News for May 2011
Announcing The Hunt for Gollum Preview Event 17
Retailers: Host a preview of the first Adventure Pack for The Lord of the Rings
The Lord of the Rings: The Card Game | Published 19 May 2011

With the phenomenal success of The Lord of the Rings: The Card Game’s worldwide debut and a second print run already in the works, players across the globe now anxiously await the release of its first series of Adventure Packs, Shadows of Mirkwood.

Now, you can be among the first to take part in this epic journey! June 10th-12th, your friendly local retailer will offer a sneak peek at the first installment of this much-anticipated series.

Beginning with The Hunt for Gollum, the Shadows of Mirkwood cycle presents a linked narrative of quests that will take your fellowship through the Anduin Valley, along the Eaves of Mirkwood Forest, to the Hills of Emyn Muil, and even into the Dead Marshes. Heroes with enough skill and fortune to capture their prey must then escort him north, through Mirkwood Forest, to Thranduil’s palace for questioning and safekeeping.

But first, you must gather the clues to begin your search, and in The Hunt for Gollum, Gandalf has commanded you and your companions to discover the creature’s location. But be careful, false leads could guide your party in circles, forcing you to begin your hunt anew.

Interested in previewing The Hunt for Gollum at your store?

To celebrate the enthusiastic reception of The Lord of the Rings: The Card Game as well as the anticipation for its upcoming first cycle of Adventure Packs, we have ordered the rush delivery of a small number of copies of The Hunt for Gollum. These are full versions of the actual Adventure Pack.

While our limited supplies last, we’re making this advance order of Adventure Packs available to interested retailers, so that they can bring the excitement of The Hunt for Gollum to their stores weeks before its worldwide release! How do you participate?

U.S Retailers:

  1. If you're a U.S. retailer, fill out our online application (retailers in Canada, France, Germany, Poland, Spain, or the UK should contact one of the distribution partners listed below). Be sure to apply by May 27th.
  2. We will confirm receipt of your application by email, and if you are approved to host the event, we will send you instructions for ordering the The Hunt for Gollum Preview Event Kit from our B2B store. Don’t have a B2B account? U.S. retailers should contact Scott Clifton at [email protected].
  3. We will email you several high resolution images, which you can use to promote your event beginning immediately.
  4. On May 27th, we will stop accepting applications. On June 1st, we will list the participating venues here on our website.
  5. You will receive your Hunt for Gollum Preview Event Kit in plenty of time to run your event, June 10th-12th.

The Hunt for Gollum Preview Event Kit includes three copies of The Hunt for Gollum Adventure Pack, allowing you to accommodate multiple tables simultaneously embarking on its challenging new quest. You’ll also receive a full color two-sided poster promoting the Shadows of Mirkwood cycle. The complete Hunt for Gollum Preview Event Kit will be available through our B2B store for only $24, plus shipping. Please note that you must have at least one copy of The Lord of the Rings: The Card Game Core Set in order to run demos.

International Retailers:

This event kit is also currently available to retailers in Canada, France, Germany, Poland, Spain, and the UK. To participate, contact the distribution partner in your country:

Canada Lion Rampart [email protected]
France Edge Entertainment [email protected]
Germany Heidelberger Spieleverlag [email protected]
Poland Galakta [email protected]
Spain Edge Entertainment [email protected]
United Kingdom Esdevium Games [email protected]

We will list the participating venues here on our website on Tuesday, June 1st. Are you a player who wants to get in on an exclusive sneak peek of The Hunt for Gollum? Encourage your local retailer to fill out our application today!

The Lord of the Rings: The Card Game is a cooperative card game that puts 1-2 players (or up to four with an additional Core Set) in control of the most powerful characters and artifacts of Middle-earth. Players will select heroes, gather allies, acquire artifacts, and coordinate their efforts to face Middle-earth’s most dangerous fiends. The Living Card Game format allows players to customize their gaming experience with monthly Adventure Pack expansions to the core game.

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Published: 5/31/2011 6:37:11 PM

The article says that the location list is being published today.  Is that still happening?

Published: 5/24/2011 10:18:54 AM

Ah ha good to see my supplier on there for a bit of global support for the event!

Published: 5/20/2011 3:56:19 PM

I really hope that this game catches on in the Toronto area. If not... Well at least I still can force friends to play a few games or do a few solo games. :P

Published: 5/20/2011 7:52:52 AM

Thanks to FFG, for listening to feedback and responding (quickly to it)

letting the UK share the love :)

Any news on what players/organisers need to do to prepare?  To encourge my local game shop to get involved I agreed to run it, if they could not find anyone else.

Published: 5/18/2011 12:49:26 PM

This is a great way to spin production delays. :)

Published: 5/17/2011 3:59:47 PM


I agree, since the game is being honourable to the books written by an Englishman, a little love to that gracious of vowels, the letter u, wouldn't go amiss. L'amour! ;)

Published: 5/17/2011 1:48:06 PM

I'd prefer the cards written in English, which would fit nicely with the Tolkien source material, but American English is perfectly acceptable otherwise.

Published: 5/17/2011 1:37:55 PM

Will it be the 'Hount four Goulloum' in the UK? :-D

Published: 5/17/2011 1:26:40 PM

Come on guys don't give them a hard time about getting it to us in the UK. Think of the painstaking work they have to go through to localise it for us.


Maybe adding in 'u' to the word color is just too much and they shouldn't bother. I could probably read it ok with the spelling mistakes left in.


Published: 5/17/2011 6:32:58 AM

I agree with timbolton, what about the uk?

Published: 5/17/2011 4:14:16 AM

Bad news, I was hoping for a late May/early June release as well. Bummer. If there's one game that surely doesn't need any more hyping, it's LotR LCG.

Published: 5/17/2011 1:52:11 AM

News/preview for UK?

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