Saturday, March 22, 2014

Game of Thrones Alert: Merchandisers Making Fortunes

George R.R. Martin/Game of Thrones empire has expanded on a colossal level.  Like the great George Lucas (Star Wars), Martin and HBO are cashing in.  One of their new products is high quality beer.  Ommegang, located in Cooperstown, New York, has created a series of beer based off the dragons in the runaway HBO show.  The owner claims that George R.R. Martin is a big fan of the brewery.  Fire and Blood, as the beer is called, is taken from House Targaryen.  The beers come in three different labels named after Danerys's dragons-Drogon, Rhaegal, and Viscerion.  Ancho chiles and rye are key ingredients to the ale.
You can use these to play Drinking Game of Thrones!

Game of Thrones Pop!
Figurines of the most popular characters are available!  Can you tell who is who?  You can re-enact your favorite scenes or use for a collectible.  Adorable!

And of course there is a video game of how to play the Game of Thrones...
I'm not a gamer, but this looks really fun.  The plot of the video game is different than the series and books, but keeps some of the characters and the setting involved in the mission of the player.
I haven't purchased any of these products, but did treat myself to a coaster set that has all of the catchy sayings that the characters say.  It was inexpensive and serves as a great conversation starter when company is over.  More Game of Thrones blogging to come!  So happy that 'winter is almost here!'


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