Conflict simulation, peacebuilding, and development

The Game of Thrones… at the US Army War College


How better to train US military officers to deal with a treacherous world of war, shifting alliances, and political intrigue than have them wargame the struggle for supremacy in Westeros? As part of its current strategic wargame series, the US Army War College will be hosting The Game of Thrones boardgame:

Test your wits and strategic insights … and in doing so, learn how the game relates to International Relations Theory.

If you’re a Game of Thrones fan – or have just heard about it – you’ll know it’s a dramatic struggle for power.   In this board-based simulation, you’ll formulate strategy by understanding interests, executing diplomacy, and apply international relations theories.

Game of Thrones is part of the CSL series  of serious games or simulations — enhancing the student experience by using optional game events (afternoon/evening) that are tied to the curriculum.

Participants will take part in pre-game discussion, to outline the game and expectations, as well as a post-game AAR.

You’ll find additional information on the event here.

h/t Jerry Hall 

2 responses to “The Game of Thrones… at the US Army War College

  1. Rex Brynen 24/04/2016 at 6:04 pm

    I think the event is being organized for the US AWC/Fort Carlisle community. I doubt they are expecting any broader participation.

  2. Donald Dade 24/04/2016 at 6:02 pm

    I appreciate being informed, but what is the point of posting on Sunday about an event on Monday? I believe it takes most people a little more time to arrange travel and time off. I really would have liked to attend this event.

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