Surviving the Long Wait for GAME OF THRONES

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If you're a Game of Thrones (GoT) fan, then you'd be forgiven for feeling slightly downhearted at the moment given the uncertain status of the show. Despite the finale of Season 6 breaking TV records by attracting an estimated 8.9 million viewers, problems with filming have led to a delay in releasing Season 7.
"Game of Thrones With Epic Fireworks" (CC BY 2.0) by  EpicFireworks

As if that wasn't enough of a blow, HBO has suggested that Season 8 will be the last and, while there is still the possibility of a spin-off, it does seem as though the end is nigh. Of course, with interest in the show still at an all-time high, there's no reason HBO couldn't be persuaded to change its mind.

Indeed, during the opening episode of Season 6, GoT generated a huge amount of buzz on Twitter. In fact, according to Spredfast, the term "Game of Thrones" was mentioned more than 829,000 in the 60 minutes it took for the episode to air. On top of this, Talkwalker's stats showed that GoT garnered 14,800 mentions on Spotify which is hugely impressive given that the platform is primarily concerned with streaming music.

The bottom line is that GoT is more popular than ever and the wait for Season 7 looks like it's going to be as long and arduous as a winter in Westeros. Fortunately, thanks to the show's immense popularity, there are plenty of ways for fans to get a piece of GoT before it returns to our screens. So, to help ease the pain here's a list of ways you can get your GoT fix:

A Spin with GoT

 

In line with the iGaming industry's long tradition of working with major TV shows and movies, Game of Thrones is now one of the most popular online slots around. Players who want a more lucrative way to enjoy the show can now browse the 32Red gaming lobby to take a spin on the Game of Thrones slot and win as much as £10,000.

Unlike other slot games online at 32Red, Game of Thrones has 243 win lines spread across five reels. This dynamic makes the GoT slot highly engaging and helps it standout against 32Red's 350+ slot games. Not only that, but thanks to the game's popularity, it's now available inside the operator's mobile platform which means you can literally take a spin with GoT wherever you are and whenever you want.

In fact, this game looks even more impressive when compared to products like Instant Play Baccarat on Raging Bull Casino or Mr Smith's Immersive Roulette with multiple camera angles. Fans of the TV show and original novel alike will be taken by the in-game movie clips, the astonishing number of levels and the way the rival houses can fight for a free spin bonus round.

A Bevy of Bloopers
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Away from the world of gaming, YouTube is the perfect place to see the lighter side of GoT. Even though we love the myriad of murders, fights and everything else in between, it is sometimes nice to see the actors break character once in a while and fluff their lines.

A quick search on YouTube will reveal a ton of blooper clips from seasons past. One of the most popular videos is titled Game of Thrones All Season Bloopers (although this is only true for seasons 1 to 4) and features clips from the set and behind the scenes. Capturing the likes of Jon Snow stumbling, Tyrion Lannister and Khaleesi swearing, the 3:13-minute video has been viewed more than three million times and is well worth a watch.

Basically, if you're looking for something to cheer you up before Season 7, GoT bloopers are the way forward.

A Touch of GoT Colour


"Colour Pencils-1" (CC BY 2.0) by  david.nikonvscanon  


Although there are still plenty of additional ways to enjoy GoT, the final thing we want to bring to your attention is a new colouring book based on the series. Backed by HBO, the 60-page book features 35 images from the show and will help bring a bit of colour to an otherwise drab time for GoT fans.

Of course, you're probably thinking that colouring books are for children and while you may be right to some extent, this one is a little different. Instead of bold borders and simple shapes, this book is highly detailed and by the time you've finished colouring in the likes of Daenerys and the Iron Throne you'll have a veritable piece of artwork on your hands.

The book will be available to buy in the UK on November 1, 2016, but if its sales match the show's viewing figures then you can expect it to become a global product in the near future.

GoT might be gone for now, but thanks to the show's franchise there are plenty of ways to engage with your favourite characters while they're away. In fact, whether or not Season 8 is to be the last and a spin-off doesn't materialise, you can expect plenty more products in the future. Indeed, if virtual reality continues to evolve then who knows, maybe you could have your own GoT kingdom right inside your living room.

In line with the iGaming industry's long tradition of working with major TV shows and movies, Game of Thrones is now one of the most popular online slots around. Players who want a more lucrative way to enjoy the show can now browse the 32Red gaming lobby to take a spin on the Game of Thrones slot and win as much as £10,000.

Unlike other slot games online at 32Red, Game of Thrones has 243 win lines spread across five reels. This dynamic makes the GoT slot highly engaging and helps it standout against 32Red's 350+ slot games. Not only that, but thanks to the game's popularity, it's now available inside the operator's mobile platform which means you can literally take a spin with GoT wherever you are and whenever you want.

In fact, this game looks even more impressive when compared to products like Instant Play Baccarat on Raging Bull Casino or Mr Smith's Immersive Roulette with multiple camera angles. Fans of the TV show and original novel alike will be taken by the in-game movie clips, the astonishing number of levels and the way the rival houses can fight for a free spin bonus round.

A Bevy of Bloopers

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