A New FAQ Is Now Available for A Game of Thrones: The Board Game
“My brother has his sword, King Robert has his warhammer, and I have my mind… and a mind needs books as a sword needs a whetstone, if it is to keep its edge.”
–Tyrion Lannister, A Game of Thrones
A new version of the A Game of Thrones: The Board Game FAQ (pdf, 2.4 MB) is now available for download!
A Game of Thrones: The Board Game tasks players with leading the Great Houses of Westeros into battle as they vie for control of the Seven Kingdoms. In this epic game of strategy, diplomacy, and military might, you must take advantage of your House’s position and balance your forces as you forge and break alliances—all in pursuit of power and the Iron Throne.
Since A Game of Thrones: The Board Game first entered its second edition, designers have further explored the world of George R.R. Martin’s A Song of Ice and Fire series with the A Feast for Crows and A Dance with Dragons scenarios, and most recently with the Mother of Dragons deluxe expansion. As the game continues to evolve, so too must your strategies if you wish to stay ahead of your opponents and maintain your hold on the realm.
Today, Mother of Dragons designer Jason Walden sheds some light on what you can expect to discover in the latest FAQ for A Game of Thrones: The Board Game.
Jason Walden on the Latest FAQ
After nearly seven years, we are proud to announce the release of the second update to the A Game of Thrones: The Board Game Frequently Asked Questions. With thousands of games played, a multitude of new players joining the community, and three expansions added to the collection, a variety of interesting questions have accumulated. We have done our best to capture the most relevant and meaningful of these topics and addressed them in this document.
In addition to answering many of your important questions, we have also included some intriguing rules modifications. As the game has grown and matured, it was discovered that some of the long-standing rules (and some new ones as well) were in need of refreshment. Elements such as refined tiebreaker procedures and even new starting unit positions are a direct result of the evolving game state presented by the three expansions, especially the dramatic changes in Mother of Dragons.
I’d like to thank all of our dedicated fans who have sent us their questions. Your attention to detail has driven us to consider every decision with extreme care. Along the various drafts of the document, I was very thankful to have critical feedback from players like Alan Lee, Torben Dijkstra, and the host of A Podcast of Ice and Fire, Amin Javadi, among many others. Your patience is admirable, and you have my gratitude.
With this invaluable knowledge at your disposal, you're more prepared than ever to face your rivals on the battlefield and take your rightful place as the ruler of Westeros. Download your copy of the A Game of Thrones: The Board Game FAQ here today and prepare to make your claim for the Iron Thone!