A Game of Thrones Catan: Brotherhood of the Watch

“The battle to defend the Realms of Man begins in A Game of Thrones Catan: Brotherhood of the Watch, a new strategic game grounded in George R. R. Martin’s A Song of Ice and Fire series and adapted for the beloved Catan tabletop game by Klaus and Bejamin Teuber.

The Brotherhood of the Night’s Watch is searching for a new Lord Commander. They are looking for a stalwart individual to repair the failing infrastructure of the wall and work towards developing the neglected Gift. Harvesting the resources from this bitter northern environment was never an easy task, but the brothers must also build up their order to better defend the Wall against the threat of Wildlings. Players must build settlements and keeps, defend the Wall from invasion, and prove themselves to be worthy of the title of Lord Commander. But be wary—the north holds many dangers, and winter is coming.

Develop the Gift, Defend the Wall

Those familiar with the classic board game offering of Settlers of Catan will find several familiar elements present in A Game of Thrones Catan: Brotherhood of the Watch, but with several exciting and interesting additions. Thematic and compelling art dominates the components, immersing you in the vibrant world of A Song of Ice and Fire. A brand new and beautifully illustrated gameboard represents the territory north of the wall, all the way to the Frostfangs. Wonderfully sculpted figures of imposing Wildlings, Giants, guards, and more help tell the story of your desperate struggle to shield the realms of men. The game preserves the classic hex-tile gameplay of the original Catan, each of which supplies one of five resources, with one exception in the barren Ice Fields, where nothing is produced.

At the beginning of each turn, a player rolls two six-sided dice to determine which hexes produce lumber, brick, wool, grain, or ore. Any player with a keep or settlement connected to one of these hexes gains the indicated resources. However, as any good brother of the Watch knows, the north is a treacherous place. Wildings from beyond the Wall have their own rules of honor which do not align with the laws of lords. Tormund Giantsbane, the robber, will move throughout the Gift with every roll of “7,” blocking resources and causing chaos.”

View the full announcement from Fantasy Flight Games here!

Written by: Devetos

I'm a student living and working in Toronto. I have many hobbies including cooking, reading, swimming and writing, but board gaming has always been my passion. I'm thrilled to be writing reviews for games and sharing my experience with all of you!

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