The best Lord of the Rings board, card & dice games 💍 2021

Looking for a really good Lord of the Rings board game? We have just the thing - A list of the best Lord of the Rings games.

What is Lord of the Rings anyway?

The Lord of the Rings is an epic fantasy novel by English author and scholar J. R. R. Tolkien. The story began as a sequel to Tolkien's 1937 fantasy novel The Hobbit, but eventually evolved into a much larger work. Written in stages between 1937 and 1949, The Lord of the Rings is one of the best-selling novels of all time, with 2021 now over 150 million copies sold.

What kind of Lord of the Rings board games are there?

In addition to simple adaptations of the look of a party game and slight rule changes to an existing game (e.g. Risk, Monopoly), there are also a great many card, dice and board games designed especially for the Lord of the Rings universe. And here there are real "treasures" - to speak in the sense of Gollum.

Board games inspired by other media (such as movies or TV series) and based on Lord of the Rings stories are also included in our list.

Looking for a board game from another universe?

A lot of games are based on the stories of various universes or franchises. Just check out our list of games set in a universe/franchise below.

List of the best Lord of the Rings party games 2021 💍

This list was last updated on September 1, 2021. We compared 38 board games for this list and selected the top 29. There's also a print version for this list.
  1. The Lord of the Rings: Journeys in Middle-Earth

    All details for the board game The Lord of the Rings: Journeys in Middle-Earth and similar games
    • Players1 - 5 Players
    • Playtime60 - 120 Minutes
    • Age14+ years old
    • ComplexityComplexity: medium
    🔥 Great price!34€ atAmazon.de
  2. The Lord of the Rings: The Card Game

    All details for the board game The Lord of the Rings: The Card Game and similar games
    • Players1 - 2 Players
    • Playtime30 - 60 Minutes
    • Age13+ years old
    • ComplexityComplexity: medium

    Video reviews for The Lord of the Rings: The Card Game

    • YouTube Review vom Spiel "The Lord of the Rings: The Card Game" von "BoardGameGeek"
      YouTube Review vom Spiel "The Lord of the Rings: The Card Game" von "BoardGameGeek"Sprache
  3. Lord of the Rings

    All details for the board game Lord of the Rings and similar games

    Nominated for 1 award.

    Nominated for Kinderspiel des Jahres 2003

    More details for Lord of the Rings
    • Players2 - 5 Players
    • Playtime20 Minutes
    • Age6+ years old
    • ComplexityComplexity: very easy
    🔥 Great price!45€ atAmazon.de

    Video reviews for Lord of the Rings

    • YouTube Review vom Spiel "Lord of the Rings" von "Shut Up & Sit Down"
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    • YouTube Review vom Spiel "Lord of the Rings" von "BoardGameGeek"
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  4. The Lord of the Rings: The Card Game – Two-Player Limited Edition Starter

    All details for the board game The Lord of the Rings: The Card Game – Two-Player Limited Edition Starter and similar games
    • Players1 - 2 Players
    • ComplexityComplexity: medium

    Video reviews for The Lord of the Rings: The Card Game – Two-Player Limited Edition Starter

    • YouTube Review vom Spiel "The Lord of the Rings: The Card Game – Two-Player Limited Edition Starter" von "BoardGameGeek"
      YouTube Review vom Spiel "The Lord of the Rings: The Card Game – Two-Player Limited Edition Starter" von "BoardGameGeek"Sprache
  5. The Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring Deck-Building Game

    All details for the board game The Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring Deck-Building Game and similar games
    • Players2 - 5 Players
    • Playtime30 Minutes
    • Age15+ years old
    • ComplexityComplexity: easy
    👍 Good price!70€ atAmazon.de
  6. The Lord of the Rings: Journey to Mordor

    All details for the board game The Lord of the Rings: Journey to Mordor and similar games
    • Players2 - 4 Players
    • Playtime20 Minutes
    • Age8+ years old
    • ComplexityComplexity: very easy
    👍 Good price!50€ atAmazon.de
  7. The Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King Deck-Building Game

    All details for the board game The Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King Deck-Building Game and similar games
    • Players2 - 5 Players
    • Playtime45 Minutes
    • Age15+ years old
    • ComplexityComplexity: easy
  8. The Lord of the Rings Labyrinth

    All details for the board game The Lord of the Rings Labyrinth and similar games
    • Players2 - 4 Players
    • Playtime60 Minutes
    • Age9+ years old
    • ComplexityComplexity: very easy

    Video reviews for The Lord of the Rings Labyrinth

    • YouTube Review vom Spiel "The Lord of the Rings Labyrinth" von "BoardGameGeek"
      YouTube Review vom Spiel "The Lord of the Rings Labyrinth" von "BoardGameGeek"Sprache
  9. The Lord of the Rings

    All details for the board game The Lord of the Rings and similar games

    Nominated for 3 awards and won 1.

    Spiel des Jahres 2001

    More details for The Lord of the Rings
    • Players2 - 5 Players
    • Playtime60 - 90 Minutes
    • Age12+ years old
    • ComplexityComplexity: medium
    🔥 Great price!34€ atAmazon.de

    Video reviews for The Lord of the Rings

    • YouTube Review vom Spiel "The Lord of the Rings" von "BoardGameGeek"
      YouTube Review vom Spiel "The Lord of the Rings" von "BoardGameGeek"Sprache
  10. The Lord of the Rings: The Two Towers Deck-Building Game

    All details for the board game The Lord of the Rings: The Two Towers Deck-Building Game and similar games
    • Players2 - 5 Players
    • Playtime30 - 45 Minutes
    • Age15+ years old
    • ComplexityComplexity: easy
  11. The Lord of the Rings: The Battle for Middle-Earth

    All details for the board game The Lord of the Rings: The Battle for Middle-Earth and similar games
    • Players2 - 4 Players
    • Playtime30 Minutes
    • Age8+ years old
    • ComplexityComplexity: very easy
  12. Lord of the Rings: The Duel

    All details for the board game Lord of the Rings: The Duel and similar games
    • Players2 Players
    • Playtime45 Minutes
    • Age10+ years old
    • ComplexityComplexity: easy

    Video reviews for Lord of the Rings: The Duel

    • YouTube Review vom Spiel "Lord of the Rings: The Duel" von "BoardGameGeek"
      YouTube Review vom Spiel "Lord of the Rings: The Duel" von "BoardGameGeek"Sprache
  13. The Lord of the Rings: Strategy Battle Game

    All details for the board game The Lord of the Rings: Strategy Battle Game and similar games
    • Players2 Players
    • Playtime30 Minutes
    • Age12+ years old
    • ComplexityComplexity: medium
  14. Der Herr der Ringe: Die Zwei Türme

    All details for the board game Der Herr der Ringe: Die Zwei Türme and similar games
    • Players2 - 4 Players
    • Playtime60 Minutes
    • Age10+ years old
    • ComplexityComplexity: easy
  15. Der Herr der Ringe: Die Gefährten – Das Kartenspiel

    All details for the board game Der Herr der Ringe: Die Gefährten – Das Kartenspiel and similar games
    • Players2 - 4 Players
    • Playtime45 Minutes
    • Age9+ years old
    • ComplexityComplexity: easy
  16. Lord of the Rings Trivia Game

    All details for the board game Lord of the Rings Trivia Game and similar games
    • Players2 - 4 Players
    • Playtime90 Minutes
    • Age12+ years old
    • ComplexityComplexity: easy

    Video reviews for Lord of the Rings Trivia Game

    • YouTube Review vom Spiel "Lord of the Rings Trivia Game" von "BoardGameGeek"
      YouTube Review vom Spiel "Lord of the Rings Trivia Game" von "BoardGameGeek"Sprache
  17. Monopoly: The Lord of the Rings Trilogy Edition

    All details for the board game Monopoly: The Lord of the Rings Trilogy Edition and similar games
    • Players2 - 6 Players
    • Playtime60 Minutes
    • Age8+ years old
    • ComplexityComplexity: easy
    👍 Good price!45€ atAmazon.de
  18. The Lord of the Rings: The Mines of Moria

    All details for the board game The Lord of the Rings: The Mines of Moria and similar games
    • Players2 Players
    • Playtime30 Minutes
    • Age12+ years old
    • ComplexityComplexity: medium
  19. Risk: The Lord of the Rings

    All details for the board game Risk: The Lord of the Rings and similar games
    • Players2 - 4 Players
    • Playtime120 Minutes
    • Age9+ years old
    • ComplexityComplexity: easy

    Video reviews for Risk: The Lord of the Rings

    • YouTube Review vom Spiel "Risk: The Lord of the Rings" von "BoardGameGeek"
      YouTube Review vom Spiel "Risk: The Lord of the Rings" von "BoardGameGeek"Sprache
  20. The Lord of the Rings Tarot Deck and Card Game

    All details for the board game The Lord of the Rings Tarot Deck and Card Game and similar games
    • Players2 - 6 Players
    • Playtime20 Minutes
    • Age12+ years old
    • ComplexityComplexity: very easy
  21. Middle-earth

    All details for the board game Middle-earth and similar games

    Nominated for 1 award and won 1.

    More details for Middle-earth
    • Players1 - 5 Players
    • Playtime90 Minutes
    • Age12+ years old
    • ComplexityComplexity: hard
  22. Der Herr der Ringe: Die Gefährten

    All details for the board game Der Herr der Ringe: Die Gefährten and similar games
    • Players3 - 4 Players
    • Playtime60 Minutes
    • Age10+ years old
    • ComplexityComplexity: easy
  23. The Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring Board Game

    All details for the board game The Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring Board Game and similar games
    • Players3 - 6 Players
    • Playtime90 Minutes
    • Age8+ years old
    • ComplexityComplexity: very easy
  24. The Lord of the Rings Dice Building Game

    All details for the board game The Lord of the Rings Dice Building Game and similar games
    • Players2 - 4 Players
    • Playtime30 Minutes
    • Age14+ years old
    • ComplexityComplexity: easy
  25. Der Herr der Ringe: Die Rückkehr des Königs

    All details for the board game Der Herr der Ringe: Die Rückkehr des Königs and similar games
    • Players3 - 4 Players
    • Playtime60 Minutes
    • Age10+ years old
    • ComplexityComplexity: medium
  26. Middle-earth Strategy Battle Game: The Lord of the Rings – Battle of Pelennor Fields

    All details for the board game Middle-earth Strategy Battle Game: The Lord of the Rings – Battle of Pelennor Fields and similar games
    🔥 Deal: 14% cheaper than the best Geizhals deal, likely for a short time only!
    More details for Middle-earth Strategy Battle Game: The Lord of the Rings – Battle of Pelennor Fields
    • Players2 Players
    • Playtime90 - 180 Minutes
    • Age12+ years old
    🔥 Great price!100€ atAmazon.de
  27. The Lord of the Rings: Nazgul

    All details for the board game The Lord of the Rings: Nazgul and similar games
    • Players3 - 5 Players
    • Playtime120 Minutes
    • Age14+ years old
    • ComplexityComplexity: medium

    Video reviews for The Lord of the Rings: Nazgul

    • YouTube Review vom Spiel "The Lord of the Rings: Nazgul" von "BoardGameGeek"
      YouTube Review vom Spiel "The Lord of the Rings: Nazgul" von "BoardGameGeek"Sprache
  28. The Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King

    All details for the board game The Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King and similar games
    • Players2 - 4 Players
    • Playtime90 Minutes
    • Age12+ years old

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