Sunday, January 15, 2012

Game Profile: A Game Of Thrones: The Card Game

When you play the Game of Thrones, you win or you die. There is no middle ground.

Classification 2-Player Strategy Game
Mechanics Hand Management, Card Drafting
Theme Fantasy, Novel-Based 
Publication Fantasy Flight, 2008
Ages 13+
Time 60
Players 2 - 4

A Game of Thrones: The Card Game, is a card game of conquest, battle, intrigue, and betrayal based on George R.R. Martins' bestselling A Song of Ice and Fire fantasy novel series.

In the game each player represents 1 of the 6 Great Houses of Westero vying for control of the Iron Throne and power over the people of the Seven Kingdoms.  Power is gained by winning challenges against an opponent's house.  There are 3 types of challenges: military, intrigue, and power.  The 1st player to gain 15 power wins the game.

A Game of Thrones: The Card Game can be played in a multi player melee format with 3-4 players, or in a one-on-one joust format with 2 players.  Whichever format you choose, the game has only just begun!

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