The Lord of the Rings TCG LEAGUE is absolutely one of the best card playing communities dedicated for players of all skill levels who are looking for a happy medium between “casual” and “tournament” level play.

Each League concentrates on offering new and veteran players alike, the opportunity to play against each other in an environment which promotes the spirit of the Lord of the Rings in contrast to the spirit of competition. In fact, many times throughout the course of a League session, beginners will always have a chance to learn from and play against highly skilled tournament players who, outside the normal parameters of “Tournament Play”, actually enjoy sharing their skills and techniques with those who are willing to learn. If you would like to read more about what the League is all about, click here for the Official League Press Release.

The League offers a “more casual” level of organized play as seen in THE RACE TO MOUNT DOOM League Kit. There are two different types of this kit: One for Retail Store Use and one for Home Use. Both kits offer the exact same exciting style of play and offer the winners of each “race” wonderful and collectible prizes, such as exclusive foil cards and collectible culture pins. The Retail Kit, which can only be purchased by your specific retailer or by your local Rider of Rohan (your Decipher Product Champion), is the only kit that contains the pins, the exclusive Faramir and Eowyn Foil Card Prizes and weekly random foil card prizes. The Home Kit only contains the exclusive Faramir and Eowyn Foil Card Prizes. However, if you would like to create you own league at home or as an after school activity, you can purchase the League Home Kit at the Decipher Store.

The League is also a great place for LOTR Gamers, fans and enthusiasts to come together and share their LOTR experiences. Many times the LOTR TCG League expands its gaming interests beyond sanctioned League play to offer members the opportunity to broaden their gaming experiences towards all LOTR gaming titles; especially the ever growing Decipher LOTR RPG and the LOTR Board game by Reiner/Knizia.

Most importantly, the League promotes community! I have personally made, and still continue to make, many close and wonderful friendships with people who have entered my life through being part of the League; sharing with me their wealth of LOTR experiences. Players initially come to the League with the sole interest of learning the game based upon their enthusiasm as fans. However, many of them don’t realize that in the course of several weeks, they will have made friendships that will last a lifetime!

So if you play the LOTR TCG, or are interested in being part of a very unique gaming community, please always check back here at Gaming Havens for updates on when and where your League may be. Ask your local retailer who their RIDER OF ROHAN is and if that store is promoting the LOTR TCG League. And of course, always visit DECIPHER.COM for updates on the League, what it has to offer and what’s in store for the future!

Be a part of a great gaming community and share your experiences with us!

Let us here at Gaming havens know when and where your LOTR League Community is held.

Since these venues are in my own backyard, here are a few LEAGUE Schedules for SOUTHERN CALIFORNIA:

Westminster Mall
Westminster, CA
Rider of Rohan: Norman Lao
Contact Info:
League Time: 2-6 pm on Sundays.

13356 Washington Bl.
Los Angeles CA 90066
Rider of Rohan: Lisa Diana Gansky
Contact Info:
League Time: 6:30-9:30 pm on Thursdays.

735 El Camino Real
Tustin, CA 92780
Rider of Rohan: John Patchell
Contact info:
League Time: Starting at 6 pm on Wednesdays

More venues to come…stay tuned!

Lao of Gondor