You never believed that Colonel Mustard actually killed anyone with the pipe in the library, but you have no doubt Grey Worm did it with the battle axe in the brothel. Now that the long popular game of Clue has been adapted to the world of Ice and Fire, you finally have an excuse to yell out “valor morghulis” around people.
The game keeps the same basic rules as the original, but ups the brutal murder factor with more creative weapons including a Poison Vial, Arakh, Faceless Man, Crossbow, Catspaw Assassin Dagger and the always handy battle axe. It also has a double-sided board that lets you play in either at The Red Keep or in Meereen, (where — if you’ve been keeping up with this season — Daenerys Targary did it). And, because nothing is easy to keep track of in the world of GoT, the custom notepad for you to narrow down suspects is a rap sheet as long as your forearm.
Sadly, the game is missing some notable and fan favorite characters, including the suddenly important Bran Stark, the always late to the party Brienne of Tarth, and God-awful human being, Ramsay Bolton. Also, why no Knight King? That’s cool, though, pretty much any update that gets rid of Professor Plum is a plus.
The game also has an age 18-and-up rating, owing to all the brothels and aforementioned creative forms of ending people. Then again, it’s sort of a given that American parents don’t start talking to their kids about sex early enough, so this might be just the conversation starter you need. As for the violence, feel free to quit playing anytime. You already know nobody gets out of Westeros alive, anyway.
Game of Thrones Clue ($50)