Game of Thrones version of RISK

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That is the Game of Thrones version of RISK.

Because every game must be re-skinned with whatever geekfest show the nerd republic is currently having a crush on.

Monopoly is offender no. 1 in this category, but RISK seems a relatively good fit with a show about various powers constantly battling for land and power. And dragons. No word yet how much damage a naked Khaleesi will attack for, but I bet it is a lot.

The game has more than 650 pieces, including two custom game boards, seven sculpted armies, seven player boards and 28 character cards. With three ways to play, this edition of Risk is for 2-7 players, ages 18 and older, with a suggested retail price of $74.95. It will go on sale in August.

The two custom game boards display the “Game of Thrones” Known World, and offer three different ways to play.

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There is a War of Five Kings game in Westeros for 3-5 players that features the Houses Martell, Stark, Baratheon, Lannister and Tyrell. A 2-player game allows you to contest the rule of Ghiscari slavers in Essos, featuring Houses Targaryen and Ghiscari. Finally, combining the two maps with seven players allows one to combat all seven Houses.

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Player boards will be customized for each House and allow you to track your progress in terms of territories, ports, castles and victory points.

Character cards will let you use the battle skills of four of the most powerful members of each house. For example, a Daenerys Targaryen card can be played when declaring an invasion, and lets you replace all 6-sided dice with 8-sided dice. The Cersei Lannister card can be played if you conquer three or more territories in the turn, and allows you to draw an extra territory card.

Other special features of the game include:

-Territory cards that let you stake your claim on the lands you rule.

-Maester cards for using tactical skills and the wisdom of a Maester in battle.

-Objective cards to complete conquests in pursuit of the Iron Throne.

-Gold dragon coins to collect for wealth and purchasing power, like a Lannister who always pays his debts.

-Special unit tokens for military deployment to outnumber and outmaneuver opponents in battle.

The game box will feature silver-foil stamps of the House sigils, and army storage containers where you can organize your armies. The components include: 2 game boards, 315 army pieces, 7 seats of power, 7 player boards, 187 cards, 63 special unit tokens, 75 gold dragon coins, 9 dice and 1 rule book.

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