The Lord of the Rings: The Card Game board game
The Lord of the Rings: The Card Game board game

The Lord of the Rings: The Card Game

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The Lord of the Rings: The Card Game is a cooperative card game that puts 1-2 players (or up to four with two Core Sets!) in control of the most powerful characters and artifacts of Middle-earth. Players will select heroes, gather allies, acquire artifacts, and coordinate their efforts to face Middle-earth’s most dangerous fiends. By cooperating to overcome the obstacles drawn from the encounter deck, you will complete the quest before you and claim victory!

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  • Its a pretty good solo game. The only problem being that one has to spend a whole lot of money to receive the content they need to delve further into the game, have more variety in deck building options and adventures to experience.
  • I've only tried the solo version; I like the challenge and the design, but I need to get a chance to eval a multi-player game to see how I feel about this one.
  • Goooooooooooooooood
  • For: RPG, LotR, Gamers, AdultsType: Deck building, Storytelling, Campaign, Card play
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Yes, right now for sure.  And we're going through #The Lord of the Rings: The Card Game in campaign mode.  Struggling at Helm's Deep.

Up until recently the first and only game I've solod is #The  Lord of the Rings: The Card Game. I'm super invested in the theme of that game and not too many people around me share the love for lotr so I went for it. Just the base game and one expansion for now though. I like and its fun but i would much preffer playing it multiplayer to share the cool expirience. Plus the game can be very hard at 1 at times. 

#1 Is in there already actually. Try searching for LOTR LCG like your example and #Lord of the Rings: The Card Game will show up as a result! There's a "names" section that has other languages and other common ways to refer to the game that influence how it shows up in results. So if you see a game that should show up in results but doesn't you can click 'edit' on the games page and input into the names area.

#2 I would expect that there's a library I can import for that and it's a great idea. I'll have to look into it in the near future!

I see two places for improvement:

1). Games should have an AKA section where common alt names and abbreviations can be added and then searching those abbreviations should lead to the correct game. For a newbie (or a veteran who had to stop following the market because reasons) the first thing they're faced when reading posts is people talking about your TI4s, LOTR LCGs, PACG: RotR and CitOWs. With experience comes understanding that what is talked about is #Twilight Imperium 4th Edition, #Lord of the Rings: The Card Game, #Pathfinder Adventure Card Game: Rise of the Runelords Base Set and #Chaos in the Old World. Ain't nobody got the time to type all that so it leads to a discussion that is very beginner-unfriendly. I remeber it used to be possible to search by abbreviations on BGG but not anymore. A feature like this would lower the barrier of entry for people who are not proficient in board game lingo yet.


2). Don't know how difficult that is but adding similar sounding results in case of misspelling would be nice. Right now if I type Twilight Imberium in search and hit enter, I get no results. Would be nice to have a "did you mean?" option.

Not a game board replacement but I did buy this mat to play card games like #Lord of the Rings: The Card Game and to have as surface to play smaller games in general. Bought it about 3 years ago for about 15 bucks on Amazon and I have to say it was a great investment. Playing on it feels great and it shows minimal signs of wear 3 years in. Thought it was gonna disintegrate after a while for the price. Also it was custom ordered and the image turned out great. 

Would definitely not have it for every game as storage would get annoying. Currently I also use the mat as a huge mouse pad on my desk so it's not an issue. 



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