Toy Fair 2012: The Game of Thrones Board Game Gets an Upgrade

Think Risk, but with a lot more political back-stabbing. And fun.

In that cool "we read the books long before they were popular" sort of way, Fantasy Flight Games has publishing Game of Thrones board and card games for 10 years. Now don't you feel late to the party?

Lucky for you, we got to chat with Fantasy Flight's sales manager, Bryan Bornmueller, at Toy Fair 2012, where he gave us a rundown on the publisher's history with the franchise, as well as a first-hand look at the newly-released second edition of the Game of Thrones Board Game.

With season two right around the corner, it's time to start thinking about Westeros again, so check out the video below to see all of the Game of Thrones goodness that Fantasy Flight has to offer.

The series returns to HBO on April 1st, and you can check back here for a full in-depth review of the new Game of Thrones board game around that time.

A look at the Game of Thrones LCG and several expansion packs

For a closer look at each game, check out this roundup of Game of Thrones games we ran back in the fall, or hit the official Fantasy Flight Games website. For a different kind of Game of Thrones gaming experience, it's also worth checking out Green Ronin Publishing, a different company which owns the pen-and-paper RPG rights to the A Song of Ice and Fire novel series.

Now if only someone could nail down the rules for Cyvasse...