WBCP Plans LOTR, Hobbit Games

Warner Bros. Consumer Products has expanded its partnership with Cryptozoic Entertainment to create a board game for the upcoming film The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey and a new deck-building card game based on The Lord of the Rings franchise. Launching

April 6, 2018

Launching in early 2013, The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey board game takes players through the adventures of Bilbo Baggins and his 13 dwarves. The game is being created in partnership with game developer Reiner Knizia.

“Every person on our team is a lifelong fan of

The Hobbit

, and as gamers, we’re huge fans of Reiner Knizia, making this game the perfect storm of awesome,” says Scott Gaeta, chief operating officer, Cryptozoic. “It’s really exciting to combine our passion for creating games with one of the greatest game designers of all time and one of the most timeless stories in modern literature.”

Later this year, Cryptozoic will also launch a new deck-building card game based on

The Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring

. Players assume the role of Frodo, Gandalf the Grey or Aragorn in the struggle against the forces of the Dark Lord Sauron. The deck-building game adds to Cryptozoic’s line-up of games based on the

The Lord of the Rings

film trilogy.

The Lord of the Rings

has such

a compelling mythos and strong characters that it naturally lends itself to a deck-building card game,” says Gaeta. “Each game provides a unique way for fans to interact with these iconic characters, and we’re really looking forward to offering this deck-building game to fans of the trilogy.”

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