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LOTR KinderSurprise Eggs (boardgame)

Published by Kinder Uberaschung (?), 2002, Germany

Review by Dave Watry

I will review this later as I only have the German instructions at the moment.  Basically, this is a game that was developed to play with the KinderSurprise Eggs.  If you don't know what those are, they are toy figures that are hidden inside of a chocolate egg.  The KinderEggs are a big collectors item in themselves.  Well, someone there decided to make a set of Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Rings figures.  Then they came out with a set of The Two Towers set.  For this second set, you could also purchase a box of seven eggs (two of which held the special edition eggs of Saruman and Treebeard, not found elsewhere).  This special box also came with a fold-out paper board (in German) that is a kids type boardgame.  Like I said, the rules are in German so I am not sure what is says exactly, but it looks fairly simple.  When I get a chance, I will see if I can find a translation.  I don't know if there ever was a Fellowship of the Ring version of the game.  And I haven't heard if there will be one for the Return of the King, but I will keep you posted (or let me know).

KinderSurprise TTT Box


Front and back of box (Die Zwei Turme means The Two Towers)


The Two Towers game board


The Fellowship of the Rings Figures


The Two Towers Figures


Inside the box with the eggs