A Game of Thrones is a strategy board game. The creator is Christian T. Petersen and Fantasy Flight Games released it in 2003. First, this game based on the A Song of Ice, second Fire fantasy series by George R. R. Martin. The goal of the game is to be the first to control a specific number of cities and strongholds, determined in advance by the number of players. Also to control the most cities and strongholds at the end of ten turns, to take the Iron Throne.
Each player selects a starting House, places starting units on the board as indicated by the instructions, places House markers on the Supply and three Influence tracks, and takes the hand of seven House characters to be used in battles. In 2003, Fantasy Flight released a board game based on the series updated in 2011.
Around the release of the show’s first season according to Dicebreaker, and now A Game of Thrones: The Board Game will release the end of this year on Steam. Up to six players can take part in the game, representing six houses fighting for control of the Iron Throne. Playing the digital edition allows players to go up against AI opponents and take part in a leaderboard system.
Although, many fans disappointed with the last season of Game of Thrones on HBO. Hopefully, this digital board game can provide some closure whenever it is released. However, Martin is still writing more books in the ongoing series to release in the future.