The Lord of the Rings: The Card Game is a cooperative adventure game in which the players attempt to complete a scenario, each with three heroes of their choice and a deck of allies, events and attachments to support them. Each round, players send their heroes and allies to quest or to fight with enemies that engage them. However, as the heroes and allies exhaust after questing, defending, or attacking, the players’ options are typically insufficient to deal with everything at once. Therefore, players need to determine whether it is more urgent to quest and make progress in the scenario while the enemy forces gain power, or to take down enemies while making no progress, not knowing what will come next.
The Lord of the Rings: The Card Game is the base game of a Living Card Game for which expansions are released regularly. The base game contains three scenarios, twelve famous characters from the works of J.R.R. Tolkien (including Aragorn, Legolas, Gimli, Denethor and Eowyn), and four pre-constructed player decks. Players can either use one of these decks or construct their own deck to increase their chances to be succesful in the more challenging scenarios.
There are a large number of expansions released for this game. Deluxe Expansions create new story arc “cycles”. Adventure Packs are released in cycles of six and require the associated Deluxe Expansion to play, in addition to the core game.
More information on the various expansion types and their relationships to each other can be found at the BoardGameGeek Listing here.
Expansion packs are issued on a regular and frequent basis for this Living Card Game and an up-to-date list of published and planned expansions can be found HERE. If you wish to order any of these please CONTACT US and we will advise if they are available.
- 226 cards
- 2 threat trackers
- 40 damage tokens
- 26 progress tokens
- 30 resource tokens
- 1 first player token
Card sleeve information if you wish to sleeve the cards in this product:
226 cards. Fantasy Flight sleeve size: Standard Card Game – Gray (FFS05, 50/pack) – (2-1/2″ x 3-1/2″ – 63.5 x 88mm)