Sixty years ago - with the publication of “The Return of the King” - the trilogy that established Middle-earth in the minds and hearts of millions of readers was completed. “The Lord of the Rings” - J.R.R. Tolkien's finest literary achievement - was finally a reality. To celebrate this anniversary, and the 5th Anniversary of the publication of War of the Ring Second Edition, Ares Games is proud to announce the Anniversary Release of War of the Ring Second Edition.
War of the Ring Second Edition - designed by Roberto Di Meglio, Marco Maggi and Francesco Nepitello - is widely recognized as the best boardgame based upon the works of J.R.R. Tolkien. This new edition of the game will feature a set of 205 figures, hand painted in a high quality style; a hot-foil stamped game board, about 20% larger than the normal board included in Second Edition; a unique hardcover strategy guide, the "War of the Ring Companion", written by Kristofer Bengtsson and featuring beautiful artwork by John Howe. The game board, cards and rules will be updated to reflect all the changes introduced by the Second Edition and to incorporate the latest rulings and frequently asked questions.
The Anniversary Release of War of the Ring Second Edition is scheduled to release in Spring, 2016. Due to the limited (2000 copies) print run, it will be sold by preorder only, at a price of $ 369.00 (about € 330) plus postage and packing. Preorders will open on the Ares Games web site on July, 20th 2015 and will be serviced on a first come-first served basis, with a strict limit of one copy per customer’s address.