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George R. R. Martin’s ‘A Game of Thrones’ Card Game

“When you play the game of thrones, you win or you die. There is no middle ground.” — Cersei Lannister

Well it’s one of the best works of fantasy ever written. It is also coming soon into an original HBO series. SO when I saw a starter box set of A Game of Thrones for sale at Neutral Grounds, I plopped PHP 1,800.00 for the deck.

The rules are overwhelming. You don’t need to be familiar with the series to play nor understand the mechanics, but the artwork and familiarity to the backstory add the much appreciated visualization to the land of Westeros. I won’t discuss the rules — let Board Game Geek do it. And the Wikipedia page.

As for me .. well, photos!

There are some odd inconsistencies with character descriptions from the book vis a vis the artists depiction. Special note goes to Brienne of Tarth, Lord Varys Tyrion Lannister, and The Hound as the illustrations give more credit to enhancing their physical beauty than the actual description in the books. Nonetheless, a card game fit for 4 players.

By Jayvee Fernandez

Jayvee Fernandez is a tech enthusiast and sitting Techbology Editor for The Philippine STAR.

He is also an EAN certified SCUBA Diver and underwater photographer based in Metro Manila, Philippines. His photos and videos have appeared in various international and local publications including Random House Germany, Discovery Channel Canada, and CNN.

6 replies on “George R. R. Martin’s ‘A Game of Thrones’ Card Game”

I’ve played it as the Lannisters, its real fun but it may take a couple of hours to play a full game.

Is there local group who plays this regularly? I love the series. Can’t wait for the 5th book to come out.

i’ve been looking for one. it’s quite “easy” to find people who like the book but it takes a while to learn the game! i can’t wait for the HBO rendition.

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