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Game Of Thrones Board Game - £35 @ The Works (free Collection)
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Game Of Thrones Board Game - £35 @ The Works (free Collection)

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Posted 27th Oct
Game Of Thrones Board Game pretty good price at the works with free delivery.

Also appears that Quidco currently have 25% cashback effectively bringing the price down to £26.25

Boardgamegeek has the game at a 7.6 rating which is pretty decent.
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Looks good, but I do wonder what happens on turn 8
This is a good board game. Not for the casual gamer as you need to set aside a full day to play it. I think our longest game has been 13 hours, but the excessive consumption of alcohol slowed us down as the day wore on. With 6 players 6 hours minimum will be needed.

my friends all say this is the game Risk wishes it could be. That might appeal to you or put you off it. It doesn’t get to the table often but it’s always an event. The GoT tie-in doesn’t make or break the game. You could hate the tv show/books and still really enjoy this.

not sure on how cheap this is but I’ve paid a LOT more for games that are not as good as this.
Same price with Amazon Prime here
Would love to try something like this but don’t have many friends into board games
oliviac258227/10/2019 23:02

Same price with Amazon Prime here


Yeah I checked Amazon but you don't get 25% cashback like you do at the works
Antony_Dunca-667c6.0750327/10/2019 23:07

Yeah I checked Amazon but you don't get 25% cashback like you do at the …Yeah I checked Amazon but you don't get 25% cashback like you do at the works


Oh sorry, I was supposed to add I was just adding it for anyone that might not have a branch of The Works near them but want the game. Hear from me all the same
SerpentSuicide27/10/2019 23:08

Would love to try something like this but don’t have many friends into b …Would love to try something like this but don’t have many friends into board games


If your interested try finding a local board game club on meetup. It is how I found board game friends.
preacher27/10/2019 22:58

This is a good board game. Not for the casual gamer as you need to set …This is a good board game. Not for the casual gamer as you need to set aside a full day to play it. I think our longest game has been 13 hours, but the excessive consumption of alcohol slowed us down as the day wore on. With 6 players 6 hours minimum will be needed. my friends all say this is the game Risk wishes it could be. That might appeal to you or put you off it. It doesn’t get to the table often but it’s always an event. The GoT tie-in doesn’t make or break the game. You could hate the tv show/books and still really enjoy this.not sure on how cheap this is but I’ve paid a LOT more for games that are not as good as this.


How complex it is? And how long to learn the rules?

Wondering whether my teenage kids would have the patience for this?
LotusJas27/10/2019 23:15

How complex it is? And how long to learn the rules?Wondering whether my …How complex it is? And how long to learn the rules?Wondering whether my teenage kids would have the patience for this?



It’s quite simple once you have played a couple of rounds and theres probably videos that show hot to play.

haven’t watched it but this shows you How to play in three minutes
youtu.be/RD2…N5M
Antony_Dunca-667c6.0750327/10/2019 23:13

If your interested try finding a local board game club on meetup. It is … If your interested try finding a local board game club on meetup. It is how I found board game friends.


Good idea thanks. I’m very interested in trying something like this and meeting new people.
SerpentSuicide28/10/2019 08:29

Good idea thanks. I’m very interested in trying something like this and m …Good idea thanks. I’m very interested in trying something like this and meeting new people.



Worth checking in local geek shops too as some of them run board game nights or will know of some to refer you to
This can be one of the most infuriating games to play with people that are intent on screwing you over in particular, whether you're good at it (dangerous) or bad at it (easy target). It is a grand game, though.
LotusJas27/10/2019 23:15

How complex it is? And how long to learn the rules?Wondering whether my …How complex it is? And how long to learn the rules?Wondering whether my teenage kids would have the patience for this?


It's not super complex but there's certainly quite a lot more rules to go over than the more traditional family games (Monopoly, Cluedo etc). Realistically I think between setup and making sure people understand how it works it'd be about an hour's work before you'd even start playing your first game (less if you all regularly play modern board games).

The bigger issue is that it can be extremely cutthroat because it is essentially an area control game meaning everyone's fighting over the same limited spaces on the board. While you could play without people making (and subsequently breaking) alliances that'd honestly do a disservice to the game as it's been designed and it would subsequently be less fun. Expect players to have make moves that directly (and in some cases very severely) target just one person. Sometimes one person might, by sheer coincidence or due to deals people make, get attacked by every other player at once on one turn and lose a massive chunk of resources and that can, understandably, not be much fun for them. To put it another way if the people have a history of ending up in arguments or with hurt feelings in Monopoly or Risk I'd absolutely steer clear as this will be so much worse for that but if you all laugh off times when players screw each other over and find that part of the fun of the experience then this is probably going to be a great game for you.

I should say, because all that is fairly negative, the game's design and the mechanics are all excellent and likewise the components and art; couldn't fault it at all there. As someone said if you've played Risk and liked the general principle but felt like it was missing something this is the game that has that something and a little more besides. I just think, moreso than any of the other 120+ board games I've played in my life, people will have massively different experiences playing it. The "right kind" of player for this game will have some fantastically memorable experiences but some players will predominantly find it miserable and frustrating.
samhw2127/10/2019 22:32

Looks good, but I do wonder what happens on turn 8


Oh it's just like the show when it got to 8. People start desperately making nonsense decisions based on zero logic in a desperate attempt to wrap things up.
Battenberg28/10/2019 10:40

It's not super complex but there's certainly quite a lot more rules to go …It's not super complex but there's certainly quite a lot more rules to go over than the more traditional family games (Monopoly, Cluedo etc). Realistically I think between setup and making sure people understand how it works it'd be about an hour's work before you'd even start playing your first game (less if you all regularly play modern board games).The bigger issue is that it can be extremely cutthroat because it is essentially an area control game meaning everyone's fighting over the same limited spaces on the board. While you could play without people making (and subsequently breaking) alliances that'd honestly do a disservice to the game as it's been designed and it would subsequently be less fun. Expect players to have make moves that directly (and in some cases very severely) target just one person. Sometimes one person might, by sheer coincidence or due to deals people make, get attacked by every other player at once on one turn and lose a massive chunk of resources and that can, understandably, not be much fun for them. To put it another way if the people have a history of ending up in arguments or with hurt feelings in Monopoly or Risk I'd absolutely steer clear as this will be so much worse for that but if you all laugh off times when players screw each other over and find that part of the fun of the experience then this is probably going to be a great game for you.I should say, because all that is fairly negative, the game's design and the mechanics are all excellent and likewise the components and art; couldn't fault it at all there. As someone said if you've played Risk and liked the general principle but felt like it was missing something this is the game that has that something and a little more besides. I just think, moreso than any of the other 120+ board games I've played in my life, people will have massively different experiences playing it. The "right kind" of player for this game will have some fantastically memorable experiences but some players will predominantly find it miserable and frustrating.



Thanks Preacher and Battenburg. Looking at it, it appears that this game only "comes to life" if a sufficiently high number of players are playing? We are normally just 3 players, so I suspect it would be too watered down due to lack of alliances/backstabbing.
LotusJas28/10/2019 20:49

Thanks Preacher and Battenburg. Looking at it, it appears that this game …Thanks Preacher and Battenburg. Looking at it, it appears that this game only "comes to life" if a sufficiently high number of players are playing? We are normally just 3 players, so I suspect it would be too watered down due to lack of alliances/backstabbing.



It might make an interesting game of you all have two factions each. But I’ve only played it with 5 or usually 6.
LotusJas28/10/2019 20:49

Thanks Preacher and Battenburg. Looking at it, it appears that this game …Thanks Preacher and Battenburg. Looking at it, it appears that this game only "comes to life" if a sufficiently high number of players are playing? We are normally just 3 players, so I suspect it would be too watered down due to lack of alliances/backstabbing.


I've never actually played it with less than 5 but I can certainly see how that would be the case. If you're specifically after a GoT themed game there's 'A Game of Thrones: The Card Game' which by and large seems to be quite popular and may work better with 3 (no personal experience so couldn't tell you exactly how it works I'm afraid).

Alternatively if you're after a game which plays similarly but is more accessible (and works better at lower player counts) 'Smallworld' is worth a look. It's a lighter approach to area control with a fun core concept and, while it's probably better with more players, myself and my partner have got plenty of enjoyable mileage out of it just playing 2 player.
Rise of tribes is another area control which is accessible and scales brilliantly with the number of players.
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