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I know there are a few card games as well as multiple board games. Which one is considered the best?
Ease of entry for beginners is a bonus, but not a deal breaker
 
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According to the Geek search results sorted by Geek Rating A Game of Thrones: The Board Game (Second Edition) is what is 'considered the best'.

But then again, Game of Thrones: The Iron Throne is based on Cosmic Encounter which is also Top 100 in the all time list.
 
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This is an irrelevant question - all of them are different types of games with different target groups, so you cannot simply say "this is the best one".

Do you mean for 2 players?
Do you mean best strategy game?
Etc.
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Joeyeti wrote:
This is an irrelevant question - all of them are different types of games with different target groups, so you cannot simply say "this is the best one".

Do you mean for 2 players?
Do you mean best strategy game?
Etc.


This. Decide on your favorite type of game, then go get "A Game of Thrones: The [that type of game] Game"

Hmmm. Is there a GoT euro....?
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aesthetocyst wrote:
Joeyeti wrote:
This is an irrelevant question - all of them are different types of games with different target groups, so you cannot simply say "this is the best one".

Do you mean for 2 players?
Do you mean best strategy game?
Etc.


This. Decide on your favorite type of game, then go get "A Game of Thrones: The [that type of game] Game"

Hmmm. Is there a GoT euro....?


Yeah...it's about that farmer that died an episode or two ago.

It's not a very good game.
 
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Joeyeti wrote:
This is an irrelevant question - all of them are different types of games with different target groups, so you cannot simply say "this is the best one".

Do you mean for 2 players?
Do you mean best strategy game?
Etc.


^ Agreed.

They are too diverse, so we really need more info on what it is you are looking for.

My personal favourite is A Game of Thrones: The Board Game (Second Edition). I've played it with plenty of beginners, but it does require at least one person to know the rules quite well to do so. It really shines with an experienced group though.

It also really needs 5 or 6 players to play well, less creates too many balance issues unless you buy the POD (Print on Demand) expansion that caters for four players only.

This is a strategic and diplomatic area control game. If you aren't looking for direct conflict, back stabbing and diplomacy, you probably won't like this game.

All that said I haven't minded any of the Game of Thrones games to date, but they are all quite different.
 
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Ease of entry for beginners, you say? Try A Game of Thrones: Hand of the King. It's over quick and is easy to teach. I like it as a filler with my gamer friends.
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+1 A Game of Thrones: Hand of the King for a gateway game. It is pretty euro, designed by the genius Bruno Cathala, beautiful art by Mihajlo Dimitrievski.
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Slightly different question...

Which of the games best incorporates the GoT IP; which game makes you feel like you really are in that world?
 
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To me A Game of Thrones: The Board Game (Second Edition) really feels evil. It is loosely inspired by the classic friendship destroying game called Diplomacy. There is place for backstabbing, deal making, and king making. Some players are guaranteed to feel bad after the game. After all in Westeros "you win or you die".

But the game does not incorporate any of the non military story. Also it does not incorporate any Dragons or whitewalkers. The game (came out in 2003) was basically based on the early books in the series.
 
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Bearhug78 wrote:
It also really needs 5 or 6 players to play well, less creates too many balance issues unless you buy the POD (Print on Demand) expansion that caters for four players only.


It needs 6 to play well. 5 still has a balance issue. I would say getting the expansions gives the games legs as both speed up the game as well. So it is the best, but again, it is heavier and really needs 6 to shine unless the first expansion is involved. As the books get written(shut up) it would be nice if 3 and 5 player expansions were added.
 
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