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Lord of the Rings (1st Printing)

Lord of the Rings (1st Printing)
Category: Board Games
Author: Reiner Knizia
Publish Year: 2000
Restockable: No
Type: Boxed Game

Lord of the Rings (1st Printing)

Description

Your task is to stop the Dark Lord Sauron from winning back the One Ring, which Frodo Baggins has inherited, and which Sauron will use to forever enslave the land. You must journey through Middle Earth, taking on the challenges of four of the most hazardous regions of the land - Moria, Helm's Deep, Shelob's Lair and Mordor - and destroy the ring in the volcanic fires of Mount Doom. Join Frodo and the Fellowship on the perilous adventure across Middle Earth, and use your skill and fortune to guide you.

Created by master designer Reiner Knizia, this innovative game follows the book closely, and is fully illustrated by celebrated Tolkien artist John Howe. Help guide the Fellowship past Sauron's wickedness and save Middle Earth from darkness!

Players take on the role of five Hobbits: Merry, Pippen, Fatty, Sam, and Frodo, on their quest to destroy the One Ring. They must work their way through four boards, cooperating to overcome challenges and prevent the Ringbearer from being corrupted. As the game progresses Sauron moves toward the fellowship and certain events can cause the Hobbits to corrupt and move towards Sauron. Whenever a Hobbit meets Sauron he is corrupted and out of the game; if the Ringbearer becomes corrupted the game ends. The Fellowship can call upon Gandalf for help or risk using the Ring - which may lead to further corruption.

The Lord of the Rings boardgame is a unique and original game in which players must work together to defeat the game itself, a daunting task that will challenge even the most experienced players. The cooperative play style immerses players into the game, cheering their success and cursing the foul turns of fate that force them to corrupt.