The Lord Of The Rings: The Board Game (Silver Line Edition)
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Work together to confront the ultimate evil! Your task is to stop the Dark Lord Sauron from winning back the One Ring and destroy it 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, Lord of the Rings: The Board Game is fully illustrated by celebrated Tolkien artist John Howe. Help guide the Fellowship past Sauron's wickedness and save Middle Earth from darkness! 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.
The Lord of the Rings board game is a unique and original cooperative 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.
This new Silver Line Edition of The Lord of the Rings has been given a beautiful graphics overhaul, retaining the elegant illustrations of John Howe while updating the game boards and components. Because many of the components have changed in size and design (making the game much more compact) this new edition will be incompatible with previously released expansions.
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|It's a masterpiece. Yes, I'm a biased Tolkien nut, but this joins War of the Ring as my only other 10. Hits all the right LOTR nerves, but in a totally different way.
|I love cooperative games (I used to play roleplaying games) and have found that The Lord Of The Rings: The Board Game is one of the best there is. I like that it is fully cooperative in that there is no winning condition for individual characters or a traitor role - everyone is in it together!