Perennial bestseller Catan is getting the Westeros treatment thanks to Fantasy Flight Games' upcoming A Game of Thrones Catan:  Brotherhood of the Watch, scheduled to release in Q4.

Created by Catan designer Klaus Teuber and his son Benjamin Teuber, Brotherhood of the Watch takes the familiar mechanics of The Settlers of Catan and adds new elements inspired by George R.R. Martin’s smash hit A Game of Thrones.  In addition to the time-tested goals of earning points by building roads and settlements, players must now also hire guards from the prisons of Westeros, man the defenses of the Wall, and contend with invasions of Wildlings.  To aid them, 11 heroes including Jeor Mormont, Bown Marsh, Samwell Tarly, and Othell Yarwyck will lend their skills to the players twice each game.

Each turn, in addition to producing resources, dice are rolled to determine how the Wildlings advance on the wall.  Should they prove stronger than the guards when they attack, the Wildlings will ravage the players’ holdings.  If the Wildlings can breach the wall three times, the game ends early and the player with the most guards is named “Lord Commander” and wins the game.

A Game of Thrones Catan:  Brotherhood of the Watch was designed for 2 to 4 players, ages 14 and up, and takes about an hour to play.  MSRP is $79.95.

Check out the gallery below for images of some of the cards included in the game.

Now more than two decades old, Catan continues to be a regular on ICv2’s top ten board games lists (see “Top 10 Hobby Channel Board Games—Fall 2016”).  Later this year, Asmodee will release a new expansion for the game that tells the “history” of the fictitious people of Catan (see “Campaign Play Introduced to ‘Catan’”).