by John Dorney
Game Plot: Battle for control of the land of Westeros! With lots of beautiful and dinky pieces.
Mystifyingly not titled ‘Board Game of Thrones’ this warfaring classic is like Risk for bastards. And because Risk is pretty much ‘Risk for bastards’ already, you can only begin to imagine how backstabby and evil this game is.
An insanely intimidating rule-book conceals a straightforward and rewarding battle game, which always manages to feel epic and historic.
Similarity to the book: Very similar to some aspects, veering heavily onto the war and conflict side of the novels. But, unless you have a very relaxed group of players, considerably less of the sex and incest.
See also: Various card games riff on the worlds of Westeros.