A Song of Ice & Fire: The Tabletop Miniatures Game All ‘Game of Thrones’ Fans Need In Their Lives!
At a time when there’s way too much power in the hands of politicians who should never even be there in the first place, here’s your chance to leave the woes on our newsfeeds behind for a while and put yourself in a position of control.
The makers of ‘A Song of Ice & Fire: Tabletop Miniatures Game’ are giving you the chance to decide the fate of Westeros, and feel like at least some things are in the control of sane, rational people.
This new ‘Game of Thrones’-themed game has launched on Kickstarter, and with just a few days left in its campaign, it’s already raised over US$1,000,000 and smashed its goal of US$300,000.
Designed for two or more players, with 148 detailed miniature character pieces (each around 32mm high), it puts you in the position as commander of one of the great families of Westeros. Lead either the Starks (headed by Robb Stark and Lord Greatjon Umber) or the Lannisters (led by Ser Jaime Lannister and ‘The Mountain’ Ser Gregor Clegane) into battle as House Lannister prepares to bring the Direwolves to heel. The miniatures are based off original art created for the game under the direct supervision of George R.R. Martin himself, to ensure authenticity for fans.
It’s an intriguing game that merges politics, strategy and tactics. You control regiments of infantry and cavalry, strategically positioning your units across the ‘battlefield’. It features five different game modes, each with its own distinct theme and rules of play. There’s ‘The Winds of Winter’, ‘A Feast For Crows’, ‘A Storm of Swords’, ‘A Clash of Kings’ and ‘A Game of Thrones’.
Using elements of deception, bluffing, and featuring the ability to control political hotspots, mount an unexpected siege, and instil dread in the living, it’s like real life politics, only without the Twitter threats and rants.
For Game of Thrones fans, it’s an opportunity to become immersed in the continent of Westeros, and pretend the known world doesn’t exist. Sounds good to me!