From the Manufacturer
"An ancient evil stirs in the black lands of Mordor, and the people of Middle-earth speak of a terrible doom approaching from the east. The only hope lies in a heroic few who must work together to stem the tide of evil...Forge new legends in Middle-earth with The Lord of the Rings: The Card Game! Gather your friends and together take on the forces of shadow. As the first cooperative Living Card Game, The Lord of the Rings puts 1-2 players (or up to four with two Core Sets!) in control of the most powerful characters and artifacts of Middleearth. Players will select heroes, gather allies, acquire artifacts, and coordinate their efforts to face Middle-earth’s most dangerous fiends. Following the Living Card Game format, The Lord of the Rings: The Card Game will be expanded by monthly Adventure packs that will expand player card pools while introducing new challenging scenarios for the players to undertake."
The Lord of the Rings: The Card Game is a cooperative card game that puts 1-2 players (or up to four with two Core Sets!) in control of the most powerful characters and artifacts of Middle-earth. Players will select heroes, gather allies, acquire artifacts, and coordinate their efforts to face Middle-earth's most dangerous fiends. By cooperating to overcome the obstacles drawn from the encounter deck, you will complete the quest before you and claim victory!
The Core Set includes 226 cards that can be used to assemble a wide variety of decks right out of the box. Included are three perilous quests that, along with countless combinations of settings and enemies, offer near-limitless replayability.
Additionally, players can build a party from a set of 12 hero cards, and focus their decks on any combination of four distinct spheres of influence: Leadership, Lore, Spirit, and Tactics. Each sphere offer unique benefits to the party, so choose wisely!
Monthly 60-card expansion packs called Adventure Packs will introduce new quests, heroes, allies, attachments, events, and encounters, allowing players to fully customize their game and continue their fight against the Dark Lord!