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Mattias Elfström
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I'm confused as to why so many people like this game. I've tried it and thought it fairly dull. It seemed to lack competition and be very repetitive. It also didn't capture the feel of the novels.
 
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Miguel de la Casa
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Re:Confused
Mattias (#30703),

As a COOPERATIVE game, there isn't much competition (unless you add the Sauron expansion). It's supposed to be that way. If you want competion with OTHER PLAYERS then probably LofR is not your cup of tea.

As for the feel, LofR recreates the atmosphere of having an nearly impossible task in front of you with Sauron holding most chances of winning, IMHO. The cooperative side is also very present in the book.
 
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Fredrik Borg
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Mattias (#30703),
I like LOTR and the theme in the game is great. However, I agree with you, the game is simply not fun.

Fredrik.
 
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Eric Bridge
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Mattias (#30703),
Might I suggest, if you haven't already tried it, Lord of the Rings: The Confrontation. This game, while simple in execution, is deep in strategy. It is certainly competitive (Free peoples versus evil), and only takes 30 minutes to play! I personally love the Lord of the Rings board game for 3 or more people, and we play Confrontation when there are only 2 of us. I feel it does capture the theme of the books also, but not as much as the board game. I'd be interested to hear what you think of it.
 
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Sam Butler
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Mattias (#30703),
I would suggest the expansions to add more excitement and competition. I got the base game and F&F at the same time, and added Sauron expansion about a month later. With this approach, as well as varying the number of hobbits playing, you end up with quite a bit of flexibility and varying strategy.

Sam
 
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