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English language edition
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Embark on a great adventure based on J.R.R. Tolkien's legendary novel, the forerunner to the Lord of the Rings.
Try to safely navigate your way to the Lonely Mountain and reclaim all the treasure that the evil dragon Smaug is hiding... but beware: the treasure is fiercely guarded and must be won in battle!
Will you trade your jewels for adventure points? Can you successfully answer the riddles or recite the songs? Do you have the courage to steal a jewel right from under Smaug's nose?
On this adventure you'll travel through the Edge of the Wild, the Misty Mountains, the Carrock, Mirkwood, Long Lake, and finally confront the Desolation of Smaug. Each terrain will yield magical encounters and valuable treasure. All your wit, luck and skill will be tested.
Are you up to the challenge to be crowned King Under the Mountain? This is a game that will entertain and enchant you time and time again!
Fantasy Flight Games
Players: 2 - 6
Ages: 10 and up
Weight: 1,420 grams
Language Requirements: This is an international edition or domestic edition of an imported item.
- 72 Gandalf/Adventure cards
- 2 six-sided die
- 1 twenty-sided die
- 6 hobbit figures
- 60 glass gems
- 6 tracking cards
- 1 Lonely Mountain
- 1 cut-out dragon
- 6 markers
- 1 spinner
Average Rating: 1.7 in 3 reviews
This really is a children's board game. People expecting the same strategy level as Reiner's Lord of the Rings will be greatly disappointed. Please don't make the same mistake I did and bring a copy to your weekly gaming night. Halfway through the game we realized it was a 'kids' game and almost everyone immediately quit.
However, it is quite an enjoyable family game. The rules are about the same strategy level as Sorry, so even small children can play. There is very little 'screw your opponent' and the violence level is very low. If you have small children and you want to gradually mold them into Tolkien fanatics, the Hobbit is the best game to buy. If you want to buy a game for your weekly gaming nights steer well clear of the this one!
Even regarding this as a children's game, it's of no interest apart from the must-have-it-all LOTR fans. This game should give Hasbro a bade taste in the mouth.
There's plenty of GOOD children's games out there, so don't get fooled by the fancy packaging and lots of plastic inventory.
This game is extremely weak. If it weren't for the LOTR craze, this game probably would never see the light of day.
Each player takes turns rolling dice and landing on spots which are either take a gem (either a freebie or stolen from Smaug), buy a random item for the gem, or have an event. Sometimes, the random item allows an automatic victory for the event, but most of the time, the event is resolved by playing Rock Paper Scissors against a spinner, with the spinner even winning ties.
Only a handful of events are resolved other ways, including answering very simple riddles or repeating a phrase back. Since there are only about 10 riddles, the answers are quickly memorized.
The game is almost entirely luck and not that entertaining. After two plays, this game will probably never come off the shelf again.