In The Hunt for the Ring, one player takes the role of Frodo and his companions, who are journeying from the Shire to Rivendell, while up to four other players represent the Nazgūl who are trying to hunt down the hobbits. While traveling, Frodo and others must resist being corrupted by the Ring that he wears.
The game is a battle of wits and takes you upon a new journey across Middle-earth. One player must bring Frodo Baggins - the Ringbearer - and his hobbit friends from their home in the Shire to the sanctuary of Rivendell, where the fate of the One Ring will be decided. Using secrecy and the help of powerful allies, the Ringbearer must escape the chase of the Nazgūl, the terrible Ringwraiths, controlled by up to four other players. The Ringwraith players work together to find Frodo and recover the Ring for their Dark Lord, while the Ringbearer secretly tracks his path first from Hobbiton to Bree, then from Bree to Rivendell, on a double-sided game board.
The Hunt for the Ring is a hidden movement game played in two chapters, with each chapter being played on a different game board. In the first chapter, the Frodo player attempts to move from the Shire to Bree, gaining corruption points if they fail to do so after sixteen turns. If the Frodo player succeeds, they can either record their exit point (and other game details) to play the second chapter at a later time, or they can continue immediately, with the second chapter having the Frodo player move from Bree to Rivendell. In this chapter, the Frodo player doesn't control the hobbits directly, but instead draws cards from a journey deck, with each card showing one of many paths to Rivendell.
Contents:Double-sided Game Board1 Rulebook1 Player Screen110 Cards6 Reference Cards2 Punched Cards with 80 tokens and counters7 Plastic Figures7 Custom Dice1 "Gandalf's Letter" envelope
No. of Players 2 - 5
Duration: 90 minutes
Min. Age: 13