Ares Games is proud to announce the pubblication of a Collector's Edition of The Battle of Five Armies, a unique limited-edition item, matching in style our previous anniversary release of War of the Ring 2nd Edition.

The Battle of Five Armies is a stand-alone board game for two players, which recreates the fierce struggle witnessed by Bilbo Baggins at the end of his quest for the Lonely Mountain, in “The Hobbit”, the world-renowned masterpiece by J.R.R. Tolkien. Developed by the same designer team of the awarded War of the Ring board game (Francesco Nepitello, Marco Maggi and Roberto Di Meglio), The Battle of Five Armies is based on the mechanics first used in that game, merging action dice and event cards. The system is further enhanced by the addition of the “Fate Track” mechanic, handling the arrival of the allies and the triggering of special events. All the key characters in the battle – Bilbo, Gandalf, Thorin, Dain, the Elven King, Bard, Beorn, Bolg – are featured with powerful special abilities and unique sculptures.

A preview of the game

This Collector's Edition will include a high-quality version of all the components featured in the regular, and now out-of-print, version of the game, complemented by 126 hand-painted figures, in a special deluxe packaging, and with a limited edition certificate of authenticity. It will also include "The Fate of Erebor", a previously unreleased mini-expansion including rules and components to reflect the outcome of the game in your games of War of the Ring Second Edition.

The Battle of Five Armies Collector's Edition will have a single print run limited to 1500 copies and it will be sold by preorder only, at a price of $ 249.90 + Shipping and Handling charge. ($ 297.38 incl. 19% VAT for copies shipping inside the EU.). It's scheduled to release in September, 2019 (actual shipping date may vary.)

Pre-orders opened on October 21st, at 18 CEST, on the Ares Games website, and will be serviced on a first come, first served basis, with a strict limit of one copy per customer’s address.

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