Gather your fellowship – your adventure begins today. The Lord of the Rings: The Card Game is now on sale at your local retailer and on our webstore! This latest addition to our line of Living Card Games is a game of heroes, perilous journeys, and adventure set in the lands of the epic fantasy masterpiece, The Lord of the Rings.

The Adventure Begins

The Lord of the Rings: The Card Game is a fully cooperative card game that puts 1-2 players (or up to four with two Core Sets!) in control of the most powerful characters and artifacts of Middle-earth. Players will select heroes, gather allies, acquire artifacts, and coordinate their efforts to face Middle-earth’s most dangerous fiends. By cooperating to overcome the obstacles drawn from the encounter deck, you will complete the quest before you and claim victory! More..

Middle-Earth QuestFantasy Flight Games’ new boardgame, ‘Middle-earth Quest‘ is now shipping. The FFG web site has a PDF of the rulebook and a QuickTime trailer movie. This looks to be an interesting offering, not as heavy as the FFG ‘War of the Ring’ game, but certainly more complex than the Knizia ‘Lord of the Rings’ co-operative boardgame. [Trailer] [PDF]

The time period is sometime before the main events of LotR, with Sauron extending his power from Mordor; one player portrays Sauron, with up to three opponents portraying heroes who try to hinder his plans. The heroes win or lose against Sauron as a group.

Hopefully, when I have actually played the game, I will report on it more informatively. [Middle-earth Quest]

TORN Staffer Ostadan sends this in: At Fantasy Flight Games’ site, Dan Clark has been writing weekly articles on Reiner Knizia’s various boardgames. The second one, concerned with Knizia’s Lord of the Rings boardgame, may be of interest to TORN folk who may not have become acquainted with the game when it first appeared. Reiner Knizia’s LOTR Game Article