A Game of Thrones: The Board Game is getting a digital version thanks to Asmodee Digital and Dire Wolf later this year.
Asmodee Digital is back at it again, this time with A Game of Thrones: The Board Game. Those wizards have slowly been developing digital versions of hit board games like Blood Rage and Gloomhaven to Steam. Now, they’re adding everyone’s favorite medieval intrigue simulator to the catalog. Give the new teaser for A Game of Thrones: The Board Game a watch below.
A game is about to begin in Q3 of 2020, and you will need to either play or die… https://t.co/W7oVYLzuAN
Will you gain victory through clever strategic planning or masterful diplomacy and thus spread your influence throughout the lands? pic.twitter.com/8BnnQRpvJD
— Asmodee Digital (@AsmodeeDigital) June 17, 2020
If you’ve never played A Game of Thrones: The Board Game before, you’re in for a treat. Up to six players can join together for a quality strategy session. AGOT uses a mixture of resource management, hidden action, and area occupation to replicate the feel of the book series better than just about anything else out there. When playing, you really do feel like you’re living in Westeros, constantly scheming to take over the Iron Throne.
The analog version does have a bit of a problem with being overly long. This digital version claims to have you in-and-out within an hour. That sounds great, but I’ll believe it when I see it. Maybe every group I’ve ever played with just spends too much time strategizing; however, that seems pretty speedy.
That said, I’m pretty excited to check this out. I traded my personal copy of the board game version for copies of 51st State and Witness a few years ago (more people should play Witness). So, I’m happy to have it back in my collection. If you’re looking for a new game to play with some friends remotely, I would certainly tell you to check this one out.
A Game of Thrones: The Board Game plans to launch on PC in Q3 of 2020 via Steam.