15 March 2018 | Fantasy Flight Supply

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Five The Lord of the Rings Playmats Are Now Available

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“It’s a dangerous business, Frodo, going out your door…You step into the Road, and if you don’t keep your feet, there is no knowing where you might be swept off to.”
   –Bilbo Baggins, The Fellowship of the Ring

In The Lord of the Rings: The Card Game, one to four players command Middle-earth’s most powerful heroes as they embark on heroic quests in the world originally penned by J.R.R. Tolkien. This cooperative Living Card Game® enables you to spin your own tales in an immersive gameplay experience that places you in a realm filled with beauty and threatened by war. Now, you can step more fully into the realm of Middle-earth with a new 26" x 26" gamemat and four new 24" x 14" playmats for The Lord of the Rings: The Card Game from Fantasy Flight Supply.

Fantasy Flight Games is proud to announce that the Fellowship 1-4 Player Gamemat, The Flame of the West Playmat, The Hobbit Playmat, The Black Riders Playmat, and the On the Doorstep Playmat are now available for order at your local retailer or online through our webstore!

Middle-earth Awaits

With these five beautiful playmats, you can conduct your games in a style to match whichever type of quest you seek, whether battling the forces of darkness or seeking adventure in the farthest reaches of the realm. Each playmat features a gorgeous piece of original art from The Lord of the Rings: The Card Game printed atop a high-quality, slip-resistant rubber base. Whether you’re embarking on a distant adventure to unknown realms or just playing around the kitchen table, these The Lord of the Rings: The Card Game playmats present your cards in a truly cinematic fashion and provide a premium play surface to field your excursions in Middle-earth.

When facing the agents of Sauron or the Dark Lord himself, you will need all the help you can gather. The Fellowship 1-4 Player Gamemat provides an expansive 26" x 26" play surface to accommodate up to four players banding together and preparing for battle against the forces of darkness. This mat immerses you in the world of The Lord of the Rings with its beautifully illustrated map of Middle-earth, covering all the way from Rhûn to the Sundering Seas. Above this section stands a second illustration of the Fellowship themselves beside clearly designated deck areas to organize your own adventures, complete with sections for your Quest, Active Location, Encounter Deck, and Discard Pile.

The Flame of the West Playmat features iconic art of the Lady Éowyn as she stands against the Witch-king of Angmar at the Battle of the Pelennor Fields. As the battle for Gondor rages around her, the Lady of Rohan stands against the Nazgûl, prepared to defend her Lord and kin even if it costs her life. Even when the fight appears hopeless, she will never surrender to the dark, and neither will those who fight alongside her.

The Hobbit Playmat recalls the moment when Bilbo Baggins first set out for adventure alongside Gandalf and the company of Dwarves to help them reclaim their ancient home of Erebor. Awash in sunshine, the Shire embodies the beauty and safety of home that Bilbo must leave behind, if only for a time, to experience the world that waits beyond the garden gate.

The Black Riders Playmat takes players back to the first taste of fear that Frodo and his companions experienced upon leaving the safety of the Shire. Beneath the gloom of the trees, the Nazgûl seek the One Ring for their dark master, and they will kill the one who carries it. Frodo is a breath away from death, but this is only the beginning of the trials he will face. To defend the home behind him, he must move forward.

Finally, the On the Doorstep Playmat captures a moment of danger and dread from The Hobbit, where the long-slumbering dragon Smaug has left the Lonely Mountain to rain fire and death upon the men of Lake-town. In the shadow of the mountain, all hope seems lost. But the battle has only just begun, and the spirit of Dwarf, Hobbit, and Man must endure.

Set Out for Adventure

The powers of darkness have gathered their strength in secret for too long, but now that they have revealed themselves, only you can stand against them and protect the people of Middle-earth. Forge your Fellowship and embark on a new journey all your own!

Order your copies of the Fellowship 1-4 Player Gamemat (MES01), The Flame of the West Playmat (MES02), The Hobbit Playmat (MES03), The Black Riders Playmat (MES04), and the On the Doorstep Playmat (MES05) at your local retailer or online through the Fantasy Flight Games website today!

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