Sixty years ago, The Return of the King was published. This concluded The Lord of the Rings trilogy and basically created the “fantasy genre” as we know it today. Then, five years ago, Ares Games released their War of the Ring Second Edition board game, that brought all the adventure and excitement of J.R.R. Tolkien’s world to your tabletop. Well, Ares Games has announced a new very limited edition of their Anniversary Release of The War of the Ring Second Edition.
The game, designed by Roberto Di Meglio, Marco Maggi, and Francesco Nepitello, is getting a bit of a facelift for this special box set. The game will have 205 hand-painted figures, a foil-stamped game board that is about 20% bigger than the “regular” game board, a hardcover strategy guide (written by Kristofer Bengttson), and updated cards and rules based on any errata and FAQ that have come out since the original release.
The Anniversary set will be available starting in spring of 2016. There will only be 2000 produced in English. They will be available via pre-order only via the Ares Games webshop. The pre-ordering will start on July 20th. People will only be able to order 1 copy per address. The game will cost $369.