Was Game of Thrones a Game First?
While it’d be way cool if that elaborate puzzle-game-contraption in the opening credits of Game of Thrones were actually a real game, Game of Thrones did not start out as a game. It did, however, start out as a series of books! The TV series is named after the first book, but in the literary world, the series is known as A Song of Ice and Fire. No, the only real game going on (besides the fight for the Iron Throne, duh) is the game that author George R. R. Martin plays with our minds and our hearts.