A Real Game of Thrones
If you watch the popular HBO show, Game of Thrones, then you’re familiar with the many houses of Westeros, and each one’s power-struggle for the ultimate right to the Iron Throne. While the TV series has garnered a large fan-base, some (maybe a small few?) don’t know that it is based on the fantasy novels written by George R. R. Martin, titled of course, A Song of Ice and Fire.
Now, YOU can assume the “power” of your favorite House and/or faction in the tabletop game of the same name, published last year by CMON.
What is A Song of Ice and Fire?
A Song of Ice and Fire is a 32mm miniatures-based game. You use movement trays to maneuver your armies, and generally play on a 4x4 field or game mat.
The game incorporates familiar characters — such as The Mountain, Cersei Lannister, and Robb Stark — and Houses and factions — currently Lannister, Stark, Bolton, Night’s Watch and Free Folk — from the books. Each House and faction assumes a different play style, which affects your army’s advantages and abilities on the battlefield. (Note: You can expect expansions in the near future that will feature additional characters, houses, and factions.)
Among the unique features that set this game apart from others are:
- House-based tactics cards and commander-based cards. These increase or replenish your army’s abilities and ranks, or sabotage your opponent.