Fantasy Flight Games will release a deluxe version of its Lord of the Rings-inspired wargame, War of the Ring: Collector’s Edition with plenty of high-end features and a price point to match. Originally released in 2004, War of the Ring is a massive wargame that simulates the great war at the end of the Third Age in J.R.R. Tolkien’s The Lord of the Rings saga.
The game comes in a giant wood book-box with a magnetic clasp and contains the entire War of the Ring game, including over 200 hand-painted miniatures. The MSRP for the Collector’s Edition will be in the $350 to $400 range, similar to the price for the 10th Anniversary Settlers of Catan 3D Special Edition Treasure Chest Set, released by Mayfair in 2005 (see “Mayfair Plans Settlers 3-D Special Edition”), though FFG anticipates a “smaller run” for War of the Ring than the Settlers Special Edition. Look for it in late in 2009 or early 2010.