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A Game of Thrones Boardgame Second Edition
A board game based on A Game of Thrones, a novel now adapted to an HBO series3–6 players take command of the Great Houses of WesterosUpdated second edition, incorporates elements of past expansionsFeatures a streamlined rulebook and updated artIncludes welcome new enhancements like Tides of Battle cards and player screens
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u/EineEnte · 84 pointsr/gameofthrones

We build a 12-players GoT boardgame based on "A Game of Thrones: The board game (Second Edition)". The base game is for 6 players only and we thought “That can’t be all!”. Luckily for us we weren’t the first who thought that. We used the template of those guys http://theironthrone.eu/ and added a few things by our own. (Yeah I know it’s German :/ ) We spend around ~200€ for the materials but it was totally worth it!

Playable Houses are:

  • Arryn

  • Lannister

  • Tyrell

  • Tully

  • Daenerys Targaryen

  • Stark

  • Bolton

  • [Book Spoiler](#b "Aegon Targaryen")

  • Robert Baratheon

  • Stannis Baratheon

  • Greyjoy

  • Martell

    Any questions? Feel free to ask!

    (Edit: Formatting)

    (Edit 2: Just wanted to point out that this is a custom made expansion if it wasn't obvious already, linked the original")
u/cyco · 61 pointsr/gameofthrones

The Risk board is really nice aesthetically, but try the Game of Thrones strategy game for actual gameplay. It's a lot of fun if you have a few friends and 7-8 hours to kill!

u/sachagoat · 45 pointsr/GameDeals

It is bizarre that this is a "deal" when you can get this.

In the top 3 political/strategy board games and miles ahead of Risk in board game design.

u/Micksar · 31 pointsr/asoiaf

If you are referring to this one https://www.amazon.com/Game-Thrones-Board-Second/dp/1589947207 then yes.

If you really love board games and you have enough friends that would embark on the journey that is the GoT board game, def buy it. My friends and I play it a few times a month. It's a very complex(yet at the same time simple) board game. It takes about 4 hours to complete, however. If you don't think you'll have enough people to spend the time and brainpower on the 4 hour game I suggest buying the expansion packs which are for four players. If you try to play the original version with 5 or 4, it won't end fairly due to the open lands being too easy for southern house to snatch up.

Overall... yes. It rules.

u/TomTrustworthy · 28 pointsr/gaming

If they like that you should get this game..

https://www.amazon.com/Game-Thrones-Board-Second/dp/1589947207

Its wonderful.

u/Daver2442 · 26 pointsr/gameofthrones

http://www.amazon.com/Game-Thrones-The-Board-Second-Edition/dp/1589947207 Risk-type strategy game completely centered around Game of Thrones. I have it and it's amazing.

u/Will_Im_Not · 19 pointsr/gameofthrones

Just a reminder that there is a really good Game of Thrones Board Game and that we have an active community on /r/AGOTBoardGame

u/DJNimbus2000 · 19 pointsr/gameofthrones

They already have one, and its an amazing game. Admittedly it isn't Risk per se. I actually think that it plays better than Risk, but yours looks pretty sweet though.

u/hm_joker · 12 pointsr/gameofthrones

A lot of people seem confused. OP didn't make a board game, they custom made an expansion to increase the possible players for an existing game

https://www.amazon.com/Game-Thrones-Board-Second/dp/1589947207

If you like game of thrones and risk type games, it's an absolute blast. However, I highly recommend spending a loooot of time reading the rules to fully understand it or bring a friend to "lead" the game if you know someone who knows how to play, as it can be confusing for six beginners.

And nice work, OP! I imagine it's just total chaos and very game of thrones-y with the fake alliances and such you could do with that many people playing.

u/Big_Breakfast · 11 pointsr/Games

Settlers of Catan is great fun, I also highly recommend adding the expansions like Cities and Knights.

Dominion is another great card/board game you should check out. It's simple to learn but offers a fair amount of depth, pretty elegant design.

If you want to go all out I recommend checking out the The Game of Thrones Board Game it's pretty hardcore but amazing.

u/shagui · 10 pointsr/asoiaf

You don't want to see the Brazilian version... cringe galore. Half the house's and character's names are comically translated and the other half in the original English versions.
I had to order the A Game of Thrones: The Board Game from amazon to Brazil because the Portuguese version takes the names from the translated books and is both laughable and confusing

u/zeCrazyEye · 9 pointsr/gameofthrones

That's the 1st edition. Definitely want the 2nd edition over the first.
http://www.amazon.com/Game-Thrones-The-Board-Second-Edition/dp/1589947207/

u/trippysmurf · 9 pointsr/gameofthrones

I actually recommend the second edition. It's like Risk, but everyone goes at the same time. 3-6 players (recommend 6). Alliances are absolutely required or else you end up locked in eternal war. There is politics, favoritism, and requires a solid strategy.

For added fun, use the Tides of Battle Cards as well, which will change the outcome of every battle, and just makes things chaotic and you really have to weigh your combat options.

u/MattHoppe1 · 9 pointsr/roosterteeth

For a friday game night I would love for them to play the game of thrones board game, or ticket to ride, or the many amazing board games out there

u/Exzilp · 9 pointsr/gameofthrones

This isn't an MMO, but if you didn't know there is a GoT board game that is a lot of fun. My housemates and I play it ever once in a while (it can last 5-7 hours) and love it.

u/Rocket92 · 7 pointsr/asoiaf
u/Dr_Scientist_ · 7 pointsr/truegaming

This is extraordinarily thorough. So thorough in fact, that you should also consider board gaming. Reading this, it just makes a lot of sense for you. I think board gaming would fit you like a glove.

1. Video games have moved away from couch co-op. You've made a great list here with a lot of solid points, but I doubt you would have ever reached your conclusion, had you considered board games. Keep Talking is certainly a good entertaining game, nothing against it. It's just, that game feels plucked like a needle out of a haystack. Like you've biopsied out a very small node from inside a large mass.

You don't really have this problem with board games. Literally every single board game in existence is designed to be played with people immediately around you. I hesitate to use the phrase "played co-operatively" simply because most board games are NOT co-operative - though there are notable exceptions like Pandemic or Ghost Stories. Both great games.

Board games use human beings as the engine the game runs on. That's not to say board games pit intellects against each other in some sort of valid competition of "who's the most smartest", but to say: humans are social machines and will surprise you with their grasp of system thinking. If I have five or six people in the room with me, I'd prefer the game that we're playing to exist in the head-space between us rather than on some electronic device.

People have come over to my house in the real world. Why not play a game with them that also exists in the real world? I can play videogames over online multiplayer until I'm blue in the face. Just last night I reinstalled Bad Company 2 and played with a few old college roommates. If I had those old friends over to my house, we'd play a board game. It seems crazy to me that someone has taken the time to drive over to your place and you set them down in front of a computer.

2. Because boardgames have always been designed around a social experience taking place in the real world, they're just better at it. This is definitely subjective. You can feel free to disagree with me all you want, but there are mechanics that I just don't see in videogames. Sure, I could load up Gremlin's Inc and replicate what is probably the best roll n' move game I've ever played, but roll n' move is a Monopoly era game genre. Board games can move past this.

You can't play Two Room's and a Boom on a machine. You can't play Bid n' Bluff games like Liar's Dice, Sheriff of Nottingham, or social deduction games like Coup or Love Letter. You can't play physical dexterity games like Jenga (still great fun btw), Flick em' Up, or Catacombs.

There are just games that play better with groups of people because they exist in the real world and make use of humans as the operating system.

3. Board games are much more open to much more people. I don't know about you, but in my experience board games are just more accessible to a wider range of people. I'm maybe going to get a round of Mario Kart out of the adults in my life that love me, but I've sat down with people over 50 and had a great time with Ticket to Ride. At family reunions I've enjoyed Dominion with young children and grandparents alike. Settlers of Catan, Blockus, and Carcassonne are all genuinely fun games I played to death with my family.

How crazy is that? I would really look forward to playing one of those games with my whole family. I can't think of even one videogame that fits that criteria.

4. Perhaps most simply, there are incredible games that just don't exist in videogame form - even though they could. Is the total conversion mod for Crusader Kings II not giving you that full heady Game of Thrones experience? Why not just play Game of Thrones. This is probably my favorite game and it's just not on computers. I can imagine a version of Cosmic Encounter played over online multiplayer, but why? It already exists in perfect form. If I want to play El Grande, or Arctic Scavengers, or Lords of Vegas - well . . . those games just don't exist as videogames.

5. Just honorable mentions. Seven Wonders. Splendor. Blueprints.


TL;DR. There are a ton of great board games out there and if you actually are struggling to think of something that you and your friends can enjoy together in the same room - maybe give it a shot rather than lament the lack of couch co-op in videogames.

u/MonsieurFroid · 6 pointsr/gameofthrones

It's pretty similar to Risk, I feel. It's the exact same game as this, in fact.

u/Levitlame · 6 pointsr/GameDeals

Risk has come a long way. These aren't just reskins most of the time. Though I don't know anything about this edition. Legacy is entirely different as well as the Metal Gear one. Both are a ton of fun.


I'd probably just buy The actual Game of Thrones game for almost the exact same price though. It's absolutely one of my favorites when played with the right people. (And not played often enough to memorize optimal moves and things...)

u/TychoTiberius · 5 pointsr/gameofthrones

Just buy this, it's way better than risk because it adds the politics and backstabbing that we all love from the show.

u/Seizure_Storm · 5 pointsr/GameDeals

I usually don't post but you can get the actual game of thrones board game by Fantasy Flight Games for around the same price.

The board game I just listed above is rated as one of the 100 best board games by Board Game Geek as well instead of in the top 3000 in the case of Risk: Game of Thrones.

If you absolutely must have a risk board game, I would look into Risk: Legacy which is usually lauded of as the definitive version of Risk in the board gaming community.

u/Vurlax · 5 pointsr/gameofthrones

It is: https://www.amazon.com/Game-Thrones-Boardgame-Second/dp/1589947207

It's pretty good, though it takes a round or two before the rules make sense.

u/[deleted] · 5 pointsr/AskReddit

It's been out of print so long that a lot of people forgot about it.

HOWEVER!

A second edition printing was just announced a few days ago. I've been waiting to get my hands on this game forever, so I immediately preordered. Get it before it's gone again!

http://www.amazon.com/Game-Thrones-Board-Second/dp/1589947207

u/MrMunchkin · 4 pointsr/boardgames
u/e463gx · 3 pointsr/gameofthrones

There is a Game of Thrones board game that incorporates a lot of those characteristics. Not sure if you know about it, but each player plays as a major house and has "house cards" that help determine battles. Its not as much "luck" based as risk.

http://www.amazon.com/Game-Thrones-The-Board-Second-Edition/dp/1589947207/ref=pd_sim_sbs_t_1

u/dqsg22 · 3 pointsr/Gifts

I love camping/outdoor stuff too and I've gotten a lot of fun gifts over the years. Here's a few that I think any outdoor lover would enjoy.

Flint fire starter
Compact camping hammock
Camping Tomahawk (Seriously, me and my friends had so much fun learning to throw this)

If you're really stuck you can always just take a trip to REI, that store is like candyland for the outdoor lover, although they can be expensive. Camelbacks, lanterns, oudoor cookware, and all other cool stuff can be found there.

If you're leaning towards a gaming gift that can be harder unless you know what he needs, and most parts for a gaming computer are probably going to clear your budget. But you mentioned he likes GoT so I could reccomend the Game of Thrones - Board Game. I've played this and it's a lot of fun.

u/Slidingthunder · 3 pointsr/gameofthrones

This board game is amazing and you could pretty easily draw it out on your table. http://www.amazon.com/Game-Thrones-The-Board-Second-Edition/dp/1589947207

u/TheBoozehammer · 3 pointsr/totalwar

I'm still confused, are you talking about this or this? I think /u/Chimpeye72 is talking about the latter, which I can confirm is an amazing game. I've never played the former before myself.

u/blitzschnitzel · 3 pointsr/AskReddit
u/KyzonP · 3 pointsr/gameofthrones

Or you could just play the actual board game, which is fucking AMAZING. http://www.amazon.co.uk/Game-Thrones-Board-2nd-Edition/dp/1589947207

u/ZiplockedHead · 3 pointsr/SFV

if this if what you bought you should know it's an amazing board game (one of the best ever IMO) and I'd love to teach you guys how to play. But to be fair it take a bit to understand, takes long to play (3-5 hours) and really becomes fun when you have 4+ people playing.

So while it's amazing it has a few requirements to be able to fully enjoy.

u/stellarosa · 2 pointsr/Bham4sale

Here is a link to the board game: https://www.amazon.com/gp/aw/d/1589947207/ref=mp_s_a_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1525743999&sr=8-1&pi=AC_SX236_SY340_QL65&keywords=game+of+thrones+board+game&dpPl=1&dpID=61TIielKgKL&ref=plSrch

Since it's $48 on amazon I am asking half price. I am pretty sure it's just the box that was damaged but if you don't mind me taking it out of the shrink wrap I am happy to open it and check. Up to you

u/MeishkaD · 2 pointsr/Random_Acts_Of_Amazon

I am sure you are aware of/already own the Game of Thrones game, I haven't played, but I have heard good things.

I haven't played this pirate version, but these B-Movie card games are super fun!

u/MCubb · 2 pointsr/Random_Acts_Of_Amazon

You've gotta get the Game of Thrones board game! It seems to be very popular as it's got a bunch of expansion sets available too!

u/jangxx · 2 pointsr/gameofthrones

I guess he means this one.

u/brunji · 2 pointsr/boardgames

Hey! It sounds like the Game of Thrones board game is exactly what you're looking for!

http://www.amazon.com/Game-Thrones-The-Board-Second-Edition/dp/1589947207

It's territory based, and has army placement themes similar to Risk, but it is so much more complex, and there are a ton of really really interesting, fun mechanics added in.

I had heard good things, and when my rooomates and I decided to buy it, it instantly became one of our favorites!

u/FearsomeMonark · 2 pointsr/gameofthrones

Nope, while this bears similarities as to how a Risk board is layed out, territories and all that, this is a gameboard made specifically for this. A super complex strategy game set in Westeros, requiring the use of advanced strategy, cunning diplomacy, and a healthy amount of bloodshed to best your opponents and conquer the Iron Throne.


The Thinkgeek page listed above has a nice bit of info about the game, but you can buy on Amazon for $15 less.

u/jjspaceman · 2 pointsr/asoiaf

There is also a GoT board game that's pretty cool, but complex. Also cool, they released an expansion that takes into account where the houses are in books 4 and 5.

(Note, links to Amazon store page/product description might be spoiler-ish).

u/TAEHSAEN · 2 pointsr/gameofthrones

Yeah its the Game of Thrones: The Board Game Second Edition board game somewhat similar to the Diplomacy board game but with more features.

u/blaaaaaargh · 2 pointsr/Random_Acts_Of_Amazon

I'd love this mug if I win! It's so cute.

Maybe this for your boyfriend?

Oh my Zazzle!

Thank you for the contest!

u/Yogurt_Ph1r3 · 2 pointsr/EDH

I don’t even watch the show but I can confirm, it is one of the most fun board games I’ve ever played. It relies very little on rng so you’d think it would get stale, but it does have rng elements and enough unknown factors that it never seems to. They also have an expansion that adds House Arryn and Targaryen and I haven’t played it but my brother had it and I’ve heard great things. If you have a friend with it, try it out. If not, go to a board game cafe to test it out. If you are willing to spend money already because you’re that confident of the quality here’s a link.

u/Replicant28 · 2 pointsr/datingoverthirty

Really frustrated with my knee tendinitis and the PT place that I go to. At my most recent appointment last Friday, I was told that I needed to get a final measurement done to submit to to my insurance if I needed more treatment. At the end of my session, I didn't have any measurements taken, and I asked if I needed to get them done before I left and the people at the front desk told me that they will do that at my next appointment. So I left to get ready for lunch with my mother. When I was nearly home, I got a call from the office and they said "oops, we messed up, we need to get your measurements today, can you come back to the office?" With my work and gym schedule, it's hard enough to schedule appointments, so I was not happy that they didn't tell me they needed the measurements when I was already there. I said I couldn't because I was already home and had other commitments, and that I would talk to them later.

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On Monday, I get a call from them asking if I can come in for ten minutes to get the measurements done. I asked if I could come Wednesday, but they said that might not be enough time for the insurance to approve my Friday appointment, so I settled for going yesterday at 3:30. That was frustrating in itself because I get off work at 3:00, and the PT office is just under a 30 min drive, so I really have to haul to get there. Furthermore, I had a Crossfit class at 4, and I couldn't go to a later class that day because I had a book club meeting at 6. So I get there, get my measurements done, am told that while my quads and hamstrings are very strong my hips are still tight and weak. I told them that I feel a bit frustrated with PT, because while I'm getting a a bit stronger and my mechanics are improving, my pain is still there (kneeling it tough, and when I'm seated for long periods of time it starts to ache.) and the therapist pretty much said that the only way to guarantee that it gets better is to stop Crossfit. I said I did that for 2 weeks and that it really didn't help, but she said that it should ideally be months, and that I shouldn't be doing any squatting to parallel, which is a problem because the majority of our workouts involve that. I had to rush the conversation because of my tight schedule, but we ended it by not submitting the info to my insurance, and instead electing to wait a couple weeks to determine whether I want to continue treatment or do work on my own.

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I feel so stuck, frustrated, and honestly a bit sad. I'm frustrated and upset with my body for acting the way it is and for being stubborn with my pain level even though I have been working my ass off in PT. I'm frustrated that the answers I have been getting about the causes of my pain and my options on dealing with it from my orthopedist and PT (my ortho wouldn't do an MRI even when I said I was concerned about potential significant damage to my patellar tendon.) There has got to be a way that I can better treat this pain without having to cut off my training or excessively modifying it. I consider myself a pretty positive person and it takes a lot to really bring me down, but this just sucks :(

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And to top it off, I have had the biggest sugar craving all week. I want donuts and ice cream very badly, and I usually don't have a sweet tooth!

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On the plus side, I did buy myself an early birthday gift to myself. I got the Game of Thrones board game. My roommate wants to play it: now I need one more person to play a trial run!

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And with my birthday coming up, I need to update and add to my flair. Any suggestions on what to put?

u/stoaster · 1 pointr/shutupandtakemymoney

It's almost $20 cheaper at amazon

u/shujaa-g · 1 pointr/boardgames

Sure thing, it's this Game of Thrones game.

u/robo_octopus · 1 pointr/fixingmovies

This one!

A Game of Thrones: The Board Game 2nd Edition https://www.amazon.com/dp/1589947207/ref=cm_sw_r_cp_api_i_Amo6AbYFFFD46

u/TRK27 · 1 pointr/boardgames

Hive Carbon - $28.95 on Amazon

Power Grid - I paid $40 for it at my LGS, but it's missing the insert so I'll take it down to $30.

That's $60.

AGOT - $44.75 on Amazon

A Dance With Dragons - $18.95 on Amazon

That's about $65.

I'm willing to call that a deal if you are!

u/ModestCamel · 1 pointr/Random_Acts_Of_Amazon

Ok my favorite 2 are probably the tardis mug and the GoT board game. As cool as the game looks, I couldn't let the tardis fall into a black hole of awfulness.

u/tommy_sunshine · 1 pointr/boardgames

Amazon has a pre-order available here

CoolStuffInc has it here, but not for pre-order. Give them your email address and they will be johnny on the spot on letting you know when they do have it. (And about $10 less too)

u/vampatori · 1 pointr/gamedesign

This is really interesting, I'm going to have to get the game.. I'd heard it was good but didn't realize it worked like that.

My combat system is kind of similar - you can order units to Move, Harass, Assault, Defend, and Support (there are some special actions that are effectively sub-orders, like Defend Air, Recon Support, etc.). The results are essentially a rock-paper-scissors type affair, but are heavily affected by other factors (terrain, experience, morale, health, equipment, etc.) to the point that you could have scissors beating rock in the right circumstances.

I hate stacked units, the best thing about Civ V was removing them, and it made warfare a lot more fun (small, quick, era-locked games make for a really fun tactical game). The problem is that you can carefully execute your turn to maximize every units potential - making it feel like a puzzle game rather than a strategy game.

I have a turn-clock, which introduces a skill element and forces you to prioritize - that's something I really like about Blood Bowl, as it turns quite a clinical tactical game into a more risk-based strategic game.

Right.. I think I might have some Amazon vouchers incoming over Christmas. Just to be clear, this is the game?

u/Atheisst · 1 pointr/shutupandtakemymoney
u/DarkyBoy · 1 pointr/gameofthrones

I my knowledge theres only 3 games.

The card game that I have never played, and is similar to amgic the gathering... so its not really for me.

There is "battles of westeros", which is a two-player game, and can be alot of fun.

There is the one I have "a game of thrones", which is a 3-6 player board game, along the lines of risk and diplomacy. http://www.amazon.com/Game-Thrones-Board-Second/dp/1589947207/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1324301212&sr=8-1

u/wolfkin · 1 pointr/boardgames

it's an excellent game. The game based on the books and not the show.

it's long. but very good.

u/PMM8 · 1 pointr/tabletopsimulator

It was just one we picked up and all absolutely loved.

In maybe 2014 one of my buddies sort of randomly got this game of thrones game as a gift, and we all started playing it and had a lot of fun with it (big GoT fans). That was really the first time we ever played an actual board game together. None of us were ever really huge tabletop gamers, but played a bunch of video games together, played deck building strategy games like MTG and Hearthstone, and are big fantasy readers. Two of the guys in this group actually did briefly get into Warhammer (I think that's what it was/is called) for a year or so when we were in college. I guess that would be considered Tabletop gaming as well.

Then a couple years ago, my sister introduced me to Catan when she was visiting. I bought my own copy the next day, and we decided that it was substantially better than the GoT game, and switched to Catan. We played it as often as we could until we all dispersed. We hadn't even really started playing any of the expansions yet, so I'm ecstatic to even start playing those.

Certainly the biggest draw in doing TTS is just the wide number of other games that we could also end up finding and playing in the same environment. One of my other buddies and I had always wanted to experience a game of D&D and were pretty stoked to see that even that exists here.

I would love to hear your favorites or recommendations based on this "synopsis" of our group, haha.