Share the burden of the Ring

Time to continue with our Top 10 Lord of the Rings Board Game! We have already had #8, #9 & #10 previously. If you love board games like I do, this is the top 10 to follow. Here we go with…:


Lord of the Rings



Lord of the Rings is a co-operative game where the object is to destroy the Ring while surviving the corrupting influence of Sauron. Each player plays one of the Hobbits in the fellowship, each of which has a unique power. The game is played on a number of boards: the Master board indicates both the physical progress of the fellowship across Middle Earth and the corrupting influence of Sauron on the hobbits, and a number of scenario boards which detail the events and adventures of particular locations. Progression across the boards is determined by playing cards (many of which represent the characters and items of Middle Earth), and the effects of corruption are represented by a special die. The game is lost if the ring-bearer is overcome by Sauron, or won if the ring is destroyed by throwing it into the volcanic fires of Mount Doom.

Lord of the Rings – Limited Edition

A special edition limited to 500 copies in the English language and 250 in German published by Sophisticated Games and Kosmos in November 2001. The Limited Edition has a silver 22 carat gold plated ring, pewter Hobbit playing pieces, and a signed and numbered John Howe print. Box signed by Reiner Knizia.

Well, frankly, this is not my kind of game, I don’t know…maybe I’m wrong and I’d love it when I play it with the right group of people. If you research it a bit, there’s tons of people playing it everywhere and they really seem to have a good time with it! Lord of the Rings seems to deserve the spot #7 in our Top 10.

to be continued…




Filed under Board Games, Games, Hobbit, The Lord Of The Rings, Tolkien

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