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Lord of the Rings: Journeys in Middle-Earth | Maven Games
I fell in love with Fantasy Flight’s Mansions of Madness 2nd Ed when I first ran the companion app. It made so many aspects of gaming (setting up, keeping track of monster health, random events, etc.) much easier to deal with. I like Lovecraft as a theme, but I love Lord of the Rings. So when I heard that they were publishing a companion-app-style Lord of the Rings adventure game, I was immediately sold! Well, I’ve been playing through the campaign that comes in the base game with my Boardgame Opinions compatriot Mark and we’ve had a great time. It was something like 14 scenarios long in total so there’s plenty of game there. Let me tell you about it… Journeys in Middle-Earth is a true adventure game. You each pick a character (we went with Legolas and Gimli – the ultimate duo!), and follow a storyline that takes you through a number of different locations with myriad challenges. Combat obviously features prominently, but there are plenty of other things to do as well, from exploring to interacting with characters you meet, to making critical story-defining decisions. Interestingly, scenarios can take place on a journey map or a battle map....