Cluedo gets Game of Thrones makeover
The new board game comes out in October so pop it on your Christmas list
So what better board game to get a Westeros makeover than Cluedo? The hugely popular crime mystery sees players race to determine who murdered the victim, with which weapon, in which room of a mansion.
Cluedo: Game of Thrones arrives in the UK in October, featuring a double-sided board. One side is set in Meereen and the other in the Red Keep, with nine ‘rooms’ for each from the Temple of the Graces and the Dragon Catacombs to Cersei’s Bedchambers and, of course, the Throne Room.
There will be twelve suspects, six in each setting: Daenerys Targaryen, Jorah Mormont, Grey Worm, Missandei, Daario Naharis and Hizdahr Zo Loraq in Meereen and Sansa Stark, Jamie Lannister, Margaery Tyrell, Tyrion Lannister, Cersei Lannister and Petyr Baelish in the Red Keep.
There will be six weapons - the Crossbow, Poison Vial, Battle Axe, Catspaw Assassin Dagger, Arakh and Faceless Man - and 21 ‘intrigue cards’ featuring Master of Whisperers and White Walkers. The game will cost £29.99 and be available from the HBO EU shop from next month.
Last year, a Thrones version of board game classic Monopoly was released just in time for Christmas, featuring locations such as King’s Landing, Winterfell and Castle Black. Train stations in the original are replaced with families and bannerman, while green houses are villages and red hotels are keep.
Players can choose between a white walker, direwolf, three-eyed raven, dragon egg, crown and the Iron Throne as pieces, with the aim of the game being to buy, trade and sell to gain power, wealth and control.
Game of Thrones returns for its reportedly penultimate seventh season next spring. Meanwhile, fans are awaiting George RR Martin’s next A Song of Ice and Fire instalment, The Winds of Winter, but are yet to receive a confirmed release date amid a relentless spate of rumours.