Announcing Blood Bound, a Game of Bluffing and Betrayal from Fantasy Flight Games

By Polar_Bear
In Fantasy Flight Games
Jul 14th, 2013

Fantasy Flight Games announces Blood Bound, a new vampire-inspired game of intrigue.

From the announcement:

Fantasy Flight Games is proud to announce the upcoming release of Blood Bound, a game of deduction, bluffing, and strategy for six to twelve players. You and your clan of vampires must work together to capture the leader of your rival clan. However, your adversaries won’t sit idle as you work. They will be simultaneously working to identify and eliminate your leader. The catch? Everyone is secretly assigned an identity and clan affiliation at the beginning of the game–you can never be truly certain who is your friend and who is your foe!

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  • Soulfinger

    HAHAHAHAHA!!! Judging by the cover art, the bluffing element is that guy saying, “Yes, I’ve slept with a girl before this,” and then the betrayal part is that girl saying, “Surprise, I have herpes!” What the hell happened? Did FFG license this from Flying Frog Productions with some caveat that they have to retain the awful cover art? Did 1991 call and say they want their Mind’s Eye Theater back? Marketing must have decided that “We need a game that caters to the discerning tastes of duster-wearing teenagers with a Gil Hibben knife collection and a bootlegged VHS of Kindred: The Embraced on the shelf next to their Limited Edition DVD of Teen Wolf Season 1.” I guess it’s a prelude to the nerd shame of opening the box to find a cardboard replica of the knife on the cover and a bunch of character cards envisioning what you and your friends would have looked like LARPing twenty-some years ago.

  • BaconSlayer

    You also have to strategically bluff FIVE TO ELEVEN people into playing this game with you, once you have been suckered into buying it. I am eagerly looking forward to watching the FFG drones awkwardly ask people if they want to play a game when they demo it at GenCon.

    • Soulfinger

      Although it would be sweet to show up dressed like that guy, and when they ask if you want to demo, you can bust out the knife and make that “I have to gothic poop” face.

      • Ghool

        Ah yes.
        More Soulfinger commentary that made me laugh out loud.

        Seriously, when is somebody going to pay you for this?

    • Gallahad

      Ha ha ha ha! Well played sir, well played. Made me laugh out loud.

  • KelRiever

    What is should be called is, “Yet ANOTHER game of bluffing and betrayal to heap onto our pile of games that already do this…”

    FFG has some great games. But there is no need to buy 90% of them, because they are the same game with different pieces. And speaking of their backstabbing line of games, after the loopholes Battlestar Galactica left people with, FFGs take on backstabbing games is the least of their product line I would ever be interested in.

    On the box art, somebody should have let the artist know that ‘backstabbing’ generally does not involve two people (well vampires) standing face to face, doing the ‘hiss’ thing at each other.

    • Well actually the cover art is cropped. Really the guy is aiming a bit lower than that woman’s back with what he’s actually holding and what we see is her reaction to that… Obviously they flipped her horisontally and the knives where photoshopped in place to salvage what they could so people wouldn’t mistake this for something cheaper and this is the result.

      • KelRiever

        If someone was trying to rescue this art, I applaud their every effort 🙂

  • Guinny

    Artwork aside, this actualy sounds like ‘The Coachride to Devil’s Castle‘. It’s a game where you have to deduce the allegiance of all the other players (or, at least work out who is on your side) and together take posesion of various items. It’s published in German, but it also has English ‘subtitles’ on the cards, and English rules: Coach ride to Devil’s Castle @ LudoCreatix