Bored of the Rings (video game)

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Bored of the Rings
Video game
DeveloperDelta 4 Software (briefly), Silver Soft, CRL Group PLC, Zenobi Software
PublisherDelta 4 Software
PlatformAmstrad CPC, BBC B, Commodore 64, Sinclair QL, ZX Spectrum
Release date1985
GenreText-Adventure with illustrations

Bored of the Rings is a 1985 video game published for several platforms, influenced by the novel of the same name. It is the first of the series Hairy Toes,[1] the other part is The Boggit.[1] It was written with The Quill.[2]


Unlike the book, character names are more reminiscent of the original work. Grandalf is Gandalf, Bimbo is Bilbo Baggins and Fordo is Frodo Baggins, among others. The game is divided into four parts; unlocking a new part requires a password received at the end of the previous part.[3] The game is only playable in a single player mode.[2] The authors of the game are Fergus McNeill,[2][3] Judith Child[3] and Ian Willis.[3]


  1. 1.0 1.1 Meristation, El Anillo Interactivo p. 5 (retrieved 21 September 2010)
  2. 2.0 2.1 2.2 Bored of the Rings at World of Spectrum (retrieved 21 September 2010)
  3. 3.0 3.1 3.2 3.3 Bored of the Rings at Tolkien Games (retrieved 21 September 2010)