Last night saw the final episode of the current series of Game of Thrones (GoT). Which means a year to wait until it returns to our screens again. Naturally that wait is eased with the next season of The Walking Dead before it.
But what to do during the coming years wait for a GoT fan?
Obviously there is the option to rewatch the five seasons again, or re-read the books. However there are other options for the boardgame enthusiast.
FFG, the company behind some of my favourite games such as Android:Netrunner, X-Wing and Imperial Assault, have one or two options.
The first game from FFG to look at is A Game of Thrones The Board Game Second Edition. The game is for three to six players, plays apparently between two and four hours, and has a couple of expansions that you can buy to expand the game. From what I have seen of the game online I like what I see, and very interested in the game. The draw back for me is how often would I get to play the game? I think I could get enough players together but I'm not sure they would want to play a game of this duration.
Next up from FFG is their living card game (LCG) A Game of Thrones The Card Game. This LCG plays 2-4 players and the estimated game duration is one to two hours. From what I have seen online this is meant to be easier to get into than the boardgame, plays quicker, but… Is it for me? I already play a LCG but not as often as I like due to lack of players in the area. It's this fact that makes me less inclined to go for another LCG at the moment.
FFG also do the following GoT games Game of Thrones Westeros Intrigue and Battles of Westeros. I know nothing about these two games. However it appears that Battles of Westeros is based on Battlelore. I've not played Battlelore but it is literally top of my want list of games. So I'm going to spend a bit of time researching this version of the game.
There is also I think an RPG based on Game of Thrones but I'm not sure if that is even possible to purchase these days.
It will come as no surprise that there is a GoT Monopoly. However if that game floats your boat it maybe an option. However Monopoly isn't my cup of tea so not an option for this GoT fan.
However there is (if not out already) a GoT version of Risk coming. Which will have two maps to play with. I've not to my shame played Risk, but this does look like a possible option also.
So for this GoT Fan the top three of the options for me to consider are Battles of Westeros, GoT The Boardgame and GoT Risk. So don't be surprised to find one of those three in my collection soon.
As a final thought I might be tempted by the TellTale games GoT videogame. I really enjoyed their Walking Dead game, so more of the same but with GoT no brainer.