New App-Supported ‘Lord of the Rings’ Board Game Takes Us Back to Middle-Earth

/Film | 1/19/2019 | Ben Pearson
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The Lord of the Rings fans find themselves in a bit of a dead zone in 2019, years removed from the Peter Jackson-directed movies and with Amazon’s planned television series still far off in the distance. Enter Fantasy Flight Games, a company that’s held the LOTR license for years and is now back with a new Lord of the Rings board game called Journeys in Middle-earth. Players can form their own Fellowship and team up to take down Sauron and the forces of evil in this app-supported game, and you can check out a trailer below.

Fantasy Flight has already released four LOTR games, but this is the first of this property to come with a companion app, which serves as a guide and also controls the enemy forces you’ll face off against. Here’s part of the official description:

Game - Journeys - Middle-earth - Adventure - Campaign

Each individual game of Journeys in Middle-earth is a single adventure in a larger campaign. You’ll explore the vast and dynamic landscapes of Middle-earth, using your skills to survive the challenges you encounter on these perilous quests. As you and your fellow heroes explore the wilderness and battle the dark forces arrayed against you, the game’s free companion app guides you to reveal the looming forests, quiet clearings, and ancient halls of Middle-earth, while also controlling the enemies you encounter. Whether you’re venturing into the wild on your own or with close companions by your side, you can write your own legend in the history of Middle-earth.

Journeys in Middle-earth blends digital with analogue gameplay, incorporating the app but also relying on more traditional card-based play. Players form their own Fellowship by selecting six heroes with a unique mixture of...
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