Bored of the Rings (video game)

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Bored of the Rings
Bored of the Rings game cover.jpg
Developer(s) Delta 4
Publisher(s) Delta 4, CRL Group
Designer(s) Fergus McNeill
Platform(s) Amstrad CPC, Commodore 64, ZX Spectrum, BBC Micro
Release 1985
Genre(s) Text adventure game
Mode(s) Single-player

Bored of the Rings is a text adventure game released by Delta 4 in 1985 for several computer systems[1] written using The Quill.[1][2] It was also released by CRL Group. The game is inspired by, but not based on, the Bored of the Rings parody novel published by Harvard Lampoon.[3] The earlier game The Hobbit is also parodied. It was followed by a prequel in the same spirit, The Boggit.[1]


Fordo the Boggit, Spam, Pimply and Murky must take the Great Ring to Mount Gloom.


The game is a standard text adventure with static background graphics in some locations. It was split into three parts with parts two and three requiring password input to access.[4]


Zzap! 64 thought the game was extremely funny but somewhat limited in terms of gameplay. It was given an overall rating of 78%.[5]


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