I played the Game of Thrones board game for the first time last night (2nd edition).
Is that a good game? I’m pretty sure it’s not for me; I never liked Risk so I was already disinclined toward anything that just involves taking over a map. It was certainly better than Risk; I liked the Westeros phase, the effect of the influence tracks, watching other players’ combat unfold (I was avoiding a lot of conflict in the early part of the game).
The big problem was this was the wrong group of people at the wrong time for this game. We didn’t finish, and the latter half of what we did play (I think we got six rounds in) was pretty sloppy from several players for a number of reasons.
So that’s why I’m pretty sure it’s not for me—it was clearly a bad first impression based on the circumstances we were playing in, but I suspect I wouldn’t really love it even with an ideal group.
Curious what the rest of the gaming world thinks though.