Saturday, 17 February 2007

a game of thrones

Basically a wargame and somehow the game has little bits of Risk as well as Diplomacy, but without dice and therefore nearly no dependance on luck. You have to plan your movements out of a lot of different possibilities depending on your strategy, negotiating with the other "warlords" included. The whole game consists of ten turns, each turn divided into resolving event cards, planning your next move and taking action. Very well-balanced, entertaining and based on logical rules (that are not too complex by the way) - so a lot of strategy and tactic is necessary to win. Great Game for 3-5 players interested in more profound gaming and willing to spend 2-3 hours - we really like this one!!!

The A Game of Thrones board game lets players take control of one of the great Houses of Westeros and embark on an epic struggle to claim the Iron Throne. Immerse yourself in a game of clever planning, careful allocation of power, diplomacy, and the exciting flavor of A Song of Ice and Fire.

Welcome to Westeros
King Robert Baratheon is dead, and the lands of Westeros brace for war. House Lannister, whose daughter Cersei was Robert’s queen, claims the throne for her young son Joffrey. Stannis Baratheon, knowing that Robert was not the true father of Joffery, rightfully claims the throne for himself. On the Iron Isles, House Greyjoy is about to embark on its second rebellion, but this time with a much grander goal. In the north, House Stark gathers its strength to defend what is right, and in the south the wealthy House Tyrell harbors an old ambition to sit on the Iron Throne. As armies gather and ravens fly, a clash of kings is inevitable.

3-5 players, 120-240min
author: christian t peterson
publisher: fantasy flight games
distribution (europe): heidelberger spieleverlag

category: wargame

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