The final season of Game of Thrones comes out next month, making April a very bittersweet month as the series comes to a close. To celebrate (and allow us to continue pretending to be in that world), HBO has teamed up with creators Dire Wolf Digital to bring us a new tabletop game based on the TV series called Game of Thrones: Oathbreaker.
Coming just in time for the final season, Oathbreaker is described as a game of intrigue and betrayal. It will allow us all to live the fantasy of taking over the throne, or just messing things up for the fun of things. I shall definitely be playing as Tyrion, for I drink and I know things. Well, I drink, so I’m halfway there.
The synopsis from the official site reads as follows:
“Game of Thrones: Oathbreaker is a game of deception and social deduction. One player assumes the role of King or Queen, while the others represent the great Lords and Ladies of the Houses of Westeros. Some are loyalists who want order in the realm. Others are conspirators, seeking to undermine the throne. And all of them have a secret agenda of their own. Who is truly loyal, and who is simply hungry for power, honor, and coin? It’s up to the King to figure out before it’s too late.
Lavishly illustrated with photos from the original HBO series, Game of Thrones: Oathbreaker captures all of the intrigue and drama of Westeros in a game that’s fast, fun and strategic. Play as any of 12 unique characters as you connive and scheme your way to victory!”
Game of Thrones: Oathbreaker releases Spring this year retailing at $35. Played with 5-8 people (age 14+), each game should last approximately 30-45 minutes. The game sounds interesting and surely won’t cause too many arguments between friends and family as they try to stab each other in the back.
What do you guys think? Are you excited to give it a try or are you just going to let Monopoly remain the cause of family arguments? I look forward to it myself and I for one will make every other player bend the knee when I win. Long live the King, long live me.
Steve is the resident Englishman, just don’t hold that against him. He’s been playing games for the best part of 3 decades and will continue to do so for as long as his thumbs hold up. When they no longer work, he’ll still find a way to play Resident Evil 2. Lover of most things nerdy Steve also likes sports. Go sports!