With the shorter season of 7 episodes instead of the usual 10 for HBO’s hit series, A Game of Thrones (GOT) in 2017. I am sure that will be a lot more withdrawal syndromes from fans, frothing for more GOT content. Thus with demand comes supply, in this case for GOT collectors and tabletop enthusiasts.
At the GAMA Trade Show, Cool Mini or Not (CMON) and Dark Sword Miniatures have teamed up to produce A Song of Ice & Fire: A Tabletop Miniatures Game which will be coming to Kickstarter in quarter 3 of 2017 and in retail stores possibly in early 2018.
Now an important note about the game is that it is based on the books and not the series of A Game of Thrones and that the initial Kickstarter release is for the starter set of House Stark Vs. House Lannister. That being said after the Kickstarter the game will not be lacking for content as there will be new releases for the game every month after the Kickstarter. These though will be sold at Game stores as CMON correctly understands that a miniatures game lives and dies with continual play in stores.
The game is basically one of individual miniatures forming units that are put into unit trays that move and fight together, many units forming an army. Units are bolstered by heroes in units who provide their bonuses to that unit.
All the miniatures are going to come unpainted and be made of a quality plastic and thus long spears and swords will not be bent like miniatures from many other games in the boardgaming world.
If you want more details or want to see the slides to the Presentation. Do click on this link to see Rodney Smith from the Watch It Played Youtube channel talk about it and click on this link for a video from Board Game Geek who interviewed CMON themselves about the game.
In conclusion, if you are worried this will be a money sink...you are right. Thus my tip is for those like me with limited funds to indulge with focused purchases. For me it will be with my favourite character Tywin Lannister, which I intend to paint and use in other games as a proxy. May your wallets survive the Winter...that is coming.