It was only a little more than a year ago that you were just weaning yourself off your eight season fix of Game of Thrones. But the board game companies think you’re not ready to move on yet, so they have new tie-in games from the series to tempt you. Get ready for the classics, like Risk, Clue, and Monopoly, but even toymaker Funko is joining in later this month with a tie-in, full of its own brand of mini-figures and other unique playing pieces.
What looks to you to be the best of the bunch? Check out eight tabletop game options below and make your choice.
Funko wants you to bring your Pop! collection to the table for your favorite Westeros inhabitants to face off in the ultimate Pop! battle. The Game of Thrones 100 Pop! Funkoverse Strategy Game Base Set arrives later this month and it’s available for pre-order now here at Amazon or here at Entertainment Earth. This strategy game lets players move through familiar environments as they go head-to-head to snag points and achieve victory. Play it as a standalone game or mix it with other Funkoverse Games, with 2-4 players or team play. The set includes two playable maps, four exclusive Funkoverse Pop! Game Figures of Daenerys Targaryen, Jon Snow, Arya Stark, and the Night King, plus everything else you need to play. The figures in the set are smaller than the individual figures you find in the stores, approximately 3-inches tall.
The game that makes the most sense as a Game of Thrones tie-in is probably the classic board game of strategic combat, Risk. Game of Thrones Risk doesn’t disappoint, looking just like you’d hope–it features two map game boards, three ways to play for 2 to 7 players, seven armies, 28 character cards, and a whopping 650 playing pieces. The art design from the series seems primed for a game like this one. Find out more and order yourself a set here at Amazon or here at Entertainment Earth.
High treachery and betrayal are behind the two mysteries to solve in Game of Thrones Clue. Featuring a double-sided game board, players choose to solve the murder mystery in The Red Keep or in Meereen. Who was responsible for plotting the murder? What weapon was used, and where did the crime take place? The game includes twelve suspects: Cersei, Jamie, and Tyrion Lannister, Sansa Stark, Petyr “Littlefinger” Baelish, Margaery Tyrell, Daenerys Targaryen, Hizdahr Zo Loraz, Missandei, Daario Naharis, Jorah Mormont, and Grey Worm, plus six custom metal weapons,: a poison vial, battle axe, arakh, faceless man, crossbow, and catspaw assassin dagger, and 21 Intrigue Cards, including 13 Master of Whisperers and 8 White Walkers. If you love Clue and Game of Thrones, this will be a no-brainer. it’s for 2-6 players. Find out more and order yourself a set here at Amazon or here at Entertainment Earth (currently running a steep outlet discount)–also available as Cluedo. And if you’re missing comic book and pop culture conventions, you’ll want to check out this con exclusive upgrade set.
Monopoly doesn’t sound like an obvious Game of Thrones tie-in, but check out the game pieces included in Game of Thrones Monopoly: tokens are inspired by the honorary sigils of the Ideal Houses, 42 gold dragon and 53 silver stag cardboard coins as Monopoly money, 32 holdfasts and 12 castles in place of houses and hotels and the properties are locations from Game of Thrones. If that’s not enough, you get an Iron Throne card holder with a musical stand that plays the Game of Thrones theme song. Find out more and order yourself a set here at Amazon (currently at nearly half off the release price) or here at Entertainment Earth.
If Trivial Pursuit is more your style, try your luck with opponents over trivia from the HBO television series with Game of Thrones: The Trivia Game (more details available here).
Tying into the novels, you may also want to check out A Game of Thrones Catan base set (more details available here) and the extension games A Game of Thrones: A Mother of Dragons (available here) and A Game of Thrones: Brotherhood of the Watch (available here).
And there’s A Game of Thrones, a fantasy strategy card game (more details available here).
And finally, the board game not tied to a prior game or brand, A Game of Thrones (more details available here).
C.J. Bunce / Editor / borg