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Return to Middle-earth with Next Week’s Games Workshop Re-release

Games Workshop is taking a bit of a break next week when it comes to pre-orders and will instead have a re-release of some classic Middle-earth kits.

The sets being offered are focused on scenes from The Lord of the Rings: The Two Towers movie including the epic Battle of Helm’s Deep.

Let’s see which models are returning!

For fans of Good armies, they’ll have Legolas Mounted with Bow, Théoden from Warg Attack, Gamling from Warg Attack, Gimli on Dead Uruk-hai, Ent, Haldir’s Elves with Bows, Haldir’s Elves with Swords, and the Heroes of Helms Deep.

On the Evil side, there’ll be Uruk-hai Scouts, Warg Riders, and the Uruk-hai Battering Ram.

There’s actually no pre-order window for these and they’ll be available right away. There’s a limited number of each so be sure to order quickly as they may sell out fast.

Weta Throws an Unexpected Party from The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey

Blunt the knives, bend the forks; Smash the bottles and burn the corks; Chip the glasses and crack the plates; That’s what Bilbo Baggins hates…

Sing it loud and clear: An Unexpected Party has arrived!

Weta Workshop‘s new tabletop game is set in the opening scenes of The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey – when the Dwarves arrive unannounced at Bag End, to Bilbo’s dismay! Play as the uninvited guests and earn points performing lines from the song “The Things Bilbo Hates.”

The game is suitable for 2-4 players. Step inside Bag End for an hour and host your own Unexpected Party! The game retails for $39.99.

The Hobbit: An Unexpected Party

NECA/WizKids Announce New Puzzle Strategy Game, Connect With Pieces

NECA/WizKids is taking puzzle gaming to a new level, announcing Connect With Pieces, an upcoming puzzle building platform and game combining strategy and challenge designed by Joel Weinshanker, president and COO at NECA and board game designer Mike Elliott.

Unlike traditional puzzle games, in Connect With Pieces there is more than one way to play for a varied experience. While the ultimate goal is to match all puzzle pieces in a way that garners the most points, Connect With Pieces requires strategy as each piece has five possible combinations, with most fitting in more than one location on the board.

For an added challenge, each piece is embossed with one of five special symbols, that when placed in a particular pattern will earn players bonus points or allow them to block opponents.

Connect With Pieces, available now nationwide MSRP $12.99 USD, is designed for all ages and incorporates themes from several popular franchises, including a Lord of the Rings, The Hobbit and Twilight edition available at launch.

Coinciding with the announcement, NECA/WizKids has also revealed an upcoming Connect With Pieces application for iPad, coming soon.