Yet it is not our part to master all the tides of the world but to do what is in us for the succour of those years wherein we are set uprooting the evil in the fields that we know so that those who live after may have clean earth to till. What weather they shall have is not ours to rule. Gandalf The Return of the KingAn ancient evil stirs in the black lands of Mordor and the people of Middleearth speak of a terrible doom approaching from the east. The Dark Lord Sauron is gathering his forces and should he acquire the power he seeks he will cast the world into eternal shadow. The only hope lies in a heroic few who must work together to stem the tide of evil...The Lord of the Rings The Card Game is a cooperative card game that puts 12 players (or up to four with two Core Sets!) in control of the most powerful characters and artifacts of Middleearth. Players will select heroes gather allies acquire artifacts and coordinate their efforts to face Middleearths most dangerous fiends. By cooperating to overcome the obstacles drawn from the encounter deck you will complete the quest before you and claim victory!The Core Set includes 226 cards 97 tokens and 2 threat trackers.