The Hobbit now available

Fantasy Flight Games is reporting that copies of the Hobbit boardgame are now available for sale.

From their website:

The Hobbit, a board game of adventure and treasure in Middle-earth for 2-5 players, is now on sale! On his journey to the Lonely Mountain, the hobbit Bilbo Baggins will need guidance and protection. Swing by your local retailer or visit our webstore to pick up your copy today so you can guide Bilbo on his quest.

Designed by Reiner Knizia, The Hobbit is a game of strategic bidding and chance. Taking on the roles of the stoic dwarves, players need to guide Bilbo Baggins from the Shire to the Lonely Mountain and end the game with the most treasure. During their journey they will fight goblins, battle wargs, escape the Mirkwood elves, and eventually reach Laketown. Players must plan their journey wisely, bidding for their turn sequence to move Bilbo Baggins further along the game path.