BySonja Batušić, writer at Creators.co

Previously, I posted about my redesign of the LOTR Monopoly board game. I was very happy to see positive responses to the article, so I decided to make a bigger and better one. The design of the board, cards and money didn’t change so much, but the box is changed and there are some new things inside the box. To make it possible, I needed some help, so my partner joined me on this project.

The front of the box
The front of the box

First, we started making the design of the box in 3D and when we were happy with the design, we made the cardboard model of it. Now, the lid of the box can be separated from the bottom. The box is made completely from wood and you have two small ‘’leaf-like’’ buckles, just to make sure the box will stay closed when it’s not used. After the box was made, we started making figures for players from wood. On every wooden circle there is a silhouette of one of the 6 races from the Lord of the Rings story: Hobbit, Dwarf, Human, Elf, Wizard and Orc. You can choose a race who you love the most. Every silhouette was carved by a laser on the wooden circle, then the edge and the back was painted in 6 different colors, depending on the race.

Wooden circles with silhouettes
Wooden circles with silhouettes

The dices are also made of wood and there are two types: one with numbers and one with Moon Runes. The dice with Moon Runes is used when a player stops on one of two fields: Evenestar or The White Tree of Gondor. The Runes can either help or harm the players´ progress.

Hobbit, Dwarf, Human, Elf, Wizard and Orc + 2 dices
Hobbit, Dwarf, Human, Elf, Wizard and Orc + 2 dices

Instead of houses and hotels, players can buy hobbit holes and towers. First, we made a 3D model of hobbit holes and towers and then 3D printed them.

The concept of the game came from the board game Monopoly, but the rules are changed and adapted to the LOTR story. I named the game ”Lands of Middle Earth’’, because obviously you have to buy as much lands in Middle Earth as possible.

3D printed hobbit holes and towers
3D printed hobbit holes and towers

Here is our Facebook page Dicey where we will post other game and ‘’geek’’ projects.

Hope you like the new improved game!