We expected lots of death and treachery and we got it. In the end House Stark made a huge comeback from being down 11-4 to win the game 15-13 by the use of Jon Snow and Eddard Stark to win challenges and claim power.
Some interesting things happened in this game that I did to really make the Queen of Dragons angry.
Early in the game I was getting killed when the Targaryen player managed to get all three dragons out and on my case early on. I was getting hammered.
|The dragons three|
Everyone died, and the Dragons were out of play for now. I quickly rebuilt my forces and managed to start to crawl back into the game. I manged to get Jon Snow and Eddard Stark out and then I was claiming more and more power each turn. The Targaryens, now weakened with no Dragons to do the nasty Stealth Keyword business, started getting drained.
All in all a great game. Finally getting the rules right with challenges and deaths made a huge difference. It still took a while and I am sure we could play faster but the game requires a ton of thought due to the complexity of how the cards work together. We were using cards worked in with expansions decks so that we went from a deck size of 45 to 57.