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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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In Game of Thrones, is it possible to moving back units after winning a combat following March Order?

May I move back some of the units after winning a combat? I mean, if there is time for defeated troops to retreat there will definitely be time for winning troops to move back as well. Does that not ...
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Can the Wildlings attack twice in a turn?

In Game of Thrones, Second Edition, if the revealed event cards have both sufficient Wildling symbols to bring the Widling threat to 12 and there is a "Wildlings Attack" event, do the Wildlings attack ...
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Mother of Dragons, Walder Frey, and Vassals

The Dance with Dragons expansion for the Game of Thrones Board game includes a Walder Frey combat card, whose text reads: Any player (other than your opponent) who grants support to your opponent ...
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Can units support a battle if they came from the same march order that started it in Game of Thrones?

I'm wondering about quite an unusual resolution of March and Support orders. Let's say I have one footman on land A and one knight and one footman on land B. I assign a support order to the footman on ...
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Game of thrones played by two

Is there a 2-player variant for Games of Thrones? It is hard to work out one as the game is all about alliances and betrayals which is hard to have with only two players.
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How to limit time of game in GoT?

We have played a few times (5-7 probably) and every time single game takes around 6 hours for someone to win. It's not even finished at that point, but somewhere around 6th turn. Is there a way to ...
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Can I choose difference house card without discard two power tokens?

I have an issues with my play group that When I use this card, Can I choose difference house card without discard two power tokens or discard only one if I have only one power token or dont discard ...
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Are the Bay of Ice and the Shivering Sea areas connected?

Since Westeros is an island, the seas should continue around the north. Can ships move around the edge of the top of the map, between the Bay of Ice and the Shivering Sea?
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Game of Thrones: When exactly to use the Valyrian Steel Blade when playing with Tides of Battle?

My question can litteraly be found in the errata/FAQ, but the given answer is still ambiguous. Quoting the errata/FAQ: Q: When exactly is the decision made to use the Valyrian Steel Blade’s ...
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Game of Thrones: Are Tides of Battle cards used when attacking a neutral force?

If players decided to use the optional module "Tides of Battle", are Tides of Battle cards used when attacking a neutral force? The section about "Tides of Battle" on the rulebook (page 29) mentions ...
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Game of Thrones: Declaring a March to various adjacent territories at the same time

Consider the following scenario in Game of Thrones Board Game: I am playing with the green pieces. QUESTION 1. Can I march with two units onto area C first, apply the combat, and after that decide ...
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AGoT: Attacking and winning unit dies

We were playing A Game of Thrones, 2 ed, by FFG last weekend. One table was using the Battle Tide cards. This situation occurred: Attacking force of one unit won the battle but defender drew a Battle ...
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How to open with Baratheon at Game of Thrones Board Game?

I've played a couple of games as Baratheon or closely observing the Baratheon player, and in my experience, there are two initial strategies that people choose. I'm undecided which one is better. The ...
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How to fix very high impact of losing players last turn

Don't get me wrong - I love the fact that being almost nullified early on doesn't necessarily spell out slow and frustrating snowballing doom for you. But in every single game I've played with people ...
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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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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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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 immediately ...
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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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How do we assign Game of Thrones houses?

In Game of Thrones the assignment of each player to a house has a drastic impact on the way the game plays out. What are the different ways to assign houses to players, and what are their ...
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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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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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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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What happens if you move into a territory of your own that has a power token on it? What about territory with someone else's? [closed]

Do you get to retrieve the power token?
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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 ...
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Mustering in port territories

Could I get a comprehensive clarification of the rules surrounding mustering and supply limits in territories that have ports? My understanding is: When mustering, all territories (whether land, ...
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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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 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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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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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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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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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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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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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 ...