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2011
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60 minutes
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The Lord of the Rings: The Card Game
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Der Herr der Ringe: Das Kartenspiel
Pán prstenů: Karetní hra
Le Seigneur des Anneaux: Le jeu de cartes
O Senhor dos Anéis: Card Game
El Señor de los Anillos: El Juego de Cartas
Il Signore degli Anelli: Il Gioco di Carte
Władca Pierścieni: Gra Karciana
Ο Άρχοντας των Δαχτυλιδιών
魔戒:卡牌版
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The Lord of the Rings: The Card Game is a cooperative adventure game in which the players attempt to complete a scenario, each with three heroes of their choice and a deck of allies, events and attachments to support them. Each round, players send their heroes and allies to quest or to fight with enemies that engage them. However, as the heroes and allies exhaust after questing, defending, or attacking, the players' options are typically insufficient to deal with everything at once. Therefore, players need to determine whether it is more urgent to quest and make progress in the scenario while the enemy forces gain power, or to take down enemies while making no progress, not knowing what will come next.

The Lord of the Rings: The Card Game is the base game of a Living Card Game for which new adventure packs are released monthly. The base game contains three scenarios, twelve famous characters from the works of J.R.R. Tolkien (including Aragorn, Legolas, Gimli, Denethor and Eowyn), and four pre-constructed player decks. Players can either use one of these decks or construct their own deck to increase their chances to be succesful in the more challenging scenarios. The monthly adventure packs contain a new scenario, a new hero, and new player cards to be used in their deck. The base game is for 1-2 players, but with an additional base game the scenarios can be played with up to four players.

Although this game is set in Tolkien's Middle Earth, the scenarios do not represent scenes from the books, but rather take place in the seventeen years from Bilbo's 111th birthday until Frodo's departure from the Shire.

The scenarios from saga-expansions do represent scenes from the books. Saga-expansions will form the Campaign Mode so that you can play all the saga quests that deal with the trilogy (+ Hobbit) together in one marathon campaign.

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Core Set (includes 12 heroes, player and encounter cards, and 3 scenarios):

  • Passage Through Mirkwood (Difficulty Level=1)
  • Journey Down the Anduin (DL=4)
  • Escape from Dol Guldur (DL=7)

NB: The Core Set is required to play ALL expansions

Deluxe Expansions
DE: Each contains 2 heroes, player and encounter cards, and 3 scenarios:

1) Khazad-dûm includes:
  • Into the Pit (DL=5)
  • The Seventh Level (DL=3)
  • Flight from Moria (DL=7)

2) Heirs of Númenor includes:
  • Peril in Pelargir (DL=5)
  • Into Ithilien (DL=4)
  • The Siege of Cair Andros (DL=7)
3) The Voice of Isengard includes:
  • The Fords of Isen (DL=5)
  • To Catch an Orc (DL=4)
  • Into Fangorn (DL=6)
4) The Lost Realm includes:
  • Intruders in Chetwood (DL=4)
  • The Weather Hills (DL=5)
  • Deadmen's Dike (DL=7)
5) The Grey Havens includes:
  • Voyage Across Belegaer

Adventure Packs
AP: Released in cycles of six, each AP contains 1 hero, player and encounter cards, and 1 scenario:

1) Shadows of Mirkwood

2) Dwarrowdelf (requires Khazad-dûm)
3) Against the Shadow (requires Heirs of Númenor)
4) The Ring-maker (requires The Voice of Isengard)
5) Angmar Awakened (requires The Lost Realm)
6) Dream-chaser (requires The Grey Havens)

Saga Expansions
SE: These follow the story from Tolkien's works directly; each contains several heroes, player and encounter cards, and 3 scenarios:
There are no official difficulty level for the quests at the Saga Expansions, a alternative unofficial information is provided at this geeklist.

The Hobbit
1) Over Hill and Under Hill includes: (no official DL)
  • We Must Away, Ere Break of Day
  • Over the Misty Mountains Grim
  • Dungeons Deep and Caverns Dim

2) On the Doorstep includes: (no official DL)
  • Flies and Spiders
  • The Lonely Mountain
  • The Battle of Five Armies
The Lord of the Rings I: The Fellowship of the Ring
1) The Black Riders includes: (no official DL)
  • A Shadow of the Past
  • A Knife in the Dark
  • Flight to the Ford
2) The Road Darkens includes: (no official DL)
  • The Ring Goes South
  • Journey in the Dark
  • Breaking of the Fellowship
The Lord of the Rings II: The Two Towers
1) The Treason of Saruman includes: (no official DL)
  • The Uruk-hai
  • Helm’s Deep
  • The Road to Isengard
2) The Land of Shadow includes: (no official DL)
  • The Passage of the Marshes
  • Journey to the Cross-roads
  • Shelob's Lair
The Lord of the Rings III: The Return of the King
1) The Flame of the West



Print on Demand expansions
PoD: Each contains encounter cards and 1 scenario:
1) The Massing at Osgiliath (DL=8-9)
2) The Battle of Lake-town (DL=9-10)
3) The Stone of Erech (DL=7-8)
4) The Old Forest @ GenCon 2014
5) Fog on the Barrow-downs @ Fellowship 2014
6) The Ruins of Belegost @ GenCon 2015
7) Murder at the Prancing Pony @ Fellowship 2015

Organized Play Kits
Each kit featured promo items & premiered 3 "Nightmare" Decks released as PoD (below)
1) Game Night Kit 2013 Season One
2) Game Night Kit 2013 Season Two
3) Game Night Kit 2013 Season Three
4) Game Night Kit 2014 Season One
5) Game Night Kit 2014 Fall Season

Nightmare Decks
Print on Demand encounter sets that increase the difficulty of earlier scenarios. The respective APs are required to play.

Core Set

Shadows of Mirkwood
Khazad Dum DE
Dwarrowdelf
Heirs of Númenor DE
Against the Shadow
The Voice of Isengard DE
The Ring-maker
The Hobbit SE
The Lord of the Rings I: The Fellowship of the Ring SE

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Der Herr der Ringe: Das Kartenspiel
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German second edition
Publisher: Fantasy Flight Games, Heidelberger Spieleverlag
Artist: Leonardo Borazio, Daarken, Winona Nelson
Year: 2014
Size: Medium Square (e.g. Ticket to Ride)
German
Release Date: Apr 2014
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O Senhor dos Anéis: Card Game
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Brazilian first edition
Publisher: Galápagos Jogos
Artist: Leonardo Borazio, Daarken, Winona Nelson
Year: 2013
Size: Medium Square (e.g. Ticket to Ride)
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Release Date: Oct/2013
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Pán prstenů: Karetní hra
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Czech first edition
Publisher: ADC Blackfire Entertainment
Artist: Leonardo Borazio, Daarken, Winona Nelson
Year: 2012
Size: Medium Square (e.g. Ticket to Ride)
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The Lord of the Rings: The Card Game
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English first edition
Publisher: Fantasy Flight Games
Artist: Tiziano Baracchi, Leonardo Borazio, Kevin Childress, Daarken, Tony Foti, Tom Garden, Kristina Gehrmann, Jeff Himmelman, Winona Nelson, Gabrielle Portal, Frank Wallsmore»
Year: 2011
Product Code: MEC01
Size: Medium Square (e.g. Ticket to Ride)
2.60 pounds
English
Release Date: Apr 20, 2011
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Władca Pierścieni: Gra Karciana
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Polish first edition
Publisher: Galakta
Artist: Tiziano Baracchi, Leonardo Borazio, Kevin Childress, Daarken, Tony Foti, Tom Garden, Kristina Gehrmann, Jeff Himmelman, Winona Nelson, Gabrielle Portal, Frank Wallsmore»
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1 The Lord of the Rings LCG - Scoreboard
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4 The Lord of the Rings: The Card Game LCG laser cut box insert
assembly help 2 - This is an assembly image for the .rar archive file that contains the .dwg or .dxf files (in different AutoCAD versions 2000-2013) necessary for laser cutting of a box insert.
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14 The Lord of the Rings LCG Vertical XL Dividers By Ryno [Subscribe]
Encounter Card Dividers for The Lord of the Rings LCG Saga Edition The Lord of the Rings The Two Towers The Treason of Saruman, including Nightmare Decks. 3”wide x 4"tall. [b]This size is ideal for BCW Super Shoe Storage (3 row) box.[/b] Subscribe to get notified as new dividers become available when new packs/sets release for the game.
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20 The Lord of the Rings LCG Vertical Dividers By Ryno [Subscribe]
Encounter Card Dividers for The Lord of the Rings LCG Saga Edition The Lord of the Rings The Two Towers The Treason of Saruman, including Nightmare Decks. 2.5”wide x 4"tall. Subscribe to get notified as new dividers become available when new packs/sets release for the game.
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2015-11-11
12 Deck Building Guidelines
Very simple Deck Building Guideline to help new players to build your decks and understand how many cards of each type they need!
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2015-11-04
16 Custom Board For Lotr LCG
A map-board for the Lotr LCG. It marks the locations of all the quests, except for the saga ones and some PODs. The quests are divided into groups inspired by the Tales of Years variant, but you can use it even if you want to play the basic game. There are 3 files: the upper part of the board, the lower part, and the back part, which has an inside map of Moria. You can print it and use it as a reference while playing.
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9 Detaillierter Rundenablauf
Eine detaillierte Version des Rundenablaufs auf zwei Seiten. Besonders geeignet für Einsteiger. Optisch leicht an den Stil der Anleitung angelehnt, inhaltlich grob an den Rundenablauf von steffend angelehnt.
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21 Keeping Count variant
[i]Introducing[/i] [b][size=12]Keeping Count[/size][/b] Lord of the Rings: The Card Game was designed as a cooperative game. However, the iconic competition between Legolas and Gimli at Helm’s Deep inspired a variant that encourages players to maximize their own performance, while still working to achieve the overall goal. [b]Objective[/b] Keeping Count is designed to be played with 2 or more players, with any available quest, in both organized and casual play. By completing normal in-game tasks, players will gain prowess; points which marks a player’s accomplishments within the game. At the end of the game (whether or not the players complete the quest) players will be scored based on their individual prowess totals. At the end of the game, whether the quest was completed or not,...
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0 Vertical Themed Dividers for Sleeved Cards (Polish)
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37 Scenario Checklist for Lord of the Rings: The Card Game
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