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2010
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2 − 4
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Best with 2 players
Recommended with 2, 4 players
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Mfg Suggested Ages
12 and up
Playing Time
180 minutes
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14 and up
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Extensive use of text - massive conversion needed to be playable
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War of the Ring Collector's Edition
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Herr der Ringe: Der Ringkrieg Collector's Edition
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War of the Ring Collector's Edition is a strategic wargame in a fantasy setting where one player takes control of the Free Peoples, and the other player controls Shadow Armies. As with the standard version of this game, one can win a military victory, either as Sauron and the Shadow Armies if he conquers a certain number of Free People cities and strongholds, or with similar conditions when playing as Fellowship and Free People. The game may also be won by the Free People by completing the quest of the Ringbearer and trying to get secretly to Mount Doom to destroy the One Ring. Hidden movement prevents Sauron's awareness of the real intention of his enemies and keeps him looking across Middle Earth for the precious Ring. The Free People player must balance the need to protect the Ringbearer from harm, against the attempt to raise a proper defense against the armies of the Shadow, so that they do not overrun Middle Earth before the Ringbearer completes his quest.

Limited and different choices are offered each turn through the roll of action dice which dictate the type of actions may be performed. The choices range from personal character actions to political and military decisions through which to develop your winning strategies.

The War of the Ring Collector's Edition brings all that was in the base game and introduces factions, new characters and new events from the expansion, including Galadriel, the Balrog, the Ents, Dunlendings, Siege Towers, Catapults, Corsairs, and more. It is a complete game with updates to the original game rules and incorporates the expansion rules and cards to allow for new strategies to play out. This increases both the offensive options of the Shadow Forces and defensive options of the Free Peoples. This all-in-one version of the game is deeper, more comprehensive, and offers both more, and more difficult, choices of what path to pursue to victory, and where to spend one’s resources. The additional armies and characters of this version also enrich the theme and make it more true to the entire Tolkien saga of the Ring War.

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FFG Component Description

- Gorgeously painted wooden and resin box expertly crafted to resemble an ancient elven tome. Its cover adorned with elvish calligraphy.
- Individual velvet-lined compartments, which accommodate the game’s many components.
- 246 exquisitely hand-painted miniatures (including a special Gollum figure previously only available through promotions, and a never-before-seen Nazgûl figure).
- An updated game board, 25% larger than that of the standard edition.
- Revised, larger, and easier to read game cards.
- All-new art by John Howe as well as elvish calligraphy by Daniel Reeve and David Salo.
- An embroidered velvet bag to use for drawing Hunt tiles.
- Specially-molded marbled dice and updated tokens.
- An updated 80-page rulebook, faux leather-bound, featuring a gold-embossed title, and several full page, full color illustrations by John Howe.

Awards

2010: BoardGameGeek Golden Geek Best Artwork & Presentation
2010: BoardGameGeek Golden Geek Best Thematic

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English Edition
Publisher: Fantasy Flight Games, Nexus
Artist: John Howe, Matteo Macchi, Fabio Maiorana, Bob Naismithmore»
Year: 2010
Size: 22.00 x 19.00 x 5.00 inches
19.00 pounds
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Publisher: Phalanx Games Deutschland
Artist: John Howe, Matteo Macchi, Fabio Maiorana, Bob Naismithmore»
Year: 2010
Size: 25.00 x 19.00 x 4.00 inches
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4 War of the ring turn track
It´s a little track to print in A5 to account the turns in War of The Ring Gandalf Returns to Hobbiton - John Howe
2014-02-26
5 Starting from the Shire, CE edition
2015 tweaking and eliminating the glaring error of Guide choice.
English
2014-02-13
13 CE reinforcements mat with used action dice boxes
rework of previous reinforcements mats to add used action dice boxes and all the expansion elements.
English
2011-03-07
4 Ringkrieg CE - Deutsche Kartentexte (korrigiert) - German card texts (corrected)
Die Kartentexte der deutschen Collector's Edition, inklusive kleinerer Korrekturen von Tippfehlern, Zeichensetzung und Schreibweisen.
German
2011-02-14
11 Japanese rulebook
A PDF file of the rules in japanese language for War of the Ring Collector's Edition.
Japanese
2010-10-12
49 War of the Ring Collector's Edition FAQ
War of the Ring Collector's Edition FAQ. Together with the CE version of the rules this is the up to date rules for War of the Ring. Updated June 28th 2011.
English
2010-06-15
14 Setup
Print landscape and cut in half.
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2010-05-22
25 WotR CE Cardstock Event Cards
These cards replace the previous ones. Two changes were made. First, typos and mistakes were fixed, so the text correctly matches that on the cards from the collector's edition. Secondly, the cards have been resized so they are the same dimensions as the cards from the standard version of the game for easy sleeving.
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2010-03-18
34 Tray Inserts for Figures - Pages7-10 (of 10)
Zip file 3 of 3 which contains pages 7-10 This is Version 2 of this file Version 2: Spotted an error in the original page 7, the Elven Leaders were in a beige background but actually are all on the board at game setup so should be green.
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2010-03-16
30 Tray Inserts for Figures - Pages4-6 (of 10)
This is version 2 of this file. The Nazgul unfortunately were visiting their auntie in the shire when I sent the first version out and were missed off. They now appear on page 6 all refreshed and ready to scare the living daylights out of those pesky hobbitses.
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