This is not just a game, it is a sport that people make a good living at as professional players. No other game makes your heart race like a high stakes game of chess, except maybe a high stakes game of poker.
I heard the quality of the components of this game were very poor but purchased it anyhow. The components are actually not that bad and nothing worth complaining about. I actually like the components in the game especially the Nazgul clix figures, the board and the cubes. The only thing I would have asked to be better is the player screens and cards. The game mechanics themselves are unbeatable using semi-cooperative play. The first stage of the game takes some plotting as you bid to control different aspects of the game. Then comes the campaign stage where you fight the forces of good. I think this is a much better game than people give credit for.