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The Lord of the Rings: The Card Game (also called LOTR The Living Card Game or LOTR LCG) is a collectible card game produced by Fantasy Flight Publishing, Inc. It was released on April 20, 2011, and is based on Peter Jackson's The Lord of the Rings films and J.R.R. Tolkien's novels.

Its artwork is by various independent artists.


The Lord of the Rings LCG has received moderately good rating. It is rated 7.7 on Board Game Geeks, 70-75 on Metacritic, and 85 out of 100 on Zatu Games review. It has received several nominations at the Golden Geek Awards for the best card game, thematic board game, board game artwork/presentation, and 2-player board game category.

The Core game cost $39.95 on FFG's Website, and is cheaper through third-party sellers.


Player/Ally Cards

Enemy Cards


Khazad-dum-Deluxe Expansion

Heirs of Numenor-Deluxe Expansion  

The Voice of Isengard-Deluxe Expansion

The Lost Realm-Deluxe Expansion  

The Sands of Harad-Deluxe Expansion        

The Grey Havens-Deluxe Expansion        

The Wilds of Rhovanion-Deluxe Expansion       

A Shadow in the East-Deluxe Expansion

The Hobbit: On the Doorstep-Saga Expansion

The Hobbit: Over Hill and Under Hill-Saga Expansion

The Black Riders-Saga Expansion

The Road Darkens-Saga Expansion

The Treason of Saruman-Saga Expansion

The Land of Shadow-Saga Expansion

The Flame of the West-Saga Expansion

The Mountain of Fire-Saga Expansion


The Hunt for Gollum-Shadows of Mirkwood *Core Set

Conflict at the Carrock-Shadows of Mirkwood *Core Set

A Journey to Rhosgobel-Shadows of Mirkwood *Core Set

The Hills of Emyn Muil-Shadows of Mirkwood *Core Set

The Dead Marshes-Shadows of Mirkwood *Core Set

Return to Mirkwood-Shadows of Mirkwood *Core Set

The Redhorn Gate-Dwarrowdelf *Khazad-dum

Road to Rivendell-Dwarrowdelf *Khazad-dum

The Watcher in the Water- Dwarrowdelf *Khazad-dum

The Long Dark-Dwarrowdelf *Khazad-dum

Foundations of Stone-Dwarrowdelf *Khazad-dum

Shadow and Flame-Dwarrowdelf *Khazad-dum

The Steward's Fear-Against the Shadow *Heirs of Numenor

The Druadan Forest-Against the Shadow *Heirs of Numenor

Encounter at Amon Din-Against the Shadow *Heirs of Numenor

Assault on Osgiliath-Against the Shadow *Heirs of Numenor

The Blood of Gondor-Against the Shadow *Heirs of Numenor

The Morgul Vale-Against the Shadow *Heirs of Numenor

The Dunland Trap-The Ring-maker *The Voice of Isengard

The Three Trials The Ring-maker *The Voice of Isengard

Trouble in Tharbad-The Ring-maker *The Voice of Isengard

The Nin-in-Eilph-The Ring-maker *The Voice of Isengard

Celebrimbor's Secret-The Ring-maker *The Voice of Isengard

The Antlered Crown-The Ring-maker *The Voice of Isengard

The Wastes of Eriador-Angmar Awakened *The Lost Realm

Escape from Mount Gram-Angmar Awakened *The Lost Realm

Across the Ettenmoors-Angmar Awakened *The Lost Realm

The Treachery of Rhudaur-Angmar Awakened *The Lost Realm

The Battle of Carn Dûm-Angmar Awakened *The Lost Realm

The Dread Realm-Angmar Awakened *The Lost Realm

Flight of the Stormcaller-Dream Chaser *The Grey Havens

The Thing in the Depths-Dream Chaser *The Grey Havens

Temple of the Deceived-Dream Chaser *The Grey Havens

The Drowned Ruins-Dream Chaser *The Grey Havens

A Storm on Cobas Haven-Dream Chaser *The Grey Havens

The City of Corsairs-Dream Chaser *The Grey Havens

The Mûmakil-Haradrim *The Sands of Harad

Race Across Harad-Haradrim *The Sands of Harad

Beneath the Sands-Haradrim *The Sands of Harad

The Black Serpent-Haradrim *The Sands of Harad

The Dungeons of Cirith Gurat-Haradrim *The Sands of Harad

The Crossings of Poros-Haradrim *The Sands of Harad

The Withered Heath-Ered Mithrin *The Wilds of Rhovanion

Roam Across Rhovanion-Ered Mithrin *The Wilds of Rhovanion

Fire in the Night-Ered Mithrin *The Wilds of Rhovanion

The Ghost of Framsburg-Ered Mithrin *The Wilds of Rhovanion

Mount Gundabad-Ered Mithrin *The Wilds of Rhovanion

The Fate of Wilderland-Ered Mithrin *The Wilds of Rhovanion

Wrath and Ruin-Vengeance of Mordor *A Shadow in the East

The City of Ulfast-Vengeance of Mordor *A Shadow in the East

Challenge of the Wainriders-Vengeance of Mordor *A Shadow in the East

Under the Ash Mountains-Vengeance of Mordor *A Shadow in the East

The Land of Sorrow-Vengeance of Mordor *A Shadow in the East

The Fortress of Nurn-Vengeance of Mordor *A Shadow in the East

Nightmare Decks

Players can also buy Nightmare Decks which drastically increases the challenge of each scenario.

Standalone scenarios


The Massing at Osgiliath

Battle of Lake-Town

The Stone of Erech

The Old Forest

Ruins of Belegost


Fog on the Barrow-Downs

Murder at the Prancing Pony

The Siege of Annúminas

Custom Scenario Kit

Attack on Dol Guldur

The Wizard's Quest

The Woodland Realm

The Mines of Moria

Escape from Khazad-dûm

Additional resources