Fantasy Flight to publish Game of Thrones: The Trivia Game
November 27, 2015 - 8:51am
Fantasy Flight Games will produce the Game of Thrones: The Trivia Game based on the hit HBO television series. FFG has stated that the game should be available during the first quarter of 2016. During the game players will attempt to take over various castles in Westeros by successfully answering trivia questions based on the show. On their turn a player will wager how much territory of a castle they want to capture. The higher the number a player wagers determines how many sections they will claim if they are able to correctly answer all the questions given to them. But, the number wagered is also the number of correct answers needed in order to be successful. Each castle is split into seven sections. If a player attempts to gain two sections of the castle they must make a wager of two. In order to successfully claim the two sections the player must answer two trivia questions correctly. If the player is not able to answer both questions, they do not gain the territory.
“Game of Thrones: The Trivia Game includes over 1,200 questions, labeled by season so that you can play in order of the series to avoid spoiling seasons for players who haven’t seen them all, or shuffle all cards together for an encompassing game. Most cards are double-sided with three questions on each side. The type of marker you place determines which questions you answer. Small markers compel you to answer the first (and usually easiest) question, medium markers force you to answer the other two, and a large marker, all three. By choosing what size of marker to place, you also choose the difficulty of your questions.”The game will also come with an advanced variant where answering questions correctly will earn you resources that may be used to buy cards that represent characters from the show. You may also use the resources as a bargaining chip to gain alliances with other players. When a player can’t answer a question correctly they may offer the resources as a reward to try and get the other players to answer the question for them. Your knowledge and cunning is what will guide you towards victory. This is more than a simple trivia game, this is the Game of Thrones. Read more on the Fantasy Flight Games website.