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Gabriele Tornar
Italy
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10
Aug 2004*
I knew the game from playtesting and loved the gameplay, now that I had a chance to see the actual components, and they match the quality of the design, I think that the perfect score is well deserved (except maybe the lobster orcs, but this is really trivial in comparison to the quality of the figures!)
2004-08-30*
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jon doe
Germany
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10
Sep 2004*
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Massimiliano Rizzi
Italy
Bergamo
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10
Sep 2004*
I rarely give such a high score, but this is an absolutely gorgeous game, in every aspect! I'll say this straight: you either love or hate it. Obviously, I love it!
2004-09-13*
Owned
Francesco Nalini
Italy
Noventa Padovana
PD
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10
Sep 2004*
Slightly complicated and long, but that's what you should expect from a truly epic game. And truly epic it is: strictly adherent to the atmosphere and background of the book, yet extremely flexible in what can happen; elegant and original mechanics; simply gorgeous components; huge replaiability; tense gameplay. The rules are well written IMO, I learned them by heart with 2 readings. The rate could change with more playings, at the moment I can say this is the game I've been waiting for a lifetime, a really immersive game experience.
2004-09-14*
Owned
GIANCARLO CESARIO
Italy
ERCOLANO
NAPOLI
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10
Sep 2004*
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Andrea Valla
Italy
Ancona
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10
Sep 2004*
This game is very funny, the components are wonderful and it perfectly creates the mood of the book. Really good
2004-09-18*
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Leone Fenzi
Italy
Genova
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10
Jan 2012
Masterpiece
Better played 1 vs 1 in my opinion; excellent 2 vs 2 as well
2012-01-08
Owned
Judd Jensen
United States
Belgrade
Montana
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10
Oct 2004*
Wow... I look at my game and I'm amazed at both its beauty and attention to detail. The game captures the spirit and strategy of the war and journey of the fellowship better than anything else I've ever seen or imagined. That said, it is very complex and may scare the faint hearted away. For me... let the games begin.
2004-10-01*
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eric barnes
United States
Atlanta
Georgia
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10
Oct 2004*
This is one of those rare "epic" battle games that really captures the spirit of the LoTR. The game definitely has a learning curve to it! Be warned when first playing. But once you get over the ambiguous rules, this game quenches you appetite for an intense war game! The game is a heated battle till the very end!
2004-10-06*
Ananda Gupta
United States
Columbia
MD
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10
Oct 2004*
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Shawn Shelton
United States
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Texas
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10
Oct 2004*
Excellent! High quality components. Interesting Fellowship mechanics, especially when compared to the SPI game from 1977. Oozes with Tolkien greatness. If your a Tolkien fan and a gamer this is a must have. They got this one right.
2004-10-07*
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Ubergeek
United States
Camas
Washington
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I spent 100 Geek Gold and all I got was this lousy overtext message!
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10
Oct 2004*
There are many Lord of the Rings and Tolkien games out there (I should know since I have nearly all of them). But until something better comes along, this is the one to rule them all.
2004-10-07*
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Sam Butler
United States
Fort Walton Beach
Florida
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10
May 2013
WOW! I do prefer playing with the expansion.
2011-08-31
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Robert Kuster
Canada
Calgary
Alberta
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10
Oct 2009*
First impressions, wow thats alot of game. Rules look interesting, will update after playing.
First game was long, 4 players trying to figure out the different elements
of the game. Overall impression was very good but need to play many more times.
After an excellent 2 player game I raised my rating to 10. It is just such a thought provoking game with endless possiblities. After the game I just kept thinking about it and analizing how everything played out. I could play this game everyday. After 22 plays, still find this one of the best 2 player strategy games I have ever played and the expansion makes the experience even better.
2004-10-17*
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Maurizio Bertuzzi
Italy
Milano
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10
Oct 2004*
The best game of WOTR ever made
2004-10-18*
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Andrea Angiolino
Italy
Rome
European Union
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10
Oct 2004*
Played with all rules. Ignored rules for 3/4 players: I prefer it in two teams. Great components, a lot of chrome. Easier to play than you could think just reading the rules: they are rational and fit well with each other. Easier as far as mechanics are concerned: but the strategic challenge is quite deep...
2004-10-22*
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Lee Seung Hyun
South Korea
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seoul
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10
Oct 2004*
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Philipp Klarmann
Germany
Bad Schönborn
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10
Oct 2004*
Fantastic game.
2004-10-25*
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Michael Hall
United States
Acworth
Georgia
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10
Oct 2004*
This is the best LotR game I have played. Some component issues could have been better (ie card font). However, the game is strategic and tactical with a wide variety of options driven by the clever combination of action dice and cards that creates a new 'story' every time you play. Definitely a wargame with replay value.
2004-10-25*
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Slyvanian Frog
United States
Lakeville
Minnesota
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10
Oct 2008*
This game really seems to have the right blend of detail and playability in a relatively short period of time (3-4 hours). The rich theme makes it quite enjoyable as well.
2010-10-10
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Moritz Eggert
Germany
Munich/Germany
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10
Nov 2004*
I'm somehow embarassed to say that this really IS as good as the hype. Probably the best "Lord of the Rings" game to date, an instant classic.
2004-11-04*
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John Kosinski
United States
Richmond
Virginia
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10
Nov 2004*
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Robert Schelchshorn
Germany
Schlüsselfeld
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10
Nov 2004*
A really great game!
2004-11-04*
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Tookson
United States
Los Angeles
California
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10
Nov 2004*
Alas, must join in the chorus and sing the praises of this remarkable game. This design took imagination; and really captures mine as well. Great potential for an expansion, but it doesn't NEED one. The miniatures are amazing. Whoever sculpted the minis is the Michaelangelo of gaming minis! If you're having problems w/ balance/leaning for the minis, just use hot water to straighten them and then put in refrigerator for a few minutes.
2004-11-06*
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Micke Andersson
Sweden
Stockholm
Stockholm
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10
Nov 2004*
Fascinating game. Really captures the audience. Takes a gamers effort to learn the rules though - they're not complicated and flow nicely, but there are a lot of them for the first game.
2004-11-07*
Owned
Robin Mui
Hong Kong
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10
Nov 2004*
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Robert Hafemeister
Germany
Berlin
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10
Nov 2004*
JUST AWESOME!!! I have never played a game like it before. I am a huge LOTR fan and also love playing boardgames, and finally I own the one game that perfectly satisfies both desires! This one will be played very often!
2004-11-08*
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H.J. Haapakoski
Finland
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10
Nov 2004*
... our last guest is here to perform a song from their latest album 'My Precious'. Please welcome Frodo and the Nazguls! Oh, and the game? It's neat (in a crying out loud and suffused with tears kind of way).
2004-11-09*
Owned
guybrush Threepwood
Belgium
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10
Nov 2004*
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Homer S.
Germany
Dortmund
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10
Nov 2004*
If you wanna FEEL the ring-story just play this game ... perfect!
2004-11-13*
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Roger Lomme
Netherlands
Swalmen
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10
Nov 2011
Owned
Alexander Corzo
United States
Pembroke Pines
Florida
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10
Nov 2004*
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Alessandro Bordin
Italy
Padova
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10
Nov 2004*
A true masterpiece!
2004-11-24*
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Eugenio C.
Spain
Madrid
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10
Dec 2004*
Really an authentic "all time classic".
2004-12-01*
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Ale K
Italy
Lagosanto
Ferrara
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Dec 2004*
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Steve Bell
United States
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Dec 2004*
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Dan H
France
Paris
Ile de France
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10
Dec 2004*
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Brandon Johnson
United States
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Oregon
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Dec 2004*
Simply AWESOME!
2004-12-11*
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The Dude
United States
Mesa
Arizona
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10
Apr 2009*
This is one of my favorite game of all time. My first play was marred by rule look-ups and players with AP. We even tried to use the four player variant, which I would never attempt again. On subsequent plays, the rules have become intuitive, and they fit the theme flawlessly. There is not a game out there that I think brings out the theme better. While I have not won a single game, I would love to play this again and again.
2010-03-07
Owned
Tyler Maschino
United States
Cedar Rapids
Iowa
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10
Sep 2011
Owned
Jochen Finke
Germany
Berlin
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10
Oct 2008*
Owned
Ric Wickham
United States
Unspecified
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10
Jan 2005*
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David Hohmann
United States
Westwood
New Jersey
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Jan 2005*
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Robert Rossineux
France
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10
Jan 2005*
it seems carefully balanced, the flavour it's tipical LotR, excellent miniatures, for now scores 10, i'll play it a little more and let you know if it changes
2005-01-07*
christian anderssson
Sweden
Warberg
Halland
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Jan 2005*
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Chregi Hansen
Switzerland
Wohlen
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10
Jan 2005*
Owned
azouz amrouche
France
lyon
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10
Jan 2005*
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Mikko Kokko
Finland
Imatra
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10
Aug 2011
I just love this one. And funny thing is that i'm not Tolkien fanatic.

After 6 years and 300 games game still is solid gold to me, althougt we have some house rules applied.
2011-08-18
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Kin Lok Leung
United States
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10
Jan 2005*
OUTSTANDING! Even i haven't watched the whole movie/novel, i still enjoy the game.
2005-01-15*
Jake Veen
Netherlands
Heemskerk (Amsterdam)
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10
Jan 2005*
W.O.W...absolutly magnificent!! after you mastered the rules its a SUPER game!!
2005-01-16*
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