I can’t always wrap my head around the talent and creativity of geeks sometimes, and this is one of those times. Fay Helfer designed and made an achingly beautiful Game of Thrones version of Risk. It was made as a commission for Matt B. Dear Matt B.: We are all insanely jealous of you.
The surface of the board and the case appear to be made from wood that was hand carved and burned. I thought Westeros looked lovely as a 2D map, but this game board blows that out of the water. You can also see that there are fabric pouches included in the box; I just bet they hold equally impressive objects.
Look at more photos after the break. Just look at them.