A Game of Thrones: The Board Game. Players must give orders to armies, control important characters, gather resources for the coming winter, and survive the onslaught of their enemies in order to win dominance over the land.

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Supporting Routed Units in A Game of Thrones

In FFG's A Game of Thrones boardgame, can routed units be supported? In a recent game, one player (the aggressor) attacked another (the defender) but was defeated. His routed units had to retreat ...
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How to win with Greyjoy in Game of Thrones board game?

Seems like Greyjoy have a massive disadvantage. No special orders, so no mustering. When the cards for possible mustering or bidding on the tracks came up, other players declined those options. So as ...
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Is the 4-player variant unbalanced? Is there a fix?

In Game of Thrones (second edition): I have marveled at the balancing put into this game, specifically for 3-player games, where the whole south of the map is blocked, forcing the game to stay in the ...
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Game of Thrones: ship rules

It's really not clear to us how ships work in Game of Thrones Can you use a ship (an empty one, not carrying land units) to attack a castle/fortress/territory/port? What happens if you attack such ...
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What's new in A Game of Thrones 2nd Edition?

I recently acquired the 2nd Edition of A Game of Thrones: The Board Game. I've played the older edition for years. I'm having people over to play the new version later today, many of whom are ...
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Can routed ships retreat to port in the same sea area?

Playing the Game of Thrones board game and using the Clash of Kings Port rules expansion, I was Stark and my ships in the Narrow Sea were attacked by Baratheon and lost. Baratheon didn't have any ...
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Can you support through ships in Game of Thrones?

In Game of Thones, one can send attacking troops to a distant region in one order with a chain of ships. Does this also apply to support orders? That is, can I support a combat with land troops in ...
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Dance with Dragons: Margaery Tyrell vs. Mance Rayder

In the Dance with Dragons expansion, the house card for Margaery Tyrell reads "If you are defending your home or a territory that has power token on it, the final combat strength of your opponent is 2"...
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What is the value of the Iron Throne track?

I have only played the game once, but after that experience I do not see why anyone would bid on the Iron Throne track. The main advantage it offers is to go first, but I never could see a use in it. ...
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What is done with discarded Tides of Battle cards?

In A Game of Thrones Second Edition there is an optional rule variant to use the included Tides of Battle (TOB) cards. However, the rule book does not mention what is to be done with the discards. ...
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Is house Baratheon meant to be able to expand this quickly?

We just played a 4 player game of Game of Thrones and wondered a bit about the balance of house Baratheon. Unlike in the 3 player game where all of the southern zones are excluded from the game and ...
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What regions count towards support of another region?

When attacking from a region into another region, do supporting units from territories connected to the region the attackers are coming from count toward their total strength? Or is it only supporting ...
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Early game bidding as Greyjoy

You are playing the 6p Game of Thrones (2nd Ed) as Greyjoy. At the end of the first round, everyone still has exactly 5 power tokens. At the start of the second, a bidding on the influence tracks ...
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In Game of Thrones naval battles, do land units on the ship count?

If I have moved units on to a ship, and then that ship gets attacked, do I add their points to my defense power?
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When can sea units support land battles, and vice versa?

In the 1st edition rule book it is explained that ships can support an adjacent battle: Ship units may support adjacent combat in a sea area or a ... But what if I'm attacking from a spot that ...
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When do routed units capture a castle/stronghold

If some units rout and are able to retreat in to a territory that has an unoccupied castle or stronghold, does that castle count as captured immediately? Or do you need to wait until the next turn ...
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Can I voluntarily kill my own units?

My question is about the second edition, if it makes a difference. From the Supply section: A player is never allowed to take any action in the game that would cause him to exceed his actual ...
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How can we play Game of Thrones as a league game?

Our group of players has increased in size quite a lot, and we wanted to start having tournaments and league games. However, we don't want to restrict ourselves to 2 player games only, like Twilight ...
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Do I have to move all units in the area I have attacked?

In game of thrones, if I attacked the opponent with army of several units, and I used all of them to make sure to win. Should I also move all the units to the conquered territory in case of victory or ...
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Can I exceed the maximum Army size by moving in more units?

Lets say I have two units at Winterfell, and two units at White Harbor. I can march from White Harbor. Can I do that with both units and march to Winterfell, and by doing so break the maximum limit of ...
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Replacing ships after taking control of enemy ports

Page 25 of the rulebook states: Taking Control of Enemy Ports - If the land area connected to a Port is successfully attacked and taken control of by another player, that player may ...
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Game stagnates if supply card not drawn

I've played a couple of games where the game has been stifled because the supply card is never drawn. (What happens is that the 'winter is coming' card is drawn, and the deck reshuffled, and supply ...
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Support order, when losing a battle

If a unit with a support order, supports the losing side in a battle, is it routed or can It support again in another battle?
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Am I right in understanding that if my supply drops due to losing territory, this won't affect my armies until the supply card is drawn?

I'm getting prepared to play GoT for the first time, I just wanted to clarify this rule. Let's say I have 2 supply, this allows me to have one 3 army, and two 2 armies. I muster up until I'm at my ...
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What happens when Patchface discards somebody's last character card?

In the Game of Thrones board game, each player gets a set of character cards that give bonuses to combat and can be played once each. Once a player has played all of their cards, they pick up all of ...
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Does attacking zero strength units (eg. routed units, siege engines) require a full combat resolution?

Say I march into a territory that has either some routed units, or a siege engine (both having zero combat strength). Does this start a full combat resolution- ie calling for support, playing house ...
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Game of thrones house card rules

A problem we ran into. Do the house cards stack or is what you play permanent. For instance, Baratheon play salladhor saan which makes all boats not your own 0 when supported. The opponent is greyjoys ...
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What's the best way to teach/learn the Game of Thrones board game for people who haven't played before? [closed]

Recently some friends and I got together to play the Game of Thrones board game, but the game didn't happen. We spent an hour setting the game up, and started learning the rules, before giving up as ...
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Robb Stark house card. Need some help understanding what it can do

Can the house card "Robb Stark" retreat the losers troops to a place that is not adjacent to the losers troops? Can he move the routing troops back two countries or past a river/ocean? In other words ...
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Can House Arryn be used under the rules of the base game?

In the Feast for Crows expansion a new house (House Arryn) was introduced along with a new set of rules for a 4 player game that changed the way you scored victory points. Is it possible to use House ...
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Does Feast for Crows Expansion balance 4 player Game of Thrones?

Feast for Crows expansion came out relatively recently for A Game of Thrones: The Board Game 2nd Edition. The core set is playable 3-6 players, however, 4 player was terribly unbalanced. The expansion ...
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Game of Thrones: What if we run out of all the order tokens and are compelled to use special order tokens?

If a player is not allowed to use any special order token (tokens with star) and they still want to play an order token of a kind (eg. 3 march orders), can they play the special order token as a ...
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Using blade on supporting unit in A Game Of Thrones

Is it possible to use the Valyrian Steel Blade to add +1 strength on my unit which is supporting other player during his battle?
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Do you shuffle the already played cards back into the deck when using the 'Winter Is Coming' card?

In the Westeros decks I and II there is a 'Winter Is Coming' card, which says: Immediately shuffle this deck. Then draw and resolve a new card. Are you meant to shuffle the cards of that deck ...
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Game of Thrones 2nd Ed vs 1st + Expansions

I've got the GoT 1st Ed, and was wondering: is it better to get the 2nd Edition straight, or is it somehow worthwhile to get the two expansions (Clash of Kings + Storm of Swords), on which I ...
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A Game of Thrones: 2nd Edition Supply

I've played this game several times, but I am still confused when it comes to supply and the amount of armies you can have. Are you allowed to go over your army limit, but when a supply card comes up, ...
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Splitting Movement and Support

In the following example from the rulebook, Tyrell attacks Blackwater using two knights from the Reach with support from a knight in King's Landing, resulting in an initial combat strength of 7. If ...
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Splitting Movement and Power Tokens

When resolving a march order, you can split the movement of your troops into several adjacent territories, but only one of those territories may contain units of another house. Does moving into an ...
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Should supports be used as the primary weight of your attack?

It seems that support orders confer several benefits over march orders. The support troops won't be destroyed if the fight goes badly. The support troops won't be routed if the fight goes badly. ...
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A Game of Thrones Feast breaking ties for objectives

In A Game of Thrones the board game the player who holds the iron throne breaks ties. In the expansion A Feast for Crows, objective cards are introduced such as Control more land areas than any ...
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When playing the Rumble in the South variant, what adjustments should be made to the neutral forts?

I'm playing the Game of Thrones board game in a group that only has four players. To fix some of the balance problems with the original four-player game, we tried using the Rumble in the South ...
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What happens when I successfully attack a player's home stronghold?

Each player has a home stronghold, which has a bonus token, which adds combat strength. The question is - if I attack it and successfully take the territory - what happens? - Is the token discarded? ...
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What's a fair handicap?

I really enjoy the Game-Of-Thrones board game. (We only own the first edition, so no ports or siege engines etc.). My wife and friends tend to enjoy it also, well they used to. The problem is that ...
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When units are destroyed by sword icons on house cards - how are the units chosen?

Say I have combat against an enemy that has two infantry and a knight on his territory. I use a house card that has two swords, and win the fight, and so two units are destroyed. How the units ...
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Do supply limits apply when resolving march orders?

My understanding is that supply restrictions occur at two times: When the supply card is drawn in the Westeros phase, and supply tracks are adjusted and armies reconciled. During mustering, you can'...
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Combat casualties

In Got board game, what happens if someone attacks a territory held by another player, and wins but after combat has no troops to move cause of casualties? Does that player have to put power tokens in ...
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How do we assign Game of Thrones seating positions?

In Game of Thrones the assignment of each player to which house has a drastic impact on the way the game plays out. What are the different ways to assign seating positions and what are their ...
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Exchange two footmen for knight anytime? Game of Thrones

Is it possible to exchange two footmen for a knight anytime? For example, in an area without any castles or strongholds (no mustering points) can I at any time during the game exchange two footmen for ...
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Do supply limits apply if you capture ships at a port?

In the situation where your armies are at supply limit, and you capture a territory that has ships in port, do you have to immediately disband armies, or you do you get to keep them until next supply ...
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What's the point of having ports as a territory?

Clearly ports as a game concept are required as a way of mustering ships, but my question is what their value for being a territory in themselves is, as opposed to simply allowing the player to muster ...