This has GOT to be one of the most intriguing games of Risk i've ever played. It is certaintly the BIGGEST Risk i've ever played! The board and pieces are aplenty so for everything your getting, this game is a pretty good value. As for the actual gameplay, it can take much much longer than regular Risk, but there are rules to keep pace moving, keep the game interesting, and bring it to a close in case it is taking far too long. It's a great game and if you like Risk, which im sure you do if you're looking at LOTR Risk, then you'll love it!