Board Games 1689
(Updated: July 29, 2008)
A masterpiece of boardgames. It captures the epic saga of Lord of the Rings perfectly with a board, cards, and ton of plastic miniatures. Like lots of my favorite 2 player games, the 2 sides play very differently. Painting the bases of the minis isn't required but helps a lot. The rulebook is a bit muddled but take the time to work your way through it. It's much easier to play the rules than to read them, and the initial effort is well worth it.