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The One Ring RPG Wins Best of Show at Lucca

Cubicle 7and Sophisticated Games continue to impress the table top RPG world with its monumental role playing game based on the J.R.R. Tolkien world of Middle-Earth.

From the publishers:

About Cubicle 7 Entertainment

Cubicle 7 Entertainment is the award-winning publisher of games such as Doctor Who: Adventures in Time and Space, The Doctor Who Card Game, The Laundry, Victoriana, Primeval, and the Airship Pirates RPG. Cubicle 7 Entertainment can be contacted on

About Sophisticated Games

Sophisticated Games is the publisher of all book-based Lord of the Rings and Hobbit board games, and has created, in partnership with key companies worldwide, The Lord of the Rings (Reiner Knizia series), The War of the Ring (with Nexus), The Hobbit (Reiner Knizia) and Middle-earth Quest (with Fantasy Flight Games). It is proud to work with Francesco Nepitello the author and inspiration behind these first two RPG books, as well as the famed Tolkien artist John Howe, a long time collaborator on Sophisticated Games’ output, who this time shares graphic honours with artists Tomasz Jedrusek and Jon Hodgson.

The win at Lucca has given The One Ring RPG the momentum as it competes with a sea of role playing games.

The One Ring™ roleplaying game set in JRR Tolkien’s Middle-earth continues to gain critical success, winning the prestigious Best of Show award at the Lucca Comics & Games Fair.

Published by Cubicle 7 Entertainment and Sophisticated Games, and designed by Francesco Nepitello and Marco Maggi, the game lets players tell their own stories in the world of The Hobbit™ and The Lord of the Rings™. The One Ring™ has been nominated for and won a string of awards, including three ENnie Awards at GenCon this summer.

Lead Designer Francesco Nepitello said, “We’re delighted to win the ‘Best of Show’ prize! Our thanks go to everyone who worked on this outstanding international project – especially everyone at Cubicle 7 and Sophisticated Games. Many thanks to Giochi Uniti, the game’s Italian publisher, that presented the Italian edition of The One Ring™ and the first two supplements for the game, Tales from Wilderland and the Loremaster’s Screen and Lake-town Sourcebook, at this year’s show.” – Official Press Release

Lucca Comics & Games is an annual comic book and gaming convention in Lucca, Italy. It takes place, usually, at the end of October. Launched in 1966, the event grew in importance years after years; but it’s only in 2006, for the 40th anniversary, that fair has been moved to the city centre: from that edition, the various pavilions are arranged in different squares of the old town and visitors have access to much wider areas and many more services. With almost 155,000 visitors in 2011, Lucca Comics & Games is the second most popular comic fair in Europe (after the Angoulême Comics Festival, in France) and the third in the world (the first is the Comiket in Tokyo, Japan). – SG

The One Ring RPG is an example of the “next generation” of table top gaming. With the easy play system that deals more with story than complicated mechanics and the astonishing art, Cubicle 7/Sophisticated Games have captured the essence of Tolkien’s world and the recipe for an enjoyable game.

You can read more on The One Ring RPG on the Cubicle 7 website.

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Middle-earth, The Hobbit, The Lord of the Rings, and the characters, items, events and places therein are trademarks or registered trademarks of The Saul Zaentz Company d/b/a Middle-earth Enterprises and are used under license by Sophisticated Games Ltd and their respective licensees.

About reuben

Steve, also known as “Rifflo”, is a University MBA Administrator in Ontario Canada where he lives with his wife, Lisa and two young daughters, Alexa and Ava. Steve has an extensive background in corporate sales. Steve also worked for ISAF: International Security Assistance Force and the Canadian Military as a recruiter in Human Resources for the operations in Bosnia and Afghanistan. When not immersed in Tolkien works,sci-fi, and film, you can find him training in Muay Thai, and Italian rapier.


  1. Fab article, takes me back to my old D&D rpg days.

    • The good old days! I loved the red box D&D set. 99% role play and only 1% of real mechanics, etc. Too fun! The days when Elf, Hobbit, and Dwarf was a “Class”. 🙂

  2. Would love to see them join us on!