Blunt the knives, bend the forks; Smash the bottles and burn the corks; Chip the glasses and crack the plates; That’s what Bilbo Baggins hates!”
ABOUT THE GAME
An Unexpected Party is a fast, fun, action-based tabletop game for 2-4 players, set in the opening scenes of The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey – when the thirteen Dwarves arrive unannounced at Bag End, much to Bilbo’s dismay! Mischief ensues as the dwarves cheerfully jest with Bilbo under the watchful eye of Gandalf.
Step into the Dwarves shoes and earn points by performing lines of the song, “The Things Bilbo Hates.” As you move around Bag End you will gather items and generally make a mess of the place! But be careful not to push Bilbo too far…
The game ends either when all 15 lines of the song are completed, or with the momentous arrival of Thorin. The player with the most points – who did the best job arousing Bilbo’s curiosity and shaking up his sheltered life – will win!
In-world gameplay and authentic artwork
Based on the opening scenes of The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey
Art by The Hobbit senior concept artist, Daniel Falconer
See inside Bag End through the eyes of an artist who worked on the films!
Game design by NZ board game designers Ian Luxmoore and Jarratt Gray (Endeavor)
Perfect for children and families
Quick to learn and to play
We wanted to show the lighter side of Tolkien’s world – those humorous, light-hearted moments where you fall in love with the characters just being themselves, no battlefield in sight. The impromptu Dwarf feast at the beginning of The Hobbit is the perfect embodiment of that.
Daniel Falconer – Senior Concept Designer, Weta Workshop
YOUR GAME BOX INCLUDES
1 x Bag End Playing Board
15 x Character Standees with Stands
21 x Curious/Furious Tokens
1 x Supply Bag
26 x Item Tokens
13 x Dwarf Cards (63mm x 88mm)
30 x Party Cards (63mm x 88mm)
11 x Bag End Cards (63mm x 88mm)
60 x 1-Point Tokens
15 x 2-Point Tokens
4 x Player Boards
1 x Rulebook
Recommended for ages 10+