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Subject: Like Hey, That's My Fish! but with MURDER! rss

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Matt P
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Was able to pick up a copy of A Game of Thrones: Hand of the King yesterday and have now been able to play a couple of rounds with my wife. Hoping to try it with 3 this evening.

In short, this game is fantastic for the price point.

There aren’t many components in the actual game but for what there is, everything is high quality. The art is fantastic, though not everyone looks exactly like their HBO counterpart (which is fine). Speaking of HBO (and now the books), you don’t need to know anything about the series to enjoy this game. Sure the game is a little bit sweeter if you do, but certainly not necessary.

As far as game play, the game is quick to set up, easy to learn, fast to play, and simply fun. I really would describe it as Hey, That’s My Fish the MURDER edition thanks to the Companion cards which make every play a little different. For such a simple game there is a nice amount of strategy and variation between plays. Went out and bought the rest of my FLGS’s copies to give out as Christmas Gifts. For 10-13 dollars, you could find much worse things to spend your money on.

Based on BGG’s rating system, a solid 8/10 in my book. Highly recommend this, especially considering the price point.
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Ulrich Roth
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BackIssueBacklog wrote:
I really would describe it as Hey, That’s My Fish the MURDER edition

"Hey, That’s My Fish" is played with a whole bunch of meeples, rather than just ONE (Varys).

For me, that makes it a much more flexible and interesting game.
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Luke Denby
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I've only played it 2 players but found it very enjoyable and agree with your points. I'm curious to see how it plays with 3-4 as with 2 players it is easy to read possible outcomes. Will be interesting to see how more players all working for different banners can change the feel of the game.

I'm happy that the art seems to draw more from the books than trying to illustrate the show.
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