Lord of the Rings Card Game Review – with Tom Vasel

Tom Vasel reviews Lord of the Rings: the Living Card Game from Fantasy Flight

To buy the game, go to http://tinyurl.com/lotrcardgame

For more videos and reviews, check out www.dicetower.com


Chainsawsb says:

This game sounds super complicated. o.o

Jank TV says:

Oh man…i love me a card game

ijasop says:

review Star Wars LCG

mrmcbuggles says:

I was hoping this would be the opposite of co-op. I was hoping for Player vs. Player like the FFG Warhammer.

Mifoi123 says:

Tom, you are the best! 🙂 <3

dungeon666666 says:

@Chainsawsb It really is not. FFG took their time play test this and have done well. In fact the 1st scenario is like a built in tutorial and is a blast. Also you can go to the FFG website and find this game, from there you can access the forums if you have questions, check out the FAQ or watch their tutorial of the game. Buy it and have fun!

MrMechanoise says:

Well said.

Skurvy2k says:

on the record as NOT missing the slow motion box dump.

Nat Hunt says:

This game is incredible. To anyone that’s on the fence: buy it.

Spirit Chef says:

Brilliant game, worth spending the money on expansions, expensive but massive replayability, as Tom says very high production value, great artwork, and quests are bloody hard!

PHmee says:


Tracker says:

Was thinking about getting this but FF just announced Elder Signs, A co-op card game with Dice rolling. So interested to see how that one turns out

Barry Swevels says:

I play this game quite regular (played about 20 quests multiple times). Despite the fact that the quests are difficult especially in solitaire mode, don’t let it scare you. Just try a 2-player game with all 4 spheres. For example Player 1: 2 Tactics + 1 Lore, Player 2: 2 Leadership + 1 Spirit. Take all cards (except ticket of spears, it’s only useful with 3 tactics heroes) and just start with Passage through Mirkwood to get used to it. When you’re used to it, this quest is peanuts. The other 2 in the core set are more of a challenge.

Last remark, for more info of the game, visit COTRPodcast on Youtube.

mrurbain27 says:

…and it,s not very expensive…Maybe is the next board/social/card game that i’m gonna buy!!

Thanks for your review

RoC1909 says:

Confused about the “LCG turning him off.” Frankly, I would rather have this any day than some CCG where a person wins based on the size of his/her wallet.

MoreDakka101 says:

interesting game… I may just pick this one up

JediNinjaX1 says:

I played this game at a convention and I was sold

wroot says:

Tom, you should ask Holy for hers helmet before doing a review about such games :))

lqdreality says:

Cooperatives games: when you win, you high five each other. Hell yeah, Tom. Hell yeah.

Vanessa Kindell says:

The looping background was really distracting.

Supermeighen says:

This game rocks. I bought it a little over a week ago. I’ve played it at least 7 times since. It’s that good. It does a good job of conveying a story and keeping that sense of “threat” up. So much fun!!!

Herfer says:

@ibeholder12 honestly ive had no probs with the game…we usually win.

rocaluma says:

Good review, Tom. Thanks!

forisrex says:

my friend and i have beat the 1st 2 scenarios in the box. we beat the first one with the 2 fighter decks. played the 2nd round with the other 2. got totally destroyed. like, totally, starting with turn 1. turn 1. we ended up trying it a 2nd time with the 2 fighter decks and won, but it was still a challenge. havent tried the 3rd yet or xpan, but i can tell you this game is very fun, even losing, we had a blast and felt like we needed to try again. this game comes highly recommended, great review

Castle Tracks says:

#2016 Too late?

Makotae says:

great review as always 🙂

Will Fuqua says:

I bought a second Core box for some more Gandalfs, threat trackers, and tokens. Let me tell you, it’s amazing with 4 players. With 4 players the game is easier and the strategy is really fun. Also if you get one of each adventure pack as they come out, that’s plenty of extra cards to build powerful decks for all four players. It’s usually a good idea for each player to focus on one sphere and just focus on being great at where your sphere does. I usually play Spirit and I keep people moving.

Jake Kamps says:

This game seem to complicated to me on WatchItPlayed’s YouTube channel.

redcookster71 says:

i love this game I got all the expansions etc and just bought the black riders saga expansion  amazing and the new rules they keep adding just make it amazing to play again and again ! your review was spot on !! as always tom!

Robinson Desouza says:

@RoC1909 I fully agree. MTG is great, but its just stupid where a dumb ass with good cards will 90% of the time win against a smart dude with his budget deck.

MrMechanoise says:

“Mirthenwood?”…you mean ‘Mirkwood?’
Are we sure we’re a LOTR fan? 😉

Not too bad explanation, considering there’s a lot of ground to cover and a number of cards. abilities and effects interlock with others. Could have done with a little bit of structure on the phases, and showcasing the layout of the cards.

Not bad though 🙂

MrMechanoise says:

What makes a card game boring for me is when everything feels predictable. This game is good for adding surprises, such as having you committing questing characters without knowing the next cards to appear, and having to declare defenders against enemies that may have a random effect.

It balances itself well, with over-powered heroes starting you closer to the 50-threat game-over dial. If you’re tempted look at the Fantasy Flight Games video tutorials on the game, they’re good 🙂

Quincyslayer says:

Thanks, Tom. I was looking forward to your review of this great game.

laikonaut says:

Nice review, but for the love of gawd stop saying eXcetera.

Tallkotte54321 says:

A little rushed..? Don’t know why you rushed trough the mecanics of the game, hope to see more reviews in your “old” calm way.

dungeon666666 says:

@richsabre The 1st expansion comes out June 30th!

Leo IronRush says:

Thanks Tom!

sn0ggrriss says:

love lcg formats. don’t feel used by marketing whores. level playing field for everyone.
great review. definitely looking forward to trying it out especially co-operative. high fives all around. and that.. is .. how.. it’s.. done… yeah.

Nishidake says:

@Skurvy2k I love Tom’s reviews and the Dice Tower is awesome, but I cringe everytime I see all those game components being carelessly tossed like a whiny ex-girlfriend.

 Write a comment


Do you like our videos?
Do you want to see more like that?

Please click below to support us on Facebook!