Sunday's highly anticipated season 6 return of Emmy Award-winning Game Of Thrones has broken HBO's overall audience record to stream or watch the fantasy drama's latest episode live. Fans who haven't caught up or watched the latest episode, however, will probably spend all week with their ears plugged and meticulously tiptoe their way around the internet to avoid pesky spoilers that lurk online.
Still, you are always one misjudged tweet or Facebook post away from spoiling an entire episode.
While adopting the extreme option of staying off the internet might be your safest bet, you can try GameofSpoils, a free Google Chrome extension that hides every mention of the show from your browser. The easy-to-use extension scans your web pages and blacks out any news stories and mentions of Game Of Thrones on Facebook, Reddit, Twitter and Google News. It also scrubs any mention of GoT-related terms including "Winterfell," "Westeros" or "Targaryen." Any GoT search result or social post will be covered with a banner warning that a potential spoiler has been hidden.
The extension does allow you to view the blocked post by clicking on them, but it will take three seconds to reveal, giving you ample time to look away or slam your laptop shut in case of accidental clicking or if you have a change of heart.
Created by designer Stu Blair, the extension is open-source and available to add to your Chrome browser for free to keep you in the dark until you're finally seated listening to Ramin Djawadi's opening theme.