Lord of the Rings

Most card games have just one deck of cards that never changes, but a trading card game (or TCG) works differently. In a TCG, you personalize your playing deck using cards from your collection.

The Lord of the Rings Trading Card Game provides two or more players with the same challenges that Frodo Baggins, bearer of the One Ring, faced on his fateful journey from Hobbiton to Mount Doom to destroy the Ring.

Each player’s cards include his own fellowship — a group of companions, each represented by a different card. Some other cards representing allies, possessions, artifacts, events, and conditions support and defend the fellowship.

On each player’s turn, a marker representing that player’s fellowship advances along the adventure path — a sequence of sites, each representing the scene of an episode in the adventure. All players, using cards that might be played from any player’s adventure deck, share the same adventure path.