Lord of the Rings Games
The literary world of Middle Earth has grown into a world of magical interactive fun. Tabletop role-playing games bring fans of "Lord of the Rings" and "The Hobbit" together, as do multiplayer video games. Classic board games, like Trivial Pursuit and Monopoly, also have their own "Lord of the Rings" versions.Which "Lord of the Rings" games are multiplayer?
Multiplayer games fall into two categories: Tabletop and video. Each type lets a player create a character, like a hobbit, dwarf, or elf, to play through a Middle Earth fantasy and often fight Mordor.
- Tabletop games since the release of the motion pictures include "The One Ring: Adventures over the Edge of the Wild," "Adventures in Middle Earth," and "The Lord of the Rings Roleplaying Game."
- Many video games pit characters against the armies of Mordor led by the Shadow. Some examples are "Middle Earth: Shadow of Mordor," "The Lord of the Rings: The Third Age," and "Middle Earth: Shadow of War." Versions of these games with Lego themes have also been developed for gaming consoles.
Lord of the Rings Online is the official massive multiplayer online platform inspired by the world of author J.R.R. Tolkien. This fantasy world invites players to build a character and fight the armies of Mordor.How do you play a "Lord of the Rings" game?
- Tabletop role-playing games will require each person to select a character type.
- Written directions describing every aspect of game setup and play will guide players through the process.
- Play typically requires drawing cards, moving figures, and rolling dice to determine the outcome of encounters.
- For video games, a person must buy a disc or download the software to a computer or gaming console.
- In-game menus will guide a person through profile creation, combat, and quests.
- Player forums and communities form around the video games and provide advice and a place to find answers.
- In general, the games based on these books and movies are for players over the age of nine, but the Hobbit is kid-friendly.
- The LEGO-based "Lord of the Rings" games may be appropriate for tweens.
- Games with more violent content like "The Lord of the Rings: Aragorns Quest," "The Lord of the Rings: The Battle for Middle-Earth," or "Lord of the Rings: Conquest" are suited for players over the age of 12 or 13.