In The Lord of the Rings: Journeys in Middle-earth, players take on the role of well-known characters from Tolkein’s stories, such as Bilbo Baggins or Gimli the Dwarf, working together to explore the wilds and ruins of Middle-earth, fight monsters, and explore mysteries. The game includes six different characters to choose from, and each one can assume different roles within the party, allowing players to customize their characters. The abilities of the characters are controlled through their decks of cards, which can evolve over the course of the game using mechanics similar to deck building games.
The Lord of the Rings: Journeys in Middle-earth was designed by Nathan Hajek and Grace Holdinghaus, both veterans of Fantasy Flight’s long-running Descent: Journeys in the Dark (Second Edition) series. The game will feature six unpainted plastic miniatures to represent the heroes, 25 enemy miniatures, board tiles representing both exterior and interior settings, cards, and tokens. The companion app will be required for play. It is intended for 1 to 5 players, ages 14 and up, and each adventure will take an hour or more to play. MSRP is $99.95.
Click on the gallery below to see images of some of the game’s components.
The second quarter will see the release of supporting products for Star Wars: Legion (see “‘Star Wars: Legion’ Rolls Out New Vehicles”) and the Star Wars Roleplaying game (see “Official RPG Stats for 130 (In)Famous NPCs in the ‘Star Wars’ Universe”) as well.