"'Here to fight in the Hand's tourney, my lord?' A guardsman called out to him.
'Here to win the Hand's tourney,' Lord Beric shouted back as the crowd cheered.
- A Song of Ice and Fire, Volume I: A Game of Thrones

Celebrate a banner year for A Game of Thrones by coming down to the Fantasy Flight Games Event Center on Sunday, April 17th and competing in the Hand of the King tournament!

The Hand of the North


Join us as we, the Hands of many Kings, battle for control of the Iron Throne in this unique deckbuilding and gameplay variant. For more details on how to construct your deck for the Hand of the King tournament, download the rules below:

Hand of the King Variant Rules (pdf, 328 KB)

The tournament begins at 11:00AM. All participants will receive a Hand of the King player aid card and the winner of the tournament will also receive a Hand of the King plaque. There will also be prize drawings for playmats, pins, and stone and crystal House cards.

In addition to the Hand of the King tournament, FFG's A Game of Thrones -playing staff will also be participating in the Chosen Few Proxy Tournament , playing for the honor of eight participants in our deckbuilding contest.

The Hands of Many Kings

But if you can't make it to the Fantasy Flight Games Event Center for our Hand of the King Event, find a venue in your area:

Domestic Venues

Store Name Location Date Contact Info Time
Game Depot Arizona Tempe, AZ Apr 16, 2011 [email protected]
The Gamers Den Cambridge, MN Apr 16, 2011 [email protected]
Critical Hit Games Iowa City, IA Apr 16, 2011 [email protected]
Millennium Games and Hobbies Rochester, NY Apr 16, 2011 [email protected]
I-Con Stony Brook, NY April 16, 2011 [email protected]
Galactic Force Toys Chicago, IL Apr 17, 2011 [email protected]
FFG Event Center Roseville, MN Apr 17, 2011 [email protected]

International Venues

Store Name Location Date Contact Info Time
Outpost Prague, Czech Republic Apr 16, 2011 [email protected]
+420 774 325 697
Gamer’s Farm Hallwang, Austria Apr 17, 2011 [email protected] 2pm
Tramp’s Comics and Games Saskatchewan, Canada Apr 17, 2011 [email protected]
12 noon
Paradigm Infinitum Singapore Apr 19, 2011 [email protected]
Inforhobbies Coimbra, Portugal Apr 22, 2011 [email protected]
(00351) 918 930 899
3:30 PM
Eagle Card Salzburg, Austria Email [email protected] Email
The GameShelf Thunder Bay, ON, Canada Call/Email [email protected]
(807) 768-8748

If you don't see your favorite venue on this list, tell them to sign up and purchase a Hand of the King kit from our B2B site* . Hurry, though: Time is short and supplies are limited!

Celebrate A Game of Thrones

Don't forget: HBO's Game of Thrones television series premieres on Sunday, April 17th at 9PM EST. After your Hand of the King tournament, be sure to head home and catch the first episode of Game of Thrones !

* The link to the B2B site from this article is only visible if you are a retailer or distributor with a B2B account. If you are a retailer and you have not signed up yet, contact [email protected]

Based on George R.R. Martin's bestselling fantasy epic A Song of Ice and Fire, A Game of Thrones: The Card Game , playable by 2-4 players, brings the beloved heroes, villains, locations, and events of the world of Westeros to life through innovative game mechanics and the highly strategic game play. The Living Card Game format allows players to customize their gaming experience with monthly Chapter Pack expansions to the core game.

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