Fantasy Flight Games has some new products out as well as a new Arkham Horror: TCG FAQ out with some new tweaks to the game.
Let’s start with the new product from FFG this week – a re-release of a classic Board Game set in Middle-earth!.
via Fantasy Flight Games
First published in 2000, The Lord of the Rings: The Board Game has been a seminal classic and an iconic tabletop retelling of J.R.R. Tolkien’s trilogy, created by world renowned game designer, Reiner Knizia, and brought to life with the stunning artwork of John Howe. Twenty years later, the game returns to print in a brand-new anniversary edition—a faithful recreation that now includes beautifully sculpted plastic miniatures for the hobbits, Sauron, the threat die, and the One Ring.
The Lord of the Rings: The Board Game Anniversary Edition is the definitive edition of this classic cooperative board game, challenging you and up to four other players to play through the entire trilogy, from the long darkness of Moria and the ferocious battles beneath the walls of Helm’s Deep, to the shadows of Shelob’s Lair and the dusty grey wastes of Mordor. In every location, you and your fellow Hobbits must push forward, battling the forces of the Dark Lord and marching ever closer to the Cracks of Doom and the destruction of the One Ring. The road is long, the Eye of Sauron is watchful, and the threat of the Ring’s corruption is ever-present. Can you save the Free Peoples of Middle-earth and destroy the One Ring?
Also available from FFG is a new batch of Taboos for Arkham Horror: The Card Game as well as an updated FAQ. We won’t go into all the details here but the new Taboo list is pretty extensive. They did have this to say specifically about the Taboo list:
“Now for the List of Taboos. There are a lot of updates to the List of Taboos this time around, as we’ve had some time for the metagame around The Dream-Eaters cycle to settle, and we just saw a huge influx of new cards from the Investigator Starter Decks. Now is the best time to evaluate the card pool and make tweaks here and there in order to promote proper game balance and a healthy deckbuilding environment.”
Their article does go on to explain in more details but here’s the quick and dirty direct from the FAQ page:
So yes, if you were thinking that Arkham Horror was too easy, either up the difficulty with the Chaos Bag or try out these new Taboos/Mutated/Forbidden card restrictions. They are technically optional, but hey, if you want a challenge they will provide it!
Time to go on an Epic Journey…