The Manufacturer's Board Game Review of War of the Ring:
One of the most eagerly awaited board games of 2004, the 'War of the Ring' board game is a grand strategic simulation of Tolkien’s 'Lord of the Rings' trilogy.
While the Fellowship of the Ring advances towards Mordor, the Dark Lord Sauron tries to find the location of the Ring-bearer, and unleashes his armies against the last strongholds of the Free Peoples.
Faithful to the epic flavour of the books, characters and strongholds play a major role in the flow of the game and represent the main focus of the action. A simple and fun, dice-based, resource management mechanism is used to determine the various types of action possible for each player. Smooth, original mechanics have been devised to handle the hidden movement of the Fellowship and the hunt for the Ring.
Players have the choice of pursuing a 'military' victory, or winning by controlling the destiny of the Ring.
The game includes a large 2-piece game board depicting a detailed colour map of Middle Earth, over 200 plastic figures representing the armies and characters of the War of the Ring, 135 die-cut cardboard counters, over 100 cards for events and characters... and over 20 dice!
Rainy Day Game's Board Game Review of War of the Ring:
The RDG Team hasn't gotten around to writing a review for War of the Ring. YET. We're writing up new reviews all the time. (And adding new games to review!) And this one is on the To Do List.
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