This game takes place between The Hobbit and The Lord of the Rings... and it is full of flavor. If you are a fan of the books or movies, then this will give you your LOTR kick.
This is a cooperative game, meaning that you'll work together against the scenario... scenarios are generally pretty challenging. Defeating one is a reason to celebrate. The publisher has put easy rules on their website, but they don't negate the feeling of accomplishment.
This game really grows into its own... I love it and it is one of the few games that I own that I can play solo.