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Feb 12, 2018
DreadBall Second Edition – the fast-paced, futuristic sports game – is available to pre-order now from Mantic, ahead of its retail release on March 19th.
The Second Edition introduces new teams, re-balanced stats and streamlines the rules to make it more action-packed than ever.
For those who are just starting their DreadBall career, the new Boxed Game provides the perfect entry point. Choose from the agile Ninth Moon Tree Sharks or the unstoppable Draconis All-Stars before taking to the pitch and going for glory. Outwit your rival coach with tactical set pieces, push your luck with daring plays, or just smash your opponent to the ground with brutal tackles. When the game begins, anything goes…
The boxed game comes with 29 miniatures (including two teams with 12 players each), a double-sided game board and rulebook to get you started in the game. What’s more, those who pre-order the game from the Mantic website before March 19th will receive a free, limited edition Blaine MVP! After March 19th, Blaine will become a show exclusive miniature.
Also available to pre-order now is the DreadBall Second Edition Collector’s Rulebook. This mighty 210-page tome is perfect for the experienced DreadBall player, as it contains rules for all the existing DreadBall teams, along with rules for giants, leagues and more. This will be a limited print run, so once it’s gone, it’s gone!
Talking of existing players, if you fancy picking up two brand new teams, then look no further than the Matsudo Tectonics and the New Eden Revenants. The Tectonics are a team of honourable space lizards that might play by the rules but don’t mind getting stuck in when it counts. Meanwhile the New Eden Revenants are a collection of famous DreadBall players brought back from the dead. They may be slow but they’re hard to stop!
Finally, if you want to add a little random fun to your games, then the DreadBall Event Deck is the perfect option. This set includes 26 Event Cards that trigger a range of wild events, like exploding balls, malfunctioning machinery and rioting fans. Mix these into the standard DreadBall deck and no two games will ever play the same! Plus, the Event Deck comes with the special resin Elmer & Dobbs card stand. Slot the current Event Card behind the commentators to make sure you’ll never miss any special effects.
All these products are available to pre-order now from the Mantic website or your local game store. They are due to launch on March 19th.
July 25th, 2015
The galaxy’s most brutal sports game is upping the violence to a whole new level with the second expansion – fittingly entitled the Xtreme Xpansion.
Just as the Player Manual presents the full rules for team building in DreadBall Xtreme (and lets you use any team in the game), the Xpansion takes the rules for randomized pitches and blows them up into a whole new challenge.
The Xtreme Xpansion includes: The Most Dangerous Arenas in the Galaxy – using the inter-locking card pitch tiles you can build any of our six pre-generated pitches, including The Derudo and multi-player arenas where up to 6 teams can take to the pitch and play ball – perfect for a fun filled game at the end of a league
Alternatively you can build your own customized pitch layout, and use the new traps rules to create an all-new challenge for your team to overcome.
Standing on the Shoulders of Giants – Four fearsome large players known as Giants enter the arena, including fan favorites like the Chovar and Iron Ancestor. None are more brutal on the pitch. These figures will be compatible with DreadBall using the Season Six rulebook, released later this year.
The DreadBall Xtreme Xpansion and Player Manual are now available to pre-order and begin shipping at the end of July.
June 14th, 2015
Before the bright lights. Before the DGB, corporate sponsorship and the bright lights of the neodurium stadiums, there was a deadly sport played in abandoned warehouses, ships holds and any other space large enough. Now those days are long since past, or so the Corporations would like you to believe…
Mantic Games is giving away a copy of the first expansion for Dreadball XTreme with each purchase of the game during the month of June.
January 14th, 2015
New teams, new regulations and new staff. It can only be a new season of DreadBall! And this might just be the best one Mantic has released yet!
How do you exceed the spectacle of DreadBall Ultimate? That was the question that the DGB asked themselves ahead of the new season of DreadBall, and it turned out that there wasn’t any one answer, so they decided to include them all! New teams, new MVPs, new coaching staff and a whole new set of rules mean that this isn’t an update – it’s a whole new era for the greatest sporting spectacle in the galaxy! The message to every player in the league is clear – go big or go home. Ultimate was a warmup. This is the main event!
This brand new Season for DreadBall introduces:
– Expanded rules for Cheerleaders and Fans
– A new achievement system to push your players a step further
– A host of new abilities and MVPs to add to your games.
– Stats, rules and background for four new teams, including the The Incorporated Rebs Team and the Rotatek Rockslides Brokkr Team!
November 21st, 2014
Coming this December you’ll be able to mix your love of Mars Attacks and Mantic’s Dreadball with the brand-new Red Planets Martian team. Lead your team to victory on the bloodstained pitches of the greatest sport ever played!
The Martians found themselves with a taste for Dreadball which quietly overrode their earlier plans. Now they just play, their only concern their next match, their only plan to become champions.
This pack comes as a set of 10 sprueless plastic miniatures, assembled and unpainted. The team is currently available for preorder, and costs $20.
Included in the package will be:
- 4 Martian Jacks
- 2 Martian Guards
- 2 Martian Strikers
- 2 Martian Dead Bodies
- 10 Clear Transparent Helmets
- 10 Clear Plastic Hex Bases
- 1 Mantic Point
- 1 Mantic Carry Case with Foam
- Rules for playing the team in DreadBall
June 20th, 2014
Mantic is working on making their 5th print run of DreadBall. Along with it, they’re making some limited edition Azure Forest sets.
One of Mantic’s Flagship games, Dreadball, is out of stock. To celebrate our upcoming fifth print run of the Futuristic Sport’s Game, we’ve offering a gorgeous new pitch in with a new, limited edition, limited quantity Azure Forest Bundle!
September 28th, 2013
Want to add some variety to your Corporation team? The Trontek 29ers Team Booster contains nine new DreadBall miniatures, including a Keeper and two Prone players. There are also new sculpts for your Strikers, Guards and Jacks, meaning you can now send six uniquely-posed players into the arena!
What’s more, they’re not the only Team Booster available! Boosters for all DreadBall Season 1 and 2 teams are being released – such as the Void Sirens, who get plenty of extra Jacks – ideal for making use of their Run Interference ability…
The DreadBall Team Boosters are now available to pre-order from Mantic, and will begin shipping on 7th October.
September 12th, 2013
Mantic has started taking preorders for their new DreadBall Ultimate expansion pack as soon as it’s available.
DreadBall Ultimate is a fun new mode of playing the Galaxy’s Greatest Sport. The rules, found in the DreadBall Season 3 Rulebook, allow you to play manic multi-team games between 2-6 players!
Playing DreadBall Ultimate is made extra easy with the new Ultimate boxset, which contains the DreadBall Ultimate Arena, printed on durable, non-slip rubber material. It’s easy to store, doesn’t crease and is pretty resistant to beverages (as we found out much to our detriment >.
Speaking of GIANTS, you get four in the box, namely Barricade, Alpha Simian, the Big Mech and Nameless Spawn. Each of these models retails at £9.99 meaning at £39.99, you’re effectively getting the Ultimate Arena, Card Deck and Counter Sheet for free. Oh, and the Season 3 Rulebook as well!
DreadBall Ultimate is a fun and frantic beer-and-pretzels game for celebrating the end of a league or just playing with all of your mates at the same time. This monster box is now available for pre-order and will begin shipping on the 27th September!