Indianapolis IN (August 17, 2007) – Fantasy Flight Games (“FFG”) announced at a press conference on Friday, August 17, that they will be releasing Middle-earth Quest, a new adventure game based in the world created by J.R.R. Tolkien in his classic literary works The Lord of the Rings and The Hobbit.
"FFG has worked hard to be synonymous with adventure board games, and publishing an adventure board game based on Professor Tolkien’s classic books marks a high-point in our efforts," said Christian T. Petersen, CEO and founder of Fantasy Flight Games. "Middle-earth is really the Holy Grail of fantasy settings, and we’re always happy to be allowed to contribute to it."
Thematically, Middle-earth Quest will take place approximately ten years after Bilbo Baggins leaves the Shire, and several years before Frodo leaves Bag End on his journey leading to the destruction of the One Ring. Thus, Middle-earth Quest will take place in a time of growing darkness. "Players will meet and interact with characters from the saga, but not be constrained by having to follow a major character's path," explained Petersen. Rather than taking the role of a major character, whose destiny will be tied up in ring saga, players will take control of characters such as, for example, a rare adventurous Hobbit, a Gondorian Captain, a Rider from the Westfold, or numerous other character types. Not only will characters be able to experience new adventure in Middle Earth, but we will carefully seek to tie in the experience with the massive amounts of lore and story that takes place around the edges of the central THE LORD OF THE RINGS storyline."
FFG has acquired the license from Sophisticated Games, the U.K licensing partner of Berkeley U.S based Tolkien Enterprises. Middle-earth Quest joins a long line of previous collaborations between FFG and Sophisticated Games, namely the Lord of the Rings the Board Game (and its three expansions), The Hobbit, Lords of the Rings Trivia, Lord of the Rings: The Confrontation (standard and deluxe versions), Ingenious and Ingenious: Travel Edition.
FFG debuted Middle Earth Quest at GenCon Indianapolis 2009.
- 1 Rulebook
- 1 Gameboard
- 5 Character cards
- Over 470 game cards
- More than 225 game tokens
- High-quality, fully detailed plastic playing pieces including: 5 hero figures and 5 minion figures
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