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Well, I've only recently discovered the HBO series "Game of Thrones." Yes, I heard the buzz, saw the award show wins, and heard about the outrage over certain events in the series, but since I tend to binge watch these types of things I waited.
I both equal parts glad I waited and sorry that I waited. I'm sorry because it might be the best show I've ever seen on television, and that's quite a statement from anyone. I'm glad because waiting to find out what happens is equally as frustrating.
The book series holds some great details that just can not be conveyed by television, and are a must checkout or have for any "Game of Thrones" fan. Moving a fan of one genre into another is a trick few entertainment properties are able to achieve. As a gift idea this leather cloth boxed set of novels is a great gift idea. Available in paperback for a low price or hardback for a reasonable price, the set comes with a cool display rack.
Another way to integrate the adventures of Westeros in life is the Game of Thrones Monopoly Collector's Edition, which features some familiar names and locations. Plus much of brutality that takes place in the fictional setting does not exist (depending on how hard you play that is).
Finally, anyone interested in some backstory or history of Westeros should definitely check out "A Knight of the Seven Kingdoms," available in several formats, which is a collection of novellas that take place about a century before all the heads, quite literally, started to roll around the Iron Throne.
The funny thing about an entertainment property is that it can be expanded upon by simple and straightforward gifts. Feeding an addiction can be a tricky enterprise, as nobody wants too much of something hanging around the house. Certain levels of fandom are acceptable and others are just too much of a good thing.
Keeping things subtle is usually the easiest and best idea for gifts. Helping someone along with their "Game of Thrones" mentality is just one of the ways to keep events light and win some approval from everyone else. Of course, be careful of anyone getting jealous, because in GOT, that never really goes too well.--for everyone involved.