Cryptozoic will release The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug Board Game on December 20th, a week after the movie premieres in theaters (see "Third 'Desolation of Smaug' Trailer").
Like Crypto’s first Hobbit movie board game (see "'The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey Board Game'"), this game is designed by Reiner Knizia. The game is stand-alone, but can be combined with the Unexpected Journey game. Players must work cooperatively as they travel to the gold-filled caverns of Lonely Mountain in search of treasure and the courage to defeat Smaug. The game is for 1 – 4 players, ages 15 and up, and plays in 30 – 45 minutes. MSRP is set at $40.00.
Cryptozoic also updated release dates for several of their other Middle Earth related titles. The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey Deck-Building Game and The Lord of the Rings: Return of the King Deck-Building Game are now Q1 2014 releases, and The Middle Earth Expandable Card Game: The Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring Edition Starter Set and Expansions will also release early next year (see "'Hobbit,' 'LotR' Card Games" and "Six 'Hobbit' and 'LOTR' Games").
From Cryptozoic Entertainment
Posted by ICv2 on December 5, 2013 @ 4:53 pm CT
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