Sauron’s influence is spreading across the land, corrupting those without the will to stand against him. If he manages to recover the One Ring, the people of Middle-earth are surely doomed—forced to live out their lives in vile servitude. And now the One Ring, along with all hope of salvation, rests in the small hands of a hobbit.
The Lord of the Rings: The Board Game is a unique cooperative board game for two to five players. Legendary designer Reiner Knizia puts players in the roles of hobbits on a perilous quest to destroy the One Ring. Their journey is brought to life by world renowned Tolkien artist John Howe, whose illustrations make this game an immersive work of art. Spanning the entirety of J.R.R. Tolkien’s timeless book trilogy, The Lord of the Rings lets players relive the Fellowship’s heroic journey again and again.
To begin a game of The Lord of the Rings, players first determine which hobbit they will play as—either Frodo, Sam, Merry, Pippin, or Fatty. The number of players determines which hobbits will be available, but Frodo will always be one of the available hobbits. Once hobbits are chosen and the game is set up, it’s time to begin your journey.