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The Hobbit Boardgame

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  • Art by renowned Tolkien artist John Howe
  • An entirely new board game, not to be confused with the 2001 release of the same title
  • Play as Bilbo's Dwarf companions, guiding the hobbit on his perilous journey to claim Smaug's treasure
  • Strategic bidding and intuitive dice-rolling mechanics make this game great for both family and friends
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Join Bilbo Baggins as he ventures forth from the Shire on a perilous and legendary journey. Designed by Reiner Knizia The Hobbit is a board game of bidding chance and treasure for 2-5 players The Hobbit is an entirely new board game and should not be confused with the 2001 release of the same title. Taking on the roles of dwarves players must guide Bilbo strategically on his quest to plunder the dragon Smaugs lair.Features. Created by the renowned game designer Reiner Knizia.. Art by renowned Tolkien artist John Howe.. An entirely new board game not to be confused with the 2001 release by the same title.. Play as Bilbos dwarf companions guiding the hobbit on his perilous journey to claim Smaugs treasure.. Strategic bidding and intuitive dice-rolling mechanics makes this game great for both family and friends.. Item Weight - 2.9 lbs.

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Created by the renowned game designer Reiner Knizia Art by renowned Tolkien artist John Howe. An entirely new board game, not to be confused with the 2001 release of the same title. Play as Bilbo's Dwarf companions, guiding the hobbit on his perilous journey to claim Smaug's treasure. Strategic bidding and intuitive dice-rolling mechanics make this game great for both family and friends.

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Product Dimensions 11.8 x 11.8 x 3 inches
Item Weight 2.8 pounds
Shipping Weight 2.8 pounds (View shipping rates and policies)
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ASIN 1589949552
Item model number LTR14
Manufacturer recommended age 13 - 15 years
Best Sellers Rank #134,352 in Toys & Games (See Top 100 in Toys & Games)
#3,777 in Toys & Games > Games > Board Games
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3.8 out of 5 stars 44 customer reviews

3.8 out of 5 stars

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I'm a big boardgame fan and although this is not the best game out there, its fun to play every once in a while. You do not need to know anything of the books to play this game but its fun when you know who and what is going on. The artwork in this game is very nice, but of course, John Howe is the illustrator.
Pros of the game:
1. Fast Pace (first game took about 40 min but we've played 3 player games of about 25 min or so).
2. Beautiful art
3. Simple and easy to learn and play.
4. Nice boardgame set and accessories (jewels and figures look pretty awesome)!
5. Good cooperative game for all ages
6. Tolkien-based.
7. Reasonable price

Cons
The only negative thing I would say about this game is that after you play it a while, it really lacks variability. Unlike other games where there are several options or strategies for victory, there is not much different things to do in this one. You always face the same adventures and i wish there could have been different alternative cards for facing each adventure every time so it wouldnt be so redundant.
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This is a great family game. I'm a boardgamer (Lord of the rings, memoir 44, arkham horror) and sometimes my ten year old daughter isn't into the slower paced games. She (and the rest of the family) loved this one. The components are attractive and well made (the little jewels one collects are multi-colored crystals). The board art is nice as are the mechanics. Each player is a dwarf assisting Bilbo the hobbit on his journey to the lonely mountain to steal treasure from Smaug the dragon. The players keep a hand of numbered cards and each round secretly "bid" on various actions to be taken. Bilbo advances along his path and at key locations there is the opportunity to try for treasure. There is a lot of luck involved but that never bothers me if mixed with some skill and good storyline. If you are a fan of lord of the rings this is a must have.
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This game is very well designed and plays out with the same light-hearted spirit of the book. You play as dwarfs helping Bilbo get to the Lonely Mountain to collect the treasure and kill the dragon Smaug before he destroys Laketown. The player who collects the most treasure ultimately wins the game but players must also work together so that the dragon does not destroy them first. Great for ages 8+ and a great gateway game to an even better Lord of the Rings Board Game. Both games share the same art style (same artist that illustrated the books and concept art for the films) and game design, although the Lord of the Rings boardgame is more serious and complicated (in a good way), staying true to the source material.
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My (nerdy gamer) 6.5-y-o kid got this for Christmas, and we've been enjoying it a lot. I was having a little Settlers of Catan OD, though we LOVE that game. This one is great--it's really very cleverly designed, but is simpler and doesn't go on forever. It has a few different strategies you can try out to win, which makes it fun for me (the adult) to play repeatedly, and I like that it can be both competitive or cooperative, depending on how things are panning out. We added a twist that you can play adventure cards and bet your own jewels against another player's, because that seemed appropriately dwarvish. Very fun game.
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Great fun! Bought this after I saw how affordable the price was. I love board games and am trying to build my library. This one should be in every game lovers.

It's relatively easy to understand. It at first looks difficult because of the pieces when you open it up, but the directions (minus the intro) are only 3 pages. The pace moves pretty fast. It can be a lot to handle for younger children since there are a lot of pieces. You have the jewels, dwarven cards you use to play on different steps and adventures, Smaug tokens, resource tokens, 8 types of sets of cards for events/adventures, the stats sheet, dice... but once in play it all comes together quickly.

I would say it relies on the events cards (when you are just taking steps to get to the points) and then the adventure points. The points are situations you spend considerable time in going through the adventure cards for each point (like in the book), like running from a Balrog, hiding from goblins, etc. and each one has a reward of jewels you use to win the game if you roll enough on the dice. If you loose, you take a Smaug token and suffer punishment!

Of course there is a certain element of imagination, as you are a dwarf helping Bilbo along the way to Smaug. Don't be dismayed by how simple the game is, as those sometimes are the best fun for the whole family!
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As a Tolkien fan (some would say snob), I expect any adaptation in any form to be faithful to both the content and spirit of the original works. And as a gamer (some would say weirdo), I insist that the games I play be well designed and engaging, not to mention simple enough that my friends and family will play them with me!

Amazingly enough, this particular game hits all those marks. The game itself was designed by one of my favorite designers (Reiner Knizia), and the artwork was all done by none other than John Howe, one of the most famous Tolkien Illustrators ever. So not only does it play well, it is also visually gorgeous. And if that were not enough, the various cards in the game each have direct quotes that are taken right from the pages of the book! Now that's some Tolkien love for you!

The game itself using a mix of auction mechanics and dice-rolling. First you traverse one of four stages of the journey, using auction cards to gain power-ups along the way, and then you take on an Adventure in which you use what you've gained to defeat enemies and gain jewels (victory points). It's a novel combination, but it works well and provides a balance of skill and luck that keeps it from being too random.

THE BREAKDOWN

Decisions: 4/5. If it weren't for the auctioning system, this would be lower. But the tension created each round of the journey---do I use my best card here or save it for later?---is classic Eurogame.

Artwork: 5/5. It's rare that I say this, but the artwork could not be any better. It's brilliant, amazing, superb. Worth the price of the game just to look at!

Replayability: 3/5. I have played this a number of times, and loved it each time. But I've had to space my sessions out to preserve the excitement.
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