Come-into-my-castle is a game played by multiple individuals, usually children. The game is designed to teach noble children about courtesy, heraldry, and the friends and enemies of their house. Usually only nobles play the game, as commoners do not have castles.
As a child, Arya Stark played come-into-my-castle, monsters-and-maidens, and hide-the-treasure with the children of the people of Winterfell. She also played come-into-my-castle and monsters-and-maidens amongst the stone kings in the crypt of Winterfell.
A Clash of Kings
Rickon Stark plays come-into-my-castle, monsters-and-maidens, lord of the crossing, and rats and cats with Big Walder and Little Walder Frey.
A Storm of Swords
Lady Lysa Arryn tells Sansa Stark that her young son, Lord Robert Arryn, likes to play hopfrog, spin-the-sword, and come-into-my-castle, but advises Sansa to always let the boy win.
A Feast for Crows
Lady Alysanne Bulwer and Queen Margaery Tyrell play the game together, and it is one of the things Ser Osney Kettleblack claims is preventing him from seducing Margaery.
A Dance with Dragons
The lowborn Penny tells Tyrion Lannister that she never played the game as a child.
References and Notes
- ↑ 1.0 1.1 A Dance with Dragons, Chapter 33, Tyrion VIII.
- ↑ A Game of Thrones, Chapter 22, Arya II.
- ↑ A Storm of Swords, Chapter 22, Arya IV.
- ↑ A Clash of Kings, Chapter 4, Bran I.
- ↑ A Storm of Swords, Chapter 68, Sansa VI.
- ↑ A Feast for Crows, Chapter 24, Cersei V.