Inspired by the Warhammer Fantasy world, Blood Bowl is an ultra-violent combination of strategy and sports games. I’ve been playing this game a bit and it’s definitely a thinking man’s game. It’s got 23 races to choose from and is based loosely on American Football (should be obvious). It’s played between two teams fielding 11 at a time and the objective is to score more touchdowns than the other team – or by literally eliminating the other team’s players. You can play in real-time or more of a turn-based strategy mode.
Blood Bowl is no doubt hard at first and requires some hours of practice, a lot of reading and understanding of rules and dice rolls to get good at it. It’s a bit slow paced but like many other strategy games its fun and rewarding in many ways. The possibilities of online league play are similar to a Madden game. In addition to just playing it and enjoying the game itself, coaching and growing your own team can be rewarding as well. Check it out here on Steam.