Want to refresh your memory about Game of Thrones without spending hours glued to HBO? There’s a Game of Thrones chatbot—i.e., conversational software—that is more than happy to educate you (if chatbots had feelings, which they don’t, because that would be creepy).
This chatbot has a wealth of information, even about minor characters such as Jory Cassell. It knows characters’ siblings, houses, photos, nicknames, the actor who played them and whether they’re alive or dead—even characters who are undead (Benjen Stark), resurrected (Jon Snow) and uncertainly dead (Syrio Forel). All you have to do is ask.
It’s not without flaws. The info is limited to the television show, as book-only characters went unrecognized. The chatbot can only delve into facts on people, not places. Instead of giving you information on Brandon Stark, Eddard’s brother, it gives information on Bran the Builder, the founder of House Stark. But it did recognize a misspelling of Petyr Baelish (“Peter Baylish”).
Better yet, the chatbot is full of snark, and the fun begins when you ask it questions it doesn't reconize. Seriously, it tells jokes and even disses the popular singer/producer Ed Sheeran. Here are some of the many examples I found:
This chatbot requires a Facebook Messenger account. It should keep you occupied until Game of Thrones starts up its seventh season, on July 16. Check it out, here.