Hobbit Tales is a story-telling game based on J.R.R. Tolkien’s Middle Earth. In the game, the players take turns as a narrator using adventure cards as prompts. Meanwhile, the other players dispense hazard cards to derail the narrator’s adventure. Both sets of cards feature quotes and illustrations related to elements of Tolkien’s stories. Terrain icons limit when hazards can be played. And a feat die is used to determine the success of a played hazard.
The Hobbit Tales rule book also contains advice on using adventure cards to develop adventure hooks and simulate a journeys in Cubicle 7′s The One Ring roleplaying game.