Game of Thrones: Oathbreaker, a social deduction game of backstabbing and betrayal, coming before Season 8!

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HBO and Dire Wolf Digital, the astoundingly appropriately named Denver-based board game studio, have just announced Game of Thrones: Oathbreaker, a new social deduction tabletop game coming just before the final season of Game of Thrones!

Game of Thrones: Oathbreaker is “a game of deception for 5 to 8 players. One player claims the Iron Throne. The others become Lords and Ladies of the great houses of Westeros, scheming for the King’s favor, for power, or to bring a dynasty to its knees. Loyalists square off against traitorous conspirators in a game where secret agendas intertwine, and only the wise can tell allies from enemies.” If you’re reading this, you probably know hit goes: “When you play the game of thrones, you win or you die.”

“We’re longtime fans of everything Game of Thrones” says Scott Martins, President of Dire Wolf Digital, “and we jumped at the chance to work with HBO to translate the tension and intrigue of one of the best shows in the world to a game that fans of every level of gaming experience can enjoy. Betrayal’s never been so much fun.”

Lavishly illustrated with photos from the show, Game of Thrones: Oathbreaker captures all the twists and turns of Westeros in a game that’s fast, fun, and strategic. You can play as any of 12 unique characters as you connive and scheme your way to victory.

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The game is being released this spring in North America, at the retail price of $35 USD. You can find out more at Dire Wolf Digital‘s website, or on their Twitter and Facebook.

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    1. Sounds like great fun for people who physically get together socially with groups of real people in the analog world – which pretty much rules out most of the introverted geek/fandom community, I think.

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    2. Firannion:
      Sounds like great fun for people who physically get together socially with groups of real people in the analog world – which pretty much rules out most of the introverted geek/fandom community, I think.

      Could get a group together to play at Con of Thrones.

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    3. This looks to be right in the vein of other social deduction games like Secret Hitler, Coup, Spyfall, or most popular of all The Resistance (any or all of them.)

      From the looks of it, this looks to expand the typical components of social deduction (cards, secret identities) with an actual board to make it an, well, actual board game. I’d have to see the rules to know a little more about it but it doesn’t look like they’ve published that on their website yet.

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    4. I’m not a big board gamer – mostly due to lack of friends interested – but isn’t $35 exceedingly cheap for a branded board game like this?

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    5. This looks pretty neat. Great that it is an original board game and not an existing one with GoT slapped on it.

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