|Players:||1 - 5|
|Time:||60 - 120 minutes|
Embark on your own adventures in J.R.R. Tolkien’s iconic world with The Lord of the Rings: Journeys in Middle-earth, a fully cooperative, app-supported board game for one to five players! You’ll battle villainous foes, make courageous choices, and strike a blow against the evil that threatens the land—all as part of a thrilling campaign that leads you across the storied hills and dales of Middle-earth.
Each individual game of Journeys in Middle-earth is a single adventure in a larger campaign. You’ll explore the vast and dynamic landscapes of Middle-earth, using your skills to survive the challenges that you encounter on these perilous quests. As you and your fellow heroes explore the wilderness and battle the dark forces arrayed against you, the game’s companion app guides you to reveal the looming forests, quiet clearings, and ancient halls of Middle-earth, while also controlling the enemies you encounter. Whether you’re venturing into the wild on your own or with close companions by your side, you can write your own legend in the history of Middle-earth.
• A fully-cooperative, app-supported board game set in J.R.R. Tolkien’s iconic Middle-earth for one to five players
• Form your own Fellowship as you become heroes of the Free Peoples of Middle-earth, preparing your skills and testing your might and wisdom in combat against the dark forces threatening the land
• The immersive companion app guides you through each scenario and tracks your progress through entire campaigns
• Choose from six iconic heroes, increasing your power and customizing your skills over the course of your adventures
• Journey across 22 map tiles and do battle against 25 beautifully sculpted enemy miniatures
Off all the Fantasy Flight games out there, this one is the best I've seen. The well-made companion app handles all the fiddly 'tokens', and many of the rules that can cripple some of their other titles.
The real difference is in the skill/battle-check mechanic. Rather than dice or a bag draw, you use success icons on the cards of your player deck ... which also have character abilities and skills on them. So there is a constant balance of 'do I use the skill or do I cycle this card back into my deck to use its success ability'. This is a really REALLY good change to previous Fantasy Flight games such as Arkham Horror, Mansions of Madness, etc.
The minis are very well made, with lovely details. Great to paint, if that is your thing ... and that makes the game SO much more immersive.