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Bloodborne: The Card Game

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Bloodborne: The Card Game is based on the Chalice Dungeons in the video game Bloodborne — the ever-changing labyrinths and tombs carved out by the Great Ones beneath the fallen city of Yharnam, where horrifying creatures reside. Players compete to kill monsters and take their blood.

In general, Bloodborne is a game about risk management with a bit of group think, inventory management/upgrades, and tactical play. You start with a hand of basic weapons, which you get to upgrade to improve your fighting combos and capabilities.

Each turn, one monster chosen at random attacks players, who fight back as a team, with everyone playing a card from their hand simultaneously to attempt to kill the monster. Players collect blood from the monster, assuming it dies, based on how much damage they dealt. Monsters can fight back with exploding dice that can potentially deal infinite damage.

Players can fight as long as they want, but if they die in combat, they lose their progress. Players can opt out of fighting to bank their blood and save it permanently. Collected blood counts as victory points.

Says designer Eric M. Lang, "My goal with Bloodborne was to channel the intensity and frustration of the video game into a contest between players. Lots of death."

Product Videos

Bloodborne - How To Play 08:51

Watch It Played is a series designed to teach and play games. In this episode we're going to learn how to play Bloodborne. If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to ask a question in the Youtube comments below. Email: watchitplayed(at)live(dot)com Twitter: @watchitplayed Periscope: @watchitplayed Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/WatchItPlayed/ Instagram: @watchitplayed Consider giving us a vote at Board Game Links: http://www.boardgamelinks.com/links/sites Get A Watch It Played Microbadge: http://www.boardgamegeek.com/microbadge/25384 We truly appreciate your views, feedback and subscriptions. INDEX 00:00 - Introduction 00:53 - Setup 02:33 - Game Play Overview 02:52 - Step 1: Choose And Play Action Cards 03:07 - Step 2: Transform Weapons 03:24 - Card Types 03:33 - Step 3: Resolve Instant Effects 03:52 - Dealing Damage To A Monster 04:13 - Step 4: Monster Attacks 04:34 - Killing A Hunter 04:44 - Step 5: Hunter's Attack 05:27 - Weapon Effects 05:35 - Step 6: Monster Escapes 05:56 - Step 7: The Hunter's Dream 06:55 - Card Hand Limitations 07:09 - Step 8: The End Of The Round 07:33 - Revealing The Final Boss 07:55 - Ending The Game 08:02 - Determining Final Scores 08:10 - Determining The Winner 08:21 - Conclusion

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Other Details

Designers:
Eric M. Lang
Artists:
Sean Chancey
Players:
3 - 5 Players
Playtime:
30 - 45 Min
Suggested Age:
14+
Year Originally Published:
2016
Categories:
Card Games, Fantasy, Horror
Mechanics:
Card Drafting, Dice Rolling, Hand Management, Press Your Luck, Set Collection, Simultaneous Action Selection, Variable Player Powers
More Info:
BoardGameGeek

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