Lord of the Rings: War of the Ring boardgame by Ares games, custom handcrafted box & LotR-themed dice tower, core game + expansions

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    A beautifully built and decorated box for the Ares Games-produced "War of the Ring" Strategy Board Game. The game itself is included, as well as the expansions and a couple rare add-ons, such as the Treebeard army addition. This is a one-of-a-kind creation that will never be created again; completely unique and perfect for fans of Tolkien, the Lord of the Rings, and strategy board gaming.

    The box is created from 3/8-inch thick maple wood, with 1/8-inch top and bottom panels as well as interior separators to hold the game components. The lid closes down around a rim of wood which is actually 1/8-inch panels of maple that line the interior of the box prior to felting (thus making the box walls a full 1/2-inch thick). There is a barely perceptible hair-line crack on the top panel (an unforeseen result of the gluing process), which was repaired and reinforced by gluing another thin panel to the entire lid interior, prior to applying the felt. The map board sits nicely atop the interior partitions. Dimensions of the box are approximately 20x10x6 inches.

    The dice tower was also created by me to accompany the game; built from 3/16-inch thick cherry, the components were engraved and precisely cut with a high-powered laser engraver, then assembled and finished by hand. The map motif coincides with the top of the game box, and additionally has the two different expeditions led by Gandalf, to Erebor and to Mordor, engraved in the sides as well as Tolkien's runic signature. Dimensions of the tower are approximately 8x8x4 inches.

    A map of Middle Earth adorns the box top, and across the front side, the game logo and icons taken directly from the game itself. Gold leaf was used on the Ring in the logo to accentuate it. All artwork was done by hand utilizing the art of pyrography, or wood burning. The box was stained with a natural, non-pigmented stain on the map area and front logo, and dark walnut on the remaining surfaces. All surfaces were sealed with a satin lacquer and treated with a wax for even further protection and preservation.

    All the game components are included and in some cases still in their original wrap. The cards are all encased in sleeves. This set was created out of my love for the works of Tolkien as well as board gaming, but has never really been played; I would like to see it sold to someone who will not only enjoy it's beauty but the game itself.

    Additional photos can be made available upon request.

    "The War of The Ring is a grand strategy board game that allows its players to immerse themselves in the world of J.R.R. Tolkien's The Lord of The Ringstm and experience its epic action, dramatic conflict, and memorable characters. As the Free Peoples player you command the proud hosts of the most important kingdoms of the Third Age. From the horse-lords of Rohan to the soldiers of Gondor and the Elven lords of Rivendell, you lead the defense of the last free realms of Middle-earth. Face the evil minions of Sauron on the field of battle in a desperate attempt to delay their onslaught, while you lead the Fellowship of the Ring in the Quest for Mount Doom. As the Shadow player you lead the hordes of the Dark Lord and his most powerful minions as they try to bring darkness to Middle-earth. Legions of Orcs, Trolls, Wolfriders and the dreadful Ringwraiths await your command. Hunt the Ring-bearer and bring the precious Ring to his Master, or crush your enemies with your unstoppable armies. This is your chance to forge the destiny of an age."

    Components Include:
    War of the Ring 2nd Edition
    Leather Binder w/ High-quality printed Rule Book and Player Guides
    Lord of Middle Earth Expansion
    Warriors of Middle Earth Expansion
    Treebeard Promo Miniature & Card
    Gandalf Card Tin (rare)
    WotR Card Tin
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