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Experience Fantasy Football GAME OF THRONES-Style in Our New “Fantasy Fantasy League”

Fantasy sports leagues are probably the sole reasons you’ll ever catch a nerd like myself fiddling around in the ESPN realm. Like my comrade Dan Casey always says: it’s basically just D&D with athletes, with similar amounts of fun micromanagement and scenario-based strategy being applicable to both.

To celebrate the triumphant return of Game of Thrones this Sunday, the evil geniuses here at Nerdist have discovered a way to take everything we love about fantasy sports, and incorporate them into the wonderful world of Westeros. Without any further ado, it is with great pleasure that we present to you, the official Game Of Thrones Fantasy Fantasy League.

Are you obsessed with Game of Thrones and looking for a reason to be even more obsessive? No need to look any further my dragon loving friends,  your new Game of Thrones-related pastime has just arrived. Here’s a closer look at how to play:


Before you get started making your Fantasy Fantasy league, you’ll need to equip yourself with the following tools of trade:

Official Game of Thrones Fantasy Fantasy League Rules

Game of Thrones Fantasy Fantasy League Draft Sheet

Game of Thrones Fantasy Fantasy League Scoresheet

Some of you are likely thinking, “But, I’ve read the book and I know exactly when [REDACTED] dies after [REDACTED] admits [REDACTED]!” Well, that’s true. You likely won’t be able to play with your non-reader friends, but why not become the League Game Maester and make sure none of your friends cheat and need to take the Black? Just sit back, relax, sip on some fine Dornish Red and let the good times roll.

And there you have it folks– everything you need to start your very own Game of Thrones Fantasy Fantasy league. Feel free to share your scores, experiences, any questions and any concerns you may have on this in the comments.

UPDATED: Game of Thrones Fantasy Fantasy rankings

(Editor’s note: we’ll do our best to get these figures out to you in a timely fashion, but as many of you are finding out, there’s a ton of characters! These are calculated by game creator Andrew Nielson. Some of you have slightly different counts in the comments, but any disputes should be resolved by Small Council or your local Game Maester.)

Week 10 – “The Children”
Cersei – 4
Jamie – 2
Meera Reed – 2
Bran Stark – 2
Jojen Reed – -3
Hodor – 3
Brienne of Tarth – 2
Tyrion – 11
Shae – -5
Tywin – -5

Week 9 – “The Watchers on the Wall”
Ygritte – 5
Sam – 2
Alliser Thorne – 2
Tormund Giantsbane – 6
Grenn – 2
Janos Slynt – -2
Styr – 4
Pyp – -2
Jon Snow – 8
Edd Tollet – 3

Week 8 – “The Mountain and The Viper”

Styr: +2
Tormund: +2
Ygritte: +4
Theon: +2
Sansa: +2
Littlefinger: +2
Robin Arryn: -2
Gregor: +3
Oberyn: -3 played, -1 benched
Tyrion: -3

Week 7 – “A Man Without Honor”

Gregor: +3
Sandor: +4
Arya: +3
Jorah: +2
Dany: -2, +2= 0
Daario: +2
Hot Pie: +1 (for a being the only character on the show that is legitimately happy, and giving a speech on kidney pie.)
Littlefinger: +3

Week 6 – “The Laws of Gods and Men”

Ramsay Snow: +4
Yara Greyjoy:: +3
Tywin Lannister: +2
Tyrion Lannister: +2
Davos: +2
Jamie Lannister: -2

Week 5 – “First Of His Name”

Hodor: +3
Sandor: +2
Littlefinger: +5
Bran: +3
Jon Snow: +8
Grenn: +2
Ed Tollet: +1
Lysa Arryn: +7

Week 4 – “Oathkeeper.”

Grey Worm: +2
Dany: +3
Bronn: +2
Jamie: -2
Margaery: +2
Tommen: -2

Week 3 – “Breaker of Chains”

Petyr Baelish – 5 points
Styr – 4 ponts
Tormund Giantsbane – 3 points
Daario Naharis – 3 points
Ellaria Sand – 3 points
Olenna Tyrell – 3 pooints
Ygritte – 3 points
Jamie Lannister – 2 points
Arya Stark – 2 points
Alliser Thorne – 2 points
Cersei Lannister – 2 points
Oberyn Martell – 2 points
Daenerys Targaryen – 2 points
Sandor Clegane  – 2 points
Tywin Lannister – 2 points

Week 2 – “The Lion and the Rose”

Stannis Baratheon: 4 points

Melisandre: 2 points

Tyrion Lannister: 1 point

Ramsay Snow: 1 point

Shae: -1 point

Theon Greyjoy/Reek: -1 point

Joffrey Baratheon: -5 points

Week 1 – “Two Swords”

Arya Stark: 7 points

Sandor Clegane:  3 points

Olenna Tyrell:  2 points

Oberyn Martell: 1 point

Mance Rayder: -1 points

All other characters received a net score of zero points. We will do our best to have these scores calculated for you the day following the original episode’s run.

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  1. Jay Smith says:

    Me and my family played this for season 4. We wanna play again this year and was wondering if there is or could be an updated draft sheet we could use for season 5? If someone could help me out with this it would be greatly appreciated.  

    • J Mansil says:

      My coworkers and I have also been wondering this. We did a crappy draft last year and would much rather do the Nerdist version for Season 5