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Anatoli23 Jun 2014 8:40 a.m. PST

Having played the Game of Thrones: Second edition a couple of times (after swearing I would not touch the game ever again in the First Edition) I took the time to write down my thoughts about all the positive changes to the game that I now think is now much more playable and enjoyable. Several big and small additions and changes have been made to the core game that simply makes it more balanced where it needed be, more unpredictable where it was called for and more reliable where needed.

The post starts with a long entry on the changes and a comparison between editions, at the bottom (last 1/4 of the post) is a summary review of the game and what it is about for those that are not familiar with the Game of Thrones boardgame at all.

Check it out on my blog here:

altfritz23 Jun 2014 9:01 a.m. PST

I recall not agreeing with your opinion about First Edition! :-)

Anatoli23 Jun 2014 9:17 a.m. PST

Haha, the readers were divided on that one, but you can check out the new additions to second edition nonetheless :-)

Personal logo John the OFM Supporting Member of TMP23 Jun 2014 9:29 a.m. PST

I just do not see GoT as gaming material.
Maybe I am just blind on this one.

altfritz23 Jun 2014 10:06 a.m. PST

I love this game! IMO it's one of the best board games ever made. Certainly more fun than boring old "Settlers of Catan"! I'll have to look into 2nd edition to find out if they've broken anything with the re-vamp.

darthfozzywig Supporting Member of TMP23 Jun 2014 10:00 p.m. PST

AGoT (2e) is a great game. It's become a favorite with our group (a mix of people who have/have not read, have/have not watched the book/TV show).

I just do not see GoT as gaming material.
Maybe I am just blind on this one.

You're missing out on this one. In fact, I'd say of most makebelieve settings, Westeros would be one that I think has the most gaming potential. I LOVE the setting, I love the characters, but I HATE GRR(RRRRR)M's descent into torture porn and greasy beards. For me, the world is something of a clean slate to play in.

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