In The Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King Deck-building Game, you take on the role of Frodo, Legolas, Aragorn, or one of their brave and heroic allies in the struggle against the forces of the Dark Lord Sauron! While you begin armed only with the courage of the free peoples of Middle-earth™, you will add new, more powerful cards to your deck as you go. Your goal is to defeat the deadly forces that serve Sauron as you make way towards Mount Doom to destroy The One Ring.
Each player takes on the role an iconic hero from The Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King including Aragorn, Éowyn, Gandalf, Legolas & Gimli, Frodo & Samwise, Merry, or Pippin. Each hero comes with a special card unique to that character and usable only by that player.
The Lord of the Ring: The Return of the King Deck-building Game is complete game on its own, but is also 100% compatible with The Lord of the Ring: The Fellowship of the Ring and The Lord of the Ring: The Two Towers Deck-building Games. This allows players to custom create their own unique Lord of the Rings Deck-building Game experience using cards from all three games.