GW BREAKING: New 40K & Blood Bowl Game Spotted

Two new games for both Warhammer 40k and Blood Bowl have been spotted at the New York Toy Fair! Get in here!

Here goes folks. GW has a booth at the New York Toy Fair and these two games have been snapped.  These look like introductory casual games to get people familiar with some GW universes.

Space Marine Adventures – Labyrinth of the Necrons

5 Marines are:

  • Imperial Fists
  • Blood Angels
  • Salamanders
  • Space Wolves
  • Ultramarines

…each with a different color coded mini. Play is said to be cooperative versus the Necron opponent.

Picture via Reddit


Blitz Bowl

via BGG (locustofdeath) who says:

“Blitz Bowl is an introductory version of Blood Bowl bearing a 40-minute playing time that’s coming from Games Workshop in 2018.”

Apparently this is an introductory game designed for coaches who don’t have time to play full-on BB, new coaches looking to get into the game, or younger folk who aren’t ready to learn the rules of the main game.

We’ve seen GW roll out these games meant for the more casual end of the market before with things like Lost Patrol.  Anything that gets more people into the hobby is good.

~What do you think?

  • Bergh

    HeroQuest and Space Crusade with modern miniature and content quality PLEASE.

    • euansmith

      The return of the Chaos Androids!

  • Hamish Beer

    I was hoping for Warhammer Quest in SPHESSSS

  • Abe Killian

    Those look like the Japanese Space Marine Heroes in the Necron set!

    • euansmith

      They are the Mighty Morphing Monopose Power Rangers Armour Dudes.

      • disqus_HUXMdKxsPG

        And from the official release looks like no necron minatures

        • euansmith

          There look to be Necron minis in the photo, or do you mean no new Necron minis?

  • Drew

    I guess they’re waiting for the Chaos Marine version of that board game before including a Dark Angel mini, so they can be with all the other traitors. ; )

  • autonoise

    Space Marine adventures could be a new series, different boxes with different xenos opponents, always nice to see GW putting out games you can pick up at none specialist stores, once my kids are old enough this sort of thing seems a nice intro to GW and 40k.

  • Solotaire Confinement

    Cant see the GW logo on these, are these official?

  • Simon Chatterley

    I’ve seen a few comments along the lines off “I don’t collect necrons/Space Marines so I won’t get this”.

    I think it’s safe to say GW are aiming these at toy stores/toy departments and they are aimed at kids rather than veterans

    • euansmith

      I’m rather interested in a quick play version of Bloodbowl.

      • Simon Chatterley

        Yeah that one has me interested too.

        I’ve found myself playing Dreadball rather than Bloodbowl when the urge takes me to play that style of game. BB just feels stuffy and stagnant compared to the much faster flowing Dreadball.

        I hope it’s a bit more like that. Faster and simpler rules. I’m not sure I can take another game where people adopt the Roman turtle tactic and walk slowly up a pitch…

      • sjap98

        Bloodbowl sevens has been a favorite of our gamegroup.:

        • euansmith

          Thanks for that.

      • orionburn III

        Same here. I was hoping Blood Bowl would have been a quicker/easier game to get into. I like it but wanted it to be more simple. I just wasn’t in to all the crazy additional rules, payers, etc. Yes, I know you can play without all that but locally it’s harder to find those guys. Most want the full on experience.

      • Yeah 2-3 hours is more time than I want to spend on a football game. I wonder if blitz is just one of the fan quick play rules published officially 🤔

    • disqus_HUXMdKxsPG

      No nexrons in the box. There is no space of you look

  • Pl4gu3 B4st4rd

    Soon in every kindergarten …

  • maverick

    space marines are from japanese SM heroes collection

    • Wolf-Assassin

      sadly you appear to be right, the SW one have the same pose as brother Aethor and Drenn Redblade with some addons

  • Timotheus

    I’m surprised these are actual Space Marines and not stupid Primaris as far as I can see. Funny thing: remember when GW said Primaris won’t replace actual Marines? Haven’t seen anything of our our oldschool power armoured friends for a while now, have we?

    • euansmith

      I guess you get new customers with the old models that old customers might not want to buy, while milking the old customers with new minis.

    • Koldan

      Have you seen anything at all besides Primaris, Nurgle and now Custodes, since beginning of 8th edition?

      The bigger suprise is for me that Necrons are the enemies.
      Even looks like it could be some new miniatures for them, too.

  • Jose Luis Camarasa

    They could have at least included different sculpts in this blood bowl mini game to make it less redundant for those which already own the boxed game

    • autonoise

      That would’ve cost too much I imagine, this is aimed at toy shops to get new customers, as they already have the moulds they can price it competitively.

  • If they do a Warhammer quest style thing where you can run other heroes through thegsmecthsn space marines and do expansions etc, im very into it, if it’s just loyalist space marines vs crons with no expansion then im not impressed.

    Blitz sounds interesting. I have a BB team but no core game because I don’t know anyone who plays so I haven’t bothered to pick it up yet. Might get it and do a season as a break from Necromunda for my game group over the summer

  • William Crouse

    i want