From the publisher's website:
In the land of Mordor, the dark lord Sauron plots to cast the lands of Middle-earth into eternal darkness. He only lacks the One Ring, an artifact of ultimate power… and it hangs around the neck of a humble and unassuming hobbit, Frodo Baggins. From the Shire, Frodo and his companions plan their perilous route to Mount Doom. Sauron’s forces will hunt Frodo every step of the way, but many will help him on his journey, prepared to pay the ultimate price to ensure that Frodo destroys the One Ring and restores peace to Middle-earth! One of Reiner Knizia’s most highly regarded games, Lord of the Rings: The Confrontation, is back! This new compact edition allows both experienced and new players to join the struggle for Middle-earth. Lord of the Rings: The Confrontation is a two-player board game in which one player controls the Fellowship of the Ring and the other player wields the forces of Sauron.