'Hobbit,' 'LotR' Card Games
Cryptozoic Plans Expandable Game
Published: 02/20/2013, Last Updated: 02/21/2013 05:25am
Cryptozoic COO Scott Gaeta described the format of the game series to ICv2 at New York Toy Fair:
"This is part of a larger Middle Earth line where both The Hobbit and The Lord of the Rings content will be explored. The starters will have four decks in the box, where you get two good guy and two bad guy decks. Over the course of the year, every few months there will be $15 expansion packs that will give you cards around a specific theme. Both The Lord of the Rings and The Hobbit content will have a common card back and will all be compatible so you can build your own customizable decks within the Middle Earth world."
Each of the Middle Earth films will be the focus for a Starter Set, which will have four ready-made decks and nine adventure locations. The first of these Starter Sets will be The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey, with The Fellowship of the Ring scheduled to follow. Cryptozoic plans to produce one Starter Set and two of the smaller expansion packs for each film.
These games were originally announced at last year’s New York Toy Fair (see "Six 'Hobbit' and 'LOTR' Games").
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