Game of Thrones Board Games

The Terrific Game of Thrones Board Game is Full of Violence and Betrayal, Void of Sex

The Terrific Game of Thrones Board Game is Full of Violence and Betrayal, Void of SexLies, bloodshed, betrayal! Power and influence, secrets and whispers, fragile alliances shattered in heartache and death! Also, lots of intense, weird sex. These are the things I think of when I think of Game of Thrones.

Christian T. Petersen's A Game of Thrones: The Board Game has all of that stuff. Well, except for the weird sex. But that's okay. It's still a really good game.

A Game of Thrones: TBG is not only fun, it's a damned accurate encapsulation of everything that makes George R.R. Martin's books so enjoyable.

The Terrific Game of Thrones Board Game is Full of Violence and Betrayal, Void of SexI'll mostly be talking about why the game is cool, and how it uses its design to brilliantly channel the vibe of the series. For other takes, I recommend checking out the great review at Shut Up & Sit Down, as well as the page at Boardgamegeek.com.

Spoiler-Related: In this post, I won't really mention much outside of the first book or so. As far as the game goes, if you've read the first couple of books, you'll have enough information to make sense of everything, though of course, it's more fun if everyone at the table has read all of the books and can talk openly without fear of spoiling one another. But the game itself is mostly spoiler-free; it doesn't even share any of the events of the first book, come to think of it. Just the names of some characters.

The Gist

The challenge of writing about this board game is that it is very, very complicated. I'd say "Don't let that scare you off, " but if the idea of a super-duper complicated board game that requires four to six hours to play and many more to master turns you off, well, then maybe this isn't the game for you. But if you're up for it, A Game of Thrones: TBG is not only fun, it's a damned accurate encapsulation of everything that makes George R.R. Martin's books so enjoyable.

A game involves three to six players, each of whom represents one of the major houses from the books. In our game, I played as House Stark in the north, my friends played as Greyjoy in the west, Lannister to the south of him, House Tyrell in the southwest, and Baratheon in the southeast. Martell would have been in the far Southeast, but we were missing a sixth player.


Where are the board gamers in LA & the Valley?

by brdgamergrl

I'm new to the area and I like to play board games. I miss my gaming group back home and was hoping to join one out here. I've only seen groups for guys. Games I've played or play: Settlers, Carcassone, Ticket to Ride, Puerto Rico, Ricochet Robot, Dos Rios, La Hambra, Twilight Imperium 3, Nexus Ops, Bonanza, and much much more. I've never played Game of Thrones, but would love to get in on a game. Gaming as well as having fun while gaming is essential. I'm not looking for bad asses who only enjoy playing to win. I'm looking for a group 20s-30s, coed, friendly, and generally fun.
Any suggestions out there?

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Fantasy Flight Games Game of Thrones Card Game (HBO Edition)
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  • Features evocative images from the show, including fan favorite characters from Houses Lannister and Stark
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