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Rory Klein
South Africa
Cape Town
Western Cape
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On Order from JHB 01/02/2016
2016-02-08
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Griffin Brunk
United States
Indiana
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Played a 1-2 times. Everything is in Good - Very Good condition. Slight bending on some miniatures' spears, but that's cause they are a soft plastic.
2016-02-06
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Andres Cervantes
Sweden
Stockholm
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Feb 2016
Wow, I'm not an area control guy, but this game is just so interesting, thematic, crunchy, really impressive. It's a game I hope to play at least once a year, maybe more if I can set the time.
2016-02-06
Toni Salonen
Finland
Rauma
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Boo!
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9
Feb 2016
+ very thematic
- long setup time
- units looks same, needs painting
- areas are too small, units don't fit there
2016-02-05
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Nick Greuel
United States
Camp Lejeune
North Carolina
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“For God so loved the world that he gave his one and only Son, that whoever believes in him shall not perish but have eternal life." -John 3:16
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"Whoever believes and is baptized will be saved, but whoever does not believe will be condemned." -Mark 16:16
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10
Jul 2015
Storage
2016-01-26
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Eddy Hoareau
France
Miramas
Unspecified
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8
Nov 2004*
Lionel
2016-01-25
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Ian Gill
United Kingdom
Mansfield
Nottinghamshire
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10
Jan 2012
Long 2 player War
2016-01-25
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Joshua Riese
United States
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110 Green
2016-01-24
Owned
Stephen Norfor
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TBD
2016-01-24
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C B
United States
Twin Cities
Minnesota
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This game looks really good, just haven't found someone to play it with.
2016-01-19
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Ricardo Spinola
Portugal
Lisboa
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7
Jan 2016
This is THE game of the Lord of the Rings world. The mecanics are as simple as Risk concerning the war (rather dicy too, but it's always acceptable for a 2 player game, since no 3rd ou 4th player is waiting for the end of the battle); everything else is... lets say, acceptable if you are patient (after reading the awful rulebook and using the very good 2 page turn sequence/player aid available in BGG) and fits the theme well.
The only wargame with complex rules (more than hammer of scots) i play.
Not a 10 or 9 because of mathematicians' exaggerated complexity.Not a 8 because of length. A 7 because of theme; otherwise would not play!
2016-01-19
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sean johnson
United States
Edinburgh
Indiana
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8.5
Feb 2016
This game captures the theme so well. It tells a complete lord of the rings story. On top of the great narrative it also has compelling mechanics.
2016-01-18
Pete Martyn
United States
Guilford
VT
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9
Jan 2016
Runs real long so far, but an incredible sense of immersion and narrative. I need to start playing earlier in the evening.

Edit: Rating bumped. The time flies by and I'm mesmerized from start to finish. The balancing act between the ringbearers and the military struggle is always agonizing and I feel like every game I play of this is a close one. Really, really captures the feel of the source material -- defiant stands against overwhelming odds, darkness everywhere, a palpable sense that time is running out. Beautiful.
2016-01-18
Owned
Dave Schleicher
United States
GOLDEN VALLEY
MN
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2-4, 180 minutes
2016-01-18
Owned
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Eric Metz
Germany
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8
Jan 2016
A bit heavy as one needs to keep track of many things at once, but once you have mastered it, the game brings tons of pleasure, especially to Tolkin fans.
2016-01-16
Michael Lind
United States
North Chesterfield
Virginia
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Really, Mom, I was just sittin' here mindin' my own business!
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7
Jan 2016
Great cooperative game
2016-01-15
Phil Triest
Australia
Inner West Sydney
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2
Jul 2015
Risk but way longer and stuck in a world I got over many years ago.
2016-01-12
Fabian Kurek
Germany
Mülheim an der Ruhr
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10
Apr 2015
In my oppinion it's the most theme-based Lotr board game.

You play along the whole trilogy.

At most points the game gives you the best possibilities for a win when you play conform to the storyline but you can choose for yourself if you want to try a different path (if you play your cards right you can change history ).

Very strategical game and very balanced between the forces of evil and good.

Best to be played with two players!
2016-01-10
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Brian C
United States
Lansing
Michigan
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Oct 2014
The Good: 1) Has clever mechanics that represent the flight of the ring bearer. 2) Does a good job at touching on many of the major events that take place in the books, and yet still allows the players to forge their own path.

The Bad: Has less depth than I would have prefered. If it were a bit less Risk-like in the way it handled its units, even without a true solitaire mode this game would easily be in my top 3.

The Bottomline: Highly recommended for Lord of the Rings fans, and really shines when both players are well familiar with the setting.
2016-01-10
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Kimi Martinikkainen
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Great game! So much minis, cool dice, huge map, real Middle-Earth experience.
There are fan made solo rules,
but they are quite complicated.
Unfortunately I don't have second edition (better map, bigger cards, some rules changes), but it's quite expensive so I don't think that I will ever buy 2e.
2016-01-08
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Marco Fenici
Italy
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9
Jul 2015
9 - Terrific game experience, you really feel like being within the Lord of the Rings! This game is a bit heavy for my tastes, though. We never ended a match below 6 hours of play, and this is a limit for me.
2016-01-05
I play with electricity! Insomniaman
United States
Ocala
Florida
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Dec 2015
Clunky rules and gameplay! Straight up Ameri-trash
2015-12-31
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Nicholas Stoppiello
United States
Port Jefferson Station
New York
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Missing a few Hunt tokens. Not in a playable state.
2015-12-30
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Winfried Heep
Germany
Wesseling
Northrhine-Westfalia
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1. Ed. Besitz unklar, aber 2.Ed. klar
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2015-12-30
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Ben Steer
United Kingdom
London
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Nov 2015
This may well be my favourite game - Like Twilight Imperium, you come away from the game with unique stories and a sense of drama.
Not perfect though - the miniatures are ridiculously hard to distinguish and, perhaps not directly the designer's fault, we've missed little rules here and there in each game.
2015-12-29
Owned
Mark J.
United States
Texas
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Dec 2015
Rates lower than second edition because of the hard to read cards and board.
2015-12-26
Owned
Ian Sta Ana
United States
Redmond
Washington
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Dec 2015
Gave to JC
2015-12-16
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Chris G
United States
Philadelphia
Pennsylvania
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Dec 2015
Is it more than the sum of its parts? The parts themselves aren't that interesting: battles, die rolls aplenty... perhaps I'm learning that there are levels of Ameritrash that I find just a tad too outdated and this game might verge on it.
2015-12-14
The Fiend
United States
Avon Lake
Ohio
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Dec 2015

UPDATE 8-2010: I got the CE version and have incorporated it into my plays. I'm using my own painted miniatures from this set along with minis from the CE that I didn't have (touched them up to meet my specs). We play with my "Starting From The Shire" Variant or my "Army Game" Variant for fast plays. Now I've updated my "3-Player" game with the CE expansion of the Dunlendings making it perfect as Saruman now has a large army at his disposal to be an equal part of the game as I didn't like him controlling the Far Easterlings (the Sauron Player now does). The large map/cards/tokens from the CE are invaluable and going to good use. I also added forts/towns/cities/strongholds pieces from History of the World which work perfectly in this game. The final piece for my pimped game was a miniature Mt. Doom for the FSP to climb. I've now got my ULTIMATE WOTR game I've always wanted.
UPDATE: I've split plays between this and the CE edition. I've made this a "Travelling Edition" to take places I don't care to take the CE to.
2015-12-09
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Shane Knerl
United States
El Paso
Texas
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7.5
Dec 2006*
Painted.
2015-12-09
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Brad Ficek
United States
Erie
Colorado
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5.7
Dec 2015
I'm sure this was a good game back in the early 2000s, but the ramp up to actually know what good strategies are and actually enjoy the game is way too steep at this juncture for me. Happy to trade it away.
2015-12-04
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Nikolaos Gargalis
Greece
Athens
Attica
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Dec 2015
This game is Lord of the Rings in a box. Period.
2015-12-02
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Chris
Germany
Near Aachen
NRW
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Oct 2009*
G22
2015-11-29
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Paolo Fenu
Canada
Saskatoon
SK
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Nov 2015
My favourite 2 player game. Each game is always so close and so intense. I love the theme, the components, the mecanics and the plethora of dice rolling!
2015-11-28
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Lisa Bjornseth
United States
Thornton
Colorado
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Dec 2008*
Did not make it through a game... We had a hard time finding the listed territories, the models were similar enough that I went to war with one group, thinking it was another (and neither of us noticed until a few turns later).
I do think that the action dice are a neat concept, but overall the game is a bit too long and too complicated to be worth playing unless you are a big Tolkien fan.
2015-11-28
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Don Clarke
United Kingdom
Nantwich
Cheshire
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Nov 2015
For trade.
2015-11-25
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Kenny van den Bergh
Netherlands
Roosendaal
Noord-Brabant
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7.6
Nov 2015
I love this game for all it's depth and strategy. But it takes sooooo long to set up and play. Also there are a lot of rules which you have to know by heart.
2015-11-24
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Mike Paivinen
United States
San Jose Area
California
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Mar 2011
Off to college with Anna
2015-11-24
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William Woodfill
United States
Bolingbrook
Illinois
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Nov 2015
FFG
2015-11-18
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Mattias Elfström
Sweden
Unspecified
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8.5
Nov 2015
Nice, well written rules and great graphics and components. High excitement and rich on theme, but a bit on the fiddly side. Plays best with two players. Very similar to, but much better than the SPI War of the Ring from 1977.

Upgraded to second edition by the upgrade kit.

All models painted.
2015-11-15
Owned
Ron M
Israel
Ramat Gan
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Nov 2015
One of the most thematically immersive games I've played, and the gameplay is good.
2015-11-15
Owned
han sang hwan
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((방출))2판이 나와서 굳이~
King pass
2015-11-11
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BSV SN
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Oct 2015
Georg
2015-11-09
Owned
Marcus Gschrey
Germany
Munich (München)
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2Players, Unrated
2015-11-02
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Stavros Kontovas
Greece
Ag. Paraskevi, Athens
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Math Traded for Arkham Horror Nov 2015
2015-11-02
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Callan Bond
Canada
Edmonton
Alberta
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Oct 2015
Solid war game. Our game ended a little quickly as we lost to an (apparently rare) good-guy military victory. Would love to play again, and will likely play a second-edition runthrough soon.

Not crazy about the dice deciding battles and detecting the Fellowship moving the ring, but lots of juicy strategy choices everywhere else.
2015-10-31
Stan Mamula
United States
Pittsburgh
Pennsylvania
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8.5
Jan 2008*
Must. play. again.

Last played: Oct 2015
2015-10-30
Owned
Catherine von Xlorp
United States
San Jose
California
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Jun 2009*
A lot more fun once you're over the learning curve. The second edition is really more fun and balanced
2015-10-29
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Gilbert Heard
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Oct 2015
2-4 players
2015-10-25
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Paul D
Australia
ELSTERNWICK
Victoria
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Oct 2010
This game has some amazing components. It's a longer game, and is moderately complicated, but it provides such a rewarding and immersive experience. By far the best Lord of the Rings board game out there. High replay value, too. Gameplay is asymmetric, but the game is well balanced. One of my all time favorites.
2015-10-23
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