Love it or hate it? Do you still play it?
A Game of Thrones: The Board Game, based on the best-selling novel series A Song of Ice and Fire by George R. R. Martin, was released by Fantasy Flight Games in 2003. It was considered ground-breaking for its combination of Euro and Amertrash mechanics, winning 3 Origin Awards in 2004 - Best Traditional Board Game, Best Board Game, and Best Board Game Design.
The Game of Thrones TV series premiered in 2011, as did a revised 2nd edition of A Game of Thrones: The Board Game. This edition incorporated elements from previous expansions, as well as adding some new things and tweaking various aspects of the game that were considered to be problematic.
Clearly the success of the TV series has buoyed the sales of of A Game of Thrones: The Board Game. The second edition has had 3 expansions over the past 8 years - A Dance with Dragons, A Feast for Crows, and Mother of Dragons.
So people are buying it, but who is playing it? Are you? And was the second edition a significant improvement over the first?
What do you think?