|The Lord of the Rings: The Card Game | Published 05 May 2011|
“Then I cannot help you much, not even with counsel,” said Elrond. “I can foresee very little of your road; and how your task is to be achieved I do not know. The Shadow has crept now to the feet of the Mountains, and draws nigh even to the borders of Greyflood; and under the Shadow all is dark to me."
–The Fellowship of the Ring, J.R.R. Tolkien
With last month’s international release of The Lord of the Rings: The Card Game, fans across the globe formed their fellowships and began their adventures in Middle-earth. Available worldwide in six languages, this momentous release is the most successful in our company’s history, and everyone at Fantasy Flight Games has been thrilled to witness its enthusiastic reception by the gaming community.
But if you haven’t yet joined the adventure, fear not! Although we are currently sold out of this groundbreaking cooperative LCG, some copies may still remain available through distributors or retailers. What’s more, we’re hard at work producing the second printing, which we will make available as soon as we can.
In the meantime, check back next week for more information on Shadows of Mirkwood, the first exciting cycle of Adventure Packs for The Lord of the Rings: The Card Game!
Live the Adventure
The Lord of the Rings: The Card Game is a fully 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!
In The Lord of the Rings: The Card Game, players take on the roles of heroes attempting to complete dangerous quests. But instead of directly retelling the classic stories that have previously been narrated, this game provides players with a variety of elements —characters, settings, enemies, events, items, artifacts, scenarios — that allow them to embark upon new adventures and share new experiences with these beloved characters during this ominous period of Middle-earth history.
Read our series of previews and the description page to learn more, then prepare to live the adventure when the reprint of The Lord of The Rings: The Card Game arrives in stores in the third quarter of 2011!
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.
It is also sold out because it is Lord of the Rings, anything Lord of the Rings sells really well. Not just for those that bought multiple copies which I really do not think is a huge amount of folks.
How many english copies did they print, I wonder?
If a single core set supported 4 players and had 3 copies of every card, you would have still sold out, but the game would have gotten out to more people. Reason why it's sold out is because people buy multiple copies. Just saying ;)