I will continue today with a nice series of three games devoted to The Lord of The Rings. I haven’t read the books (only the Hobbit) nor seen the movies, but I love two of the following games: the Decision and the Search. The Duel is not especially good, although it comes with a 3D board which is quite nice.
Especially “The Confrontation” is a great great game. A bit like Stratego, but more interesting in terms of tactics combination of characters and certain events which may happen during the game.
Der Herr der Ringe: Das Duell/ The Duel (2002)
Der Herr der Ringe: Die Entscheidung/ The Confrontation (2002)
Der Herr der Ringe: Die Suche/ The Search (2001)
Also very intersting is Blue Moon (2004), one of the games in which you have to build yourself a deck of cards (in this case, they come already built, but you can mix them up), representing your race (or your people) and you have to fight against the other player, who has a similar set of warriors. By combining cards, you can make combos to either attack or defend and the game is perfectly balanced, so you can win or loose depending on your tactic and the one followed by the rival.
This game had a lot of expansions, here I am showing “Die Khind”, which is the only one I own currently. At some point, when they went out of print, these expansions became almost impossible to buy due to their stratospheric prices, but they have probably being reissued, or maybe a similar game has been released, because now they are affordable again. A few positive points are the great illustrations and the amazing universe created with at least six races and then even more expansions with other creatures, events and more.
FACTS AND FIGURES:
- Name: Der Herr der Ringe: Das Duell/ The Duel, Der Herr der Ringe: Die Entscheidung/ The Confrontation, Der Herr der Ringe: Die Suche/ The Search, Blue Moon
- Year: Between 2001 and 2004
- Company: Kosmos (Germany)
- Size: approx. 20 x 20 cm (game box)