This does everything that an expansion should do
The set is very well made & I absolutely love this set! But it now for 139.95 $ incl. freeshipping at Amazon
Of course you’ve heard of the HBO series and the novels. But to me, A Game of Thrones has always been about the board game. The first edition debuted back in 2003, and with its characteristic mix of head-to-head warfare, short lived alliances, and diplomatic backstabbing, it became an instant classic. I think of it as midway between Diplomacy and Twilight Imperium in terms of rules, but just as devious and delightful as either.
That’s why I’m so delighted with The Mother of Dragons expansion, which brings in fresh blood and expands this classic strategy game into unforgettable epic. The biggest change is that the player count has been upped to eight, with the addition of House Arryn and the Targaryens. Now you and your friends must balance cutthroat, 7 Kingdoms fighting with strategic cooperation to restrain the growing power of the Mother of Dragons across the Narrow Sea.
But undoubtedly the best addition in this expansion is the new vassal system, which turns the troops of unplayed houses into thralls under the holder of the Iron Throne. This has two benefits. Now you can play a fulsome game with less than a full table of friends (almost impossible before.) But even more importantly, losing players can now drop out when all hope is lost, without completely throwing the game. Given that the play time can reach well into 8 hours or more, this is a beautiful and rare mercy in the A Game of Thrones universe.