Claim the Iron Throne and the lands of Westeros!
Based on the best-selling novel series A Song of Ice and Fire by George R. R. Martin, A Game of Thrones: The Board Game Second Edition lets 3-6 players take control of the great houses of Westeros in an epic struggle to claim the Iron Throne.
This game, created by Christian T. Petersen, is one of the most representative of Fantasy Flight Games. The company wanted to renew the Second Edition of the game with a distinctive new look so they asked Edge Entertainment for new graphic design of the entire game, including board, rulebook, player screens, and several illustrated icons, among other elements.
In the following you can see photographs of the final Spanish version.
The rulebook has a classic 2 columns page layout for a clean and clear presentation. The textures are smooth and include horizontal and vertical paper-thin lines that bring to mind structural drawings and plans of medieval buildings.
In A Game of Thrones: The Board Game Second Edition there are 6 houses that compete to control Westeros. Each of them has a lot of components and they needed a different color scheme that help to the other players identify them easly and quickly. Each house has a complete set of cards and tokens and a player screen with the same elegant style.
This component is an important element of the game. Players use it to hide their resources and prepare a strategy. The front features an amazing illustration, and the back contains reference information for the player. The design of the sides is strongly themed. The left shows a colored leather texture and the emblem of the house on a precious metal. The right shows a character taken from the front illustration. The center of the screen has the same design as the rulebook.
There are several types of cards. One of the most noteworthy designs is the card-backs of the houses. They bear each house's color scheme and theme just like the player screens. For example, the theme of House Lannister is a slightly worn red leather texture with its characteristic lion stamped in gold.
The Westeros cards use the same theme of leather textures, whereas the Wildling Cards are more aggresive and savage, with bones on the ice and an illustration of a Mammoth skull in the center. Lastly, the Battle Cards have icons of warfare and defense.
The board is the game element where play itself takes place. It is divided into two clearly separate areas. On one side is a map of Westeros and on the other an area with counters for different uses. This second area continues the themes of leather textures and decorations from the rest of the game.
For the final version of the map a worn-out finish was chosen, as if it were paper or a scroll, in beige tones to create an effect something like an aged oil painting. The icons use a different style so that they stand out and are easier to locate during play.
A Game of Thrones: The Board Game Second Edition is a game with a large number of components and is very attractive when it is set up on a table top. Here in the following are a few pictures that simulate the first turns of a four-player game. Only a small part of all of the game elements are used, but they are enough to show what this exciting game looks like in play.