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Bernardo Cardoso
Portugal
Ericeira
Lisboa
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Feb 2014
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zrobin
Italy
rome
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Apr 2014
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Javier Dropez
Spain
Barcelona
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Auda will come to Aqaba because it is his pleasure...
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10
Nov 2014
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Jim Brooks
United States
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Some are born to move the world To live their fantasies But most of us just dream about The things we'd like to be Sadder still to watch it die Than never to have known it For you, the blind who once could see The bell tolls for thee...
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9.5
Sep 2013
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Stuart Marsh
Australia
Dianella
Western Australia
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Jan 2015
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George C.
United States
Rockaway
New Jersey
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9.25
Apr 2014
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Matt Bowles
Australia
Tatura
Victoria
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Mar 2014
I can only assume that this is a cooler version of an awesome game.
2013-02-14
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Nate Edwards
United States
Mechanicsburg
Pennsylvania
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Sep 2013
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Scott Cole
United States
Honolulu
Hawaii
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Feb 2014
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William DeLastAdam
United States
California
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Mar 2014
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Jeromey Martin
United States
Dallas
GA
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8.5
Jan 2015
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A.J. Porfirio
United States
Thompsons Station
Tennessee
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8.5
Jun 2014
This could go to a 9 or 10 once I get in a full play!
2014-06-10
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Copperas Cove
Texas
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8.5
Aug 2015
Pretty much the same review as the Collectors edition except for the difference in component quality.
2015-08-04
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Chapel
United States
Round Rock
Texas
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Exit...pursued by a bear.
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Dec 2013
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Zach Lowry
United States
Manchester
Tennessee
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Oct 2014
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joey cheng
China
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May 2015
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Ben E
United Kingdom
Irthlingborough
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Feb 2015
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Mike West
United Kingdom
Guildford
Surrey
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Aug 2014
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Robert Mills
United Kingdom
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Rhondda Cynon Taff
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Aug 2015
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Marc Hawkins
Canada
Vancouver
British-Columbia
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Jul 2015
In short, this is a lovingly made game that provides a platform for players to play out an epic battle between one another without too many mechanisms getting in the way.

War of the Ring is an amazing asymmetrical (yet balanced) game in which the (weaker) Fellowship must sneak through to Mount Doom through the (militarily stronger) Sauron player to deliver that one damning blow (i.e., destroying the ring). Not only can the the respective players win by setting out to achieve their goals -- but pushing too hard here might result in defeat as well: if the Fellowship recklessly sneaks to Mordor, they might fail and falter to corruption (i.e., losing) and if Sauron is too reckless in his advance, the Free Peoples might sneak behind enemy lines to capture a few places (i.e., losing). This risk/reward system pushes palyers into a dragged out match in which no one wants to blow their stamina on one final punch -- its a tense marathon match rather than a quickly ended street fight.

The diverse cards are the heart of the game -- providing the meat to incentivize different and divergent explorations of what could have been in Middle Earth (especially partnered with the potential range of choices provided by the dice). While none of them seem broken, there seems to be a great balance between powerful yet highly contextual cards and highly flexible yet less powerful cards.

If one can find any fault with the game is that it is long. Not too long -- as the game is quite engrossing -- but long enough that it might be difficult to schedule in that 4+ hours.

However, it is a 4+ hour stretch that is well spent, generally tense -- yet while simultaneously seeming light, breathable. A stupendous design.
2015-07-26
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Michael S
United States
Orem
Utah
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7.6
Jan 2014
Need to play the FULL game
2014-01-06
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Sergio Perez
United States
Terrell
Texas
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7.5
Jan 2014
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Dan the Man
Germany
Ramstein
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Jul 2014
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Erik Larsen
United States
Ladera Ranch
California
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7
Oct 2012
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Fabio Binder
Brazil
Curitiba
PR
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Dec 2012
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Andy Knudsen
United States
Lynchburg
Virginia
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Jesus said to him, “I am the way, and the truth, and the life. No one comes to the Father except through me." John 14:6 ESV
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For the wages of sin is death, but the free gift of God is eternal life in Christ Jesus our Lord. Romans 6:23 ESV
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7
Mar 2015
Intense, but I am not sure how much luck determines the winner yet. Could see the rating rising or falling. This is one of the most thematically immersive games I have played.
2015-03-15
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Vincent Perry
United States
La Jolla
California
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I have overtext!
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Feb 2013
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Jason Edwards
United States
Grove City
Pennsylvania
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Mar 2015
If you have all kinds of time for two player games this one is certainly worthwhile.
2013-12-22
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E.R. Burgess
United States
Glendora
California
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Sep 2014
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Jon Baxter
Canada
Calgary
Alberta, Canada
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Mars by 2050!
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Jan 2015
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Alexander Kohlmann
Germany
Würselen
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Dec 2014
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Matty Totonchy
United States
Portland
Oregon
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Oct 2014
Very thematic game in the LotR world. No new mechanics here but a good 2 player asymmetrical game with a lot of tension towards the end. Played second edition without expansions. Willing to play again to try other side.
2014-10-05
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Joe Potteiger
United States
Reading
Pennsylvania
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Nov 2014
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Geert Vinaskov
Belgium
Rijkevorsel
Antwerpen
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Jan 2013
So now we have seperate entries for WotR first edition, WotR second edition, WotR special edition?

Seriously?
2012-11-18
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Sean Franco
United States
Hammond
Louisiana
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Brad Miller
United States
Seattle
Washington
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David Gustafson
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Camp Hill
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Carsten Stürmer
Germany
Frankfurt
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Adam Cirone
United States
Alliance
Ohio
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Jesse Escobedo
United States
Rockville
MD
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Sam Yhanto
United States
Richardson
TX
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Padraic Kirby
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Crown Point
Indiana
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Dick Hunt
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Ovid
Michigan
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Ben Taylor
United States
Camino
California
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Nicola Tosi
Italy
Livorno
Toscana
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Robert Teves II
United States
Gainesville
Florida
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"Try to pretend like you understand what's important."
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"Crafted with genius, energized with madness."
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Rob Silmser
United States
Valrico
Florida
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Nick Drochak
United States
Issaquah
Washington
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Peter Chien
United States
Rome
New York
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Steve Williams
United States
Columbus
Ohio
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BITS FOR THE BITS GOD!
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Staring in dumbfounded terror at Frans Raynor's neckbeard.
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