The Lord of the Rings: Journeys in Middle-earth Core Board Game
Every time Fantasy Flight Games release a new game it is always an event and Lord of the Rings: Journeys in Middle-earth is no exception. After the success of Gloomhaven, FFG has been a challenger to offer to the fantasy adventure board game market. Journeys in Middle-earth sees players playing as a band of heroes in dark and foreboding times as they face off against the rising shadow. Journeys in Middle-earth is a full co-op board game that utilizes an app to have players progress through a campaign, adding new tensions and deeper mechanics to each new session. Expect a full length review on this site next week.
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.