The digital version of A Game of Thrones: The Board Game - a tabletop adaptation of George RR Martin’s A Song of Ice and Fire series - is now out on PC.
Set in the land of Westeros, A Game of Thrones: The Board Game sees players taking control of one of the six major houses that dominate the Seven Kingdoms. Able to choose from the crafty Lannisters, noble Starks, stoic Greyjoys, cunning Martells, gracious Tyrells or loyal Baratheons, players compete to see which house can come out on top and win the Iron Throne.
A new launch trailer released for the digital board game shows players instigating heated battles with their opponent’s troops, triggering alliances with rival houses and moving their units across a 3D representation of the Seven Kingdoms. Included in the A Game of Thrones: The Board Game app is a vassal system taken from the Mother of Dragons expansion - an addition to the tabletop version released in 2018 - that enables players in games featuring five players or fewer to command a neutral house alongside their main house.
In A Game of Thrones: The Board Game - Digital Edition, players will have the option of challenging each other to an online match or playing a solo game mode against several AI opponents.
The original A Game of Thrones: The Board Game also has players controlling a major house from the Seven Kingdoms in an effort to seize ownership of the Iron Throne. As in the video game version, A Game of Thrones: TBG enables players to move their troops across the board, sparking conflicts and forming alliances as they choose. Taking place over two stages - the planning phase and the action phase - the Second Edition of the game introduced elements of the A Clash of Kings and A Storm of Swords expansions into the core experience, such as ports and garrisons.
A Song of Ice and Fire is a series of fantasy novels written by George RR Martin that follows the epic story of Westeros and the Seven Kingdoms, as various figureheads and characters connected to major houses seek power, revenge, protection and more besides. The first entry - A Game of Thrones - was released in 1996, with the sixth book in the series, The Winds of Winter, yet to be released. A television adaptation of the novels called A Game of Thrones was first aired on HBO in 2011 and received eight seasons before finally ending in 2019.
The digital version of A Game of Thrones: TBG was developed by Dire Wolf, the company behind the video game versions of Root, Wingspan and Raiders of the North Sea, as well as the upcoming board game Dune: Imperium - which is based on the 2021 film directed by Denis Villeneuve.
A Game of Thrones: The Digital Edition is available on PC through the Steam store and is currently on sale for £12.79 ($16.53).