“Lord Varys knows all,” Petyr said with a sly smile. "He will be joining us shortly.” –George R.R. Martin, A Game of Thrones The king has called for a tourney and a feast to be held at King’s Landing, and the Great Houses of Westeros have answered the call. Stark, Greyjoy, Lannister, Targaryen, Baratheon, Tyrell, Tully—all have gathered, for the whisperers say that the King will choose his new Hand at this feast. Intrigues abound, as every House attempts to gain the aid of Varys, the Spider. Only the most cutthroat and ruthless will rise to become the power behind the Iron Throne! Hand of the King is a fast-paced card game of cunning deals and clever maneuvering for two to four players. Each turn, you and your opponents will compete, using the services of Varys, the Master of Whispers, to gain influence over the Great Houses of Westeros. The player with the most influence at the end of the game become the next Hand of the King, but to get there, you’ll need to make alliances and know when to betray your former allies.