3 Game Boards
Your task is to stop the Dark Lord Sauron from winning back the One
Ring-which Frodo Baggins has inherited, and which Sauron will use to forever
enslave the land. You must journey through Middle Earth, taking on the
challenges of four of the most hazardous regions of the land-Moria,
Helm's Deep, Shelob's Lair, and Mordor – and destroy the ring in the
volcanic fires of Mount Doom. Join Frodo and the Fellowship on the perilous
adventure across Middle Earth, and use your skill and fortune to guide you.
Created by master designer Reiner Knizia, this innovative game follows the
book closely, and is fully illustrated by celebrated Tolkien artist John Howe.
Help guide the Fellowship past Sauron's wickedness and save Middle Earth from
Players take on the role of five Hobbits-Merry, Pippen, Fatty, Sam, and
Frodo-on their quest to destroy the One Ring. They must work their way through
four boards, cooperating to overcome challenges and prevent the Ringbearer from
being corrupted. As the game progresses Sauron moves toward the fellowship and
certain events can cause the Hobbits to corrupt and move towards Sauron.
Whenever a Hobbit meets Sauron he is corrutped and out of the game; if the
Ringbearer becomes corrupted the game ends. The Fellowship can call upon Gandalf
for help or risk using the Ring – which may lead to further corruption.
The Lord of the Rings board game is a unique and original game in which players
must work together to defeat the game itself, a daunting task that will
challenge even the most experienced players. The cooperative play style immerses
players into the game, cheering their success and cursing the foul turns of fate
that hinder their quest.
Master gameboard, 2 double-sided scenario boards, 60 Hobbit cards,
5 character cards, 5 Gandalf cards, 35 feature cards, 23 cardboard tiles,
11 cardboard tokens, 32 cardboard shields, 1 special die, 1 ring, 1 Sauron
figure, 5 Hobbit figures, 6 markers, Hall of Fame record sheet, game rules,
all in a box approximately 31×31×7cm
Winner Best Family Strategy Game Games Magazine 2002
2 – 5 players
Ages 12 & up
Playing time: 60 minutes
Publisher: Fantasy Flight Games
Authors: Reiner Knizia