally making sure that the crowd are happy; this could be the injection of fun that the world of Blood Bowl has been needing.
Could this bring Blood Bowl back into the spotlight and maybe even push Games Workshop themselves to release the game again?
Any fans of one of Games Workshops greatest games here, and if so what do you think of this interesting direction?
Only time will tell right now but in an awesome turn if you happen to be at Gen Con Indy 2011 you can actually sit down and play this game there before anyone else!