I Am A Terrible Winner At Game Of Thrones

I Am A Terrible Winner At Game Of Thrones

So last night, I was playing Game of Thrones. A six-player game, an absolute epic, which took almost six hours to finish (there was a lot of combat).

Playing as the Lannisters, I spent nine of the game's ten turns hovering between 3-4th place. Out of the running, under the radar. Exactly where you want to be in this game when the end draws near.

On my very last turn, the "winner" (playing as Greyjoys) was already celebrating his "triumph". He'd been my ally all game long, and had used me as a buffer against the southern armies while he went about conquering the north. With a two-castle lead and barely any moves left, he thought he had the game wrapped up. He'd also forgotten what game this was.

I used my last turn to split a large army, send it across two water regions and take two of his castles. This shot me from 4th to 1st, with nobody else having moves remaining to counter me. I win.

The room falls silent. Not even a chuckle, or a whisper. I smile, reach over to the stereo, and press "play" on my phone.

Then I walk out, and get a beer.

I am a bad winner, but fuck it, you can only win bad in Game of Thrones.


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    Hey guys,

    Just to head off the "why has this been posted" stuff (I CAN SMELL IT COMING), this is actually a post from Kotaku US' semi-internal staff blog called TMI. Not sure why it's here, maybe someone at AU just liked it!

    http://tmi.kotaku.com/

      Boardgames certainly have a place here! Forget the haters!

        Sure. Boardgames have a place here. Making a post to say "I won at a boardgame"?
        Perhaps better suited to a personal blog then as something someone's ostensibly getting paid to write.

      This sort of thing is fine, not specifically American, we can get the game here as far as I am aware, and it's just a cool story.

      We need more stuff like this from you Luke! Keep these board games posts coming! We the people approve *thumbs up*

      Yep, I'm with everyone else. Enjoyed it, and it reminds me of many a game of Diplomacy and/or Risk I've played over the years... Might have to check out the GoT boardgame now =)

      Last edited 08/01/15 1:10 am

    Unfortunately for the author, you can't use one march order to initiate two combats.
    You can split forces into a combat and any number of unoccupied or friendly regions but no multi-combat sorry.

      I was thinking the same thing.

      Mind you it isnt enitely clear what "split a large army, send it across two water regions and take two of his castles" means. With three possible march orders there may be a step that he hasn't included.

    You bastard.

    My brother pulled the EXACT SAME thing on me the one time I played GoT.

    I always play lannisters in this game haha.

    I've played about a dozen games and won every single one in the manner you described (minus the music, I'll be stealing that idea!).
    Many of my friends wont play the game with me any more because of my win streak, so we've moved onto Catan+ Expansions haha.

      Wow. Either you're always playing the 3 player variant or the people you're playing against are hopeless.

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