You know what they say about the "game of thrones": You either win, or you die. That's pretty much how it feels when you're 500-pieces deep into the Game of Thrones 4-D puzzle. And when you realize you're only about halfway finished with the first of three f*#$ing layers and have nearly 1,000 more pieces to go, it seems like you may very well die before completing it.
It's an epic task befitting an epic book series, which spawned an every-bit-as-epic HBO series. Think it's hard work untangling the relationships between the Starks, Tullys and Freys? Good luck fitting together tiny pieces of their kingdoms.
Beautifully rendered in medieval parchment style, the first layer of the puzzle has you building the basic geography of Westeros--including all the seas, rivers, place names and major roads. The second layer involves upraised pieces representing the topography of the Seven Kingdoms: from the deserts of Dorne to the wintery steppes of The North and The Wall. The third and final layer adds 3-D sculpted pieces of major settlements, including the towers of King's Landing, the long bridge of The Twins and Winterfell itself--complete with a flaming red Weirwood tree.
Weighing in at about 1,400 pieces, you'll have your work cut out for you; but "Winter is Coming," and you'll have more than enough time on your hands during those dark nights that, of course, are full of terror.