Game of Thrones has been a very successful franchise, with the show’s popularity leading to the spawn of a lot of made-for-fans material. As such, good old-time-y card and board games don’t seem to have been left out. Fantasy Flight Games released Game of Thrones : Hand of the King card game back in August. It’s a card game where Lord Varys is the central character, and his card is used to gain power over houses of Westeros, to ultimately win.
CNET has now reviewed Game of Thrones : Hand of the King, and explained it in a video. Watch the video, below :
While describing the game, CNET says :
“It’s a tabletop game that works a bit like a competitive sliding puzzle. You and your opponents/co-workers/ex-friends move the Varys tile around a 6×6 grid, scooping up family members belonging to the Great Houses of Westeros. Whoever has the most members of a given House controls it, and whoever controls the most Houses wins.
If it sounds really easy to play, that’s because it is. It’s also diabolical once you start making short-lived alliances, moving to block your opponents and thinking as many moves ahead as you can without losing the plot completely.”
We won’t lie, the game looks really fun. Game of Thrones : Hand of the King costs about $12.95 in the United States, over at Fantasy Flight Games, and sounds like the perfect gift this holiday season. If you’re looking for something else Game of Thrones themed, you can also check out A Game of Thrones : The Card Game, and many more, over at Fantasy Flight Games.
We will be ordering our set of Hand of the King, right away! Do you want to play this game as much as we do? Tell us in the comments, below!