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Noel
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Oct 2012
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Bernardo Cardoso
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Feb 2014
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Titus Iacob
Romania
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Sep 2013
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Michael
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Clifton Williams
United States
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May 2015
Ethan birthday 2015
2015-05-03
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Mark Bower
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Jim Brooks
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Sep 2013
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Stuart Marsh
Australia
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George C.
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Brad Miller
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Nov 2015
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Matt Bowles
Australia
Tatura
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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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Scott Cole
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Tom Mc
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Aug 2014
An awesome asymmetric war-game covered in a bucketload of theme. An excellent game, which is very true to the theme of the books. Dudes on a map + action selection based on dice rolls + built in game timer with the fellowship party. Everything just works. Keen to try it again soon as the rules are reasonably complex - but well worth investing the time in. Epic.
2014-08-09
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Tyler DeLisle
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Jan 2016
Talk about theme, every aspect of this game makes you feel like you're recreating the story. Really a very fun and clever system that's not too hard to pick up, a wonderful experience. The only "problem" is the the obvious time to setup and play, it's a big game that's going to take half a day to play through, but what an adventure!
2015-11-24
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Jeromey Martin
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A.J. Porfirio
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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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Chad Ridgley
United States
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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
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Round Rock
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Zach Lowry
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Joe Sallen
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Ben E
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Robert Mills
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Aug 2015
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Marc Hawkins
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Dec 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
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Jan 2014
Need to play the FULL game
2014-01-06
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Dan the Man
United States
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Erik Larsen
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Oct 2012
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Fabio Binder
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Sergio Perez
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Terrell
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Vincent Perry
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Jason Edwards
United States
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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
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Jason Becker
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Atlanta
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Matty Totonchy
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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
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Geert Vinaskov
Belgium
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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
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Sam Yhanto
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Robert Teves II
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Rob Silmser
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Steve Williams
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Columbus
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