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Monopoly: The Lord of the Rings
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Take a journey through Middle-earth.
Make the journey with the Fellowship and claim the territories of Middle-earth in this special edition of the classic Monopoly game. Gather power as you move in and out of these territories, building strongholds and fortresses to secure your holdings. You may even acquire relics such as the staffs of the wizards. Become the most powerful player throughout Middle-earth to be the winner.
Play the classic version or make use of the power of the One Ring with the special The Lord of the Rings optional play. The Eye of Sauron advances the One Ring and moves the game along quickly.
- 6 collectible tokens
- full color gameboard
- title deeds representing territories throughout Middle-earth
- 32 plastic strongholds (houses)
- 12 fortresses (hotels)
- People & Event cards (Chance & Community Chest)
- 7 denominations of Power (play money)
- 1 special die with the Eye of Sauron
- 1 standard die
- gold toned pewter ring
Average Rating: 1 in 1 review
The rich lore of Lord of the Rings trilogy is ideal material for fun and challenging games, as the many excellent game adaptations of the Middle Earth world and the Lord of the Rings story prove: most notably the rich and subtle cooperative game by Reiner Knizia (one of the best games available on any topic) and the much simpler but still quite deep 2-player Stratego-like 'Confrontation' game (also by Reiner Knizia), both of which, in addition to being excellent games in their own right, are also superbly 'themed': the Lord of the Rings feel and atmosphere comes through during play and one really feels involved in an adventure in Middle Earth. (The 'children's game', again by Knizia, is also worth a look for kids under 8.)
But monopoly? Mt. Doom as real estate? This is just 'theming' to make a buck. Monopoly collectors will probably love this game, but if you want a Lord of the Rings game try some of those just mentioned instead.