What Is DreadBall?

DreadBall – The Futuristic Sports Game is a fast and fun tactical miniatures sports board game from Mantic Games.

A sports board game for 2 players set in the far future, take on the role of Coach and compete for victory with teams of beautifully sculpted miniatures, on a highly stylised and finely detailed sci-fi pitch. The game is easy to learn, fast to play, yet offers tactical depth to master, with carefully orchestrated plays and counter attacks hinging on clever positioning and the mercy of the dice gods!

Whether you’re new to the world of this futuristic sport or a seasoned DreadBall veteran, with 2nd Edition you can expect the following:

Fast Sports Action

Score outrageous strikes or pummel your opponent with wicked slams! DreadBall is a fast, furious sports game with intuitive rules, updated for 2nd Edition after player feedback from the countless matches and tournaments played around the globe.

The Pitch of the Future

Made from futuristic neodurium (well, thick cardboard), the high quality DreadBall pitch is your playing surface. It’s been upgraded for the new season with larger hexes and location zones for your action counters, cards and dice. It’s also double sided, with the DreadBall Ultimate pitch on the reverse side.

Competitive Teams

DreadBall – The Futuristic Sports Game has a diverse cast of teams, from high-scoring Judwan to bruising Hulks and speedy Veer-myn. Second edition introduces new teams, such as the Ninth Moon Tree Sharks Yndij Team and the Draconis All-Stars Robot Team.

Exploding Balls & Slippery Pitch

The game’s card deck provides additional actions and special events, reimagined for more diverse play on top of the furious dice-driven action.

What's in the Game?

Lead your team to victory on the bloodstained pitches in the galaxy’s most hi-tech arenas – its the greatest sport ever played!

In our DreadBall 2nd Edition box set you 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 box has everything you need to start playing the galaxy’s greatest sports game! You’ll get two fully assembled, pre-coloured plastic teams, with their respective captains, a high quality gaming board plus all of the dice, cards, rules and counters needed for play. The contents include:

SETUP & Rules

  • Double-Sided Gaming Board
  • Quick Start Guide
  • 2nd Edition Starter Rulebook
  • 2 Team Stat Sheets
  • 2 Captain Stat Cards

Detailed Miniatures

  • The Ninth Moon Tree Sharks
  • 12 Plastic Yndij Players
  • Plastic Yndij Captain – Na’Hautl
  • The Draconis All-Stars
  • 12 Plastic Neo-Bot Players
  • Plastic Neo-Bot Captain – Romeo Blue
  • Plastic RefBot MKII
  • Plastic “Eye in the Sky” Rush Tracker
  • Plastic “Embers” Trophy Score Tracker

Miniatures are supplied assembled and unpainted with clear Plastic Hex Bases

Cards & Tokens

  • 4 Plastic DreadBalls
  • 54 DreadBall Game Cards
  • 20 Captain Cards
  • 11 Plastic Counters
  • 18 Coloured Dice

A New Website for a New Sports Era

With the launch of DreadBall 2nd Edition, we’re also pleased to reveal our new DreadBall website! This hopes to become a vibrant new resource for our burgeoning DreadBall community, both for new and veteran coaches alike. It will act as a Community Hub, Events Calendar, News & Information Centre and Official Rankings Host to compliment our existing fan-centric platforms on the DreadBall Fanatics facebook group and our existing Mantic Games Forums.

Check out each of the sections below to learn more about what the website has to offer and get yourself involved in the community!


Legends Don't
Happen by Accident

The DreadBall Academy is home to a collection of established articles and resources to teach new coaches the basics, refine advanced tactics, see what's involved in Organised Play and a useful How-To section for using this website.

It's Coaching Time!!!



The Events section offers a detailed look at the various DreadBall events being hosted across the world.

Whether you're a rookie Coach, veteran Tournament Organiser or just a Store/Club that has open game nights, this is the place to see what's going on!



Go head-to-head
with the Best

The new home of the Official DGB Rankings! Have you got what it takes to reach the top?

Take part in any DGB Sanctioned Tournament and you'll find yourself appear on the global rankings table - will you rise to glory or sink without trace?

Locker Room

Create your
coaching Dynasty

The Locker Room lets you check out the details on all the Official DGB Teams - see who suits your Coaching style.

Then begin your DreadBall Dynasty by adding your own custom Coach Teams and seek out other registered Coaches to meet, play and beat - Game On!

So What are you waiting for Coach?

Hit that Pitch!

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