You won’t want to leave the Shire after you get The Hobbit Board Game. Instead you will want to play it pretty much all of the time. The timing is perfect too, since Peter Jackson’s Hobbit movie is almost here.
While you are waiting for the latest Tolkiien movie, you might want to pass the time playing the game based on Tolkien’s first Middle Earth book. 2-5 players can enjoy it. The idea is to make your way around the Lonely Mountain, grabbing up treasure while avoiding Smaug, the dragon.