Lord Of The Rings: War Of The Ring
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The War of the Ring board game is a grand strategic simulation of Tolkiens Lord of the Rings trilogy.
While the Fellowship of the Ring advances towards Mordor, the Dark Lord Sauron tries to find the location of the Ring-bearer, and unleashes his armies against the last strongholds of the Free Peoples.
Faithful to the epic flavor of the books, characters and strongholds play a major role in the flow of the game and represent the main focus of the action. A simple and fun, dice-based, resource management mechanism is used to determine the various types of action possible for each player. Smooth, original mechanics have been devised to handle the hidden movement of the Fellowship and the Hunt for the Ring.
This enormous game includes a gameboard depicting a large color map of Middle Earth; 200+ plastic figures representing the Armies and Characters of the War of the Ring, including the Nazgūl, each member of the Fellowship of the Ring, Shadow Army units, Free People Army and Leader units and Minions of the Shadow; 135 die-cut cardboard counters; 100+ cards for Events and Characters; and over 20 dice!
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|The best possible war game theme, for my tastes. Also, the best mechanics and components. I don't know what else to say about this game. It's a masterpiece.
Long set-up (comparable to Arkham Horror) and the first play through can be pretty brutal in terms of constant rules consultation, but it's all worth it in the end.
The most satisfying game-play experience available. No one with an adequate attention span should pass this game up--and there's no cheaper place to buy it than right here.
|This is a highly thematic wargame where you recreate the war of the ring. It takes a while to learn, and several hours to play, but every game is truly memorable and feels epic - which is rare in a 2-player game.
|I am not a big fan of war games...... I grew up playing Risk, and yeah...... not the best of times :)
Anyways! This game incorporates the LOTR theme inside of a wargame that almost has a mini-game going on inside of it! There is a ton of rules to get through with this one, but once you get it down, there is a wonderful experience in here!