The ‘Game of Thrones’ board game has finally come to Steam

A Game of Thrones: The Board Game is finally available on Steam. The board game’s “Digital Edition” is available on Steam now for $20.

The Game of Thrones board game has finally come up on Steam. While it may be true that the digital transformation of the board game has come up amazingly well. However, the name stands the same.

A Game of Thrones: The Board Game
Screenshot from A Game of Thrones: The Board Game [retrieved from Steam]

“Game of Thrones: The Board Game”

A Game of Thrones is a “top-selling” strategy board game. Released by Fantasy Flight Games in 2003, Christian T. Petersen created the game.

The board game is based on the fantasy series A Song of Ice and Fire by George R. R. Martin. Furthermore, the board game is followed by expanding A Clash of Kings in 2004 and A Storm of Swords in 2006.

The board game A Game of Thrones, however, allows players to acquire the roles of many Great Houses challenging to administer the Seven Kingdoms.

The game, however, is set after the death of King Robert Baratheon. This game allows each player to presume the role of one of the Great Houses of the Seven Kingdoms to seek and assault King’s Landing and ultimately claim the  Iron Throne.

Nonetheless, the roles include House Stark, House Lannister, House Baratheon, House Greyjoy, House Tyrell, and House Martell, as per the expansion A Clash of Kings.

Six players in the board game [retrieved from Steam]
To catch enough help to guarantee the Iron Throne, the players move armed forces to help different districts that include the Seven Kingdoms.

The fundamental gameplay logistics of the game are suggestive of Diplomacy, particularly in the request giving cycle.

The Digital Edition- gameplay & features

A Game of Thrones: The Board Game- Digital Edition
A Game of Thrones: The Board Game – Digital Edition [retrieved from Steam]
As developers at Steam explained, A Game of Thrones: The Board Game – Digital Edition  is a “game of negotiation and betrayal.”

The players secretly get to assign one order token to each of their armies for each round. They can promise support, offer peace, forge alliances, and betray a vulnerable ally.

Nevertheless, the house that dares to set its eyes on the Iron Throne must make progress within progress to achieve the gamble ends.

The players experience the politics and military conspiracies of the Seven Kingdom. Moreover, the game is inspired by “legendary” novels.

The digital edition of this board game offers exclusive story challenges based on the  War of the Five Kings. Further, this “Social Wargame” has a “Vassal System.”

System Requirements

Windows:

It requires and recommends a 64-bit operating system [ Windows 7, Windows 8.1, Windows 10 ], and processor [ Minimum  Intel Pentium D  or  AMD Athlon 64 X2 ].

It requires at least 2GB of RAM, 1GB of storage, and a graphics card with at least  DX11 or OpenGL 3.x capabilities, along with an essential broadband internet connection.

Mac OS X:

For Mac, it requires a 64-bit processor and operating system [ OS X 10.11 ]. The minimum processor requirement is  Intel Core 2 Duo (64-bit). However, it requires the same graphics, RAM, and storage as in Windows.

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