$10.00

1 , 2 , 3 , 4 , 5  Next »  [20]

User Rating Comment Status
Jason Greenwood
United States
Longmont
Colorado
flag msg tools
mbmbmbmbmb
10
Aug 2002*
Adds to depth of the already great game.
2002-08-12*
Owned
Edward Rodhouse
Switzerland
Geneva
flag msg tools
mbmbmbmbmb
10
Dec 2002*
This makes Lord of the Rings. The Bree board can make things very difficult.
2002-12-02*
Owned
Jeff Hoffman
United States
Santa Clarita
California
flag msg tools
mbmbmbmbmb
10
Feb 2003*
A great expansion to an already great game!
2003-02-03*
Owned
Hjallti Islivason
Belgium
Hasselt
Limburg
flag msg tools
10
Apr 2003*
More balanced then the basic game, this is still the great working together game, the first already was!
2003-04-10*
Matthew M Monin
United States
Branford
Connecticut
flag msg tools
admin
8/8 FREE, PROTECTED
badge
513ers Assemble!
mbmb
10
May 2003*
An excellent addition which accentuates the main game. It seems much more difficult to win with fewer players, where that wasn't such an issue originally. Also the Military Victory, although necessary dynamic-wise, is wholey unsatisfying. Still, excellent!
2003-05-08*
Owned
Daniel Sprague
United States
Modesto
California
flag msg tools
mbmbmbmbmb
10
Jul 2003*
I must say that I this expansion to the original board game is brilliant and fits very well and adds depth as well as many familiar faces to the game. A must have if you own the source game!!
2003-07-19*
Owned
Peter Wiles
South Africa
Pietermaritzburg
KwaZulu-Natal
flag msg tools
mb
10
Mar 2008*
Even better than LoTR. When a game ends it's like a massive weight has fallen off your shoulders - and it's really disappointing to lose. A great experience. Played 7 times, and then 15 times with the Sauron expansion as well.
2008-03-11*
C. Michael Samson
United States
New York
New York
flag msg tools
10
Dec 2003*
A genuine expansions (not necessary, but certainly enhances).
2003-12-26*
Dustin Martin
United States
Oconomowoc
Wisconsin
flag msg tools
This above all: To thine own self be true, and it must follow, as the night the day, thou canst not then be false to any man.
mbmbmbmbmb
10
Dec 2013
The base game is made complete with this expansion. It seems as though the game was originally intended to have this as a part of it. I never play without this anymore.
2004-10-28*
Owned
Dan Cavaliere
United States
Littleton
Colorado
flag msg tools
mbmbmbmbmb
10
Jan 2009*
This is an excellent addition to the game and isn't too complex to add to the mix. I like the ability to skip the different scenarios they added as well as the new boards and cards.
2009-08-02
Owned
Australia
Adelaide
SA
flag msg tools
mbmbmbmbmb
10
Aug 2008*
Essential.
2008-06-14*
Owned
Ron
United States
Unspecified
New Jersey
flag msg tools
mbmbmbmb
10
Jun 2005*
Just a great game fun and looks awsome.
2005-06-16*
Owned
Mike Oberly
United States
Columbus
Ohio
flag msg tools
mbmbmbmbmb
10
Jul 2005*
Beautiful expansion, adding depth and difficulty to what was already a great game. The new boards are stunning, as well. Remarkable.
2005-07-27*
Owned
Ken B.
United States
Fayetteville
Tennessee (TN)
flag msg tools
mbmbmbmbmb
10
Sep 2007*
8/11/05

--Great addition to a great game. Adds depth to the game in surprising ways. Worth it for the extra boards alone. An example of how expansions should be done.
2007-09-04*
Daniel Eig
United States
Huntington
New York
flag msg tools
mbmbmbmb
10
Aug 2005*
Lord of the Rings was already one of my favorite games. This makes it even better - tension is even more ramped up. First time playing my group just started all out squabbling on the last board - thats a sign the game is giving you tough decisions!
2005-08-17*
Owned
Alexandre Leblanc
Canada
Longueuil
Québec
flag msg tools
mbmbmbmbmb
10
Aug 2005*
INCREDIBLE!!! Knizia surpassed himself by making an amazingly good game even better!

House rules level: 1/5 (A minor change to the victory by defeating foes)
2014-02-23
Owned
Elijah Lau
Singapore
Singapore
flag msg tools
mbmbmbmbmb
10
Apr 2007*
Excellent expansion for those who love the base game but are looking for a greater challenge. Continues the exciting shared tension of the cooperative game but also adds a greater challenge, particularly with the addition of the Foes. My only concern is whether it makes the game too difficult and puts people off LOTR. The Bree board, especially, is unnecessarily harsh.
2007-04-16*
Owned
helo jetamy
United States
Unspecified
Unspecified
flag msg tools
mbmb
10
Oct 2006*
Definitly a must have expansion of the game. It completes the game as descibed by others, fully agreed. And make the game much more fun and much more points to think, to plan when playing the game.
2006-10-27*
Stokey Brown
United States
Gilbert
Arizona
flag msg tools
Maschinen Plunger
mbmbmb
10
Jul 2007*
06/20/07 - Friends and Foes is the most successful expansion to any game I've seen. It seamlessly adds new choices and trade-offs to the game that work perfectly within the confines of LOTR's well-executed thematic boundaries. I believe F&F makes LOTR more difficult, which I like because it allows me to control the game's difficulty somewhat. The nice thing about F&F is that it does not supplant the base game's allure, allowing for a true choice as to how you want to approach LOTR rather than compelling you toward using it (usually, once available, expansions tend to get used exclusively when playing the base game). I cannot hold any game in higher esteem than LOTR, and F&F just adds to my sense of awe toward it.
2007-07-14*
Owned
Matt Fullenwider
United States
Reno
Nevada
flag msg tools
42
badge
I'm not a moccodity!
mbmbmbmbmb
10
Jan 2007*
...And this is what the original LotR was missing. This makes the whole system feel like a complete game. I love this one.
2007-01-11*
Owned
david karasick
United States
Gladwyne
Pennsylvania
flag msg tools
mbmbmbmbmb
10
Mar 2007*
The tough get tougher! Mt. Doom or bust!
2007-03-26*
Owned
Brian B
United States
Leawood
Kansas
flag msg tools
mbmbmbmbmb
10
Dec 2009*
I like it, more fighting! Buy it if you're a fan of the game just to get the Bree board- more theme and artwork.
2007-07-22*
Owned
Brian Schlichting
United States
Elk River
Minnesota
flag msg tools
http://www.popebrain.com
badge
Have you seen me?
mbmbmbmbmb
10
May 2009*
(25+ plays)

Expansion for Lord of the Rings.

This expansion is really the other third of the base game. It's great and absolutely essential and totally worth it. I have to wonder why they bothered to release it separately from the base game. Something to do with $ I suppose.
2009-05-17
Owned
Prev. Owned
Peter Hein
Netherlands
Delft
flag msg tools
Ceterum censeo RoboRally esse delendam
mbmbmbmbmb
10
Feb 2008*
The expansion that makes LotR complete, IMO. I love the other two expansions as well, but this one is my favourite. The extra scenarios with the option to skip some of them and the constant influx of enemies makes the game much harder and even more replayable. Have still to beat Sauron with F&F, but I've enjoyed each of my losses tremendously. :-)
2008-02-11*
Owned
Tony Dehner
United States
Waterloo
Iowa
flag msg tools
mbmbmbmbmb
10
Mar 2010
I may have been at least partially incorrect about this expansion. Before I get into that, here are my original, unedited comments:

"Takes an already hard game and makes it utterly brutal. There are some events on the new Scenario boards (especially Isengard) that are just a nightmare. The new Gandalf and character ability cards help, but not a lot: in one of our games, one of the newer players memorably exclaimed, 'Where the **** are the Friends?!?'

I'm not among those who say that LOTR is incomplete without Friends & Foes. However, if you more or less have the base game 'solved,' then this expansion will take care of that: the Foes make it impossible to plan for everything. I'm comfortable with a 9 for now."


Having now played and won a 3-player game, I don't know if it really is that much harder than the base game alone. It definitely adds many new challenges, but that's not necessarily the same thing. There are a couple of keys to winning a game of F&F (probably more, but here's what I can tell you now):

1) Be aggressive with the Foes. Using the occasional turn to kill a Foe for free isn't going to cut it. Be willing to take some hits in order to kill 1 or 2 on your turn if you can. And remember, you can kill Foes while on the main board (in between scenarios).
2) Skipping one or two scenario boards is essential. Make sure everyone knows ahead of time which boards can be skipped, and what needs to be done in order to achieve that. (Also make sure they know about the "Saruman's Forces" event on Isengard.)

A fantastic expansion to a classic game that ensures replayability for years to come. Remember to look for the Black Gate (or print it out here), which is an official, Reiner-designed addition that should effectively be considered errata.
2015-03-19
Owned
Bryce K. Nielsen
United States
Elk Ridge
Utah
flag msg tools
mbmbmbmbmb
10
Apr 2008*
Great expansion, grows the game without much complexity.
2009-02-26
Owned
Matt Baughman
United States
Moses Lake
Washington
flag msg tools
mbmbmbmbmb
10
Mar 2013
My favorite game to play with my favorite gamers (my brothers)!
2013-04-23
Owned
Dave Castonguay
Canada
flag msg tools
10
Feb 2009*
Français
2010-01-25
Owned
Trent Hopkins
United States
flag msg tools
10
Jul 2010
An amazing expansion that definitely does the base game justice. I would recommend playing it with this expansion slightly over playing the base game. Extremely fun.
2010-07-16
Owned
Marc Hawkins
Canada
Vancouver
British-Columbia
flag msg tools
mbmbmbmbmb
10
May 2015
Fits so well into the base game that this feels like it was cut out in the production of the base game! While this isn't necessary for the base game, it provides more tension, more options (in terms of scenarios), as well as a more rewarding victory when you 'crank' Sauron up/down to 10 (for a difficult play; i.e., instead of starting at 15). I prefer playing with the 'Peace Watch' rule (i.e., where Sauron moves back 3 +10 points) instead of the military victory (as this thematically doesn't work out).


(In Fredericton)
2013-09-15
Owned
Steve Rubino
United States
Milton
Vermont
flag msg tools
mbmbmbmbmb
10
Mar 2013
Once I had this expansion in my collection, we never played without it. A solid example of an expansion that adds enough to the base game to be a definite must own.
2013-03-19
Prev. Owned
Want In Trade
Håkan König
Sweden
Linköping
flag msg tools
mbmbmbmbmb
9.5
Oct 2008*
Why wasn't this included in the base game?
2006-02-02*
Owned
Alfred Das
Netherlands
's-Hertogenbosch
Noord-Brabant
flag msg tools
mbmbmbmbmb
9.5
Apr 2008*
A must add expansion that improves the atmosphere of the base game.

I bought this for my wife's birthday a year after the main game. We've been playing it a lot in combination with the Sauron expansion material. I've even made additonal rulesets for it, some based off other people's work. If there's interest I'll publish them.
2010-11-05
Owned
Pierre-Luc Thiffault
Canada
St-Laurent
Québec
flag msg tools
mbmbmbmbmb
9.25
Aug 2010
The Lord of the Rings - Friends & Foes is an interesting expansion for The Lord of the Rings board game.

It adds 2 new scernios and a couple of new elements to the game. I enjoyed playing with Lord of the Rings - Friends & Foes. The new elements is great compared playing Lord of the Rings basic game.

The Foes villan cards is a wonderful twist to the game. The new character abilities for the hobbits is nice too.

I think Lord of the Rings - Friends & Foes should be played in every game. It adds so much to the game.

It`s the only expansion I tried so far that I have.

1 play since recording games played.
2006-07-15*
Owned
Carl-Gustaf Samuelsson
Sweden
Borås
flag msg tools
mbmbmbmbmb
9
Nov 2001*
The expansion makes an already really good game even better!
2001-11-13*
Owned
Lev Koszegi
United States
Unspecified
Unspecified
flag msg tools
mb
9
Jan 2002*
Great game, great expansion!
2002-01-27*
Owned
Kostas Papastergiou
Greece
Thessaloniki
Unspecified
flag msg tools
9
Aug 2006*
Excellent!!!!
2006-08-04*
Owned
Barry Coote
United Kingdom
Unspecified
Unspecified
flag msg tools
mbmbmbmbmb
9
May 2002*
This really adds a great element to the game with the new foe cards, which also give a new way to win. Now you don't have to destroy the one ring to win, you can kill all the foes, this isn't the easy option it may first seem. A great game made even better
2002-05-20*
Owned
Chris Comeaux
United States
Birmingham
Alabama
flag msg tools
War Eagle!
badge
Image is from Turandot. It looks just like me.
mbmbmbmbmb
9
Nov 2009*
Spiced up an already-great game! Especially great are the Bree and Isengard scenario boards, rounding out the story.
2009-11-12
Owned
Darryl Jam
Canada
Unspecified
Ontario
flag msg tools
mbmbmbmbmb
9
Oct 2002*
The expansion continues with the tradition of excellence one would expect given the first game but not for those who can't handle losing at a game
2002-10-03*
Owned
Will Burnham
United States
Ellicott City
Maryland
flag msg tools
9
Oct 2002*
Makes a challenging game even more so.
2002-10-29*
Owned
Gary Jackson
New Zealand
Auckland
flag msg tools
mbmbmbmbmb
9
Nov 2002*
A great add-on. Once you've played the basic set a few times this is a must.
2002-11-10*
Owned
Stavros G.
Belgium
Brussels
flag msg tools
mbmbmbmbmb
9
Apr 2007*
Great expansion, with beautiful boards, for the experienced players however. Adds more variety, more strategic choices, more ways to win or loose! A must for any Tolkien fan who loves the basic game.
2007-04-08*
Owned
Brad Miller
United States
Seattle
Washington
flag msg tools
mbmbmbmbmb
9
Dec 2002*
New boards! Skip boards! Foes!
Makes LOTR that much better.
2002-12-18*
Owned
Ben Wright
United Kingdom
Bedworth
Warwickshire
flag msg tools
designer
mbmbmbmbmb
9
Jan 2003*
Defeating the foes is a tad too easy with only this expansion, but still top quality. Even if it does have Tom Bombadil in it.
2003-01-21*
Owned
Olle Tyrland
Sweden
Stockholm
flag msg tools
designer
mbmbmbmb
9
Aug 2014
A good expansion that with some minor tweeks fits perfect into the original game. (It's a pity that the Sauron expansion didn't turn out the way we hoped)
2007-10-23*
Jeff Aaronson
United States
Rochester
New York
flag msg tools
mbmbmbmbmb
9
Aug 2008*
Will only trade all together.
2010-02-17
Owned
For Trade
Mikko Karvonen
Finland
Tampere
Tampere
flag msg tools
mbmbmbmbmb
9
Jun 2003*
Expands the original game in several ways, new boards and more versatile approach being the most important ones. The games seem to be bit longer, but also more exciting.
2003-06-07*
Owned
- -
Canada
Dartmouth
Nova Scotia
flag msg tools
mbmb
9
Jul 2003*
Clever, clever game. About the one major knock I have is that its replay value is not that high UNLESS you keep a scoring system as part of group play over the very long term. Then the game's endurance will...well...endure.
2003-07-07*
Owned
Kelly Bass
United States
Venice
California
flag msg tools
mbmbmbmbmb
9
Sep 2003*
Expansion makes it tougher for one person to think of/remember everything. Hence, more discussion & ideas among the players. I like it.
2003-09-29*
Owned

1 , 2 , 3 , 4 , 5  Next »  [20]

Front Page | Welcome | Contact | Privacy Policy | Terms of Service | Advertise | Support BGG | Feeds RSS
Geekdo, BoardGameGeek, the Geekdo logo, and the BoardGameGeek logo are trademarks of BoardGameGeek, LLC.