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The Lord of the Rings: The Card Game

The Lord of the Rings: The Card Game is a cooperative card game that puts 1-2 players (or up to four players 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!

The Core Set includes 226 cards that can be used to assemble a wide variety of decks right out of the box. Included are three perilous quests that, along with countless combinations of settings and enemies, offer near-limitless replayability.

The Lord of the Rings: The Card Game in play
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Additionally, players can build a party from a set of 12 hero cards, and focus their decks on any combination of four distinct spheres of influence: Leadership, Lore, Spirit, and Tactics. Each sphere offer unique benefits to the party, so choose wisely!

Monthly 60-card expansion packs called Adventure Packs will introduce new quests, heroes, allies, attachments, events, and encounters, allowing players to fully customize their game and continue their fight against the Dark Lord!

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37 of 96 gamers found this helpful

The fact it is cooperative is a really nice touch, but I would have put in some competitive rules, also.

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39 of 106 gamers found this helpful
“Fun but too complicate”

It’s a cool game because of it made form LOTR. Component is great but game play is bad. It’s take too much time too learn rule and gameplay. rulebook contain of 30 pages but it explain didn’t clear at all. Finally it a good game for collector, bad game for LCG player.

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37 of 106 gamers found this helpful
“Ok game. Get's repetitive fast.”

I wanted to love this game and I ended up just liking it. Maybe with expansions it will get better IMHO.

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45 of 148 gamers found this helpful

This game will keep you on your toes. Pretty Challenging in Solo Play mode. Challenging, but loads of Fun!

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5 of 18 gamers found this helpful
“Too many rules too boring”

The box the game comes in is too big: lots of empty space; if it is to hold expansions, would this game be any good as core?

scoring involves cardboard tokens (a lot of them), and cards (120 or so).
is it too abstract: you place cards on cards and move threat up to 50 where it is said sauron appears and you die. I miss any lotr feeling here.
The ‘adventures’ don’t even appear in the book, and are too lame for my taste.
The rule book is super complicated and explains badly. Review videos are so boring to watch I fall asleep.

A waste of my dearly paid 30 euro. There are better solo games. If you really are interested, post on a forum if anyone near you would be willing to teach and show you, only then you can decide.

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37 of 157 gamers found this helpful
“AU top !!!”

Très bon jeu coop… La version Solo permet de se roder aux techniques de chaque deck et surtout de les tester…

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49 of 227 gamers found this helpful
“another great game”

i bought this game today and boy oh boy i love it try it out great game good art works


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