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jerry baker
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looking for a good strategy game, i own rex and scythe. i was looking at a game of thrones but have heard some bad things. any suggestions
 
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Have you looked at Warrior Knights? Its a medieval political/wargame, which seems similar in theme to me to A Game of Thrones. I don't know how similar the gameplay is though, so I don't know if the bad things you have heard apply to this game as well.
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If any game captures the feel of Game of Thrones, it's A Game of Thrones: The Board Game (Second Edition)...I would go so far to say it's the first time I think an IP game did it right.
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Whatever bad things you heard about a Game of Thrones the Board Games were incorrect. It's awesome.
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Ironically, the last time I taught new players a game that they connected to GoT without any prompting from me, it was a small box, filler length game, Condottiere.
 
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broken clock wrote:
Whatever bad things you heard about a Game of Thrones the Board Games were incorrect. It's awesome.


+1 to this. Only played it twice, but it was excellent. It's only "flaw" that I can think of is that it was a long game. But it's as mean and treacherous as it needs to be. Great fun.

The GoT card game does a really nice job of capturing the feel (and spirit) of the books too - though I haven't played the second edition.
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I'll start out by saying I love A Game of Thrones: The Board Game (Second Edition) and it's one of the games I try to get my group to play anytime there is enough people to play it. But IMHO it does have some serious issues. I really needs 5 or 6 people to be at it's best. With three people the game gets a bit stale after a few plays. With four people the game is almost broken as it is way to easy for the Lannisters and the Baratheons to just push south through the neutral enemies and win. Plus the fourth player gets put into strategically worst spot and can cause some players to get a bit frustrated(more so than the other major houses).
 
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MWChapel wrote:
If any game captures the feel of Game of Thrones, it's A Game of Thrones: The Board Game (Second Edition)...I would go so far to say it's the first time I think an IP game did it right.


As long as you don't mind the timeline being before the book or show really happens. You need an expansion to get a better feel for the actual story line.

Also, GoT is a solid game if, you have 6 people or four people with the expansion built for it. At 3 or 5 players, play something else. El Grande is a far superior experience for area control at 5 players.
 
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matthean wrote:
MWChapel wrote:
If any game captures the feel of Game of Thrones, it's A Game of Thrones: The Board Game (Second Edition)...I would go so far to say it's the first time I think an IP game did it right.


As long as you don't mind the timeline being before the book or show really happens. You need an expansion to get a better feel for the actual story line.

Also, GoT is a solid game if, you have 6 people or four people with the expansion built for it. At 3 or 5 players, play something else. El Grande is a far superior experience for area control at 5 players.



Agreed.
You really need six players, IMHO, to get a really good game of GOT, 2nd Ed.
And I love the game too, as does everyone in my gaming group.

However, you asked for other games like a Game of Thrones, which is a book and show about making and breaking alliances and warfare.
(i.e. backstabbing, deceit, and possibly even cheating are all considered virtues rather than bad behavior in GOT.)

So, with that being said, the grand daddy of all alliance games is "Diplomacy", one of the best games ever made, IMHO.

There is no luck, (other than the country you start with), so it is all skill. (This annoys some players, as does the whole lying and backstabbing inherent in the game play. One of the guys in my group refuses to play this game because of this.)

The one thing about Diplomacy though, is that it needs 7 players to really play well.
 
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markhelton wrote:
The one thing about Diplomacy though, is that it needs 7 players to really play well.


...and it takes forever

<-- currently in week 5 of PBEM Diplomacy
 
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+1 Warrior Knights
 
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colmmccarthy wrote:
markhelton wrote:
The one thing about Diplomacy though, is that it needs 7 players to really play well.


...and it takes forever

<-- currently in week 5 of PBEM Diplomacy


Well, I don't know if I would say forever, especially since we are really close to finishing our latest game, which we only started on July 21st, 2014.
 
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