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1977
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2 − 3
User Suggested # of Players
Best with 2 players
Recommended with 2 players
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Mfg Suggested Ages
12 and up
Playing Time
180 minutes
User Suggested Ages
12 and up
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Language Dependence
Moderate in-game text - needs crib sheet or paste ups
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War of the Ring
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Wojna o Pierścień
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'War of the Ring'. On a large map of Middle Earth, armies are mustering and heroes are readying to fight the shadow spreading out of Mordor. The game is played on two levels. Both sides (or three if someone wants to play Saruman) have great armies that battle in a typical wargame style while another game is going on at the same time with individual characters around the fate of the One Ring. In the Campaign game Sauron's forces are the more powerful but the free peoples get the edge in the Character game.

Highly sought after as a collectors item. It could be purchased with either a paper map or a full mounted map, and was also sold in a three-game set with the folio games Gondor and Sauron. This set is called The Games of Middle Earth.

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Magazine References:

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The Space Gamer

    • The great northern war. See in the files section below.

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Wojna o Pierścień
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Publisher: Encore (for boardgames)
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Year: 1991
Size: 14.00 x 10.00 x 1.50 inches
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Bakshi Movie Art cover
Publisher: SPI (Simulations Publications, Inc.)
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Year: 1977
Product Code: 1790
Size: 11.81 x 9.06 x 2.36 inches
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Publisher: SPI (Simulations Publications, Inc.)
Artist: Redmond A. Simonsen
Year: 1977
Product Code: U1780
Size: Avalon Hill Bookcase
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Year: 1977
Size: 14.50 x 11.50 x 1.00 inches
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SPI Deluxe Edition with Mounted Mapboard
Publisher: SPI (Simulations Publications, Inc.)
Artist: Tim Kirk
Year: 1977
Product Code: HLR
Size: 11.42 x 9.06 x 1.97 inches
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6 SPI War of The Ring - 3 Player Hidden Movement Search Procedure
This file combines the hidden movement rules from Moves with the main rules into step-by-step procedures for the Search and Fellowship movement Phases.
English
2012-12-04
5 Replacement Saruman Character Card
A replacement Saruman Character Card reflecting Saruman's ratings (starting and reincarnated) in the 3-player game. Just fold over, trim to size and laminate.
English
2011-12-16
14 War Of The Ring Character Game Player Aid
The Character game's Turn Sequence, Combat Sequence, Search Sequence and the chrome for seizing the Ring, all on one page.
English
2010-12-24
6 Saruman counters for 3-player game.
Here are counters for the "Saruman-on-Steroids" in the 3-player game (a 3-(4)-5 Saruman counter with the reverse reflecting his 2-5 resurrected strength). I have also added two 10-6 Warg units (along with sufficent breakdown counters) to give the Saruman player at least some cavalry(ish) forces in the 3-player game and, bring his force mix more in line with what he had in the story.
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2010-12-08
11 2 Simple Rules
I created 2 simple rules that I believe will improve the gaming experience of SPI's War of the Ring. They have not been tested but I hope to test them soon. Stay tuned in the forum for updates.
English
2010-10-25
1 War of teh Ring rules in Polish v.1.0
Polska instrukcja do wydania Encore 1991
Polish
2010-04-20
17 THE GREAT NORTHERN WAR
THE GREAT NORTHERN WAR War of the Ring for 2 to 5 players by Glenn Rahman (as appeared in The Space Gamer #18 / July-August 1978)
English
2010-01-11
11 EXPANDED THREE-PLAYER RULES FOR WAR OF THE RING
MOVES #37, published February/March 1978 SCENARIOS & VARIANTS EXPANDED THREE-PLAYER RULES FOR WAR OF THE RING by Eric Goldberg
English
2010-01-11
2 War_of_theRing_German_Rules+Gondor+Sauron
German Rules - Deutsche Regeln inkl. Gondor + Sauron und natürlich mit allen Tabellen.
German
2009-10-28
45 WotR rules 2nd edition
WotR rules 2nd edition
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2009-09-18
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