New 3D printed Game of Thrones chess-like game
Now that we have to wait almost one year for the premiere of season 5, Game of Thrones fans can now sit down and play a game of cyvasse – a fictional two player strategy game that features mostly on the 4th and 5th books of George R.R. Martin’s A Song of Ice and Fire.
This Game of Thrones chess-like game called cyvasse is popular in Dorne, and with the 5th season coming up, we’ll be able to see it more frequently on the screens. And now all the Game of Thrones fans can play it thanks to Michael Le Page – he developed a playable set of rules for cyvasse with a mix of Chess, Stratego and Blitzkrieg.
He also developed a 3D printed board and pieces for the game: the board is hexagonal, with three different colours of hex on the grid and each player begins with twenty six pieces of ten different types.
It was a 1 year work that finally was released thanks to 3D print. In the last year Le Page searched for many different solutions like wood carving or metal but the best one was 3D printing: it was the easiest and most affordable way to make this game happen.
Once again, 3D printing is helping people around the world – or in this case, all the Game of Thrones fans that have to wait so long for season 5 premiere. If we’ll only travel to Dorne in a year or so, at least we can experience how does it feel like to play some of their game.
A complete set costs $305 plus shipping from Shapeways. Le Page is also working on a browser game adaptation.