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A Game of Thrones: The Card Game Core Set

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  • Living Card Game
  • Number of players: 2 to 4
  • Manufacturer: Fantasy Flight Games / Designer: Eric M Lang
  • game board, rulebook, 6 plastic tile markers, 6 multi player reference cards, 60 power counters, 44 gold coins, 6 house cards, four 52 card decks
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Technical Details
Item Weight1.2 Kg
Product Dimensions7.6 x 29.8 x 29.8 cm
Manufacturer recommended age:1 month and up
Item model numberGOT36
Main Language(s)English published, German manual, English original, English
Number of Game Players4
Assembly RequiredNo
Batteries Required?No
Batteries Included?No
  
Additional Information
ASIN1589944208
Best Sellers Rank 8,235 in Toys & Games (See top 100)
Shipping Weight1.3 Kg
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Date First Available30 May 2008
  
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  • Warning: Not suitable for children under 36 months

Product Description

When you play the game of thrones, you win or you die. There is no middle ground. As the influential House Baratheon, honorable House Stark, treacherous House Lannister and fierce House Targraryen all vie in a life-or-death struggle for the future of the realm, dark and supernatural forces amass outside the kingdom's defensive wall. Winter is coming. Do you have what it takes to emerge victorious in the only game that matters, A Game of Thrones?

 

Players take control of the Starks, Baratheons, Lannisters, or Targaryens and attempt to plot, fight, conspire, manipulate, and bribe their way to victory. The A Game of Thrones card game can be played in a multiplayer melee format with 3-4 players, or in a one-on-one joust format with 2 players. But whichever format you choose, the game has only just begun! In the world of the Living Card Game, hundreds of additional cards are available separately, allowing players to customize the four houses included here, or create entirely original decks. Welcome to A Game of Thrones The Card Game, where you will experience George R.R. Martin's Westeros like never before!  

 

Game Contents

  • Game Board
  • Rulebook
  • 6 Plastic Title Markers
  • 6 Multi-player Reference Cards
  • 60 Power Counters
  • 44 Gold Coins
  • 6 House Cards
  • Four 52-cards Decks

From the Manufacturer

"When you play the game of thrones, you win or you die. There is no middle ground."

Across the Seven Kingdoms, the Great Houses of Westeros struggle to control the Iron Throne. As the influential House Baratheon, honorable House Stark, treacherous House Lannister and fierce House Targraryen all vie in a life-or-death struggle for the future of the realm, dark and supernatural forces amass outside the kingdom’s defensive wall. Winter is coming. Do you have what it takes to emerge victorious in the only game that matters, A Game of Thrones?

A Game of Thrones: The Card Game (AGoT:tCG) is an exercise in intrigue, diplomacy, and strategy for 2-4 players, and is playable in roughly 1-2 hours. The “Core Set” includes everything that up to four players need for a self-contained and vastly replayable gaming experience. Its most compelling attribute, however, is the infinite customization afforded by the LCG, or “Living Card Game,” system. This innovative new way of looking at card games gives players the ability to expand their library of cards, at a relatively small cost, by purchasing monthly “chapter packs,” which offer a fixed set of sixty new cards each. This setup allows you to choose which components to include, and it shifts the advantage away from players most able to afford rare cards (a common criticism of collectible card games) to where it should be: players capable of creatively compiling the most effective deck. In short, the LCG system levels the playing field, providing the best features of both CCGs and standalone card games.

Whether you own only the Core Set, or you’ve collected every chapter pack available (or anywhere in between!), you’ll find AGoT: tCG to be a deep and satisfying contest of wits for yourself and up to three friends (it’s even possible to play with up to six players).


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Customer Reviews

4.4 out of 5 stars

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12 of 12 people found the following review helpful By King Chimps on 6 April 2014
Format: Toy
Let me start by saying that I am a monster GOT fan and a strategy board game geek to boot so this game was the perfect gift for me. This is a living card game, which means there are new cards that get published which add to the variety of gameplay with new characters and rules, keeping it fresh for years to come, but everything you need to start with comes in this box and indeed you must have this box to play any of the other expansions sets.

This core box includes four of the six main Houses (Baratheon, Lannister, Stark and Targaryen) and the board itself which is only used for three or more players and just adds another dimension to what is effectively a card game. It's no exaggeration to say that the design and concept of this game is genius. The aim is to collect 15 power token via 3 principal means of engagement - Military attack, intrigue or power attacks. As in the books, there are many paths to victory and this is reflected by the three means of obtaining tokens. This game is exceptionally amazing because unlike many board/card games its also just as much fun two player.

The characters have traits and strengths that reflect their characters in the book, for instance Little Finger is devious and earns you gold, whereas the Stark armies are pure military might and Arya is elusive! Finding the balance is the key to victory. There are also various event, location and item cards that are great fun, turning a seemingly total victory to a crushing defeat in the flip of a card! I've heard gasps of horror when the ambush card is played! The blend of tactics and luck is perfect in this core box set.

This game can be enjoyed on many levels that develop as you appreciate the complexities of the game.
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful By N on 28 Mar. 2014
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I gave this Item a 5* review due to the engaging gameplay experience and the brilliant card designs.

I found the gameplay and general premise of this game rather easy to pick up, which is contrary to some opinions that the game is over convoluted, I found that after investing a short time reading the instructions we were ready to play and we hit the ground running, there may of been a few brief pauses whilst we consulted the rules, but it did not detract from this enthralling game - infact I for one find the intricacies the thing that make this game so appealing.

I would recommend this game to people who enjoy games of strategy but who also enjoy sudden turns of fortune to keep them guessing. This game is also a must for people who like me crave more from the world of A Song of Ice and Fire by GRRM, with its extracts from the books and all of the characters we know and love on top knotch quality (illustrated) card deseigns.

We will be playing this time and time again.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By Mike D on 13 Feb. 2014
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If you enjoyed the Pokemon card game as a kid, you'll love this - it's the adult equivalent and awesome to play. The rulebook is quite big though and even now my friends and I have to consult forums, or Google the cards to find out what they mean. I think they are made that way so you can argue, discuss and come to your own conclusions sometimes. My favourite deck is Lannister, because of all the money, but I've still yet to win my first game because my friends betray me as they enjoy seeing me enraged and get mad.

If you like Game of Thrones and you like playing games you probably already have this. Just a warning also, some of the booster packs contain awesome cards so if you're playing anyone with a custom deck, you won't stand a chance.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Riyas on 1 April 2015
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This is a great game but beware this is not for light play. if you are looking for something light hearted and simple this is not the game for you. some people have rated this game low due to their own mistake in not understanding what they are purchasing.

For a card game this is great and I am a relative newbie to these type of games. Understanding the game play and rules can be quite hard to start with specially if you haven't played any similar sort of games before, but once you get going it starts to make sense and becomes easier to remember so don't be daunted by the manual (which definitely can better written and organised). Some of the cards can be unclear in their use however there is plenty of resources online to help you.

one other thing to consider is that most long time players recommend you buy 2 of the base sets so you have two sets of each houses deck. this will help when you buy the expansions as they include 3 sets of each house.
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15 of 18 people found the following review helpful By J. A. Carmona Gallardo on 13 Feb. 2012
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I got this Living Card Game as a Christmas and "it was love at first sight".

The Core set box includes 4 decks for each of the most important houses in Westeros (the place where most of Song of Ice and Fire stories take place): Baratheon, Lannister, Stark and Targaryen.

Each of these houses should use its strenghts in order to succeed the different challenges (military, intrigue and power/political). As you need to change the strategy depending on the decks, rivals and games the fun could last for ages.

Additionally, the art in most of the cards is really gorgeous so it's a perfect way to improve the experience of reading the books and/or watching the Game of Thrones TV series.
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