Best Game of Thrones Board Games

There are 13 different Game of Thrones board games in this article. Some are variation of a known game like, Game of Thrones Monopoly, Risk, Clue, etc. Other are standalone board games with their own set of rules and content. In addition, there are different editions and expansion packs. Our aim is to help you compare between all of them and find the one that best suits you.

So, how should you read this page?

You can jump straight to the comparison table, but we suggest you will read at least this intro so you will know how this content should serve you.

We will take a wild guess and say you came across this page because you are a GoT fan and looking for a Game of Thrones board game for yourself or for someone. You might even be a board game enthusiastic that is looking for a twist on his/her board game night. Whatever it is, we have the answer for you.

We do not attempt to cover each board game set of rules because it will take away some of the fun. Instead, we try to provide some guidance to help you choose the best Game of Thrones board game of you. Some of the parameters we cover are simple like, number of players, minimum age, etc. Complexity has five levels: very simple, simple, medium, complex and very complex. We use review score from Amazon and from BoardGameGeek (we will address BoardGameGeek as BGG in short). As for the price range, Game of Thrones are generally not cheap. In addition, prices change constantly. Therefore, we divided it to three levels. Cheap: Less than $20. Affordable: Between $20-$50. Expensive: Above: $50. Note: some of the games will say affordable although it’s a few bucks above $50.

A special note regarding the order of the board games in this review. We consider a taste in board games to be subjective. Meaning, while someone consider a game to be good, another can think it is mediocre at best. Therefore, the order of the games in this review doesn’t carry much significant. You can visit the table below to see the ranking of the games based on Amazon reviews or BGG (BoardGameGeek) score.

Most of all, enjoy!

A Game of Thrones: The Board Game

Game of Thrones The Board Game 1

Year released: 2011
Minimum age: 
14+
Number of players: 3-6
Gameplay length: 2-4 hours
Complexity level: Complex
Amazon review score: 4.3
BGG score: 7.7
Price range: Affordable

This is the most popular Game of Thrones board game (as you can tell from its name “The Board Game”). It got high review score in BGG but it is also the most complex one. While many board games have an instruction/rules page, this one has a 28 pages book. In a high level, you start as one of the houses and your goal is to conquer the seven kingdoms of Westeros. The concept of the gameplay is similar to the game Risk. While the game was designed to 3-6 players, it is less recommended to play with less than 4 players and the game is most fun with 6.

This is the second edition of the game. The first edition was released on 2003 (yes, before the show was aired on HBO).

There are 3 expansions to this board game: 

A Dance with Dragons expansion (2012) is the first expansion to the Game of Thrones 2nd edition board game. It recasts the intrigues that take place in the time frame of A Dance with Dragons. The expansion is suitable for 6 expert players and consists of forty-two alternate House cards and an alternate setup to reflect each House’s position in Westeros.

A Feast for Crows expansion (2013) is the second expansion made for four-players which adds house cards for House Arryn and introduce a deck of Objective cards and Special Objective cards that alter the way players score Victory Points.

Mother of Dragons expansion (2018) includes a side board of the Free Cities of Essos and an overlay of the Eyrie. It also includes new characters and mechanics for House Targaryen and House Arryn.

Game of Thrones The Card Game

Year released: 2015
Minimum age: 
14+
Number of players: 2-4
Gameplay length: 1-2 hours
Complexity level: Complex
Amazon review score: 4.2
BGG score: 7.7
Price range: Affordable

This is the second edition of the Game of Thrones: The Card Game. It is one of the two most popular, highest rated Game of Thrones board games. In this game, which played best by 2 players, each player receive two decks of cards, a draw deck and a plot deck. With those two decks, the battle of the players will unfold.

This card game is what know by Fantasy Flight as a “Living Card Game”. This means that there is a starter box set and cards are added on a regular basis. The first edition of the game included over 80 (!) expansion packages. This second edition includes 6 deluxe expansions and over 40 standard expansion packages. So make no mistake, while the starter box set of Game of Thrones is affordable, collecting the expansions can end up being quite expensive. 

The game is designed for 2-4 players but it is more recommended to have 2 players.

Game of Thrones Hand of the King

Year released: 2015
Minimum age: 
14+
Number of players: 2-4
Gameplay length: 15-30 min
Complexity level: Very simple
Amazon review score: 4.5
BGG score: 6.8
Price range: Cheap

The Game of Thrones: Hand of the King is a relatively new game. It is high paced and considered very easy to learn. In this game you attempt to gain the support of the houses in order to win the Iron Throne. The key play of the game is the Varys card which each player moves to his desired direction and by doing so, gets the support of the characters he passed in that direction. 

This card game doesn’t have much in common with the books or the show but its fast speed and easy to learn rules makes it a fun game to play. 

Game of Thrones The Iron Throne

Year released: 2016
Minimum age: 
18+
Number of players: 3-5
Gameplay length: 30-60 min
Complexity level: Medium
Amazon review score: 3.9
BGG score: 6.9
Price range: Affordable

The board game Game of Throne: The Iron Throne is a strategic, diplomacy game that has its gaming system developed based on a legendary game called “Cosmic Encounter”.  In this game, you will have to lie, steal, bride and cheat in order to win the iron throne. You can form an alliance and betray your allied if you think it will serve your purpose. Each turn is centered around two players. The outcome of this encounter will unfold the gameplay. The noble houses in this game were made with characteristics that attempted to match the show/books. For example, the cards of house Stark are more strategic, Baratheon are less predictable, etc. 

While the game is designed for 3-5 players, it is less recommended for 3 player (because 2 players can team up against the third) and more recommended with 5 players. 

The game has one expansion “Game of Thrones: The Iron Throne – The Wars to Come” (2017), which allow the number of players to go up to 7 and makes the gameplay even better. 

Risk Game of Thrones

Year released: 2015
Minimum age: 
18+
Number of players: 2-7
Gameplay length: 2-4 hours
Complexity level: Medium
Amazon review score: 3.5
BGG score: 6.9
Price range: Affordable

This game is basically the famous strategic Risk game with some minor adaptations to the Game of Thrones. It includes two board maps for Westeros and Essos. The army pieces are shaped based on the noble houses and the cards represents the houses as well. There are 2 different ways to play this Risk: Game of Throne. The Skirmish mode which is very similar to the original Risk Game. And the Dominion, which includes another level of strategy with Maester cards, objectives and more. 

The game can be played with either one of the two board maps or even with both of them simultaneously. It is suitable for 2-7 players and most enjoyable with 4 players.

Clue Game of Thrones

Year released: 2016
Minimum age: 
18+
Number of players: 2-6
Gameplay length: 30-60 min
Complexity level: Simple
Amazon review score: 4.2
BGG score: 6.6
Price range: Affordable

Another variation of a classic and famous board game. Clue: Game of Thrones. This variation of clue includes double sided map so you can choose to solve your murder mystery in The Red Keep or in Meereen. As in any Clue game, you will need to figure out the who, what and where. Who plotted the murder? What weapon was used and where did the crime take place? The game includes 12 suspects, characters from the Game of Thrones show. The game is player best with 4 players and is easy to learn. However, it relation to the Game of Thrones show/books is very thin.

Game of Thrones The Trivia Game

Year released: 2016
Minimum age: 
18+
Number of players: 2-4
Gameplay length: 30-60 min
Complexity level: Very simple
Amazon review score: 4.2
BGG score: 6.1
Price range: Affordable

The Game of Thrones: The Trivia Game is not a simple, straight forward trivia game. Unlike most other trivia games where you just win points for a correct answer, this board game includes another dimension of strategic thinking. Answering a question correctly can provide you with a useful resource. The resource can be a sword, gold, etc. You can use those resources to win over a character.  Answering right answers and winning over characters is how you conquer more ground in your way to rule the Seven Kingdoms of Westeros. 

GoT: The Trivia Game is very easy to learn and works best with 4 players. There are 1,200 questions from seasons 1-4. One thing for sure, an expansion pack is way over due. 

One thing to consider about this game is that after you play it a few times, it’s easier for you to answer questions which make the questions a little pointless. 

Monopoly Game of Thrones Collectors Edition map

Year released: 2015
Minimum age: 
18+
Number of players: 2-6
Gameplay length: 1-2 hours
Complexity level: Very simple
Amazon review score: 4.6
BGG score: 5.8
Price range: Affordable

Probably the most popular board game ever. Who doesn’t know the rules of Monopoly. Roll the dice, buy a property, collect $100, go to jail and more and more. 

Everything in Monopoly: Game of Thrones Collector’s Edition was customized to reflect the Game of Thrones experience. That includes: the tokens that are shaped like dragon egg, three-eyed raven, white walker, direwolf etc. The money that has imprints of the noble houses. The cards that include famous quotes from Game of Thrones. And the board game map with the locations and images from the show.

However, if you are a Game of Thrones fan, this is pretty much where the relation to the show/books ends. Everything else is pure Monopoly. Fun and simple to learn for a nice pastime with family and/or friends.

Game of Thrones Westeros Intrigue

Year released: 2014
Minimum age:
8+
Number of players: 3-6
Gameplay length: 15-30 min
Complexity level: Very simple
Amazon review score: 3.8
BGG score: 5.3
Price range: Cheap

We should start off by saying that Game of Thrones: Westeros Intrigue, has practically nothing to do with the Game of Thrones show or books. True, there are images of characters like Daenerys, Jon Snow, Ned Stark, etc. and even an image of the iron throne. But those could be easily replaced with images of vegetables, furniture or anything else. The game is basically about matching colors and counting. On each turn, each player places cards on the table, building a pyramid of cards, placing cards next to any other card as long as they don’t exceed the card limit for that row, or placing a card of a certain color above any other card of the same color. If you can’t place a card, you’re out. 

It is very simple to learn and therefore, suitable for kids as young as 8. If for some unknown reason you have a 8 years old who is a fan of the show (can’t really see how), go ahead and buy this game. If you are looking for something with a little more Game of Thrones connection, please, do yourself a favor and get something else.

What Do You Meme Game of Thrones

Year released: 2018
Minimum age: 
17+
Number of players: 3-20
Gameplay length: 30-90 min
Complexity level: Very simple
Amazon review score: 3.6
BGG score: N/A
Price range: Cheap

This is not exactly a Game of Thrones board game. Actually, it is not even a real board game. What Do You Meme? Game of Thrones Photo Expansion Pack is an expansion to the very popular and high rated What Do You Meme? core game and cannot be played without it. It includes 75 photo cards. The game itself is made for adults players and very easy to learn as it has basically one rule. Pair a caption card with a photo card to create the funniest meme.

Catan – Brotherhood of the Watch

Year released: 2017
Minimum age: 
14+
Number of players: 3-4
Gameplay length: 60-80 min
Complexity level: Simple
Amazon review score: 4.6
BGG score: 7.2
Price range: Cheap

This game, Catan – Brotherhood of the Watch, is a variation of the known board game: Catan. Many modifications were done to the game board and gameplay to reflect elements from the Song of Ice and Fire. The objective of the game is to become the new load commander of the night’s watch. The game has several phases as you progress. Initially you collect resources like lumber, wool, grain, etc. Then you trade resources with other players to strengthen your hold, buy development cards, recruit units, etc. 

While the gameplay may seem complex at first, it is not difficult to grasp and players usually define it as an easy to learn game. 

There is an expansion to this game called “5-6 player extension” (2018), that unsurprisingly, increase the number of players from 3-4 to 5-6 and includes other challenges. 

Game of Thrones Monopoly Box

Year released: 2019
Minimum age: 
18+
Number of players: 2-6
Gameplay length: 1-2 hours
Complexity level: Simple
Amazon review score: N/A
BGG score: N/A
Price range: Affordable

As a preparation to the eight and final season to Game of Thrones, HBO teamed up with Hasbro Gaming to create this Monopoly: Game of Thrones. The board game is expected to be released on January 2019 so we don’t know exactly how it will be different from the other Game of Thrones Monopoly game that is already mentioned above. One thing we do know, it will have have for the first time a music component incorporated into the board to please the Game of Thrones theme song. Nice!

A Song of Ice Fire Tabletop Miniatures Game

Year released: 2018
Minimum age: 
14+
Number of players: 2
Gameplay length: 60-90 min
Complexity level: Medium
Amazon review score: 4.7
BGG score: 8.4
Price range: Expensive

Closing the list of Game of Thrones game boards is a game that breaks standards in every way of this category. From its name: “A Song of Ice & Fire: Tabletop Miniatures Game – Stark vs Lannisters Starter Set”. Its price, over $100 for the starter set. But most of all, the reviews it gets. Amazon rating and BGG rating don’t always agree on a score. However, when it comes to this game, there is a consensus. This game has the highest rating on both. Amazon buyers rated it at 4.7 and BGG users rated it at 8.4. 

The game is a strategic military game which is not too difficult to understand but takes time to master. It consists with units, cards, layouts, dice and more. Other than the starter set, there are 17 different expansions. You obviously don’t need all of them in order to play unless you choose to become a collector.  Just choose the army you prefer playing the most. 

With a price tag of $100 for the starter set and $20-$30 for the expansion package, you are looking at not a cheap board game. Still, A Song of Ice & Fire: Tabletop Miniatures Game, is something we can definitely recommend if you are a Game of Thrones board game fan.

Game of Thrones: Oathbreaker

Oathbreaker the Game - Box

Year released: 2019
Minimum age: 
12+
Number of players: 5-8
Gameplay length: 30-45 mins
Complexity level: N/A
Amazon review score: N/A
BGG score: N/A
Price range: Affordable

This is a new addition to this page. Game of Thrones: Oathbreaker – the game, is a new game in the Game of Thrones board game selection. It is currently available but there are not enough reviews to provide average review score. 

According to the game developers, Game of Thrones: Oathbreaker is a game of intrigue and betrayal. Design for 5 to 8 players over the age of 12. One player becomes the king or queen while the rest are the nobles of the Seven Kingdoms of Westeros. Each noble/player chooses his path and whether he/she wants to stay loyal to the king/queen or to conspire to overthrow them. The king/queen on the other hand, can offer rewards or punishments to the other players following their actions. 

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