Fantasy Flight Games has announced that they’re going to be coming out with a new edition of their popular Game of Thrones card game. After 12 years, Fantasy Flight is coming out with a second edition of the game. This was done with a look at ensuring the longevity of the game. Some of the old mechanics are a bit dated. The new edition looks to fix certain issues that come with a game that old, as well as serve as a jumping-on point for any new players that might want to get into the game. While the game still essentially plays the same, rules are streamlined and deck-creation rules are expanded to allow much more variety in deck styles for the game. You can check out a short trailer below the cut.
From the announcement:
A Game of Thrones: The Card Game is a Living Card Game® of deadly encounters and cunning plots in Westeros for two to six players. We’ll explore gameplay and the eight unique factions in a series of in-depth previews, but today, we present an interview with Nate French, the lead designer of A Game of Thrones: The Card Game Second Edition. Here, he answers some questions about the second edition and gives you a taste of what’s to come in future previews!
Why are you relaunching the game with a new edition?
The short answer is that A Game of Thrones: The Card Game is a great game with a strong player community, and we want to keep the game around for the long haul. The first edition has been in print for more than a dozen years, and it was really starting to show its age. As we discussed the possibilities, it became more and more evident that a new edition was the best way to go for the continued longevity of the game.