This week at game night we played the co-operative game Lord of the Rings. Playing the game that evening was myself, Brett, Sadie, Marcus and Alan.
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.
I had not played this game since 2005 and this was the first time for everyone else.
We were all doing pretty well till we reached the last board and then death rained down on us. Yup we lost….. All in All I think everyone had a good time, although when everyone losses it kind of a bummer. I don’t think Marcus enjoyed the game as much as the others…. but I think we will probably give it a try again.