Players assume the roles of characters from the books/movies, including the members of the Fellowship (Gandalf, Aragorn, Boromir, Gimli, Legolas, Frodo, Sam, Pippin, or Merry) and one player assumes the role of Sauron. The board is made of up 12 hexagonal tiles to create a hex-based map of Middle Earth. Players move across the map and battle Sauron's forces in an effort to destroy the One Ring at Mount Doom. The game can be combined with two other games from Pressman Toys for the Hobbit.
From Pressman Toys' website:
Experience the epic journey as you join the quest to save Middle-earth from the forces of evil. This action-packed game based on The Lord of the Rings Trilogy includes awe-inspiring images and characters taken directly from the three award-winning films.