”The Hand of the King was the second-most powerful man in the Seven Kingdoms. He spoke with the king’s voice, commanded the king’s armies, drafted the king’s laws. At times he even sat upon the Iron Throne to dispense king’s justice, when the king was absent, or sick, or otherwise indisposed. Robert was offering him a responsibility as large as the realm itself.”
- A Game of Thrones , George R. R. Martin

Celebrate A Game of Thrones: The Card Game by participating in the Hand of the King Tournament at your local venue this Sunday, April 17th, or come and compete at the Fantasy Flight Games Event Center !

This exciting tournament offers players a game variant for the A Game of Thrones: The Card Game , that is a flavorful novelty through which players can appoint their own Hand of the King as the main character of their deck. For more details on how to construct your deck for the Hand of the King Tournament, you can download the rules (pdf, 328 KB) from the support page .

A Realm of Battles

Retailers across the world have signed up to host this exciting Hand of the King Event, to test out your deck and battle your A Game of Thrones brothers, 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

What the King dreams, the Hand builds

If your local area is Roseville, MN then join us at the FFG Event Center for an exciting and fun-filled day. The tournament begins at 11:00am and is open to any A Game of Thrones player, competitive, casual, or brand new to the game. Every participant will receive a souvenir Hand of the King player aid card and the winner of the tournament will also receive a Hand of the King plaque. Players will also be eligible to participate in prize drawings for playmats, pins, and stone and crystal House cards.

The Chosen Few

In addition to the Hand of the King tournament, attendees will also be able to observe and cheer on FFG’s A Game of Thrones -playing staff participating in the Chosen Few Proxy Tournament , playing for the honor of the eight participants chosen from our deckbuilding contest and announced last week .

To read about the eight chosen participants’ deckbuilding strategies as well as commentary from the staff proxies, read the A Contest of Heroes article, and make sure to watch the A Game of Thrones website for a full write-up from the winning deck’s creator after the event.

Can your Hand of the King aid you as you battle for control of the Iron Throne? Find out at the Hand of the King Tournament, this Sunday, April 17th!

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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