The Lord of the Rings – Shadows in Middle-earth’

Source: Thames & Kosmos/The Pop Insider

Do you have what it takes to complete Gandalf’s secret missions, buying time for Frodo and the Fellowship as they head into Mordor to destroy the One Ring? Don’t worry, you won’t have to leave your sofa.

Fans can help save Middle-earth in EXIT: The Lord of the Rings – Shadows of Middle-earth, a newly announced title in Thames & Kosmos’ series of puzzle-based home escape games. As with all EXIT: The Game titles, Shadows Over Middle-earth will challenge players to solve puzzles and clues as quickly as possible to win the game.

The contents of Shadows Over Middle-earth | Source: Thames and Kosmos

Based on images of in-game content, it appears to be filled with Lord of the Rings details. Special items include a map of Middle-earth and the Eye of Sauron, the help cards contain (appropriately) images of Gandolf, and the decoder wheel features some of Tolkien’s Cirth runes.

There’s already a massive library of over 20 EXIT titles, but it’s the first to feature a licensed media brand like Lord of the Rings. We hope this will be the first of a long series!

Click the link below to view the Shadows Over Middle-earth product page. The game will be available for purchase this summer for $19.95. It is designed for 1-4 players and provides approximately 1-2 hours of gameplay.

Joseph K. Bennett