‘Game Of Thrones’ collector’s edition Monopoly game announced

Season Five of the hit fantasy series debuts on Sky Atlantic on April 13

A special Game Of Thrones-themed edition of Monopoly is to be released later this year (2015).

The hit HBO show announced the “collector’s edition” board game on its official Twitter last Friday (February 13), and further details have now been released. The official description for the board game teases: “Vie to hold dominion over the realms of men in the Game Of Thrones Collector’s Edition of Monopoly. Featuring infamous locations from the original dramatic television series, including Castle Black, Winterfell and King’s Landing, players will buy, sell and trade their way to sit atop the Iron Throne.

“Collectible tokens include: Dragon Egg, Three-Eyed Raven, White Walker, Direwolf, Crown and The Iron Throne. Custom Villages and Keeps replace traditional Houses and Hotels. Coming in 2015.”

Meanwhile, Sky Atlantic has recently confirmed that Season Five of Game Of Thrones will begin at 9pm on Monday, April 13, the day after it premieres on HBO. Once again, the new season will consist of ten episodes.

HBO unveiled nine new cast members for Game Of Thrones Season Five at San Diego Comic-Con in July 2014, including former Bond villain Jonathan Pryce and Oscar-nominated actress Keisha Castle-Hughes.

For the first time, Game Of Thrones author George RR Martin has not written an episode for the forthcoming season, as he is concentrating on completing the sixth novel in his series, The Winds Of Winter.

Meanwhile, former Game Of Thrones star Charles Dance – who played wealthy Lord Tywin Lannister in the first four seasons – has recently revealed that discussions about a potential spin-off film are now underway.