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Go On An Adventure With These Five Great ‘Lord of the Rings’ Games

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Jun 1 2024

Lord of the Rings is the pinnacle of what it means to go on an adventure. Check out these 5 games that will help you catch a piece of that for yourself.

Monopoly: The Lord of The Rings Edition

While we’re on the topic of tried and true staples of pop culture – it’s Monopoly! With so many version and editions, and even the wholly unknown official expansion, Monopoly has stood the test of time. Whether or not that’s a good thing is up to you.

But now you can at least add a fun new twist to the game. Rather than wandering the streets of Atlantic City, New Jersey, you can wander the dark tunnels of Moria, the halls of Rivendell, and more.

In the Monopoly Board Game: The Lord of the Rings Edition players imagine being in Middle-earth as one of the Fellowship. Buy properties to protect the lands from the evil armies of Mordor, and earn money by charging rent and by controlling the Ring of Power. This strategy board game is one of the funnest toys for 8 year old boys and girls and up to do for family game night. Makes one greatest family gifts for 8 year old boys and girls and up.

Risk: The Lord of The Rings Trilogy Edition

You might think this is also just another reskin of a classic board game. But, Risk: Lord of the Rings Trilogy Edition adds a few bits and bobs to make it feel more unique. Most importantly, it comes with its own The One Ring.

Guide your forces to victory in the ultimate battle! The Risk: The Lord of the Rings game features content from the entire The Lord of the Rings film trilogy. The game includes Territory cards, Adventure cards, Battalions, and a gold tone ring. The gameboard features a complete map of Middle-earth including Gondor, Mordor, and Haradwaith Territories. The extensive instruction booklet features several ways to play this strategy board game.

Lord of The Rings Adventure Book Game

Risk can be daunting for even older players. There’s just a level of strategy and competition that doesn’t appeal to many, myself included. Lord of the Rings Adventure Book Game is honestly more my speed. Plus, I will always prefer a cooperative game over a competitive one.

It’s simple and aimed towards a younger audience, but still provides enough gameplay to keep all ages entertained. Plus, since you’ll be playing through the whole story, it’s a great intro into the series.

Sauron’s shadow has fallen across Middle-earth, and the One Ring must be destroyed. Leave the Shire’s green pastures to travel to fair Rivendell, survive the Mines of Moria, march on Isengard, and finally reach Mordor. Only by working together can you ensure the One Ring is delivered to the fiery heart of Mount Doom and destroy it once and for all.

Lord Of The Rings: RPG 5E – Core Rulebook

Bilbo’s and Frodo’s stories are great, of course. But those stories aren’t the only ones that were happening at the time. Or even before and after. Middle Earth is a big place and each person has a story to tell. Become one of those people and craft your own story with some friends and see how you’d fare when you’re face to face with a Balrog, or in the Lone-Lands with the expansions books.


Return to Middle-Earth with The Lord of the Rings Roleplaying, a brand new adaptation of the works of J.R.R. Tolkien using the rules for 5E. the beautifully illustrated full-color hardback volume The Lord of the Rings Roleplaying contains everything you need to create exciting adventures set in the world’s most popular fantasy setting – six original heroic cultures from the land of Eriador, six new classes, a host of terrifying adversaries, and comprehensive rules for journeys, councils, wondrous artefacts, and the subtle magic of Middle-earth.

Magic: The Gathering Lord of The Rings Starter Kit

Okay, is this technically a Lord of the Rings game? Not really, but some of these Magic: The Gathering cards are great enough that, even if you don’t play, you might want to start here. Plus, you won’t have to stress about worrying what happens if you find the only The One Ring card, since Post Malone’s already got it.

Join the Fellowship! Experience the beloved story of The Lord of the Rings with the Magic: The Gathering The Lord of the Rings: Tales of Middle-earth Starter Kit. Designed for Magic newcomers, it includes everything you need to learn how to play. Gear up for battles with 2 The Lord of the Rings-themed 60-card decks (Lands included)—each deck comes with 1 foil Mythic Rare card and 4 Rare cards. Plus, you’ll receive 2 codes for you and friend to unlock both decks and play online in Magic: The Gathering Arena.

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Author: Matt Sall
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