Its 165 cards introduce three new scenarios to the game, along with two heroes, twenty-seven player cards (three copies each of nine different player cards), eight boons, and seven burdens. Together, these cards allow you to immerse yourself in some of the most pivotal moments of Middle-earth?s Third Age. From the Council of Elrond through the breaking of the Fellowship, The Road Darkens allows you to join Frodo Baggins and his companions on their all-important quest. Along the way, you?ll experience an epic series of memorable encounters drawn directly from the second half of The Fellowship of the Ring! This is not a standalone set. A copy of The Lord of the Rings: The Core Set is required to play.