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Riddle of the Ring

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Riddle of the Ring
Board game
DesignerJohn Califf III, William A. Walker
PublisherFellowship Games (1st ed.); Iron Crown Enterprises (2nd ed.)
Release date1982 (1st ed.);[note 1] 1985 (2nd ed.)

Riddle of the Ring is a board game based on J.R.R. Tolkien's The Lord of the Rings. The game was first produced by Fellowship Games, but was later released by Iron Crown Enterprises.[1][2]

  • Development: William A. Walker, John Califf III. and Coleman Charlton
  • Game Board: Jessica M. Ney
  • Card Illustrations: Charles Peale, James Holloway, and Jessica Ney
  • Cover Art: Chris White
  • Cover Graphics: Richard H. Britton
  • Production: John David Ruemmler, Kurt H. Fischer, and Coleman Charlton
  • Stock #: 7400
  • ISBN: 0-425-07817-5

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A fascinating card and boardgame for 2 to 8 players. Suitable for beginners as well as experienced gamers.

[edit] Back Cover Text

RIDDLE OF THE RING is a fascinating card and boardgame suitable for beginners as well as experienced gamers. The perfect family game. Each of the 2 to 8 players becomes a Hobbit or Black Rider as he sets out to find The Ring and take it to either Mount Doom or Barad-dur. All of your favorite characters such as Gandalf, Frodo. Gollum, and Wormtongue come to life. Travel with them across the length of Middle-earth . . . adventure awaits!

RIDDLE OF THE RING is based on J.R.R. TOLKIEN'S THE LORD OF THE RINGS, but you need not be familiar with this work in order to play and thoroughly enjoy the game.


  • 19"x24" full-color mounted mapboard
  • 80 cards illustrating all of the major characters of THE LORD OF THE RINGS
  • Rules, playing pieces & dice


  • Suitable for ages 13 & up
  • Playing time 1-2 hours
  • Complexity rating (on a scale of 1 to 10)
    • Basic Game......3
    • Optional Rules......4

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  1. Noble Knight Games gives 1983 as the year of publication.


  1. Riddle of the Rings at Noble Knight Games (accessed 30 April 2011)
  2. Riddle of the Ring at BoardGameGeek (accessed 30 April 2011)