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Unboxing War of the Ring. “Lord of the Rings in a box.” A two to four player epic strategy board game.

A live unboxing of the boardgame War of the Ring second edition, designed by Roberto Di Meglio, Marco Maggi, and Francesco Nepitello, featuring art by John Howe, and Fabio Maiorana.


This Lord of the Rings based board game was published by Ares Games in 2012. It is one of the highest ranked thematic games in the world.


A live unboxing video of the strategy board game War of the Ring

From the publisher:

War of the Ring is the greatest board game based on THE LORD OF THE RINGS™ ever created! WAR OF THE RING is a grand strategy board game that allows its players to immerse themselves in the world created by J.R.R. Tolkien’s and experience its epic action, dramatic conflict, and memorable characters.

As the Free Peoples player you command the proud hosts of the most important kingdoms of the Third Age. From the horse-lords of Rohan to the soldiers of Gondor and the Elven lords of Rivendell, you lead the defense of the last free realms of Middle-earth. Face the evil minions of Sauron on the field of battle in a desperate attempt to delay their onslaught, while you lead the Fellowship of the Ring in the Quest for Mount Doom.

As the Shadow player you lead the hordes of the Dark Lord and his most powerful minions as they try to bring darkness to Middle-earth. Legions of Orcs, Trolls, Wolfriders and the dreadful Ringwraiths await your command. Hunt the Ring-bearer and bring the precious Ring to his Master, or crush your enemies with your unstoppable armies.

This is your chance to forge the destiny of an age…



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