War of the Ring: Collector's Edition
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The Third Age of Middle-earth is drawing to a close, and while the dwindling Fellowship finds its way through perilous wilderness in its quest to destroy the One Ring, the ringbearer's companions must abandon him in an attempt to rouse the free nations of West and lead them to war against their common foe, the Dark Lord Sauron.
War of the Ring immerses players in the struggle for Middle-earth, placing them in command over the military might of vast armies, as well as over Tolkien's most legendary characters as they decide the fate of the world, for good or ill. The One Ring is an artifact of unimaginable power, and neither the Free Peoples nor the dark host of the Shadow will rest until it is in their control.
Now, with War of the Ring: Collector's Edition, you too have a chance to possess a rare and highly sought-after artifact! Once they're gone, they aren't coming back! War of the Ring: Collector's Edition comes in a gorgeously painted wooden and resin box expertly crafted to resemble The Red Book of Westmarch, and artifact from Tolkien's beloved lore. Its cover adorned with elvish calligraphy, this massive book opens to reveal velvet-lined compartments, which accommodate the game's many stunning components.
Fantasy Flight Games
Players: 2 - 4
Time: 120 or more minutes
Ages: 12 and up
Weight: 20,909 grams
Language Requirements: Game components are printed in English. Manufacturer's rules are printed in English. This is a domestic item.
Average Rating: 5 in 2 reviews
WotR CE takes a great game and puts it over the top. Bigger board, bigger cards. Painted miniatures and more of them. Great dice. Fantastic dice and wonderful packaging. Great rule book in genuine faux leather! :-) The box itself is worth the original price! It is a show stopper. It is definitely worth every penny of the original price. I'm not sure I'd pay the $1400 tag at Amazon or even the $688it went for recently on ebay. For the latecomers, it becomes a game of rationalization. The painted figs are nice but they aren't pro painted Napoleanic 28mm figs either. Again, I'm VERY glad I have one and it is as fun to play as it is to look at!
This CE is simply a masterpiece. I rate it 5 stars firstly because it is simply a fantastic game. The original edition captures the theme of Lord of the Rings superbly. The action is intense, and the mechanics are revolutionary.
For the CE, it takes everything that is great about the game and turns it to eleven. From the craftsmanship of the box, to quality of the components. This is a War of the Rings fan ultimate dream edition.