Game of Thrones logoThe on-screen power struggles of Game of Thrones may be finding their way to the real-life world of the board game business. HBO appears ready to stake a claim on product names beginning with “Game of…”. Asserting likely “confusion, mistake, or deception”, HBO has filed its opposition to the registration of a trademark for a board game called “Game of Monarchs“. The game’s publisher, B&B Biz Corp, declined my request for comment but did file an answer with the Trademark Trial and Appeal Board, stating its belief that the “marks are dissimilar.” [OK, neither of those is much of an argument.]

The cable network, having requested an extension, looks set to do the same for the Game of Phones card game, and has already filed against the Game of Trolls video game registration submitted by DreamWorks Animation. A settlement over a “Game of Drones” saw that registration withdrawn in February, however, a new one by a different entity was submitted just last month.

Will “Game of Quotes” or “Game of Clones” be next?

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On a break from playing Arya Stark, Maisie Williams took on the role of Lorraine to work the counter at Aero Hobbies in Santa Monica and hand out Game of Thrones swag.

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Ramsey Bolton in Miniature

Dark Sword Miniatures Ramsey BoltonAmong Dark Sword Miniatures’ 11 new pieces in the George R.R. Martin Masterworks line are figures for Obara Sand, Thoros Myr, and Ramsey Bolton.

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CyvasseFor those you are fans of A Song of Ice and Fire, you already know what I’m talking about when I mention the game Cyvasse. For those who aren’t, the game is one from George R. R. Martin’s famous series of fantasy books.

There’s not a whole lot of information about the game in the books, but there was enough for people to go on. One such person, Michael Le Page, fleshed out a game from the books and manufactured a set using 3D printing. The rules of his game have changed over the course of development, but you can now purchase Cyvasse sets on Shapeways for  around $305 total at its cheapest.

It’s a bit pricey, so I doubt many people except for die-hard fans are going to bite. If something like this ever reached a reasonable price you can be sure I’d be in line to snag a set. The look of the board and pieces tickle me in just the right way.

[via c|net]