Blood Bowl Team Manager

Sudden Death


Teams rival during a brutal season to win the title. You customize your team with star players, engage staff, improve facilities and cheat wherever you can! You have five weeks to turn your team into the best team of the league. You start with a handful of scruffy players with limited talents and deploy them as best as possible to win highlights which improve the team and win you fans.

One round per week comprises preparation, matchup and result phase; matchup is the deciding phase! You normally have six turns in a matchup, comprising the steps of deploying players for the match, implementing their abilities for “when card is played”, implementing skills of players from left to right and - optionally - executing a matchup action. After the big final tournament you win with most fans.

Sudden Death introduces three new teams of the Dark Sorcery Syndicate a new faction of TMU - Naggaroth Nightmares (Dark Elves), Champions of Dead (Undead) und Black Fangs (Vampires). Cabal Vision contracts introduce new ways to score, magic balls introduce more chaos and then there are Improvements, Highlights and Spike! Magazine cards. Regeneration is a new characteristics symbol, Blood Markers for Vampire layers improve their combat strength. Ground abilities come into play when a player hits the ground, and some abilities of players are a matter of choice.

Fans of the game again find lots of supplements, tactics from the new rules and lots of fun with the cute mechanisms like Magic balls, the obligatory cheating remains a thrilling and challenging element of the game; the overall feeling is streamlined and elegant.


Players: 2-4

Age: 14+

Time: 120+

Designer: Jason Little

Art: Brian Schomburg, Andrew Navaro, David Mehlhoff

Price: ca. 20 Euro

Publisher: Heidelberger Spieleverlag 2013


Genre: Fantasy, sports, cards

Users: With friends

Version: de

Rules: de en es fr it pl 

In-game text: yes



Unusual topic

Basic mechanism is strength comparison of cards

Cheating mechanisms works nicely as chance element

Thrilling, challenging and cute new game details as well as teams


Compares to:

Battle Line and other games comparing card groups or achieving majorities



Other editions:

Fantasy Flight Games, USA; Edge Entertainment, France; Giochi Uniti, Italy, Galakta, Poland; Game Harbour, China


Chance (pink): 2

Tactic (turquoise): 3

Strategy (blue): 0

Creativity (dark blue): 0

Knowledge (yellow): 0

Memory (orange): 0

Communication (red): 0

Interaction (brown): 3

Dexterity (green): 0

Action (dark green): 0