i have the original game and was thinking of getting this expansion, and would like to know if this game plays well with only 2 players? any comments are appreciated. thanx
The Auto-Sauron ruleset works but is not ideal. It takes away from the tension it could provide. However, playing this 2-player whith one taking the role of Sauron and the other the role of 2 (or more) Hobbits works great and has a real one-on-one feeling to it.
But, if you only want one expansion (get both!) then go for "Friends & Foes". It expands the base game and the added foes really are a must. We never play without this one anymore.
Also note that a new 3rd expansion (min. 3 players though) should be released soon: "Battlefields"