There's no shortage of board games based on Game of Thrones, though that didn't stop CMON from setting up a Kickstarter for A Song of Ice & Fire: Tabletop Miniatures Game (sic). Rather than going the grand strategy route, CMON's attempt will focus more on the individual skirmishes and includes detailed miniatures and placemats to replicate the characters and landscapes of the war-ravaged continent.
Even with combat as the main event, ASOIF: TMG will apparently have a "political" layer to keep things interesting:
Each player controls one of the Great Houses of Westeros, commanding battlefield units, recruiting legendary Heroes, and manipulating the political stage, in the attempt to claim the greatest prize of all: The Iron Throne. Featuring House Stark and House Lannister, the Starter Set comes with over one hundred amazing, preassembled miniatures that are ready to play out of the box!
Forget about generic miniatures to represent soldiers, cavalry and so forth — each army will have its own models.
And that's just the start of it. Once you start scrolling down the Kickstarter page, there's minis for pretty much every character and squad featured in the novels and show.
If you're interested in backing the game, you don't have to worry about whether it'll go ahead, it's already at $US1.1 million, well over its $US300,000 goal. That said, there's less than two days to go before the campaign ends, leaving little time to ponder your purchase.
There's only one support tier at $US150 ($190), but that includes everything, including all stretch goals. Shipping to Australia will set you back between $US20-$US40 ($25-$57).
Not bad, given what you get, but I'd toss in a few hundred dollars to pay for the massive table you're going to need just to play the thing.
A Song of Ice & Fire: Tabletop Miniatures Game [Kickstarter]