A GAME OF THRONES: HAND OF THE KING
- Hand of the King is a fast-paced card game of cunning deals and clever manoeuvring
- Each turn, you send Varys to do your bidding, moving through the court and inciting iconic characters from A Song of Ice and Fire to support your cause.
- Aged 14+
- 2 to 4 players
- 15 to 30 minutes playing time
The King has called for a tourney and a feast to be held at King's Landing, and the great houses of Westeros have answered the call. Stark, Greyjoy, Lannister, Targaryen, Baratheon, Tyrell, and Tully all have gathered together, for the whisperers say that the King will choose his new Hand at this feast. Intrigues abound, as every house attempts to gain the aid of Varys, the spider. Only the most cutthroat and ruthless will rise to become the power behind the Iron Throne. Hand of the King is a fast-paced card game of cunning deals and clever maneuvering for two to four players. Each turn, you and your opponents will compete, using the services of Varys, Master of Whispers, to gain influence over the Great Houses of Westeros. The player with the most influence at the end of the game becomes the next Hand of the King, but to get there, you'll need to make alliances and know when to betray your former allies.
No man in Westeros is more powerful than the Hand of the King
The King has called for a lavish feast and tourney, the likes of which have not been seen in the Seven Kingdoms since the days of Aegon the Conquerer. What’s more, the King has declared that at this feast, he will choose his new Hand—and you have a chance of rising to this lofty position. Of course, you’re not the only one with eyes set on becoming the power behind the Iron Throne. In Hand of the King, you’ll need to scheme and backstab to outwit your opponents, and you’ll need the help of Varys, the Master of Whispers, to do it.
“Lord Varys knows all,” Petyr said with a sly smile. "He will be joining us shortly.”
–George R.R. Martin, A Game of Thrones
Hand of the King is a fast-paced card game of conspiracies and sudden twists of fate for two to four players, challenging each of you to gain the most support among the twisted intrigues of the King’s Landing court. Each turn, you’ll send Varys to do your bidding, moving through the court and inciting iconic characters from A Song of Ice and Fire to support your cause. With the help of some companions and crafty alliances with other players, you just might rise to become the King’s new Hand!
- 2 to 4 Players
- 15 to 30 minute playing time
- Ages 14+