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DreadBall – The Futuristic Sports Game - fantastic miniatures, great game mechanics and amazing sci-fi imagery - it ends today!
DreadBall – The Futuristic Sports Game - fantastic miniatures, great game mechanics and amazing sci-fi imagery - it ends today!
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Calling all DreadBall players!


The DreadBall UK National Final is being held at Sanctuary Gaming Centre on the 9th March and we want to see you there!

Play against the best DreadBall coaches in the country, as well as members of the Mantic Staff, as we take to the pitch and play ball! We’ve been told on several occasions that our DreadBall tournaments are great fun for veteran coaches and newcomers alike – so don’t be discouraged if you don’t think you can win!

Entry is dead simple - all you need is a team and a ticket from our webstore. The winner will be crowned “National Champion 2013” as well as awarded a nice shiny DreadBall trophy, and everyone will have opportunity meet the man behind the game, Mr Jake Thornton, as well as previews of the Xtreme models.

You'll get to see all of the cool new models - we may even bring the prison with us!

If you’re looking for a day of gaming in a fantastic venue, filled with amazing people – we already have the likes of Leon Chapman, Sebastian Gehart of Pins of War fame and Rich Jones signed up! – then mark the 9th March in your diary. It’s going to be brutal, and a whole load of fun!

Tickets are limited to 40 people and over half have already gone. Find out all of the information on the Mantic Games website, and on Sanctuary’s Facebook page.

5 Ways Xtreme is more violent than DreadBall

The DreadBall Kickstarter is rolling on, unlocking the Kovossian Mutant Plague Team and our Sweet Spot is looking mighty fine – Rampage already includes a free team (which you get to pick!) and a number of funky MVPs.

One of the biggest things with Xtreme is that is takes the violence to a whole new level.

This is saying something given that DreadBall is already a violent, brutal sport, but it is made all the more worse when it’s taken underground. Intimidation is a key tactic employed by sponsors and blackmail is seen as the norm - rarely do the criminal scum that play the game have nothing to hide.

In the following video, we explore 5 ways in which Xtreme is more violent than original DreadBall. Of course, we want you to join in as well and let us know your ideas for things that we could put into the game.

We’ve already got Convict collars and bloodsucking aliens – what other depraved things should we include?! Let us know in the comments!

Oh, and the Beta Rules are released tomorrow through Mantic Digital, if you want to check out the new rules and how it builds on DreadBall, we recommend signing up for the updates!

Oo, and please become a fan of the game on Board Game Geek.

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    1. Matt Houghton on February 25, 2014

      Mean arena was a comic strip based loosly on speedball being played in deserted parts if a city clised of to the public. in this the sponsors would hire assasins to snipe players and in a way regarded as part if tge team. Plus booby traps where placed.

      In dead ball zone you had a x amount of chainsaws . Guns and bombs. Basicly a chainsaw activated till it ran out of fuel or if player was taken out.

      Gun was player was able to fire a single shot knocking a player down and making them drop the ball

      Grenade basicly made the ball exsplode knocking carruer and aby one close down. Still play this old ps classic

      I personly love the idea of chainsaws :)

    2. Leon on February 25, 2014

      Looking forward to the nationals!!!! And love the new video :)