Court alliances and commence conquest on the go in the mobile version of A Game of Thrones: The Board Game - Digital Edition, which released earlier this week.
A Game of Thrones: The Board Game - Digital Edition, which was originally released for PCs late last year, launched on April 7th on both Android and iOS systems. The mobile version of the game allows for asynchronous play - meaning that players can take their turns across a much longer period of time - includes an offline solo mode and cross-platform multiplayer with players using the PC and Mac versions of the title.
The digital board game is an adaptation of the original tabletop game that sees three to six players competing against each other as rival houses in the world of Westeros. Based on the series of novels by George RR Martin - which has also been adapted into an Emmy Award winning television show that ran from 2011 to 2019 - A Game of Thrones: The Board Game enables players to take control of the Seven Kingdoms through a variety of different means.
Featuring digital depictions of the land of Westeros and its inhabitants, the video game presents players with the option of making alliances with each other - even if temporarily - or otherwise marshalling their forces against their opponents. Each round has players secretly choosing between their available actions, before resolving those decisions during the Action Phase. Should players have chosen to march into contested territory, then they’ll have to apply whatever strength they have to beat their opponent.
A Game of Thrones: The Board Game - Digital Edition was developed by Dire Wolf - the studio behind Clank! - and published by Asmodee Digital, the company responsible for several video game adaptations of tabletop titles such as Terraforming Mars, Gloomhaven, Scythe and the Ticket to Ride series.
A Dance with Dragons, a downloadable content pack based on the first expansion created for the tabletop original, was released alongside the mobile version of the game. The downloadable content switches the setting of the game to be more in line with the fifth book in the series, offering an alternate set-up for the different houses based on the events of A Dance with Dragons.
Instead of taking place over the usual 10 rounds, the digital expansion shortens the playtime of the fantasy game to just six rounds, thereby putting the players into a position that encourages bolder moves. A Dance with Dragons also introduces 64 new character cards into the game, replacing those previously included with each house.
The iOS version of A Game of Thrones: The Board Game is available for $9.99 (£7), whilst the Android version is priced at $8.99 (£6.99). A Dance with Dragons can be downloaded for $3.99 (£2) on iOS, $2.99 (£2) on Android and $4.99 (£3) on PC and Mac systems.