A Song of Fire and Ice and A Game of Thrones comes to the table in this strategy based board game which is fun for fans young and old alike.
A Game of Thrones The Board Game is best suited to 3 – 6 players, as each player takes command of one of the 6 great houses of Westeros, choose to play as Lannister, Stark, Baratheon, Tyrell, Martell or GreyJoy each with their own distinct strategic advantages. The aim of the game is to be the player that owns the most amount of land/ castles at the end of the game, players must use strategy and cunning to outwit their enemies and form alliances to claim the Iron Throne. The game can be played in two ways, the first player to capture seven castles or the player with the most castles at the end of 10 turns.
How to Play A Game of Thrones The BoardGame
Each turn has three phases to it, the planning phase, the action phase and the card phase, players start the planning stage by laying out concealed move tokens (attack, defend, support, raid) for each of their units (footmen, knights, ships, siege towers), once all the tokens are laid out the moves are revealed. The planning stage is the most strategic part of the turn where you must work out if you can trust your neighbouring players not to march on you or support you in an upcoming battle with the enemy.
The second phase is the action element, where plays take turns to carry out (or cancel) the moves that they planned previously. If players march into battle the winner is determined by a combination of:
1) The size of their army
2) The number of additional points from their move/ defence tokens
3) Any additional units in support
4) Each player can lay a house card per fight, featuring one of the characters from A Game of Thrones each with their unique special attributes and additional combat points.
The third and final card stage sees three cards unveiled at the end of each turn depicting certain events and changes in power that will occur for the next round, this can also include the wildling’s attacking from beyond the wall in which all participating houses must must join forces to protect the seven kingdoms.
A Game of Thrones the Board Game is a great strategy game with a relatively easy learning curve.
A Game of Thrones: The Board Game
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