A Game of Thrones: Second Edition (card game)
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|Designers||Christian T. Petersen, Eric M. Lang, Nate W.S. French, Damon Stone|
|Publishers||Fantasy Flight Games|
|Setup time||< 5 minutes|
|Playing time||1 - 2 hours|
|Age range||14 and up|
|Skills required||Card playing|
|1 Game can also be multiplayer or in teams.|
A Game of Thrones: The Card Game Second Edition (or AGoT, for short) is a Living Card Game (LCG) produced by Fantasy Flight Games. It is based on A Song of Ice and Fire, a series of novels written by George R. R. Martin. The second edition of this LCG, it is not backwards compatible with the first edition that preceded it.
In the game, players assume the leadership of one of the great houses of Westeros vying for control of King's Landing and the Iron Throne. To accomplish this, players launch military attacks against their opponents, undermine their opponents’ plans with intrigues of their own, and make power plays to win the support of the realm.
The game was praised that its "presentation is very strong [...] while the presence of a separate reference book makes the main rule book manageable for new players [...] The text on some cards could be clearer, such as when a card may be played on a character controlled by an opponent" Other reviews criticized two-player options noting that it "is at its best with four" yet others praised that "the game really shines is in its attention to the flavor, theme, and atmosphere of the stories that inspired it—not just in terms of its lavish artwork, but in the way it captures the essence of the series in its core mechanics." The game's Core Set was nominated for the 2015 Golden Geek as both Best Card Game and Best 2-Player Board Game.
The game is played in a phases with each player interacting during a phase. From the official rules:
A Game of Thrones: The Card Game can be played by two or more players. A two-player game uses the joust format, while a game with three or more players uses the melee format.
In the game, each player plays as one of eight great factions vying to influence and control the Iron Throne and gain power in Westeros. Each player controls two decks: a draw deck that provides the forces a player’s faction has at its command each round, and a special plot deck that is used to develop and manage a long term strategy.
Over the course of the game the players engage one another in military, intrigue, and political conflicts, until a single player emerges victorious. The first player to amass 15 power wins the game.
Sets and expansions
|A Game of Thrones : Second Edition (Core Set)||October 2015|
|Wolves of the North||April 2016|
|Lions of Casterly Rock||November 2016|
|Watchers on the Wall||April 2017|
|House of Thorns||October 2017|
|Sands of Dorne||March 2018|
|Kings of the Isles||December 2018|
|Fury of the Storm||May 2019|
|Cycle||Chapter Pack||Release Date|
|Westeros Cycle||Taking the Black||December 2015|
|Road to Winterfell||January 2016|
|The King's Peace||February 2016|
|No Middle Ground||March 2016|
|Calm Over Westeros||April 2016|
|True Steel||May 2016|
|War of the Five Kings Cycle||Across the Seven Kingdoms||July 2016|
|Called to Arms||August 2016|
|For Family Honor||October 2016|
|There is My Claim||November 2016|
|Ghosts of Harrenhal||January 2017|
|Tyrion's Chain||February 2017|
|Blood and Gold Cycle||All Men are Fools||March 2017|
|Guarding the Realm||May 2017|
|The Fall of Astapor||June 2017|
|The Red Wedding||July 2017|
|Oberyn's Revenge||August 2017|
|The Brotherhood Without Banners||September 2017|
|Flight of Crows Cycle||The Archmaester's Key||November 2017|
|Journey to Oldtown||December 2017|
|Favor of the Old Gods||February 2018|
|The Faith Militant||April 2018|
|Someone Always Tells||May 2018|
|Dance of Shadows Cycle||The Shadow City||June 2018|
|The March on Winterfell||July 2018|
|Streets of King's Landing||August 2018|
|Music of Dragons||September 2018|
|In Daznak's Pit||October 2018|
|Daggers in the Dark||November 2018|
|King's Landing Cycle||At the Gates||April 2019|
|City of Secrets||June 2019|
|Pit of Snakes||July 2019|
|Beneath the Red Keep||July 2019|
|The Blackwater||August 2019|
|Long May He Reign||September 2019|
|Premium Packs||The Things We Do for Love||January 2020|
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