The Game of Thrones merchandise you need in your life before George RR Martin kills you off

It's here. Game of Thrones season 7 has started, meaning it's time to worry about spoilers on a weekly basis. What's your technique? Social media blackout or instant watching no matter where you are in the world? Regardless, it's also time to think about how to represent the Thrones on a daily basis. We need the show in our lives, on our shelves, in our games consoles, and even all over our bodies - although perhaps take a moment to think about whether you want The Hound's face inked onto your bicep for all eternity. To celebrate our love of all things Westeros, we’ve gathered together the best Game of Thrones merchandise we could find, and looked for the very best price too. Here are the essential pieces of Game of Thrones merch you need in your life right now.

Three Eyed Raven plushie

Complete with wired legs for positioning wherever you please, Bran's dream raven is essential for the tense nights ahead where you'll need something to squeeze as you watch season 7. All three eyes are suitably beady and always watching and he's surprisingly squishably soft. Spoiler, he especially likes it when you sing DJ Scooter's I'm raven....  

Buy it UK: £11.95 from HBO Store UK
Buy it US:  $19.28 from Amazon US

Jon Snow's Backpack

He might know nothing but Jon Snow is definitely aware of how to accessorise with black. Inspired by his Night's Watch cloak, this faux fur (phew) backpack has plenty of space for all the survival goods you'll need for going North of the wall. There's even a full copy of the Night's Watch Oath under the flap in case you forget your sacred duties as well as your packed lunch. This is a ThinkGeek exclusive but the extra bonus of ordering is if you enter WINTERISHERE at the checkout with over $30 of Thrones goods you'll get a free magnet.

Buy it UK/US: £45.90/$59.99 from ThinkGeek

Dragon Egg Wine Stoppers

Where is the fun in corks when you can put dragon eggs in your bottles? With no risk of hatching into flame breathing monstrosities - especially if you put them in the fridge - these wine stoppers are one of the nerdiest ways to keep your wine from oxidising without people realising how wrong you've gone. Yay for drinking and knowing things! 

Buy it UK: £54.99 from HBO Store UK

Longclaw Umbrella

Ok, the gemstone eyes might be plastic but this is a Longclaw umbrella. You can, like, slay the rain. Or at least keep it off your faux fur Jon Snow backpack. It's time to defend yourself against miserable weather with an umbrella that looks like Snow's sword of choice. It's officially licensed, there's a thumb assist for opening and closing and there's even a strap so you can hang it by your chair when you are celebrating your battle victories with a goblet of mead. As above, this is a ThinkGeek exclusive and you can get a free Game of Thrones magnet if you spend over $30 and use the code WINTERISHERE

Buy it UK/US: £22.95/$29.99 from ThinkGeek 

Collector's Edition Monopoly

The obligatory game of Monopoly at Christmas need never be boring ever again. This GOT-themed version dresses up the traditional locations to places from the show, so you can fight your siblings for ownership of Winterfell. House and hotel pieces are switched out for villages and keeps, bringing a level of added cool, but the best part is the tokens. The one thing that will definitely have the whole family squabbling is - of course - who gets to be the Iron Throne. Who will get that privilege in July? Here are our best Game of Thrones 7 theories.

Buy it UK: £27.49 from Amazon UK
Buy it US:  $44.00 from Amazon US

Direwolf book ends

Direwolves are protectors - typically of their human companions. Imagine what terror they'd bring to any potential thieves after your first edition of A Dance With Dragons! Sadly, the HBO store doesn't ship actual Direwolves (yet) so you'll have to make do with a pair of bookends that look like the Stark kids' oversized pets. They've got terrific posture that ought to keep your most prized tomes in order. 

Buy it UK: £77.68 from Amazon UK
Buy it US:
$80.98 from Amazon US

Hodor T-shirt

There are a lot of Game of Thrones shirts out there. Narrowing it down the one that really speaks to you can be tough. Do you go for a straight-up logo across the chest? Or something a bit more 'inside baseball'? This hold the door shirt strikes a nice balance between the two. It gives you chance to display your love of the show by wearing something other than a "You know nothing Jon Snow" shirt. They're so 2014. 

Buy it UK: £19.99 from HBO Store UK
Buy it US:
$24.99 from HBO Store US

McFarlane Iron Throne Room set

You may never get to actually sit on the Iron Throne, but you can certainly sit and look at it with this rather lovely Construction set. The current model features Joffrey, protected by someone from the Kingsguard. Don’t worry - sure he can be swapped out for Tommen. Wait, no, sorry - Cersei. Tough to keep up, and it’s probably something you’ll need to update at the end of season 7. 

Buy it UK: £21.90 from Amazon UK
Buy it US:
$15.33 from Amazon US

The Hound Dark Horse statue

For those who know the value of a good chicken, or anyone who wants to recreate the glory of Cleganebowl (which is totally happening, so get hype), this detailed statue is essential. The attention to detail is pretty good, and it even features the famed helm worn by Sandor Clegane before he was smashed up by Brienne and left for dead by Arya. Sadly, there is no statue of Gregor ‘The Mountain’ Clegane… You’ll have to make it yourself out of a leg of lamb and some tin foil.

Buy it UK: £17.40 from Amazon UK
Buy is US:
$29.99 from Amazon US

Lannister banner

With the exception of Tyrion, the Lannisters are a mean bunch. Rotten to the core or not, they've still got one hell of an eye for art. This fabric family banner is a striking assembly of visuals: a blood red background, the gold lion sigil and the motto 'Hear me roar.' It works as a swanky piece of interior decor, or up in your front window whenever the show is in season. Just to really rile up the neighbours.

Buy it UK: £11.37 from Amazon UK
Buy it US:
$13.99 from Amazon US

Game of Thrones Cluedo

While Monopoly and Risk may seem like more popular choices for a show like Game of Thrones, Cluedo does make perfect sense. After all - there’s plenty of murdering and scheming, and it’s captured perfectly by this special edition board game. This comes with a double-sided board, so you can hunt for the murderer in the Red Keep or the streets of Meereen. There are 12 suspects to choose from too, so there’s much more here than in regular Cluedo. Hint: it was Tyrion Lannister, in the toilet, with the crossbow!

Buy it UK: £21.99 from Amazon UK
Buy it US:
$38.98 from Amazon US

Game of Thrones 1-6 on Blu-ray

It’s, uh, the whole show to date. This box set features all 60 episodes of Game of Thrones, mastered in HD (the early seasons did look a little low-fi compared to the later ones, but not so in this Blu-ray edition) and with improved sound, to tickle your home cinema systems. Fun fact: that’s 3192 minutes of Thrones, which will take a while to binge, and at that run time this is a serious bargain. Obviously buy this, but if you want a summary of the whole plot in under 9 minutes... here it is.

Buy it UK: £92 from Amazon UK
Buy it US: $96.95 from Amazon US

The official Game of Thrones game on PS4, Xbox One, and PC

Sometimes it’s not enough to simply watch Game of Thrones - you need to feel part of it. Time to play the official game, which you can nab on PS4, Xbox One, or PC. Here you play as various members of House Forrester, a family mentioned in the books but never touched by the TV show. In the course of your adventure you’ll meet major characters from the show, including Margaery Tyrell and Ramsay Bolton. The game weaves a decent story too, forcing you to make some seriously Game of Thrones-y decisions along the way.

Buy it UK: £29.54 from Amazon UK
Buy it US: $21.85 from Amazon US