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Game of Thrones

With season 8, HBO’s Game of Thrones, based on George RR Martin’s bestselling books, finally comes to an end. Join The Verge as we navigate the character deaths, the battles for the throne of Westeros, the arcane politics, and the grotesquely complicated family dynamics of America’s favorite fantasy soap opera. From wild fan theories to books-vs.-show connections to creator conversations and controversies, we’re tracking the most compelling parts of this unprecedented cultural phenomenon.

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HBO quietly removed the coffee cup from Game of Thrones

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HBO confirms that Game of Thrones’ Starbucks coffee cameo was a mistake

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Game of Game of Thrones: season 8, episode 4, The Last of the Starks

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Game of Thrones’ latest episode left several important things offscreen

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Is that a Starbucks cup in Game of Thrones?

Apparently there’s a Starbucks at Winterfell

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Lore of Thrones: the history behind Tyrion’s ‘five kings and queens’ dig at Varys

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Game of Thrones’ showrunners think Sansa is a master manipulator

George R.R. Martin says that three of HBO’s Game of Thrones spinoffs are ‘moving forward nicely’

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Thanos and the Night King were fighting the exact same battle

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Westeros deserves a much better hero than Jon Snow

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What’s behind all the weird online thirst for the Night King?

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Game of Thrones could have taken a page from how Avengers: Endgame handles death

What George R.R. Martin learned from Marvel Comics — and the lessons the company is still teaching

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Game of Thrones has spent three years foreshadowing The Long Night’s ending

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Game of Thrones cinematographer: it’s not me, it’s your TV settings

Game of Thrones’ writers don’t know what to do with their prophets and geniuses

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People are live-streaming new Game of Thrones episodes on Twitch every week

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No, the Night King is not a Targaryen

How to fix your TV settings for a rewatch of last night’s Game of Thrones

The muddy images sparked a lot of complaints, but this will help

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Game of Game of Thrones: season 8, episode 3, The Long Night

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5 pieces of Game of Thrones history that paid off at the Battle of Winterfell

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Daenerys vs. Cersei: who has the resources to win the final game of thrones?

This cool video reimagines Game of Thrones’ title sequence in the style of Westworld

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Game of Thrones Hope Chest: which character do you most need to see survive?

Daenerys Targaryen’s final refuge might have very little to offer

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Why we’re hoping for a big body count in Game of Thrones and Avengers: Endgame

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Why Arya Stark and Beric Dondarrion are frenemies on Game of Thrones

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The fear of Daenerys Targaryen is setting up Game of Thrones’ final battle

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Game of Game of Thrones: season 8, episode 2, A Knight of the Seven Kingdoms

Featuring no deaths, some uncomfortable sex, and the worst flirting ever

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Here’s why Sansa and Theon’s reunion was so emotional

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Tormund Giantsbane’s ridiculous origin story is different in the Game of Thrones books

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A Knight of the Seven Kingdoms hints at Brienne’s fitting legacy

Ser Duncan the Tall’s creed lives on in his descendant

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There’s a major flaw in Winterfell’s battle strategy on Game of Thrones

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Game of Thrones Hope Chest: long odds and unlikely endings

This weekend, watch Game of Thrones’ Lena Headey fight Terminators

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Under Chinese censorship, Game of Thrones becomes a mundane ‘medieval documentary’

HBO still doesn’t like Trump using Game of Thrones memes to promote himself

HBO is teaching respect by putting Muppets on Game of Thrones and Westworld

Here’s what it’s like when Game of Thrones’ Jason Momoa slaps you into the hospital

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George Lucas helped direct Game of Thrones’ season 8 premiere