Players fight side by side with their Companions from J.R.R. Tolkien's The Lord of the Rings against the enemies of Mordor. To defeat your enemies, you must lay out Fellowships of Companion Cards in front of you and send them into battle. When attacking, the symbols on the Companion Cards must match the symbols on the Enemy Cards. Despite having numerous Companions to aid your attack, the eye of Sauron is always vigilant and you must beware of a Counterattack by the Enemies in Mordor. The player who defeats the most dangerous Enemies, and therefore collects the greatest number of victory points, wins the game.