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The rules for The Lord of the Rings are now online
The Lord of the Rings: The Card Game | Published 14 March 2011

“‘And now,’ said the wizard, turning back to Frodo, ‘the decision lies with you. But I will always help you.’ He laid his hand on Frodo’s shoulder. ‘I will help you bear this burden, as long as It is yours to bear. But we must do something, soon. The Enemy is moving.’”
-The Fellowship of the Ring, J.R.R. Tolkien

Sometimes action is as dangerous as inaction, if the way to travel the road ahead is unknown. How much foresight can be expected of a hero who already holds the fate of the world in his hands?

Don’t fret, guidance has appeared; The Lord of the Rings: The Card Game rules (pdf, 3.9 MB) are now available for download on the support page!

Prepare for the Adventure

The Lord of the Rings: The Card Game is the upcoming cooperative Living Card Game that puts 1-2 players in control of the heroic characters of Middle-earth as they struggle against the shadow of Sauron’s might. You must embark on a new adventure with the beloved characters of Middle-earth, gather allies, face dangerous fiends, and complete quests that will determine the fate of the world.

Discover the multiple combinations of settings and enemies that will make you a hero over and over again by reading one of our recent previews. Explore an overview of the game, learn about quests, shadow effects, and the unique nature of solo play, or study the four spheres of influence: Spirit, Leadership, Lore, and Tactics.

An ancient powerful enemy awaits you in Mordor, but with preparation, you and your allies can triumph and stem the tide of evil.

The Lord of the Rings: The Card Game is a cooperative card game that puts 1-2 players (or up to four with an additional Core Set) 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. The Living Card Game format allows players to customize their gaming experience with monthly Adventure Pack expansions to the core game.

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Published: 3/24/2011 3:36:32 AM

Ok, we got the excitement and we got the we only need the game!!! *instant-preorder*

Published: 3/18/2011 5:22:42 AM

The English version of the Gladden Fields location card (p. 15) seems to lack the 'Victory 3' keyword seen on the French version. What do you think?

Have anyone else noticed other discrepancies?

Published: 3/15/2011 4:01:13 PM

@Entropy42 : the French rules show much of the card text (but of course it is.... in French) :

Published: 3/15/2011 3:42:20 PM

I see it now, the punctuation was swapped for a copyright symbol lol.

Published: 3/15/2011 3:36:51 PM

@ Winter324: It's actually "Tom the Tamer" and "Kris the Killer".

Published: 3/15/2011 2:57:07 PM

@redsimon:  Good point, I humbly withdraw the request.  But I am now even more impressed by Tom and Kris.

Published: 3/15/2011 2:39:22 PM

@ Winter324: I wouldn't recommend that. You would have to fight a Nazgûl barehanded.

Published: 3/15/2011 2:22:46 PM

What are you talking about ?

Published: 3/15/2011 2:09:42 PM

Very cool, but I most interested in getting my status upgraded.  In the layout example both Tom and Kris are copyrighted players.  I would like to be a copyrighted player.  Is that something I get the documents for online?

Published: 3/15/2011 1:51:59 PM

Glad to see the rules, but it would have been really helpful if the cards in the rulebook weren't so low-res.  Its impossible to make out a lot of the card text, which makes the tutorials a lot less informative. 

Published: 3/15/2011 9:07:00 AM


Need to laminate my rules as I will be drooling on them as I read...

Published: 3/15/2011 9:00:05 AM

I am sure you could as the starter boxes won't have 3 of every card, if any at all in 3's. Usually in starter boxes its 1's and 2's, a few cards are in 3's but not that many.

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