November 28, 2017 by dracs
FFG have been steadily releasing previews of the game, building up to its release. As with all Catan games, players compete with each other to develop land and build their territories, in this case overseeing the Night’s Watch lands known as The Gift.
However, there are plenty of new additions to help give this game that Game of Thrones flavour, including being able to call upon heroes of the Nights Watch for aid, as well as other game cards.
However, even while you are tasked with developing The Gift, there is one job that the Night’s Watch must put above all others; defending the wall. So as you work on building up your territory, three tribes of wildlings are gearing up to attack, even bringing Giants to assault the wall.
I think this is where this take on the classic Catan game will get its character, adding a real sense of threat and pressure to a game that can often be a bit more slow and thoughtful.
Will you pick this up and take your place on the wall?
"[Wildlings] add a real sense of threat and pressure..."