War of the Ring: 2nd Edition Board Game based on Lord of the Rings
THE FATE OF MIDDLE-EARTH
How many times have you watched the Lord of the Rings films or read the books and asked yourself, "What if?" What if they had convinced the great eagles to fly over the mountains? What if Boromir hadn't lost his mind?
Well, you just can't speculate on things that never happened. However, there are ways to simulate the war and see if you can pull off a few different tactics, too!
In the second edition of the board game, War of the Ring, you and another player can explore the events of Lord of the Rings can see if you can find a different route to the end. Each side represents either the Free People of Middle-Earth or the Dark Army of Sauron. The Dark Army can send their forces throughout the beautifully rendered map on a quest to find the Ringbearer's Fellowship or to engage the Free People in tactical combat. The roll of several dice determine a variety of types of actions you can take and it is up to that player to decide how to take them. Meanwhile, the Free People must slowly prove the threat of Sauron to motivate all of the nations to act. Will you focus on avoiding the Dark Army and get your Fellowship to Mordor or will you focus on a tactical fight to distract Sauron enough that you can gain a military victory? Meanwhile, the Event Deck throws wrenches in all plans, working to corrupt the Fellowship and bring them to failure or offer the Free People reasons to join the fight!
THE ROLL OF THE DICE
We all know how Lord of the Rings concludes, but when a single choice is made differently, what might happen instead? Will the Fellowship succeed or fall to corruption? Will Sauron rise to reclaim the Ring or fall once again?
- Board Game
- Massive 70 x 100 cm game board
- 205 plastic figures
- 16 action dice
- 5 combat dice
- 76 cardboard counters
- 110 event and character cards
- Game rules
- 2 player aids folders
- Officially licensed