When you play the game of thrones, you win or you die. Or you just reset the game board and play again.
A Song of Ice and Fire: Tabletop Miniatures Game adapts George R.R. Martin’s enormously popular series of novels into a game you can play at home. Using the books as a springboard, players participate in their own bloody struggles for control of the Seven Kingdoms.
The initial game which heads to Kickstarter later this year, with a retail release set for 2018 specifically focuses on the tension between the Stark and Lannister families. Expansions are common with miniatures games like these, so expect the game to introduce the other houses of Westeros over time.
A Song of Ice and Fire is in the hands of CMON Limited. The miniature and board games publisher has seen lots of success with past Kickstarter efforts, such as Arcadia Quest, Zombicide and Massive Darkness.
The most recent Zombicide expansion picked up more than $4 million on Kickstarter. I wouldn’t be surprised to see A Song of Ice and Fire sail right past that, given the series smash-hit success on HBO and CMON’s impressive Kickstarter rsum.
There’s not a lot of info so far on how the game plays or what the figurines crafted by Dark Sword Miniatures look like. An excerpt from CMON’s announcement unveils a handful of details:
Battles can range from large-scale wars with hundreds of miniatures, to simple skirmishes between a few units without complicating the elegantly designed rules. The game features several unique systems, including alternating activations that keep the players engaged; a Rank System that changes a units capabilities as the battle rages on; a Tactics System that provides strategic powers fueled by a finite resource each round; and, most importantly, the iconic Heroes, such as Robb Stark and Jaime Lannister, that can change the course of war both on and off the battlefield.
Expect more on all of that when the Kickstarter surfaces, likely over the summer.
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