The Lord of the Rings: Journeys in Middle-earth board game
The Lord of the Rings: Journeys in Middle-earth board game

The Lord of the Rings: Journeys in Middle-earth

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Embark on your own adventures in J.R.R. Tolkien's iconic world with The Lord of the Rings: Journeys in Middle-earth, a fully co-operative, app-supported board game for one to five players! You'll battle villainous foes, make courageous choices, and strike a blow against the evil that threatens the land — all as part of a thrilling campaign that leads you across the storied hills and dales of Middle-earth.

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 that 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 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.

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    Really enjoying this. Rules are mostly good, but there's some ambiguities or oversights, which are easily houseruled until FAQ comes out.
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One game I'd love to play because of the IP is #The Lord of the Rings: Journeys in Middle-earth which I think would meet a lot of what you're looking for.  I don't love the idea of running around on adventure with Bilbo and Aragorn because it's not canonical but I'm sure I could get over it, haha.

Ahh, my second guess was #The Lord of the Rings: Journeys in Middle-earth but I did not look at your previous game plays (#notastalker)

For some reason it isn't letting me vote.... But I say, "get something big and expensive." I o don't know what your tasts are, but I would think of games such as:

#Eclipse: Second Dawn for the Galaxy

#Twilight Imperium 4th Edition


Or, perhaps, you could get one more expensive game, and a slightly cheaper game. For expensive games I am thinking of stuff like:

#Rising Sun


#The Lord of the Rings: Journeys in Middle-earth

#Brass: Birmingham deluxe edition

#Pax Pamir (Second Edition) (I think you can still preorder it, but I am not sure.)

Again, I don't know your tastes. But these are some of the ones that I would look at, and I would probably try to get one big game.

I once got to play #The Lord of the Rings: Journeys in Middle-earth, and the Steam app ran everything, which was pretty handy. It's nice because you can all be on the same side, unlike something like #Descent: Journeys in the Dark 2nd Edition, where someone has to play as the enemies.

Oh sorry, I missed a comma there. I meant that I've been playing #The Lord of the Rings: Journeys in Middle-earth solo. I'm playing #Gloomhaven: Jaws of the Lion with two friends. How's it working solo? are you having fun? 
I agree that Scenario 4 is the first really challenging one.

Yes! I'd still spend it on board games. Now, answering the rest of the question is more challenging.  There are several games on my want list that are over $60.  The gift card would make it much easier to get one of them. #Wingspan (if anyone can get it in stock) #Scythe #The Lord of the Rings: Journeys in Middle-earth 

Well Descent was out from FFG with loads of content before Gloomhaven hit the scene. The mechanics are the really big differentiator. Imperial Assault was essentially Descent 2nd Edition 2.0 therefore being a licenced retheme of thier own game. I could see FFG doing an Imperial Assault 2.0 and take the card based action of #The Lord of the Rings: Journeys in Middle-earth or something similar to it and bringing it into Star Wars. I saw a lot of talk when JIME came out that the cards reminded people of GloomHaven but at it's core the cards still behave as dice in some ways. Adding more deterministic gameplay could be a place of growth for the Imperial Assault formula. 

Who am I kidding though. Maybe instead of a new Imperial Assult that mimics GloomHaven I just want an Android universe dungeon crawler with deterministic gameplay. Yeah, that's what I really want. :-)

I've had some good times with Viticulture and Architects solo. My best experience has been playing The Lord of the Rings: Journeys in Middle-earth solo though. To be fair, it's kind of half of a video game.

My buddy is the same way. He paints miniatures, so he loves them. I'm looking to get into it, but I'm a little intimidated. I've got The Lord of the Rings: Journeys in Middle-earth showing up today,so that might inspire me to start.


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