Lord of the Rings: The Card Game

23 Sep

Brett and I decided to give Lord of the Rings: The Card Game a try the other afternoon.

From Fantasy Flight Games:

The Lord of the Rings: The Card Game is a cooperative card game that puts 1-2 players (or up to four with two Core Sets!) in control of the most powerful characters and artifacts of Middle-earth. Players will select heroes, gather allies, acquire artifacts, and coordinate their efforts to face Middle-earth’s most dangerous fiends. By cooperating to overcome the obstacles drawn from the encounter deck, you will complete the quest before you and claim victory!

In The Lord of the Rings: The Card Game, players take on the roles of heroes attempting to complete dangerous quests. These quests take place during a broad span, beginning near the end of The Hobbit, and culminating near the beginning of The Fellowship of the Ring. Instead of directly retelling the classic stories that have previously been narrated, this game provides players with a variety of elements—characters, settings, enemies, events, items, artifacts, scenarios—that allow them to embark upon new adventures and share new experiences with these beloved characters during this ominous period of Middle-earth history.

If you have ever read this blog before, you know that I love cooperative games. Lord of the Ring: The Card Game is a little different, well its a card game 🙂 .

Two players, each have their own separate decks, working against the third enemy deck.  Each player starts with a set of heroes in front of them and then can pay resources to play other effect, attachments and event cards. What is really kinda neat is that each player can play effect cards on their team mates side, as well as their own.

Lord of the Rings, is really a hard game (and we played the easiest adventure) but it was lots of fun. I really like this very creative game mechanic, and can’t imagine that other games will not follow.

If you enjoy co-op games or card games like Magic, you should really give it a try.


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Posted by on September 23, 2011 in Games



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