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Board Games Game of Thrones Review

"When you play the Game of Thrones, you win or you die" Cersei Lannister

Spring might have sprung but for us Game of Thrones fans, the Long Winter has finally arrived. In this eighth and final season, knees will bend, dragons will fly, the dead will rise, and someone will finally claim the Iron Throne… if anyone survives. 

Twenty Sided Store is excited. We’re placing bets, we’re watching feverishly, and we’re pulling out our favorite Game of Thrones games. This week, we want to help you celebrate the beginning of the end by covering our favorites of our Game of Thrones themed games!

Game of Thrones Catan   

Game of Thrones Catan starts with the familiar base of Catan - you’ll bid for resources, you’ll build your civilization, and you’ll race to achieve ten victory points. But the dead are marching! The Wall between the great northern expanse and the rest of Westeros divides the board, reminding all players that while they want to be the most prosperous, none of that matters if the White Walkers cross the wall and enter Westeros.

Game of Thrones Catan is perfect for Game of Thrones Catan players, or those who don’t play Catan but love Game of Thrones. Though it’s built on the foundation of Catan, the imminent threat of White Walkers coerces a cooperative element. Players will have to decide how much they want to work together to neutralize this threat, or whether they plan to leave the North to defend itself. Between these added elements and the gorgeous pieces, Game of Thrones Catan is one of our favorite Catan games.

Game of Thrones Hand of the King  

“North or South, they sing no songs for spiders.”

Varys, the Spider, the Master of Whispers, plucks and pulls at the strings of his web, bending the Seven Kingdoms to his will. With his help, you will earn the loyalty of the Great Houses of Westeros and become Hand of the King!

Hand of the King is a fast paced card game for 2 to 4 players. In it, you and your competitors will strategically move the Varys card to collect character cards and take control of Westerosi Houses. Take more banners than your opponents and you win!

We love Hand of the King because it can be learned in under a minute (really!), moves quickly (games last about ten or fifteen minutes), and never gets boring. It’s a perfect warm up on Sunday nights while you wait for the next episode to air.

Clue Game of Thrones    

The Commander of the Gold Cloak’s has been found murdered and it’s up to you to figure out the culprit in this classic whodunnit with a Westerosi spin.

Clue Game of Thrones is more than just a Game of Thrones flavored game of Clue. We love that the double-sided board, with suspects and weapons to match, almost make it feel like two games in one. The Character and Intrigue Cards mimic the show’s unpredictable nature and invoke a sense of chaos - which, as we know, is a ladder. And, like Game of Thrones, there is the underlying threat of the White Walkers. Draw the last of the eight White Walkers and you’ll immediately be eliminated from the game, reminding us all that there is only one war that matters.

Game of Thrones Living Card Game

Play as one of 8 Great Houses and try to beat the others on the battlefield, in the court, or in the minds of the people when you play the Game of Thrones LCG! A plot deck helps you develop a long term strategy and a flow for the game, while the draw deck supplies you with characters, locations, and attachments to use in your bid for the throne. Construct your deck and go toe to toe with your enemies!

We love the Games of Thrones LCG because it plays on several layers. The Core Set gives you a pre-built deck from which you can immediately spring into play, or you can customize your deck, creating a deck of characters and assets as intricate as those in the battle for the iron throne. Furthermore, unlike other card games, the Game of Thrones has you fight on three fronts, balancing Military prowess, Intrigue, and Power on your quest.

It’s an amazing game that captures the delicate strategy necessary to take control of the Seven Kingdoms.

Risk Game of Thrones  

“When you play the Game of Thrones, you win or you die.” And that game just got RISK-ier.

The game of world domination fits perfectly into the world of Game of Thrones, as great houses vy to take over other Houses, castles and ports, and the Iron Throne. Send armies, invade territories, and claim Westeros as your own. Play the Skirmish game to acquaint yourself with the rules of Risk, and then move on to Dominion and World At War to challenge yourself to ever more conquests!

What do we love about Risk Game of Thrones? Maybe the THREE different ways to play? These three different game plays increase in difficulty and play differently so that it feels like a new game every time you play. Furthermore, the box itself makes for a perfect collector’s item. Information and rules are printed on a separate print out, leaving the box free of anything but the gorgeous artwork, which continues on the interior of the box. It’s a perfect medium strategy game with familiar rules to join the war for the throne.

Puzzles: Long May She Reign & Violence is a Disease  

Piece together the complex inner workings of Westerosi politics while you construct one of our Game of Thrones puzzles! Both 1000 piece puzzles invoke a sense of doom and foreboding through gorgeous artwork. Long May She Reign captures the darkness Queen Cersei has embraced in her bid for power, while Violence is a Disease recalls the Hound’s reawakening as he seeks revenge for his lost friend.

The puzzles we carry are chosen for unique and beautiful artwork, and these two puzzles are no exception, capturing complex themes and moments from the sixth season of Game of Thrones.

Game of Thrones Board Game

“There is ice and there is fire. Hate and love… Winter and summer. Evil and good… Death and life. Everywhere, opposites. Everywhere, the war."

King Robert is dead. The Throne is vulnerable. Now is your chance.

In the Game of Thrones Board Game, you will command one of the Great Houses of Westeros and try to take control over 7 territories within 10 rounds. Each turn features three phases: events define the round’s conditions, you secretly decide your troop’s movements and actions, and then everyone plays out their actions simultaneously and face the consequences of those decisions.

For us, this game especially invokes the themes of Game of Thrones, in which everything you think you know can change in an instant. It undermines a sense of trust, leaving you to carefully consider your strategy at every turn. The first few playthroughs of this game can run long, so we recommend setting up before game night begins so you can jump right in!

And right when you think you’ve got it figured out and mastered the Game of Thrones, the game’s three expansions throw a wrench in the wheel.

Game of Thrones Coloring Book

There’s no stress like the stress of watching your favorite Game of Thrones character die. In the final season, it’s likely that many will follow those who have already fallen. Unwind from this grief with one a Game of Thrones coloring book.

This coloring book does not shy away from detail, outlining your favorite characters, places, and events, leaving you to bring color and life to the images.



Written by Johnni Medina


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