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    Posted 5 years ago

    roddyq
    (122 items)

    Good evening everyone,
    Pictured above is an unplayed 1977 War of the rings board game produced by SPI short for Simulations Publications Inc. makers of many fine board games. This is one of the few games I have kept from a one time huge collection of SPI and Avalon Hill Boardgames. This fits in well with any Tolkien collection.

    HISTORY:

    War of the Ring is a wargame based on J.R.R. Tolkien's The Lord of the Rings, published by Simulations Publications, Inc. (SPI) in the United States in 1977. It was the first wargame to cover the entire conflict depicted in the story (starting from the Fellowship's departure from Rivendell), as opposed to a single battle from it. The game was primarily intended to be played by two players, with the Fellowship player taking the side of the Free Peoples of Middle-earth and the Dark Power player controlling the forces of Sauron and his subordinates. The published game also had abbreviated rules for a three-player version with one player taking the role of Saruman; a fuller version of these rules was printed in issue #37 of Moves magazine.

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    1. Wandlessfairy Wandlessfairy, 5 years ago
      Huge Tolkien fan, had to go to Hobbiton when we went to NZ. Great game Roddy.
    2. roddyq roddyq, 4 years ago
      Thank you so much Wandlessfairy. You must have had a real good time visiting Hobbiton. I too enjoy Tolkein!!
    3. Wandlessfairy Wandlessfairy, 4 years ago
      Loved it. Am only little so happily sat in a Hobbit doorway and looked the part. Just missing the hairy feet ha ha.
    4. roddyq roddyq, 4 years ago
      I saw NZ from the air when we were flying back to Canada from Australia it looked so green we switched jets at the airport was only in NZ for an hour. Hopefully will have time for a good visit when I return back to Australia to live near my son and new grandson. This will be a great memory for you to treasure Wandlessfairy sitting in the doorway not worrying about hairy feet:))
    5. Wandlessfairy Wandlessfairy, 4 years ago
      So....... Canadian, living in Mexico but moving to Australia. Now that is globetrotting ha ha.
    6. roddyq roddyq, 4 years ago
      My honeymoon was a 2 year travelling experience all through Europe Ireland Scottand, Turkey, North Africa, we were in Greece and decided it was time to go to Australia as my wife was 7 months pregnant and the only company that would fly us was Singapore Air due to number of months pregnant. Worked out great for my son as he has Aussie citizenship. I guess I have been travelling a good part of my life. Will be great to finally settle down somewhere:)
    7. roddyq roddyq, 4 years ago
      Wandlessfairy, Jlmam, Thomas, Phil, Roy, fortapache, Roycroftbooksfromme1 Thanking you all for stopping by and sharing the loves.
    8. roddyq roddyq, 4 years ago
      SEAN68, iggy thanks for sharing the loves much appreciated!

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