With so many different Game of Thrones board games to choose from, plus all the expansions, it can be a bit difficult to pick the best. Games include such favourites as the A Game of Thrones: The Board Game, Risk, The Card Game and even Monopoly.
We’ve ranked the games and expansions from best to worst based on their review score found on BoardGameGeek. Please let us know what you think in the comment section below.
1. Best: A Game of Thrones: The Board Game (Second Edition)
The second edition A Game of Thrones: The Board Game is far and away the best rated of all the Game of Thrones board games. If you’ve never played before, here’s a brief description:
King Robert Baratheon is dead, and the lands of Westeros brace for battle. Can you claim the Iron Throne? Designed for ages 14 and up, A Game of Thrones: The Board Game Second Edition is a classic game of warfare, diplomacy, and intrigue for three to six players.
Taking control of the well-known characters from George R.R. Martin’s beloved fantasy series, players must fight for dominance of the realm. Will you take power through force, coerce your way onto the throne with persuasive speeches, or rally the townsfolk to your side?
With opportunities for strategic planning, masterful diplomacy, and clever card play, this game gives you a host of ways to spread your influence over Westeros.
This board game includes clear, detailed rules to guide you through setup and gameplay. Play begins when each person receives an army of footmen, knights, siege engines and ship units as well as a set of order tokens and other necessary components.
Each player also receives a deck of unique house cards, which represent important characters from A Song of Ice and Fire and are used as leaders in battles against rival houses.
Other editions: A Game Of Thrones (First Edition)
A Game of Thrones: The Board Game Expansions
If enjoy playing either edition of the board game, you might also be interested in the following expansions. Please pay attention to the edition of the game the expansion is for, since they won’t always work properly with the other edition.
Expansions (Second Edition):
Expansions (First Edition):
2. A Game of Thrones: The Card Game (Second Edition)
The second edition of the A Game of Thrones: The Card Game is second best rated Game of Thrones related to the Game of Thrones universe. Here’s what it’s all about:
The second edition of A Game of Thrones: The Card Game is a Living Card Game of deadly battles, cunning intrigues, and the struggle for power.
In the game, two to six players take command of the factions of Westeros and fight to claim the Iron Throne, using the iconic characters of George R.R. Martin’s A Song of Ice and Fire.
Every turn, you hatch a new plot, then attack your foes in three types of deadly challenges. Whether you play a head-to-head joust or a multiplayer melee, your struggles span the field of battle, cunning intrigues, and political machinations.
Call your banners and battle for the Iron Throne!
Other editions: A Game of Thrones: The Card Game (First Edition)
A Game of Thrones: The Card Game Expansion & Chapter Packs
Both editions of The Card Game have a lot of expansion and chapter packs. Please make sure you pay attention to which version of the card game you have before buying any.
Expansions (Second Edition):
- Taking the Black
- The Road to Winterfell
- The King’s Peace
- No Middle Ground
- Wolves of the North
- Calm over Westeros
- True Steel
Expansions (Second Edition):
- Princes of the Sun
- Kings of the Sea
- Lords of Winter
- Queen of Dragons
- Kings of the Storm
- Lions of the Rock
- Refugees of War
- Ancient Enemies
- A Song of Summer
- Sacred Bonds
- The Winds of Winter
- The War of Five Kings
- The Battle of Ruby Ford
- City of Secrets
- Wolves of the North
- Secrets and Spies
- Scattered Armies
- Mountains of the Moon
- Tales from the Red Keep
- Rituals of R’hllor
- The Tower of the Hand
- Epic Battles
- Return of the Others
- A Change of Seasons
- The Battle of Blackwater Bay
- The Raven’s Song
- Calling the Banners
- Beyond the Wall
- Illyrio’s Gift
- A King in the North
- A Sword in the Darkness
- Gates of the Citadel
- A Time of Trials
- The Wildling Horde
- Of Snakes and Sand
- Forging the Chain
- A Song of Silence
- Where Loyalty Lies
- Dreadfort Betrayal
- Chasing Dragons
- Reach of the Kraken
- Valar Dohaeris
- The Isle of Ravens
- The Grand Melee
- The House of Black and White
- Valar Morghulis
- Tourney for the Hand
- Called by the Conclave
- A Poisoned Spear
- Trial by Combat
- Here to Serve
- Mask of the Archmaester
- On Dangerous Grounds
- A Harsh Mistress
- A Roll of the Dice
- The Great Fleet
- A Turn of the Tide
- The Pirates of Lys
- A Journey’s End
- The Captain’s Command
- The Banners Gather
- Fire and Ice
- The Kingsguard
- The Horn That Wakes
- Forgotten Fellowship
- A Hidden Agenda
- Spoils of War
- The Champion’s Purse
- Fire Made Flesh
- Ancestral Home
- The Prize of the North
- A Dire Message
- Secrets and Schemes
- A Deadly Game
- The Valemen
- A Time for Wolves
- House of Talons
- The Blue Is Calling
3. Risk: Game of Thrones Board Game
The special Game of Thrones edition of Risk is the 3rd highest rated Game of Thrones board game out there. Here’s the description:
Game of Thrones RISK, based on the epic HBO series, features two ways to play, including factions of noble Houses vying for control of Westeros during the time of The War of the Five Kings, as well as Daenerys Targaryen’s rise to power in Essos.
4. Game of Thrones: Westeros Intrigue
Coming in at number 4 is Game of Thrones: Westeros Intrigue described as:
Plot and scheme your way to the Iron Throne in Game of Thrones: Westeros Intrigue, a fast-paced card game for two to six players based on HBO’s Game of Thrones TV series. In this game, you manipulate iconic characters by playing character cards.
If your conspiracy can influence characters longer and more effectively than your opponents, you get closer to becoming the new power behind the Iron Throne. If your opponents can outwit you, however, you lose the round and take penalty points.
Played over a series of rounds, Game of Thrones: Westeros Intrigue offers fast fun for all ages. Prepare to intrigue and backstab your way to the Iron Throne!
5. Monopoly: Game of Thrones Collector’s Edition
A special Game of Thrones edition of Monopoly just squeaks into the top 5. It is described as:
The MONOPOLY: Game of Thrones Collector’s Edition Game will transport fans into a world of intrigue, valor, and betrayal. After all, when you play the MONOPOLY: Game of Thrones Collector’s Edition Game you win, or you go bankrupt!
- Custom Game Board Featuring Westeros awaits your rule
- 6 oversized, hand sculpted tokens elegantly cast in zinc. Includes: Crown, Direwolf, Dragon Egg, The Iron Throne, Three-Eyed Raven and White Walker – Game of Thrones MONOPOLY money features the symbols of Westeros and Essos.
- The traditional MONOPOLY “Chance” and “Community Chest” cards are transformed into “Valar Morghulis” and “The Iron Throne” cards and include directives both fair and foul.
- Traditional Houses and Hotels are transformed into Custom Villages and Keeps.
- Fans will enjoy opening the elegant black linen paper wrapped box with silver foil-stamped house sigils including Lannister, Stark, Targaryen, and Baratheon.
- Game of Thrones art covers the inside of the box and a custom tray holds each game piece and an elegant, rolled scroll secured with a ribbon contains the rules.
6. Game of Thrones: The Trivia Game
Finally, we have the Game of Thrones: The Trivia Game:
In the game of thrones, knowledge is as powerful a weapon as Valyrian steel or dragons fire. Without wielding swords, ambitious characters including Tyrion Lannister, Petyr Baelish, and Olenna Tyrell successfully navigate deadly political upheavals and wars.
What you know will likely benefit you and even cripple your opponents but, in the words of Petyr Baelish, “what we don’t know is what usually gets us killed.”
Game of Thrones: The Trivia Game lets you use your knowledge to compete for the Iron Throne. You and your friends answer questions about the first four seasons of the hit HBO series in order to conquer key locations in Westeros.
Whoever controls the most locations in the Seven Kingdoms wins! Choose more difficult questions to immediately gain more control over a location, accumulate resources to earn the favor of iconic characters, and cunningly make and break alliances with other players.
Questions are organized by season to ensure that your game is free from spoilers. With over 1,200 questions included, you are certain to find fresh challenges and learn new details about Westeros with every game.
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