Reigns: Game of Thrones is as simple as Tinder, but it’s one of the finest games to come out of George R.R. Martin’s beloved fantasy universe. You’re thrown on the Iron Throne as Jon Snow, Sansa Stark, or many other characters familiar from the HBO series, and you swipe left and right or make decisions that affect your standing among the military, the church, and the people. Through it all, you struggle to stuff your coffers with gold.
You’ll rarely survive to see the ending. As in Martin’s books, each reign here is often nasty, brutish, and short—but then, that’s part of the fun. The endless swiping inevitably leads to some repetition, but otherwise Reigns: Game of Thrones stands out for how it makes each king and queen face specific challenges that their HBO counterparts might see.