Well, if you've found this, you undoubtedly know about the game Settlers of Catan, and hopefully JRR Tolkien. This is my rendition of the game. Restyled and re-designed in its' entirety, this game plays with the exact same rules, set up, and strategies as the original. HOWEVER, there are NO cards (everything is made from wood. There are tokens instead of cards (for your resources) and the Development cards are cut from wood. Everything is themed in LORD OF THE RINGS/HOBBIT motifs, language, and style.
This set includes:
The Board is laser engraved and cut, and made from Birch. Measures 18" around. It is laid out (as close as I could) with the regions of the game, and Bilbos The Road Goes Ever On poem around the edge.
The box is segmented, to fit all the pieces, and is made from Birch. The board is hinged to the box as the lid.
There are 2 special wooden cards for Longest Road and Fellowship (Largest army) cards.
There are 4 price cards also made from wood.
There are 4 color keyed boxes, engraved with the different beings (Hobbits, Elves, Wizards, and Dwarves) which hold all the Cities, Towns and roads, and during game play the development cards, price cards and special cards. These boxes, roads, and Cities, and Towns, are all dyed wood in four different colors.
The resources in this version of the game (Horses, Weapons, Trees/Ents, Tobacco, and Treasure ) are tokens instead of cards, and are laser engraved, and stained the same color as their corresponding tiles.
There is a segmented box to hold all five of the different resources. This is engraved on the top and sides to look like a treasure chest.
There is a full set of 19 different tiles, all stained to correspond their individual resource.
The knight cards, and all other development cards are all individually LOTR themed. Every knight is different (with the Knights: different characters from the books) The others include special characters, both good and evil that advance the game..
There are 18 numbered tiles
There are 9 Trading post/Harbor tiles (all individually named after the towns of Middle earth)
There are 2 laser engraved dice (they are kinda large and more decorative than practical, so you can use them, but you might find regular dice work better)
And there is the ONE RING. The whole piece is encased in crystal clear cast resin giving it amazing durability, and highlighting the detail of the piece.
I also include a brief explanation of the changes, so that you will understand how this is played (it assumes you are familiar with Settlers of Catan already.)
This board took me almost 70 hours just to design, and making it is about 3 weeks worth of work, but it is truly an amazing game, and beautifully rendered with the theme throughout.
SO, challenge your friends to some friendly (or not so friendly) battles for control of resources, regions, the One Ring, and ultimately, all of Middle Earth!!!
If you are interested in a DIFFERENT themed Settlers of Catan game, let me know. I would love to design more, and make them for you. For instance, some ideas I had:
Dystopian Future (Hunger Games, Divergent, Maze Runner, etc.)
Lord of the Rings
Rock 'n Roll
St. Patricks Day
Comic book heros
Big game Hunter...
Use your imagination, and send me a message, and I can see what I we can come up with.
Payment is pretty easy through Etsy, so this is straight forward. If we work together on an idea, I'd be more than happy to create a private listing for you. Custom work, once agreed upon, will require payment before physical work can begin. Most items take about 2 weeks to make, although some of the bigger and more elaborate products can take up to a month. If you are unsure, or want an estimate on production times, send me a message and I can let you know!!!
I ship almost exclusively through USPS, although occasionally use UPS for larger or more delicate items. I always include the insurance on items to make sure that if your item is damaged in transit, we are both covered (since the items offered are one of a kind, and hand made, I don't have the option to just grab another off the shelf to send.)
Also, the cost of shipping and handling of "FREE SHIPPING" items will NOT be refunded in the case of a return. This expense is included into the cost of the item, and, since USPS does not reimburse me if you purchase something, and send it back to me, I do not reimburse the expenses (included into the price of the items with "free shipping") to buyers. If you would like to know exactly what I pay for shipping, in the case of a return, please feel free to ask me.
But please contact me if you have any problems with your order.
These items are all made to order, and details will be worked out exactly before work begins. Once work has begun, changes cannot be made (again, handmade so pretty impossible to un-cut wood). If something is damaged or lost in shipping, that is what the shipping insurance if for. Almost all items are wood, so excessive duress can and will break them. Also, wood has many variations in regards to color, grain, and appearance, so yours will NOT look exactly like examples, however, I will do my best to make them as close as possible. I advise you to treat them as precious custom heirloom quality pieces. If something does happen, I can advise on repairs, but considering the nature of these items, returns, and refunds, for broken items is not possible. If you order something, and it doesn't work, because you didn't read the description (ie. You order full size grips, but you own a compact gun) no returns will be accepted. If you have questions whether something will work, please ask. Custom designed items cannot be canceled or refunded once work has begun.
Most of my items are wood. There are, of course, some variances between different pieces of wood, even within the same board. I will always try my best to make the best looking piece for my customer. Sometimes I will search out a board with almost no grain, or a piece with a lot of grain. I will often design specifically with the grain in mind. That being said, yours will not look exactly like the pictured items. It will however, be amazing. When referencing grips, I will use many terms. Most are industry standard, however, if you are unsure, please feel free to send me a message. For instance, 1911 compact grips are 2 11/16" from the center of the top grip screw to the center of the bottom grip screw, and 1911 full size is 3 1/16" center of screw to center of screw. Ambi is short for ambidextrous safety. Magwell means your gun has a flared magazine well.
Also, if you have a RIA (RockIslandArmory) 1911, please be aware, your chances of needing to do modifications are much higher than if you have any other 1911. RIA is notoriously NOT a mil-spec 1911; they use a lot of non-spec parts, and are very low on quality control/consistency. If you have questions, please let me know.