GAME OF THRONES FRANCHISE

A Game of Thrones has become a global phenomenon since the HBO TV series began in 2011. There have been several TV seasons, as well as a comic book series, video game and board games. Of course, the franchise began as a novel published by George R. R. Martin. There are now several different board game adaptations, some of which are focused on the TV show, and others which are solely based on the books.

For Example, A Game of Thrones: The Board Game is based on the original novels. The Iron Throne on the other hand, focuses on the houses shown in the TV series. There is a Living Card Game based on A Game of Thrones, as well as a cartoon-style card game known as Hand of the King. There is even a Catan-based board game.

A GAME OF THRONES HISTORY

The original A Game of Thrones novel was released in 1996 and was the first entry in the A Song of Ice and Fire series by George R. R. Martin. In April, 2011, a TV series based on the books was released on HBO. The show has become one of the most successful programs in history, and is expected to conclude with season eight in 2018/19. Fantasy Flight Games brought the franchise to the tabletop in 2003, with the launch of the official board game, with the Second Edition released in 2011.

A Living Card Game was originally launched in 2008, with the more successful Second Edition being released in 2015. Some of the more recent releases includes a Trivia Game (2016) and The Hand of King Card Game (2016). The latter is a fast-paced game with cartoon artwork.

GAME OF THRONES FRANCHISE

A Game of Thrones has become a global phenomenon since the HBO TV series began in 2011. There have been several TV seasons, as well as a comic book series, video game and board games. Of course, the franchise began as a novel published by George R. R. Martin. There are now several different board game adaptations, some of which are focused on the TV show, and others which are solely based on the books.

For Example, A Game of Thrones: The Board Game is based on the original novels. The Iron Throne on the other hand, focuses on the houses shown in the TV series. There is a Living Card Game based on A Game of Thrones, as well as a cartoon-style card game known as Hand of the King. There is even a Catan-based board game.

A GAME OF THRONES HISTORY

The original A Game of Thrones novel was released in 1996 and was the first entry in the A Song of Ice and Fire series by George R. R. Martin. In April, 2011, a TV series based on the books was released on HBO. The show has become one of the most successful programs in history, and is expected to conclude with season eight in 2018/19. Fantasy Flight Games brought the franchise to the tabletop in 2003, with the launch of the official board game, with the Second Edition released in 2011.

A Living Card Game was originally launched in 2008, with the more successful Second Edition being released in 2015. Some of the more recent releases includes a Trivia Game (2016) and The Hand of King Card Game (2016). The latter is a fast-paced game with cartoon artwork.

GAME OF THRONES GAMEPLAY

Each A Game of Thrones board game will work and play in a different way. Here is a brief guide to some of the games available at Zatu Games:

The Iron Throne

Each turn revolves around the resolution of an encounter between two players, which can result in hostilities, conquests or alliances being formed. Though only two players will be active at one time, the others houses have the opportunity to offer their support to one of conflicting parties.

Hand of the King

Each turn players will manipulate Varys around the grid as they try to collect the most characters from each house represented. Some houses are larger than others but collecting the final member of any will trigger one of 14 unique companion abilities giving the game a great level of replay ability.

The game also features a team play mode with limited communication, making it a rather unique experience.

A Game of Thrones: The Board Game

Each round in the game is made up of three phases: the Westeros Phase, the Planning Phase, and the Action Phase. The Westeros Phase represents special events and day-to-day activities in Westeros. There are three different Westeros Decks, and each denotes a different global action, potentially affecting all players.

The Planning Phase is perhaps the most important. Here you secretly assign orders to all of your units by placing one order token face down on each area you control that contains at least one unit (Knight, Footman, Ship, or Siege Engine).

During the Action Phase, the orders are resolved and battle is entered! 

EXPLORE THE RANGE

A Game of Thrones The Board Game (2nd Ed)

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THE BOARD GAME

In the second edition of A Game of Thrones The Board Game, three to six players take on the roles of the great Houses of the Seven Kingdoms of Westeros, as they vie for control of the Iron Throne through the use of diplomacy and warfare. Based on the best-selling A Song of Ice and Fire series of fantasy novels by George R.R. Martin, A Game of Thrones is an epic board game in which it will take more than military might to win.

A Game of Thrones Trivia Game

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THE TRIVIA GAME

Use your knowledge to conquer the Iron Throne! In Game of Thrones: The Trivia Game, two to four players or teams compete for control of key locations throughout Westeros by answering questions about the first four seasons of the hit HBO series. Choose more difficult questions to gain more control, accumulate resources to earn the favours of iconic characters, and strategically make or break alliances with other players.

A Game of Thrones: Hand of the King

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HAND OF THE KING

In A Game of Thrones: Hand of the King, you need to scheme and back stab to outwit your opponents, and you will need the help of Varys, the Master of Whispers, to do it.
Hand of the King is a fast-paced card game of conspiracies and sudden twists of fate for two to four players, challenging each of you to gain the most support among the twisted intrigues of the King’s Landing court.

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THE IRON THRONE

A Game of Thrones: The Iron Throne uses the same system as Cosmic Encounter. Each player takes control of a Great House and will pit iconic characters against each other in battles and schemes. You must bluff, negotiate, forge alliances and threaten your rivals if you are to claim the Iron Throne.

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LIVING CARD GAME

A Game of Thrones' own living card game! Each turn, players will hatch a new plot before attacking their rivals in three types of challenges. This second edition of the game introduces two new factions beyond the six Houses found in the first edition, as well as new deck building rules and new keywords.

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WESTEROS INTRIGUE

A Game of Thrones Westeros Intrigue is a fact-paced card game, where you all try and claim the Iron Throne. The aim of the game is avoid as many penalty points as possible, by playing your character cards in clever and successful ways. Each round you win, you will receive an Iron Throne Card, which cancels out penalty points.