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Mediawatch: Computer Gaming World
Calisuri @ 8:29 am EST

Ringer Saint sends in this from the most recent publishing of Computer Gaming World magazine:

From the "Inside Wargaming" column, article titled "Rip Van Winkle: Wargame designers fall asleep in 1970, wake up in 2001."

"A few weeks ago, I had the pleasure of being introduced to noted German boardgame designer Reiner Knizia's Lord of the Rings (Hasbro/Parker Brothers). Knizia is a legend in boardgaming circles, and after 10 minutes of playing Lord of the Rings, it was easy to see why. Using only four understated and standard looking boards, two decks of cards, and some cardboard markers, Knizia managed to capture the essence of the drama in Tolkien's story and package it in a clever game system that makes each play-through different and challenging. The gameplay is also cooperative. Can you say 'genius'?"

From personal experience and reports from fans, we can also say the board game is pure enjoyment.