Tag Archives: The Lord of the Rings

Explore Middle Earth in ‘Lord of the Rings: The Card Game’

Explore Middle Earth in ‘Lord of the Rings: The Card Game’

‘Lord of the Rings: The Card Game’ is a long-running game perfect for new ‘LOTR’ fans. This cooperative card gaming experience dives deeply into the world of Middle Earth, but its complexity is not for everyone. Read More

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A Very Lord of the Rings Christmas

A Very Lord of the Rings Christmas

A few years ago, we dreamed up our own December tradition: Rings Day. Starting on the 25th and running until the 31st, we watch all three Lord of the Rings films back-to-back. We start at Bilbo’s 111th birthday party and try to get Frodo’s trip to Valinor to unfold on New Year’s Eve. It gives the kids our own December tradition to look forward to and occupies us when all the stores and restaurants are closed and our friends are ensconced in Christmas activities. Read More

Jeff VanderMeer’s Southern Reach Trilogy: Annihilation, Authority and Acceptance

Jeff VanderMeer’s Southern Reach Trilogy: Annihilation, Authority and Acceptance

I enjoy reading and I’m especially fond of a long read. At the risk of sounding shallow, in the olden time bookstore days, I used to browse the Sci-Fi section in search of wide spines, followed by a quick glance inside covers to verify a potential target book’s font hadn’t been boosted in size to make it look more impressive. Of course being a good book is even more important; if it’s a series, even better. Classics like Dune, Lord of the Rings and Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy are examples of series that satisfy all three of my preferred criteria and are on my regular rotation for re-reading every few years. I’ve just made a new addition to that collection, Jeff VanderMeer’s Southern Reach Trilogy: Annihilation, Authority and Acceptance. Read More

Facebook for Middle-earth: Six Degrees of Sauron, Another Project from LOTR Project

Facebook for Middle-earth: Six Degrees of Sauron, Another Project from LOTR Project

With the release of the second Hobbit movie, The Desolation of Smaug, comes the latest insane offering from the LOTR Project—-Six Degrees of Sauron, which shows the connections between characters in Tolkien’s works. Users can type in two characters from Tolkien’s vast legendarium and see the chain of who-knows-who. Perfect for the next time you need to sneak into a Mordor night club. Read More