How To Watch Game of Thrones? Easy Watch Order Guide

How To Watch Game of Thrones? Easy Watch Order Guide

The wildly popular series Game of Thrones is a real allure to fantasy dramas. It joins a opaque mythology with all the gratifying elements of war, love, lust, honor, pride and power.

There is a magical realism to this complicated storytelling, which has mesmerized audience all over the globe. The art direction, scenic beauty and acting does not fall short in even one season. It continues to indulge us throughout.

“When you play the game of thrones, you win or you die.”

Cersei Lannister

I have come up with the best way to watch the entire series, giving the wholesome experience of this costume drama. Now it falls upon your hands to choose what order suits you best, either the traditional Release Order or the Ultimate one:

1. Release Date Order

The seasonal order is always best for newcomers. It will gradually unfold the narrative for you, without mixing things up.

  • Season 1 (2011)
  • Season 2 (2012)
  • Season 3 (2013)
  • Season 4 (2014)
  • Season 5 (2015)
  • Season 6 (2016)
  • Season 7 (2017)
  • Season 8 (2019)
How To Watch Game of Thrones?
Game of Thrones | Source: IMDb

Okay, but what’s so special about this? Well, I agree, nothing special in the Release Date Order but you might want to check a more absorbing watch order below:

2. Ultimate Watch Order

This is in chronological order. You might unaware of the following additional stuff that also connects to Game of Thrones fantasy world. 

Bloodmoon, a prequel to Game of Thrones, was to be set 10,000 years ago before the happenings in Game of Thrones. It would have explored ancient secrets such as foundation of Houses, The Long Night, Andal Invasion, etc. But Alas! It flew the coop when HBO renounced the series in 2019.

  • Bloodmoon (cancelled)
  • House of the Dragon (scheduled for 2022)
  • Game of Thrones: Conquest & Rebellion
  • Season 1 (2011)
  • Season 2 (2012)
  • Season 3 (2013)
  • Season 4 (2014)
  • Season 5 (2015)
  • Season 6 (2016)
  • Season 7 (2017)
  • Season 8 (2019)
  • Game of Thrones: The Last Watch (documentary)

After a week of the show’s last premiere, a documentary named Game of Thrones: The Last Watch, was released which chronicled the production of finale season. Its just for providing some informative insights into the show’s making.

How To Watch Game of Thrones?
Daenerys Targaryen | Source: HBO Max

Conquest & Rebellion, an animated history of the Targaryen Conquest, is based on events which took place 300 years before the War of Five Kings. It narrates interesting stories such as creation of the Iron Throne and founding of King’s Landing.

Talking about history, another prequel titled House of the Dragon, which will shed some light related to the Targaryen Civil War, is in works. It’s pilot episode is currently scheduled for released on 1st January, 2022.

3. Where To Watch

Watch Game of Thrones on:

4. How Much Time Will It Take To Watch

By rough calculations, it will take you 3 days and 1 hour to binge watch the entire Game of Thrones.

All the 8 seasons spanning 73 episodes, animates series Conquest & Rebellion and the documentary The Last Watch, have been taken into account.

Note: These are approximate values of the runtimes.

5. About Game of Thrones

Set in the fictional universe of Westeros, dignified families fight to mark their claim to the Iron Throne and rule over the Seven Kingdoms. The HBO production is based on the A Song of Ice and Fire novel series by George R.R. Martin and features a number of converging arcs convoluted by political conflicts among factions.

A television phenomenon, Game of Thrones is an American fantasy drama series created by David Benioff and D.B. Weiss for HBO. The series features a large ensemble cast including Peter Dinklage, Lena Headey, Nikolaj-Coster Waldau, Kit Harrington, Sophie Turner, Maisie Williams, Emilia Clarke and many others.