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War of the Ring – Shut Up & Sit Down Review

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  1. I own LOTR Risk. Is this game different enough to be worth getting for the price?

  2. "oh dear" umh? What's wrong with that. Stop inserting racism everywhere you look.

  3. "easterlings" shows footage of the haradrim

  4. I've played this once with a friend, I was Sauron. Never managed to roll a single 6 on each of my hunt for Frodo dice. The dude simply walked into Mordor unopposed. Game over in 40 Minutes…

  5. Trust me —We totally know what all these names mean. Hell we could even draw the map ourselves, (AND we did it in 6th grade.)

  6. Great review, I really want this…but damn the scale is scary…buuuut I want it! haha! I'm probably gonna buy it at some stage..Why lie to myself.

  7. Managed to get a full 45 seconds into the video before deploying a cloyingly shopworn "Tolkien was a racist" smear. Impressive stuff.

  8. the game is 109 now and this game is one of the better games out there.

  9. That dissing on the Haradrim early in the video feels like someone wanted to make a joke and didn’t know the lore context behind it.
    There’s a story reason why the Haradrim were allied with the orcs. And it has to do with a theme you find even throughout the movies: corrupting of the race of men, regardless of affiliation or geographic location.

  10. Really great boardgame (and review) it really does capture the atmosphere of middle earth. Personally didn't have much of a problem with the politics track or finding map locations. Really good game especially if your a tolkien fan.

  11. this would definitely benefit from being a PC turn based strategy

  12. I know War of the Ring and Journey's in Middle-Earth are two different types of games but which would be recommended more?

  13. When the expansions came out I cracked up

  14. Did Quinns hum the theme to the Gold Saucer?

  15. "In this world where jobs are outlawed by the government"
    Fast forward 2 years
    Hope your happy guys, you willed it into reality

  16. Me, my brother, and my dad finally got out hands on this game and we had a similar interaction between the Isengard and Mordor player 7:15

  17. Did these guys just call them “bobbits”?

  18. Having bought this on release, played 1 time, getting it lost in the depths of Moria, I mean my basement, finding this review, digging long and hard to find the game again…. Thank you

  19. That shower rod and bath robe were quite good for the costume, and Quin even grew out his hair to the perfect length, amazing!

  20. I looked in the search tab, and there is no channel called shut up and war of the ring. Oh no! I think they only made it in their war of the ring universe! Noooooooooo

  21. The woke comments about racism and sexism in so many of these reviews are desperate, off the mark, and highlight the most trivial things

  22. The selfish transmission coronally like because jason univariably deserve below a swift year. opposite, useless freckle

  23. Ricky Tenderkiss (Daniel R. Merchán) says:

    Christ Almighty. Some years back, and having not kept up with trends in board game design, I was fiddling with a game concept and asking myself “But how to streamline this? I almost need two separate boards — and surely no one will accept a game with dice, cards, AND tokens…” HA HA HA!!! Looking at this, I now realize I could dump the contents of four separate games into six boxes (six, to make room for fancy miniatures, see) and people would SNAP IT UP!! Ye cats… 🙄

  24. If you keep caring about the skin color of pieces and what they did in a story it's you who care about skin color, not Tolkien.

  25. So after watching this review, I bought the game, found a friend who was into LotR as much as me and started playing it on a regular basis…..Its now 1½ year later and we still play this game every 2nd week. It has become my favorite game of all time, it has defined multiple new friendships i have made and it is still as exciting to play now as when I started playing 1½ year ago.

    Thanks SU&SD for making this review and really communicating how a glorious experience this game can be.

    PS: And yes, the game is still complicated, have properly only played the game right without a rules mistake 2-4 times 🙂

  26. Did they really treat the glass of whiskey like that? 🙁

  27. What's great about this game is the storytelling it enables. Once I had a game end on a cliffhanger. Frodo was two corruption points away from becoming corrupted, and one step away from Mount Doom. And when you step on the Mount Doom square, you draw a final corruption token, and if Frodo is still uncorrupted, he wins. The tile I drew was a 2, and I was out of Fellowship members to sacrifice themselves to stop the corruption. BUT… when you are out of Fellowship members, then Gollum automatically joins. And Gollum's power lets you reveal Frodo's location (if he's still hidden, which he was), to reduce the corruption token by 1. So the game ended with Frodo succumbing to the Ring, but Gollum accidentally saving Middle Earth. JUST like in the books. I still remember that moment, even though it was a decade ago. This game feels like you're playing through the story, and that's part of what makes it great.

  28. I have a Lotro in risk form lots of fun to play.

  29. FYI 19:25 he is singing the theme song to Final Fantasy 7 gold saucer for all you fan boys out there.

  30. Where can I meet a friend that I can play a game like this with? I think I could find the time in my life to play it… enough to be to worth it, but I dont have the friend for it.

  31. I would so like to play this.
    But I don't want to kidnap multiple people to play it with me

  32. This is probably my favorite table top game i've ever played, even though i only played it a few times with my brother since we bought it. The Covid lockdowns didn't help with out gaming schedule, but i wish i had more time to play it! It just works on so many levels and it feels like there is more then one way to play it 😀

  33. Im getting this for my birthday 😀

  34. Overall, another great review! TBH though, as a fan of the books, I was put off by the needless commentary/opinion on Tolkien's usage of Easterlings in the book. I mean come on, based on the content of the rest of the review you don't seem to know much about the fiction this game portrays. I found myself just trying not to write off the review after that. Maybe just stick to reviewing games and leave the review of the books / source material to someone else.

  35. you saying Soreron instead of Sauron hurts my soul

  36. las pantallas verdes son lo mejor

  37. "I'm thirty years old and managed to injure my back sitting this game up" I love these reviews.

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