The best Lord of the Rings board, card & dice games 💍 2024

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 2024 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 2024 💍

This list was last updated on March 31, 2024. We compared 58 board games for this list and selected the top 30. 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

    The Lord of the Rings: Journeys in Middle-Earth invites players to immerse themselves in the rich and legendary world created by J.R.R. Tolkien. This fully cooperative, app-supported board game is designed for one to five players, offering a unique blend of adventure, strategy, and storytelling set in the iconic landscapes of Middle-Earth.

    Nominated for 4 awards.

    More details for The Lord of the Rings: Journeys in Middle-Earth
    • 1 - 5 Players
    • 60 - 120 Minutes
    • 14+ years old
    • Medium difficulty
  2. Lord of the Rings: The Confrontation

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    Lord of the Rings: The Confrontation Deluxe Edition is a celebrated two-player board game designed by Reiner Knizia. Set in the rich world of J.R.R. Tolkien's Middle-earth, this game allows players to immerse themselves in the epic struggle between the forces of Sauron and the Free Peoples. Renowned for its blend of strategy, bluffing, and adventure, this deluxe edition elevates the experience with enhanced components and new gameplay elements.

    Nominated for 2 awards.

    More details for Lord of the Rings: The Confrontation
    • 2 Players
    • 30 Minutes
    • 14+ years old
    • Easy to learn
  3. War of the Ring: Second Edition

    All details for the board game War of the Ring: Second Edition and similar games

    Immerse yourself in the epic struggle for Middle Earth in War of the Ring: Second Edition, a riveting board game that pits the Free Peoples against the formidable Shadow Armies. As the fate of Middle Earth hangs in the balance, players embark on a quest for victory through military conquest or the perilous journey of the Ringbearer.

    More details for War of the Ring: Second Edition
    • 2 - 4 Players
    • 150 - 180 Minutes
    • 13+ years old
    • Hard to learn

    Video reviews for War of the Ring: Second Edition

    • YouTube Review for the game "War of the Ring: Second Edition" by Shut Up & Sit Down
      Video is in English
    • YouTube Review for the game "War of the Ring: Second Edition" by BoardGameGeek
      Video is in English
  4. The Lord of the Rings: The Card Game

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    The Lord of the Rings: The Card Game is a cooperative adventure game that immerses players in the world of J.R.R. Tolkien's Middle-earth. The game challenges players to complete scenarios using heroes, allies, and a deck of event and attachment cards.

    Nominated for 7 awards.

    More details for The Lord of the Rings: The Card Game
    • 1 - 2 Players
    • 30 - 60 Minutes
    • 13+ years old
    • Medium difficulty

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

    • YouTube Review for the game "The Lord of the Rings: The Card Game" by BoardGameGeek
      Video is in English
  5. The Lord of the Rings: The Card Game – Revised Core Set

    All details for the board game The Lord of the Rings: The Card Game – Revised Core Set and similar games
    • 1 - 4 Players
    • 30 - 90 Minutes
    • 14+ years old
    • Medium difficulty
  6. The Lord of the Rings Adventure Book Game

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

    🔥 Deal: 7% cheaper than the best Geizhals deal, likely for a short time only!

    More details for The Lord of the Rings Adventure Book Game
    • 1 - 4 Players
    • 20 - 160 Minutes
    • 10+ years old
    • Easy to learn
    🔥 Great price!30€ atAmazon.de*
  7. 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
    • 2 - 5 Players
    • 30 Minutes
    • 15+ years old
    • Easy to learn
  8. Lord of the Rings

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    Nominated for 1 award.

    ⭐️ Nominated for Kinderspiel des Jahres 2003

    More details for Lord of the Rings
    • 2 - 5 Players
    • 20 Minutes
    • 6+ years old
    • Immediately playable
    🔥 Great price!48€ atAmazon.de*

    Video reviews for Lord of the Rings

    • YouTube Review for the game "Lord of the Rings" by Shut Up & Sit Down
      Video is in English
    • YouTube Review for the game "Lord of the Rings" by BoardGameGeek
      Video is in English
  9. The Lord of the Rings: Journey to Mordor

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    • 2 - 4 Players
    • 20 Minutes
    • 8+ years old
    • Immediately playable
  10. The Lord of the Rings: The Battle for Middle-Earth

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    • 2 - 4 Players
    • 30 Minutes
    • 8+ years old
    • Immediately playable
  11. The Lord of the Rings: Adventure to Mount Doom

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    • 1 - 4 Players
    • 50 Minutes
    • 10+ years old
    • Easy to learn
    👍 Good price!28€ atAmazon.de*
  12. The Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King Deck-Building Game

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    • 2 - 5 Players
    • 45 Minutes
    • 15+ years old
    • Easy to learn
  13. The Lord of the Rings

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

    The Lord of the Rings is a cooperative board game that immerses players in the epic journey of the Fellowship as they strive to destroy the One Ring and thwart the dark powers of Sauron. Each player assumes the role of a Hobbit from the Fellowship, each with unique abilities that contribute to the team's success.

    Nominated for 3 awards and won 1.

    ⭐️ Spiel des Jahres 2001

    🔥 Deal: 7% cheaper than the best Geizhals deal, likely for a short time only!

    More details for The Lord of the Rings
    • 2 - 5 Players
    • 60 - 90 Minutes
    • 12+ years old
    • Medium difficulty
    🔥 Great price!42€ atAmazon.de*

    Video reviews for The Lord of the Rings

    • YouTube Review for the game "The Lord of the Rings" by BoardGameGeek
      Video is in English
  14. The Lord of the Rings Labyrinth

    All details for the board game The Lord of the Rings Labyrinth and similar games
    • 2 - 4 Players
    • 60 Minutes
    • 9+ years old
    • Immediately playable

    Video reviews for The Lord of the Rings Labyrinth

    • YouTube Review for the game "The Lord of the Rings Labyrinth" by BoardGameGeek
      Video is in English
  15. 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
    • 1 - 2 Players
    • Medium difficulty

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

    • YouTube Review for the game "The Lord of the Rings: The Card Game – Two-Player Limited Edition Starter" by BoardGameGeek
      Video is in English
  16. 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
    • 2 - 5 Players
    • 30 - 45 Minutes
    • 15+ years old
    • Easy to learn
  17. Exit: The Game – The Lord of the Rings: Shadows over Middle-earth

    All details for the board game Exit: The Game – The Lord of the Rings: Shadows over Middle-earth and similar games
    • 1 - 4 Players
    • 45 - 90 Minutes
    • 10+ years old
    • Easy to learn
    👍 Good price!11€ atAmazon.de*
  18. Risk: The Lord of the Rings Trilogy Edition

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    Risk: The Lord of the Rings Trilogy Edition expands upon the classic game of global domination by incorporating elements from the entire Lord of the Rings film trilogy, inviting players to battle across Middle-Earth for supremacy. This edition enhances the traditional Risk experience with a wealth of content that draws deeply from the rich lore and geography of Tolkien's world.

    More details for Risk: The Lord of the Rings Trilogy Edition
    • 2 - 4 Players
    • 180 Minutes
    • 9+ years old
    • Easy to learn
    🔥 Great price!44€ atAmazon.de*
  19. Lord of the Rings: The Duel

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    • 2 Players
    • 45 Minutes
    • 10+ years old
    • Easy to learn

    Video reviews for Lord of the Rings: The Duel

    • YouTube Review for the game "Lord of the Rings: The Duel" by BoardGameGeek
      Video is in English
  20. The Lord of the Rings: Strategy Battle Game

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    • 2 Players
    • 30 Minutes
    • 12+ years old
    • Medium difficulty
  21. Middle-Earth Quest

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    Middle-Earth Quest is set in the rich, expansive universe of J.R.R. Tolkien's Middle-earth, specifically in the period between Bilbo's departure from the Shire and the start of Frodo's epic journey. This game offers players a unique opportunity to explore untold adventures within the iconic setting, engaging in a battle of wits, strategy, and courage against the growing darkness of Sauron.

    Nominated for 1 award.

    More details for Middle-Earth Quest
    • 2 - 4 Players
    • 180 Minutes
    • 13+ years old
    • Hard to learn
  22. Der Herr der Ringe: Die Zwei Türme

    All details for the board game Der Herr der Ringe: Die Zwei Türme and similar games
    • 2 - 4 Players
    • 60 Minutes
    • 10+ years old
    • Easy to learn
  23. Monopoly: The Lord of the Rings Trilogy Edition

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    • 2 - 6 Players
    • 60 Minutes
    • 8+ years old
    • Easy to learn
  24. Lord of the Rings Trivia Game

    All details for the board game Lord of the Rings Trivia Game and similar games
    • 2 - 4 Players
    • 90 Minutes
    • 12+ years old
    • Easy to learn

    Video reviews for Lord of the Rings Trivia Game

    • YouTube Review for the game "Lord of the Rings Trivia Game" by BoardGameGeek
      Video is in English
  25. 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
    • 2 - 4 Players
    • 45 Minutes
    • 9+ years old
    • Easy to learn
  26. Der Herr der Ringe: Die Zwei Türme – das Kartenspiel

    All details for the board game Der Herr der Ringe: Die Zwei Türme – das Kartenspiel and similar games
    • 2 - 5 Players
    • 30 Minutes
    • 9+ years old
    • Easy to learn
  27. The Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King

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    • 2 - 4 Players
    • 90 Minutes
    • 12+ years old
    • Medium difficulty
  28. Risk: The Lord of the Rings

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    Risk: The Lord of the Rings is a special edition of the classic strategy board game Risk, themed around the iconic fantasy world of Middle Earth from J.R.R. Tolkien's "The Lord of the Rings." This version introduces unique elements that distinguish it from traditional Risk, enhancing the gameplay with thematic aspects from the beloved fantasy series.

    More details for Risk: The Lord of the Rings
    • 2 - 4 Players
    • 120 Minutes
    • 9+ years old
    • Easy to learn

    Video reviews for Risk: The Lord of the Rings

    • YouTube Review for the game "Risk: The Lord of the Rings" by BoardGameGeek
      Video is in English
  29. The Lord of the Rings Tarot Deck and Card Game

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    • 2 - 6 Players
    • 20 Minutes
    • 12+ years old
    • Immediately playable
  30. 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
    • 2 Players
    • 30 Minutes
    • 12+ years old
    • Medium difficulty

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