King Under the Mountain (minigame)

From Tolkien Gateway
King under the Mountain (minigame).png
King Under the Mountain
Video game
DeveloperBlockdot Games,[1] Turbine
Release date2008

King Under the Mountain was the first game in a series of minigames that were made to promote Turbine's Mines of Moria. The minigame was published in 2008 on the Mines of Moria's official site, people could play the game by creating a account for free.[2] Players of The Lord of the Rings Online had the possibility to link this account to their LOTRO account, which enabled them to get special in-game rewards after they completed a deed.[2] It is not possible to play the minigames anymore, since Mines of Moria's official site has been taken offline.

Gameplay[edit | edit source]

The game has both a singleplayer and a multiplayer, in with maximal 6 people can participate.[2] The player has to conquer all regions of Moria in 15 turns. A faction is defeated when he has lost all his regions. If not all factions have been defeated at the game's end, then the player with the most regions wins.[2] After each turn reinforcements are randomly placed in different regions.[1]

Deeds[edit | edit source]

In King Under the Mountain there are three deeds that need to be completed:

  • Durin's Crown: Win three battles after each other.[1]
  • Warmonger: Conquer hundred regions.[1]
  • High roller: Roll thirty or higher in twenty battles.[1]

Trailer[edit | edit source]


See Also[edit | edit source]


  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 1.3 1.4 Lotro Life, Unlock the Mines of Moria faq (retrieved 31 March 2011)
  2. 2.0 2.1 2.2 2.3 Reminiscence by User:Amroth of The Lord of the Rings Online: Mines of Moria's official site
The Lord of the Rings Online
Games titles Shadows of Angmar · Mines of Moria · Siege of Mirkwood · Rise of Isengard · Riders of Rohan · Helm's Deep · Mordor · Minas Morgul · War of Three Peaks · Fate of Gundabad · Before the Shadow
Storyline Volume I: Shadows of Angmar · Volume II: Mines of Moria · Volume III: Allies of the King · Volume IV: The Strength of Sauron · The Black Book of Mordor
See also Characters · Locations · Shadows of Angmar soundtrack · Mines of Moria soundtrack · "King Under the Mountain" minigame