Fantasy Flight Games Announces New HBO Version of Game of Thrones LCG

Posted: September 6, 2012 in Uncategorized

From their web site…

HBO’s critically acclaimed Game of Thrones® television series has introduced millions to the world of Westeros, where summers span decades and winters can last a lifetime. Based on George R.R. Martin’s beloved fantasy novels A Song of Ice and Fire, Game of Thrones chronicles the epic struggles between the Great Houses of Westeros as they vie for control of the Iron Throne.

Now fans of the show can give new life to their favorite characters and schemes. Fantasy Flight Games is proud to announce the upcoming release of Game of Thrones: The Card Game, a two-player card game of intrigue, betrayals, and battles.

Stark and Lannister Vie for Dominance

“The wolf and the lion will be at each other’s throats. We will be at war soon, my friend.”
    –Lord Varys

From the scheming south and the savage eastern lands, to the frozen north and the ancient Wall that protects the realm from the darkness beyond, two powerful families engage in a deadly cat-and-mouse game for control of the Seven Kingdoms of Westeros.

Game of Thrones: The Card Game lets two players choose their house and experience their own battles between House Stark and House Lannister.

Eddard Stark fought alongside his friend Robert Baratheon to overthrow Aerys Targaryen, The Mad King, from the Iron Throne. After the war, Eddard returned to the North, to rule in Winterfell as the Warden of the North. The Stark sigil is a grey direwolf on an ice-white field, and their House words are Winter is Coming.

The Lannisters are the wealthiest family in Westeros. When The Mad King was deposed and Robert Baratheon took the Iron Throne, he married Cersei Lannister. As Robert relies more and more upon the counsel of his friend, Eddard Stark, Cersei and the Lannisters take steps to ensure that they will keep the power they have earned. Their sigil is a golden lion upon a crimson field, and their words are Hear Me Roar!

As betrayal, lust, intrigue, and supernatural forces shake the four corners of the Kingdoms, the bloody struggle for the Iron Throne will have unforeseen and far-reaching consequences. Game of Thrones follows kings, queens, knights, renegades, liars, thieves, and noblemen as they play a deadly game for power.

The number one question that people have about the game is whether or not it is compatible with the current Game of Thrones LCG.  Fantasy Flight says…

Though the fundamental mechanics of both Game of Thrones: The Card Game and A Game of Thrones: The Card Game are identical, the two games are not compatible, nor are Game of Thrones: The Card Game cards legal for LCG tournament play. The two-player Game of Thrones features photographs and artwork from the television series. Its simplified, streamlined rules and fixed decks are meant to help players dive into new intrigues and battles as quickly as possible and make it an ideal, accessible game for fans of the HBO series.

In the A Game of Thrones LCG, players construct their own decks and vie for the Iron Throne in a world of even more deception, intrigue, and infamy. Additional keywords, mechanics, and hundreds of new characters permit players unprecedented freedom to imagine their own bids for the Seven Kingdoms of Westeros.

Find out more about the game at the FFG website!

from GameSalute.com http://www.GameSalute.com/?p=32899

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