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Warner Bros. Consumer Products and Cryptozoic Entertainment Partner for The Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring Deck-Building Game and The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey Board Game.

Cryptozoic Entertainment™, a premier developer of original and licensed games including The Big Bang Theory: The Party Game, and Warner Bros. Consumer Products announced another expansion of the companies’ existing partnership for The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey and The Lord of the Rings trilogy to include a deck-building card game based on the blockbuster franchise The Lord of the Rings and its iconic characters.

Launching this winter in hobby and retail stores, The Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring Deck-building Game invites players to assume the role of FrodoGandalf the GreyAragorn, or one of their brave and heroic allies in the struggle against the forces of the Dark Lord Sauron. Players begin this battle armed solely with basic combat maneuvers. As the game progresses, they can add new, more powerful cards to their decks, striving to defeat the deadly forces that serve Sauron as they trek towards Mount Doom. The deck-building game adds to Cryptozoic’s line-up of games based on the original The Lord of the Rings film trilogy.

The Lord of the Rings has such a compelling mythos and strong characters that it naturally lends itself to a deck-building card game,” said Cryptozoic chief operating officer Scott Gaeta. “Each game provides a unique way for fans to interact with these iconic characters, and we’re really looking forward to offering this deck-building game to fans of the trilogy.”

The Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring Deck-building Game will be available for purchase at hobby and mass retail stores in winter 2012.

Be sure to look at the Cryptozoic Facebook page for a sneak peek at cards included in the pack!

Launching in early 2013, Cryptozoic Entertainment and world-renowned game developer Reiner Knizia have created a board game that takes players through the exciting adventures of Bilbo Baggins and his thirteen Dwarves in the upcoming film The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey. Based on the highly anticipated film from Academy Award®-winning filmmaker Peter Jackson, a production of New Line Cinema and Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer Pictures (MGM), The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey Board Game brings fans on the journey to recover lost treasure.

“Every person on our team is a lifelong fan of The Hobbit, and as gamers, we’re huge fans of Reiner Knizia, making this game the perfect storm of awesome,” said Cryptozoic chief operating officer Scott Gaeta. “It’s really exciting to combine our passion for creating games with one of the greatest game designers of all time and one of the most timeless stories in modern literature. We can’t wait to share this epic journey with fans of The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey.”

The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey Board Game will be available in hobby and retail stores in early 2013. Capturing the spirit of Bilbo’s adventures, this cooperative game requires teamwork to successfully complete the journey. One to four players will employ limited resources as they trek through Middle-earth, attempting to defeat treacherous creatures and surmount obstacles leading up to a final battle. Joining forces with Dwarves, players will encounter challenges that will require a sharpened sword, quick feet or thoughtful diplomacy to overcome.

For more information about The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey Board Game, The Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring Deck-building Game, and other games by Cryptozoic Entertainment, please visit www.cryptozoic.com. Keep up to date with exclusive contests, promotions, and game information on Cryptozoic Entertainment’s Facebook and Twitter pages.

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