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War of the Ring (Second Edition)

Based on The Lord of the Rings Trilogy by J.R.R. Tolkien
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Description

The War of the Ring has begun…

The War of the Ring is a grand strategy board game that allows its players to immerse themselves in the world of J.R.R. Tolkien's The Lord of the Rings and experience its epic action, dramatic conflict, and memorable characters.

As the Free Peoples player, you command the proud hosts of the most important kingdoms of the Third Age. From the horse-lords of Rohan to the soldiers of Gondor and the Elven lords of Rivendell, you lead the defence of the last free realms of Middle-Earth.

Face the evil minions of Sauron on the field of battle in a desperate attempt to delay their onslaught, while you lead the Fellowship of the Ring in the Quest for Mount Doom. As the Shadow player, you lead the hordes of the Dark Lord and his most powerful minions as they try to bring darkness to Middle-earth. Legions of Orcs, Trolls, Wolfriders and the dreadful Ringwraiths await your command. Hunt the Ring-bearer and bring the precious Ring to his Master, or crush your enemies with your unstoppable armies.

This is your chance to forge the destiny of an age…

Gameplay
War of the Ring is a game for two to four players, based on J.R.R. Tolkien’s The Lord of the Rings™.

The players take part in the struggle of the armies of the Free Peoples and the heroic Companions of the Fellowship of the Ring against the dark host of the Shadow and the powerful Minions of the Dark Lord.

In a two-player game, each opponent will lead either the Free Peoples or the armies of the Shadow, while in a three- or four-players game, the players will be organized into two teams, each team controlling either faction.

In each game of War of the Ring, the player controlling the Shadow attempts to use his superior military power to conquer Middle-earth.

At his command gather Sauron’s legions of Orcs and Trolls, the forces of the wizard Saruman, and the hosts of the Southrons and Easterlings, set to bring darkness over the West.

Against this onslaught, the Free Peoples player leads an allegiance of Elves, Dwarves, the riders of Rohan, men of Gondor, and men from the North—a fragile union trying to defend the last free realms of Middle-earth and to gain precious time to allow the success of the Quest of the Ring-bearers.

While armies clash, the nine Companions of the Fellowship of the Ring travel towards the very heart of the domains of the Dark Lord—Mount Doom—to destroy the One Ring in the Mountain of Fire.

Controlled by the Free Peoples player, the Fellowship is his true chance of winning, as the military forces of the Shadow will be vanquished together with their master if the Ring is undone. But the Quest is fraught with ever greater perils, as the Darkness falls over Middle-earth…

In the end, one side will emerge victorious.

If the Shadow conquers enough of its enemies’ cities and strongholds, or if the Ring-bearers fail and are corrupted, Darkness will triumph.

If the Fellowship succeeds in destroying the Ring before this happens, or the armies of the Free Peoples succeed in turning the tide and conquering the enemy’s strongholds themselves, the fall of the Dark Lord is at hand…

Contents

  • A massive 70×100 cm Game Board in two sections
  • 204 Plastic Figures representing Armies and Characters (more than 30 different sculptures)
  • 16 Action Dice
  • 5 Combat Dice
  • 76 Cardboard Counters
  • 110 Event and Character Cards
  • Game Rules
  • 2 Player Aids

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Release date NZ
September 22nd, 2013
Age Groups
Manufacturer
Number of Players
2-4
Play Time
120 minutes or more
Recommended Age
14 years or over
Theme
Board Game Type
Board Game
Board Game Requirement
Base Game
Box Dimensions (mm)
405x275x90
UPC
8054181510249
Product ID
21686166

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