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Year Published
2000
# of Players
2 − 5
User Suggested # of Players
Best with 4 players
Recommended with 1, 2, 3, 4, 5 players
(157 voters) [poll]
Mfg Suggested Ages
12 and up
Playing Time
60 minutes
User Suggested Ages
10 and up
(48 voters) [poll]
Language Dependence
Moderate in-game text - needs crib sheet or paste ups
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Primary Name
Lord of the Rings
Alternate Names
A gyűrűk ura
Der Herr der Ringe
Hringadróttinsspilið
In de Ban van de Ring
Ringenes Herre
Sagan om ringen
Le Seigneur des Anneaux
El Señor de los Anillos
Señor de los Anillos
Il Signore Degli Anelli
Taru Sormusten Herrasta
Władca Pierścieni
Ο Άρχοντας των Δαχτυλιδιών
Властелин колец
魔戒合作版
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This game should not be confused with Reiner Knizia's children's game (Lord of the Rings) with the same title, or with his very different two-player Lord of the Rings: The Confrontation.

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.

Lord of the Rings - Limited Edition

A special edition limited to 500 copies in the English language and 250 in German published by Sophisticated Games and Kosmos in November 2001. The Limited Edition has a silver 22 carat gold plated ring, pewter Hobbit playing pieces, and a signed and numbered John Howe print. Box signed by Reiner Knizia.

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Components

  • 1 Master Board
  • 2 Double-Sided Scenario Boards:
  • Moria/Helm's Deep
  • Shelob's Lair/Mordor
  • 1 Sauron Figure
  • 5 Hobbit Figures
  • 6 White Markers
  • 110 cards:
  • 60 Hobbit Cards
  • 5 Character Cards
  • 5 Gandalf Cards
  • 35 Feature Cards
  • 5 spare blank cards (same backs as hobbit cards)
  • 66 tiles:
  • 23 Square Event Tiles
  • 5 Round Ring Life Tokens
  • 3 Round Heart Life Tokens
  • 3 Round Sun Life Tokens
  • 12 - 1 Value Shield
  • 10 - 2 Value Shield
  • 10 - 3 Value Shield
  • 1 Ring
  • 1 Die
  • 1 Hall of Fame Sheet
  • Game Rules
  • Rules Summary

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Der Herr der Ringe
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KOSMOS German second edition
Publisher: KOSMOS
Artist: John Howe
Year: 2013
Product Code: KOS594
Size: 10.00 x 10.00 x 2.20 inches
German
Release Date: Sep 13, 2013
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Władca Pierścieni
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Bard Polish edition
Publisher: Bard Centrum Gier
Artist: John Howe
Year: 2012
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Lord of the Rings
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Fantasy Flight Small Box edition
Publisher: Fantasy Flight Games
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Year: 2012
Size: 10.00 x 10.00 x 2.00 inches
2.75 pounds
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Il Signore Degli Anelli
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Stratelibri Italian Edition
Publisher: Stratelibri
Artist: John Howe
Year: 2011
Size: 10.00 x 10.00 x 2.00 inches
Italian
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El Señor de los Anillos
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Devir Spanish second edition
Publisher: Devir
Artist: John Howe
Year: 2011
Product Code: 8436017220155
Size: 10.04 x 10.04 x 1.97 inches
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1 Der Herr der Ringe - Kurzspielanleitung inkl. Feinde
Eine Seite mit Regelzusammenfassungen, so wie wir sie immer am Spieltisch benutzen. Die Regeln umfassen das Grundspiel sowie die beiden Erweiterungen "Die Feinde" und "Die Feinde XXL".
German
2015-01-03
1 PL Translation for Cards and Boards
PL Translation for Cards and Boards made for the older German version (ready to be printed and pasted)
English
2014-08-18
5 Referenz in Deutsch
Din A4 Seite mit genauem Spielablauf und Aufbau des Spiels in deutsch
German
2012-06-12
4 Lord of the Rings Tuckboxes v1.0
My homemade tuckboxes for Lord of the Rings (Fantasy Flight Games, 1st Edition) with Friends & Foes, and Sauron expansions included. Cards are not sleeved and designed on A4 paper, but will also print on letter-sized paper. Please ensure you print at 100%. Thanks for looking!
English
2012-04-16
5 Gollum variant player card
I didn't like the way that if, when playing as Gollum, you play your Gollum card, it means you lose your player card at the same time. This way you get to keep one! print it at 106%, I got a background pattern from the minas tirith expansion
English
2011-11-24
3 Señor de los Anillos en Español (Tablero y cartas)
Traducción de los eventos del tablero principal y de los conflictos. También incluye la traducción de las cartas de Gandalf, de personajes Hobbit y de cartas de historia legendaria (verdes). Traducido de la versión alemana intentando mantener los símbolos lo más parecidos posible a los del juego. Editado: He reordenado el documento para que sea más ergonómico a la hora de usarlo. Además he añadido colores a las tablas de cartas para identificar directamente a qué grupo pertenecen y una línea para cortar las hojas y que quepan en la caja del juego.
Spanish
2011-07-30
22 Lord of the Rings Express
custom box for lord of the rings express (a dice variant).
English
2011-04-07
27 Lord Of The Rings Player Aid
Detailed step by step turn process, end-of-scenario process and setup guide. Each covers all expansions, denoted so you can pick and choose depending on which expansions you're including. Also includes a 1 page symbol guide covering the original game and all expansions. (Changes to version 1 include expansion notations, more on Battlefields, symbol guide and general cleanup improvements to setup and turn process).
English
2010-12-20
87 Universal Head LORD OF THE RINGS Rules Summary & Reference
The Universal Head LORD OF THE RINGS Rules Summary & Reference v1 (Sep10). Double-sided rules summary and single-sided reference sheet.
English
2010-09-26
5 In de Ban van de Ring Samenvatting
Samenvatting van de regels in het Nederlands in tekstvorm.
Dutch
2010-07-04
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