This is the new Sliver Line edition.
Band together with a brave group of friends to destroy the One Ring in The Lord of the Rings board game. Battle valiantly to defend the Free Peoples of Middle-Earth and give Frodo enough time to accomplish his mission in the War of the Ring. Use wits, nerve, and skill to guard Frodo on his journey to Mordor in the Confrontation. These and other board games from Fantasy Flight Games capture the adventure and the epic sweep of J.R.R. Tolkien's masterpiece and put you right in the center of the action!
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.
Please not this edition is not compatible with expansions from the original edition.
Players: 2 - 5
Playtime: 60 Minutes
Ages: 12 +
Published by: Fantasy Flight Games
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