Blob Battle Board Game

Have a look at the sweet swag I got in the mail this week…

That’s right, we made a physical version of Blob Battle! You can buy it here!

It’s sold through GameCrafter, a print-on-demand service for board games. The current list price is at manufacturing cost. We don’t have plans to commercialize / print these in bulk, but perhaps we will later if the demand arises!

I had a chance to try out my copy with some friends this week. It came out really nice! Here’s the whole setup in action at the start of the game

For the pieces available to buy in the current game, we have these nice cards that show the rules for movement as well

The pieces are printed on these sturdy cardboard chits. Here’s what it looked like at the end of the placement phase…

And the endgame featured an ill-fated archer trying to sneak past the fairy!

This concludes my show and tell for the week! Remember, you also can play Blob Battle for free online right here! Find a friend and battle it out!

Welcome to Blob Battle!

Hello, world! I’m Eshan, and I created Blob Battle.

Have you tried it yet? You can jump in on a game here!

I’ve always liked pure strategy games like chess, but I find chess games are so long and intense that I don’t get to play very often. When I designed Blob Battle, I wanted to make a game that had the same depth of strategy as chess, but was light-hearted and playable in 15 minutes.

The key new mechanic in Blob Battle is piece placement: The board starts out empty, and for the first half of the game, you take turns placing pieces. A lot of the strategy lies in setting up your blob army in a powerful position before the moves begin.  This makes for a fast-paced game once the battle starts. Pieces sometimes get captured hilariously quickly, in what one tester called “a blob-bath.”

Another feature I’m excited about is piece randomization. Each Blob Battle game has a different set of pieces in play, which makes the strategy a little different each time you play! (Until you play 56 games I guess, unless you unlock more *secret* pieces *cough* never mind).

How are you liking Blob Battle so far? Any great strategy plans? Tell us in the comments here! (Wait, what’s that? No comment section yet because of spammers? Oh well, just use your great strategy plans to take over Blob world.)