I'm not just talking about video games and role playing games. Board games and card games have also been set in Tolkien's world. What is the appeal? Is it because we just want to be a part of Middle-earth? Do people consider it the ultimate game setting?
People have complained it's not easy to successfully run a Middle-earth games. Since the main stories have been told and the characters have been developed, our characters are at best only secondary to the big picture. Others say it's hard to get a proper feel without making significant changes to the rules, or the game will just be D&D in Middle-earth.
Yet there are those of us who keep trying. Why?