Retired - Guild Ball™

Retired - Guild Ball™

Guilds. Goals. Gore. It's medieval mob football!

  1. 2 Players
  2. Ages 14+
  3. 90-120 minutes

Guild Ball has been retired, but the resources are still available

Welcome to the pitch, coach

Two coaches. Two teams. Twelve points to victory. Slide into a tactical skirmish game where football and fist fights go hand-in-hand. When it's for the good of your Guild, anything goes.

In the Empire of the Free Cities...

Once, mob football was a casual game played between neighbouring towns. A pleasant pasttime to celebrate feast days.

And then the Guilds stepped in.

...football decides fortune

The Guilds invested vast sums of money. Suddenly, there were professional teams and structured leagues. Guild Ball became a spectacle that drew huge crowds. And the more popular it grew, the more money it made, the more political the clashes between the powerful Guilds became.


Now, behind the scenes, fortunes are won or lost with the kick of a ball.

It's your Guild...

It's your Guild...

A game of Guild Ball is played to 12 victory points. But remember: this isn't regular football. It's mob football, and anything goes.

...versus theirs

...versus theirs

There are two ways to get points: by scoring goals, or by sending your opponents to the infirmary. You choose your path to glory. Anyone can fight. Anyone can win.

Meet the Guilds

Each Guild has a distinct playstyle and a variety of players to pick from. Choose your Guild, then choose a Captain, Mascot, and four Squaddies. Got your team? Get on the pitch!

Calculus Calculus

Maiden of Science

Calculus

'In the near-darkness, Calculus seethed. Rain poured into the room from the howling deluge outside, calm no morejust another element beyond her control.' (Guild Ball, Season 3)

Compound Compound

The Rat Catcher

Compound

'Compound had very quickly seen his niche. During games, he would lurk at the back of the pitch, near the goal, and attack anyone who came close, gleefully beating them to a pulp with his new mechanica arms.' (Guild Ball, Season 3)

Crucible Crucible

Herald of the Chosen One

Crucible

'Wreathed in thick and poisonous fumes as she skipped around the pitch, it was obvious Crucible would not be long for catastrophe. The young girl was fast, trim, and athletic...a naturally gifted Guild Ball player. Ultimately, though, Crucible couldn't escape the lethal cloud that enveloped her. The very weapon she used to punish the opposition.' (Guild Ball, Season 3)

Flask Flask

Obscure Automaton

Flask

'Flask began life as a prototype. A creation without purpose except to prove that artificial life could be achieved, no matter how limited...Now, at last, far from the workshop where it was constructed, Flask has a role to fill.' (Guild Ball, Season 3)

Kami Kami

Little Hawk

Kami

Katalyst Katalyst

The Lost

Katalyst

"Katalyst is the very embodiment of this process, a man made by cataclysm into a monstrous creature...His consciousness has been fractured by insanity, the individual all but lost." - Vitriol, Alchemist's Guild (Guild Ball, Season 3)

Mercury Mercury

The Flare of Passion

Mercury

'Gasps ran through the crowd as the wreath of flames burst from Mercury's fingertips and into the air, casting their faces into stark relief and obscuring the Alchemist from view...Mercury wore drunkenness like a sailor, nose and cheeks flushed ruddy pink, eyes dull and glazed.' (Guild Ball, Season 3)

Midas Midas

The Chosen One

Midas

"And now, I take my research and my considerable abilities once more to the field. I will unite the team around me and bring a reversal of fortunes for our Guild." - Midas, Alchemist's Guild Team Captain (Guild Ball, Season 3)

Naja Naja

Venomous Viper

Naja

'You ever wonder where Venin gets the base for his poisons and corrosive acids? Look no further than that thrice-damned snake.' - Ratchet, Engineer's Guild (Guild Ball, Season 3)

Alloy Alloy

Alloy

Anvil Anvil

Anvil

Bolt Bolt

Bolt

Burnish Burnish

Burnish

Cast Cast

Cast

Cinder Cinder

Cinder

Culverine Culverine

Culverine

Cutlass Cutlass

Cutlass

Farris Farris

Farris

Ferrite Ferrite

Ferrite

Furnace Furnace

Furnace

Hearth Hearth

Hearth

Iron Iron

Iron

Sledge Sledge

Sledge

Corker Corker

Corker

Ferocious Matriarch Ferocious Matriarch

Esters

Ferocious Matriarch

'Esters was overbearing, obnoxious, and loud. Friday could think of any number of things she would rather do than have a conversation with the woman.' (Guild Ball, Season 3)

Flea Flea

Flea

Friday Friday

Tragic Orphan

Friday

"Life won't respect that. It will keep hitting you, over and over, until you follow its lead. I've never entertained that sort of lie in my time, and I don't think I'll start now. I've always had to adapt. It doesn't matter whether I'm happy to or not. That's just life." - Friday, Brewer's Guild (Guild Ball, Season 3)

Hooper Hooper

The Unyielding Soldier

Hooper

'Hooper had never felt sorry in his life. He left that for the weak and the foolish. Let them worry about regrets...In the end, he was just a soldier, and it was time to put up and shut up—but he didn't have to like it.' (Guild Ball, Season 3)

Lucky Lucky

Lucky

Demented Batsman Demented Batsman

Mash

Demented Batsman

"Our Guild isn't build like the others. We are who we are because of solidarity. Because, above all, we're the toughest and meanest in the yard." - Mash, Brewer's Guild (Guild Ball, Season 3)

Pintpot Pintpot

The Bruiser

Pintpot

"Pintpot has a temper as foul as his mouth and enough bad attitude to keep him going long after he should have been knocked out cold...I've never seen him back down from anyone, twice his size or otherwise." - Stave, Brewer's Guild (Guild Ball, Season 3)

Quaff Quaff

Faithful

Quaff

'Over time, the adoption and training of wolves was successful, leading to such creatures as Quaff, the massive dog that accompanies Mash to his games. Although physically intimidating, Quaff is a gentle giant...and the Brewers have trained him to carry around a barrel of their strong ale.' (Guild Ball, Season 3)

Scum Scum

The Unwanted

Scum

"I'm not sure why they let the cat on the pitch. To be honest, I think it just turns up, whether they want it to or not. Doesn't do much, though, and barely any of them pay attention to it. P'haps it's someone's lucky cat or something." - Mallet, Mason's Guild (Guild Ball, Season 3)

Spigot Spigot

Football Legend

Spigot

'Reflecting the light of the hearth's waning fire, Spigot's eyes were stormy grey, cool and reassured. They spoke of the legend Friday remembered...matches where Spigot had weaved magic on the pitch as she watched, enthralled, her heart racing in her chest.' (Guild Ball, Season 3)

Stave Stave

Artillerist

Stave

'...one of Stave's enormous arms held Pintpot headfirst in a barrel filled with water. As the smaller man violently struggled, the cold water splashed around them, soaking through their clothes and spilling onto the wooden floorboards. Stave wrenched Pintpot up by the scruff of his neck. "Let's see now. Have you spent enough time in the barrel yet, lad? How do we vote again?"' (Guild Ball, Season 3)

Stoker Stoker

Master of the Stills

Stoker

"Stoker? That's one untrustworthy swine all right, no honour in him at all...I doubt you'll find any of us much interest in his worthless hide nowadays." - Anvil, Master of the Blacksmith's Guild (Guild Ball, Season 3)

Tapper Tapper

Grand Brewer

Tapper

'The days when Tapper held the absolute loyalty of his people were so far behind him, he wouldn't even recognise them now.' (Guild Ball, Season 3)

Boar Boar

The Beast

Boar

'For the first time in his life, as the Master Butcher towered over him, Boar knew fear. Submissively, he nodded, all pretence of strength or defiance having fled from his body.' (Guild Ball, Season 3)

Boiler Boiler

The Apprentice

Boiler

'Boiler didn't know who to trust anymore. A long season of divided loyalties had taught him that...Every game he bloodied his arms up to the elbow, painted by the wounds of his opponents...Things were really just like before, he reflected, toiling out on the pitch to gain the favour of the Master Butcher.' (Guild Ball, Season 3)

Brisket Brisket

The Survivor

Brisket

"Brisket was ever the thorn in my side, the leader of the rebellion that threatened to destroy us...It wasn't the word of the Beast that took her down into the pit and made her fight me. She chose that path herself." - Fillet, Butcher's Guild Team Captain (Guild Ball, Season 3)

Fillet Fillet

Flashing Blade

Fillet

'Fillet had never met the Master Butcher until this moment...They were two alphas tenuously sharing a single pack, and [she] wondered how long that could last.' (Guild Ball, Season 3)

Gutter Gutter

Gutter

Layne Layne

Layne

Meathook Meathook

Winter's Fury

Meathook

'Fillet smiled at her emotive lover. To find such a person was a rare occurrence in a world of Guild politics and intrigue, and Fillet had no desire to give up Meathook any time soon.' (Guild Ball, Season 3)

Ox Ox

The Prisoner

Ox

"...they talk about the Master Butcher and his grand return from the dead, I know...The people are in awe of him. But he is a changed man. Before, he was a hatchet-man for hire, a thug...I don't know that [he] cares to lead anymore, to head up the crew as he once did." - Honour, the First Lady of Guild Ball (Guild Ball, Season 3)

Princess Princess

Roaming Terror

Princess

'No one truly knows where Princess came from...[she] soon became a firm favourite with the fans, who now cheer on the hound as she fearlessly bounds towards the opposition, teeth bared.' (Guild Ball, Season 3)

Shank Shank

Master Cutter

Shank

'Shank smiled, a false grin with no hint of humour. "Good. I wouldn't trust me, either."' (Guild Ball, Season 3)

Tenderiser Tenderiser

Indomitable Giant

Tenderiser

"That's why he wears the mask. If no one knows what you look like, then you can change sides as fluidly as water on the tide, moving up and down the shore. If you don't have a face, then you aren't human. Just a tool. A weapon." - Shank, Butcher's Guild Vice Captain (Guild Ball, Season 3)

Truffles Truffles

Cantankerous Swine

Truffles

"A mean-spirited, dangerous, spiteful creature that'll gore you as soon as look at you. That's why the thing fits in so well on their team. It's just like the rest o' them." - Corsair, Fisherman's Guild Team Captain (Guild Ball, Season 3)

Cinnamon Cinnamon

Cinnamon

Pepper Pepper

Pepper

Roast Roast

Roast

Spice Spice

Spice

Sugar Sugar

Sugar

Wellington Wellington

Wellington

Ballista Ballista

Lord Artificer

Ballista

"What happened to the Lord Artificer? That's a good question, lad. I think you'd need to be a Cog to know the whole story, and even then, you'd struggle for the details. Their Guild has always been a real nest of vipers, secretive even with its own." - Mallet, Mason's Guild (Guild Ball, Season 3)

Colossus Colossus

Engine of Destruction

Colossus

"[Colossus] is not currently suited to my needs, but no matter. It is a rudimentary problem and can be easily resolved. I shall engineer the removal of the operatorr, the man within the machine...Then we shall see the true destructive force...no longer constrained by poor design and execution." - Pin Vice, Engineer's Guild Team Captain (Guild Ball, Season 3)

Harriet Harriet

Harriet

Hoist Hoist

Replicator

Hoist

'A phenomenon both enigmatic and unknown to all, Hoist's transcendence toward true sentience resumes, without fail, every evening. Long after nightfall...a rebellion against his strict programming awakes the mechanica from deep slumber.' (Guild Ball, Season 3)

Locus Locus

Mathematical Solution

Locus

"The Locus, as I have named it...The name itself should be explanation alone. What better name for our immovable core than one that describes a significant point, where all coordinates and equations must obey clearly defined scientific principle?" - Pin Vice, Engineer's Guild Team Captain (Guild Ball, Season 3)

Mainspring Mainspring

Mechanical Tick

Mainspring

"Now that I have access to higher quality materials, I will improve the Mainspring tenfold...Less deadly? Perhaps, but...the detonation mechanism shall remain, hidden within a sturdier chassis." - Ratchet, Engineer's Guild (Guild Ball, Season 3)

Mother Mother

Arachnid Queen

Mother

"What possible advantage could that thing ever bring to the pitch? Just keep it and its vile little hatchlings away from me, and we won't have a problem." - Harmony, Mason's Guild Vice Captain (Guild Ball, Season 3)

Nomad Nomad

Nomad

Pin Vice Pin Vice

Artificer Queen

Pin Vice

'It had even begun to eclipse her desire to indoctrinate the remaining human players of the Engineer's Guild team...Later, once they had outlived their usefulness, she would simply replace their parts in the machine with mechanica pieces...At last, it was all beginning to run like a well-oiled machine. And soon, she would possess even more power and influence than before.' (Guild Ball, Season 3)

Ratchet Ratchet

The Maverick

Ratchet

'[Ratchet] doubted he could trust [Pin Vice] in the slightest. Almost certainly, she would look to betray him once she deemed he had expended his usefulness to her cause...Not for the first time, he wondered...whether anything close to humanity still dwelt within her. It didn't matter to him, truth be told, but he was curious.' (Guild Ball, Season 3)

Rivet Rivet

Rivet

Salvo Salvo

The Marksman

Salvo

'Salvo fitted the vambrace over one skinny arm and carefully took aim. There was a heavy rattle accompanied by a violent shudder, and a flurry of bolts burst forth, streaking towards their target. With a splintering sound, each hammered home, decapitating the mannequin. Salvo's spiteful smile grew larger still.' (Guild Ball, Season 3)

Velocity Velocity

The Mechanica Revolution

Velocity

'Velocity's whole post shifted in an immediate flurry of activity. Suddenly from the menacing stance came a burst of unnatural speed. The automaton quickly retrieved the ball, andthen expertly switched to the striker position.' (Guild Ball, Season 3)

Devana Devana

Devana

Fresli Fresli

Fresli

Ikaros Ikaros

Ikaros

Mataagi Mataagi

Mataagi

Minerva Minerva

Minerva

Rundaas Rundaas

Rundaas

Amber Amber

Amber

Bushel Bushel

Innocent Rose

Bushel

'Bushel didn't know how a girl like her got here...The memory of herding cattle and helping around the yard was fresh in her mind as fresh in her mind as if it had happened yesterday...And yet, her boots now were those of a professional Guild Ball player.' (Guild Ball, Season 3)

Buckwheat Buckwheat

Ass Kicker

Buckwheat

'The creature had been abrasively braying at the top of its lungs since the game began, its hee-haw sounding more like scathing, grinding laughter...' (Guild Ball, Season 3)

Fallow Fallow

Fallow

Festival Festival

Festival

Grange Grange

Destined Heir

Grange

"Grange is already one of the most capable players we have. He's naturally talented, a solid and dependable fighter, and charismatic in his own way. Hard-headed? He is that, and more...He'll calm down in time...And one day, when I'm finally done, he'll be the next captain on this team." - Thresher, Farmer's Guild Team Captain (Guild Ball, Season 3)

Harrow Harrow

Salt of the Earth

Harrow

"A young lad like Harrow might not look it just yet, but he's one of the most important players the Farmer's Guild has...Lads like him are the rich soil upon which the crops grow. They're the future of our Guild..." - Thresher, Farmer's Guild Team Captain (Guild Ball, Season 3)

Honour Honour

Honour

Jackstraw Jackstraw

Mischievous Scarecrow

Jackstraw

"I've even seen a couple of the Farmers give it a wide berth. The thing has a nasty habit of sneaking up on you when you least expect it...On the pitch it seems fairly harmless, though. Most of the time, it just skips around and throws sprouts about..." - Friday, Brewer's Guild (Guild Ball, Season 3)

Millstone Millstone

Full Hearted

Millstone

'Tater envied Millstone for her drive and determination. From the start, she had actually believed the Farmer's Guild could be champions.' (Guild Ball, Season 3)

Peck Peck

Fowl Play

Peck

"Is it even the same chicken on the pitch each time? I doubt it. Not even the Farmers can tell them apart, I'll wager." - Jac, Fisherman's Guild (Guild Ball, Season 3)

Ploughman Ploughman

Ploughman

Tater Tater

Prince Charming

Tater

'"Here we are again, then, pretty boy. Going to tell me more of your amateur tactics, and how they'll stand up against the pros in the big leagues?" Honour's jaw was set in a determined line.' (Guild Ball, Season 3)

Thresher Thresher

Old Father

Thresher

'Thresher was a born leader, paternal yet authoritative, always with a kind word for his kin...and stern if they didn't toe the line. Old Father, they called him, and the name suited the man who was the partiarch of the Farmer's Guild.' (Guild Ball, Season 3)

Windle Windle

Indolent Slacker

Windle

'[Windle] had only signed up to avoid work in the fields, back when the team seldom played, and he could bunk off for a kip in the barn. It had proven to be the worst decision of his life. Perhaps, if he was lucky, he could take his frustration out on the opposition once the league started.' (Guild Ball, Season 3)

Angel Angel

The Seas Beauty

Angel

"There is going to come a time in your life, young blood, when the moment is upon you and you have to step up...Get it right, and you'll be the First Lady. Proud, true, and noble. Get it wrong, and you'll spend your life running...Don't be that girl when your time comes." - Greyscales, Fisherman's Guild (Guild Ball, Season 3)

Corsair Corsair

Returning Exile

Corsair

'One word described the difference Corsair brought to this team. Leadership. It was leadership that had been lacking...The Fisherman's Guild team belonged to the pirates again. And that was the way it was going to stay.' (Guild Ball, Season 3)

Greyscales Greyscales

Elder Fisherman

Greyscales

'Greyscales didn't know anything other than Guild Ball. His life was the game. It had left him old and hobbling on a knee that creaked worse than a scuttled hull.' (Guild Ball, Season 3)

Hag Hag

The Seawitch

Hag

"Look past the leathery, wrinkled skin and the blind eyes clouded with sea salt and foam, and you will see what the crone truly is. A message that we have attracted the attention of the Lords of the Deep. A curse." - Sakana, Fisherman's Guild

Jac Jac

The Brawler

Jac

"Yeah, you'd better believe me, boy, I don't trust what Boar said. Even he couldn't have taken down my brother." - Jac, Fisherman's Guild (Guild Ball, Season 3)

Knuckles Knuckles

Knuckles

Kraken Kraken

Deep Power

Kraken

'Kraken opened his mouth to scream...and seawater immediately rushed in to fill his throat, suffocating all sound...[His] eyes flickered open. He was alone in his bunk...Just a dream. Or a memory.' (Guild Ball, Season 3)

Sakana Sakana

Privateer

Sakana

'Although [Greyscales] didn’t know Sakana all that well, he had known several Numasai over the course of his service in the navy. They were a hardy, determined, and tenacious people, not given to bouts of inactivity. Hard, vicious fighters as well, he recalled, eyes drawn to Sakana’s trident.' (Guild Ball, Season 3)

Salt Salt

The Rascal

Salt

"What is it? I think it's some sort of rat...don't worry about it. Just watch out for the rest of them. Salt won't do nothing all game, never has done." - Shank, Butcher's Guild Vice Captain (Guild Ball, Season 3)

Shark Shark

Fang of the Sea

Shark

"Always pragmatic, the Fang of the Sea. Never had much ego in him to get in the way of his shipmates or the team...One day, when the sun sets on my final voyage, it will be Shark who takes the helm..." - Corsair, Fisherman's Guild Team Captain (Guild Ball, Season 3)

Siren Siren

Turning of the Tide

Siren

'"You are doomed, Elder." [Siren's] eyes blazed brighter, something primal and malicious having stolen the young woman's expression once again as she broke out in a savage, feral grin.' (Guild Ball, Season 3)

Tentacles Tentacles

Eastern Mystery

Tentacles

"Weird things, aren't they? All legs and suckers, like nothing you've seen before on the western seas...At least they don't bite much." - Corsair, Fisherman's Guild Team Captain (Guild Ball, Season 3)

Yukai Yukai

Yukai

Chaska Chaska

Ironheart

Chaska

"It's been said that my problem is that I don't trust anyone. You know what? I don't. You have to earn my respect." - Chaska, Hunter's Guild (Guild Ball, Season 3)

Edge Edge

Edge

Egret Egret

Promised of the Moon

Egret

'Egret felt the presence of the stag before she saw it...The Promised knew that this strike was hers to make, that she must release the arrow herself...[she] could almost feel the Lord Huntress's smile, leagues away to the north.' (Guild Ball, Season 3)

Fahad Fahad

Midnight Devil

Fahad

"Hunger. The sort of huner that will only be sated when they catch their mark and tear its throat out. You know what they hunger for? Prey. And on the pitch, that's us." - Spigot, Brewer's Guild (Guild Ball, Season 3)

Hearne Hearne

Oracle of the Moon Goddess

Hearne

'It was the last rite of the Sun Father, the final passing of the northern sun during the reign of the Moon Goddess...Each year, Hearne had wearily struggled through the snow and ice that capped these craggy peaks.' (Guild Ball, Season 3)

Jaecar Jaecar

Shadowborn

Jaecar

'Jaecar grinned wickedly by way of reply, his hands reaching for the knives at his belt. Ah, yes, city life. He'd missed it. He would just have to make the most of moments like this whilst he could.' (Guild Ball, Season 3)

Minx Minx

Minx

Seenah Seenah

The Great Bear

Seenah

"I hear that they can control the bear because one of their shamans trapped a man inside of the animal, some poor sacrifice who displeased the Hunter's Guild a thousand years ago." - Silence, Mortician's Guild Vice Captain (Guild Ball, Season 3)

Skatha Skatha

Champion of the Moon Goddess

Skatha

'[Hearne] wondered if any trace of Skatha remained or if her mind had been lost completely, destroyed by the wrath of her mistress. It appeared that the Winter Queen had finally embraced her role, herald of a frozen kingdom, ruled only by darkness.' (Guild Ball, Season 3)

Snow Snow

Spirit Hound

Snow

"They are the hounds of the Moon Goddess, the trackers in her pack charged with hunting down prey for their mistress. Do not underestimate the wolf." - Hearne, Hunter's Guild (Guild Ball, Season 3)

Steeljaw Steeljaw

Steeljaw

Theron Theron

Champion of the Sun Father

Theron

'Theron could not have been more proud to stand with his brothers and sisters...vibrant and alivem united by the path of the old gods and by their ties to the Guild. Together they were one family, one pack.' (Guild Ball, Season 3)

Ulfr Ulfr

Blessed of the Hunt

Ulfr

"Half man, half wolf, the skinwalker is forever destined to roam the forgotten places of this world...The curse is at its height when the moon is full—then the predatory instinct will take over." - Theron, Hunter's Guild Team Captain (Guild Ball, Season 3)

Zarola Zarola

Wild Mistress

Zarola

'Soon, it would be time to hunt, time for [Zarola] to feel alive once again, amongst her brothers and sisters.' (Guild Ball, Season 3)

Brick Brick

The Unstoppable Juggernaut

Brick

'Brick didn't mind admitting that he loved the new regime...he knew the changes that Hammer had introduced were going to win them a second championship in a row. They were tougher, leaner, and meaner than ever before.' (Guild Ball, Season 3)

Champ Champ

Champ

Chisel Chisel

Devoted Sportswoman

Chisel

'On Hammer's first day, he had told [Chisel] to forget about the ball. He wanted her to punish the other team, and so she did, gleefully charging headlong into the fight without fear.' (Guild Ball, Season 3)

Corbelli Corbelli

Corbelli

Flint Flint

Veteran Rogue

Flint

"And you know what? Good for [Flint]. Isn't the first lad to prefer a stallion to a mare and certainly won't be the last. I like him well enough, and all I care about is how he takes care of himself out there on the pitch..." - Mallet, Mason's Guild (Guild Ball, Season 3)

Granite Granite

Stern Enforcer

Granite

"I'm glad she's on my side. You ever see her chase down the opposition, lad? Utterly relentless. It doesn't matter how many swarm her...It's all the same. Granite just takes her licking and dishes it back out." (Guild Ball, Season 3)

Hammer Hammer

Superstar

Hammer

'No man could be expected to live up to what was being asked of [Hammer], by both his Guild and the Union. Neither had any level of consideration for his feelings...He was just another puppet in their games, forced to suffer in silence.' (Guild Ball, Season 3)

Harmony Harmony

The Foundation

Harmony

'...every time an argument broke out on the proving grounds, Harmony would simply stop it...They all respected her enough to cease...She was happy to help smooth things over...It was part of her new role as Vice Captain.' (Guild Ball, Season 3)

Honour Honour

First Lady of Guild Ball

Honour

"I’ve spent a life living in [Honour's] shadow, and it’s a blasted big one. When I was very young, I used to think she was a hero. Typical childish fantasy. When I got older, I could see the truth for what it was: all the pressure to perform, to guide the team to victory in every game...I saw what it did to her. Took a carefree woman and made her stonehearted." - Harmony, Mason's Guild Vice Captain (Guild Ball, Season 3)

Mallet Mallet

The Old Workhorse

Mallet

"...no settling in slowly like in the old days...[Now] every tackle has to break bones or draw blood, every goal needs to be a screamer. I imagine these old legs have run more in the last month than they managed all of last season." - Mallet, Mason's Guild (Guild Ball, Season 3)

Marbles Marbles

Exotic Primate

Marbles

'[Marbles] is devoted to each of the Mason players. Whenever one of his teammates is threatened, Marbles often charges headlong into the opposition without thought for his own safety.' (Guild Ball, Season 3)

Tower Tower

Redoubtable Apprentice

Tower

"Oh, the boy will adapt, I have no doubt of that. He's already on the path to be a star one day. I can even see one or two improvements." - Flint, Mason's Guild (Guild Ball, Season 3)

Wrecker Wrecker

Giant Shrew

Wrecker

"What is it? Some sort of bloody great shrew is as much as I could tell you...You wouldn't believe it, but Chisel is crazy over it. She's always petting the thing, pushing it around wherever she goes, coddling it like a house pet." - Brick, Mason's Guild (Guild Ball, Season 3)

Play to your strengths

Play to your strengths

Is your team great at scoring goals? Can they use buffs to boost teammates? Or maybe their talents lie in knocking out enemy players? The best game plan plays to the strengths of your Guild.

Gain Momentum

Gain Momentum

Smash in a goal. Make a crucial pass. Take down a threatening enemy. Gain Momentum Points by performing actions that excite the crowd!

Make tactical choices

Make tactical choices

Once you've gained Momentum, use it to make special and game-defining actions like taking shots on goal, healing damage, or launching counter-attacks. The spectators will love it!

Earn victory points

Earn victory points

Earn 4 points for scoring a goal, 2 points for taking out a Captain or Squaddie, and 1 point for taking out a Mascot. Remember: just 12 points stand between you and victory.

It's all about your tactics...

With just six player slots to fill, think carefully about the skills you need in your team. It's up to you whether you balance ball control with attack and defence, or weight your team one way or the other.

Guild Ball's playbook system also lets you be strategic with attacks. When you make a successful attack, you can choose the result from the options available to your player. Choose to damage, tackle, dodge, push, or take your victim down.

Some powerful character plays can change the course of the game.

...and your management

Each team starts with a pool of Influence. Players use that Influence to kick the ball, make an attack, or peform character plays. As coach, it's your job to allocate Influence to players at the start of the turn. During the game, perform actions that excite the crowd to build Momentum. Then use that Momentum to perform even more momentous actions.


Be clever in your use of these two resources, and you might just win!

Bring mob football to your tabletop in this fast-paced medieval skirmish game, where powerful Guilds compete to win by any means necessary. Earn victory by scoring 12 victory points—or by sending your opponent home in a wooden box.