Complete Your Battle for the Iron Throne
Announcing the Game of Thrones™: The Trivia Game Seasons 5-8 Expansion
“Don’t fight in the North or the South. Fight every battle, everywhere, always in your mind. Everyone is your enemy. Everyone is your friend. Every possible series of events is happening all at once. Live that way and nothing will surprise you. Everything that happens will be something you have seen before.”
—Lord Baelish, Game of Thrones
The War of the Five Kings has thrown Westeros into chaos, and across the Seven Kingdoms, rivals clash in the courts and on the battlefields to further their campaigns for the Iron Throne. But force alone is not enough to claim power—a whispered word may easily prove deadlier than a sword and knowledge is the ultimate weapon for those who know how to wield it.
Fantasy Flight Games is proud to announce the Game of Thrones™: The Trivia Game Seasons 5-8 Expansion—now available for pre-order at your local retailer or online through our website with free shipping within the continental United States!
Call Your Banners
This expansion increases the number of players for Game of Thrones: The Trivia Game to five and includes 225 new cards that players can combine with the cards from the base game to create the ultimate trivia challenge. But your goal is not simply to prove your skill as the sharpest mind in the Seven Kingdoms. Rather, your desire is to claim the Iron Throne, and just as in the show, the future of Westeros is at stake.
In order to conquer Westeros, you will have to understand those you would rule. By traveling to key locations and correctly answering questions, you will soon gain control over them, placing your tokens over the location’s seven sections. You can attempt to swiftly claim a castle by answering two or three questions in a single turn, but if you answer even a single question incorrectly, you will lose all of your progress from the turn. If you wish to claim a kingdom, you must temper your ambition with practicality.
As in the base game, the lower-right corner of each card in this expansion features a season designator to help you prevent spoilers for any players who have not watched the complete series. In addition to preventing spoilers, these designators also provide context for the questions and answers on a specific card. While Game of Thrones is known for its shocking twists and power shifts, all correct answers on a given card the Game of Thrones: The Trivia Game Seasons 5-8 Expansionare based on the conclusion of the designated season. For example, a card that asks, “Which proclaimed monarch controls the island of Dragonstone?” and is labeled as Season 2 would have “Stannis Baratheon” as the correct answer. However, if the card is labeled as Season 7, the correct answer is “Daenerys Targaryen.” Knowing the ultimate fate of the Seven Kingdoms will not be enough to earn you victory—you must remember the path that led there.
Conquer the Land
Not every card you come across will be a straightforward question and answer. Some rounds are picture rounds in which all the questions on a card will refer to an image. Perhaps you will have to recall specific details from a scene, character, or location in the show, also sorted by season to avoid spoilers. The mysterious Night King does not have his origins revealed until Season 6, long after his first appearance in Season 4 of the show, and his plans to repeat history and reorder it in his favor do not come to fruition until Season 8. Only a mind with the most complete knowledge of Game of Thrones, from the first credits to the closing scenes will be able to claim the Iron Throne.
While the base rules of the game provide plenty of challenges to engage players, those who seek more in-depth gameplay will find powerful new characters they may align with to gain new abilities if they can earn their favor. By answering questions correctly when using the advanced rules, you earn material resources such as gold, swords, or ravens that you can spend to buy the allegiance of iconic characters and put their skills to use. For example, the wildling Tormund Giantsbane helps you keep control of the Wall even as your campaign leads you far across Westeros, while The High Sparrow can use his sway to give you the use of any wealthy noble’s ability in play. While each favor can only be used once, a well-timed effect can be the difference between victory and defeat.
But remember that while forming an alliance with one of the series’ key characters will doubtless prove beneficial in your campaign for the Iron Throne, forming one with another player can benefit you both. You can ask another player for help with a question by promising them the question’s resource in return. This will still earn you control in the contested castle, but perhaps allow your ally to earn a character’s favor at a later time. As in the show, you must weigh the risk of any alliance against its potential reward. Will answering a question incorrectly now set you too far behind and cost you the game? Will your ally now betray you later, or will you be able to turn your back on them before the tables turn? With the Iron Throne at stake, you must take some risks, but misplaced trust can have disastrous consequences.
Seize the Iron Throne
While the final credits have rolled on Game of Thrones, your challenge for the Iron Throne has just begun and your mind will be your greatest weapon. Complete your knowledge of the world of Game of Thrones and claim the Seven Kingdoms for your own!
Pre-order your copy of the Game of Thrones™: The Trivia Game Seasons 5-8 Expansion (HBO17) at your local retailer today or online through our website here! This expansion will arrive at retailers in Q1 of 2020!
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