Risk is a board game that allows you to go to war, invade countries, and take over the world -if you win. It’s the perfect platform to harness the conflicts in the TV show Game of Thrones. Now HBO and USAopoly are in partnership to produce a licensed Game of Thrones version of Risk. Rally your troops to conquer the Seven Kingdoms and gain the Iron Throne! This game has 650 pieces, two playing boards, and several ways to play.
The two custom game boards display the “Game of Thrones” Known World, and offer three different ways to play. 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.
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.
There are more features in the game you’ll learn about at Speakeasy. Risk: Game of Thrones will be available to purchase next month. -via Time