The best place to play hide and seek in

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Treebeard19 12/Jun/2006 at 10:23 AM
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Moria is by far the best place to play hide and seek in.  It’s dark, vast, and filled with orcs that would love nothing more to kill you in a slow and painful death while you search for your hiders and vice versa!  Now doesn’t that just sound like a lovely place to play hide and seek?!
Rivvy Elf 07/Jul/2006 at 11:24 AM
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The best place to play hide and seek in Middle-Earth is Moria. Moria has many caverns and secret passages. For example, you could hide in the foundations of the mountains, or you can get up onto the highest tower of Moria. It took days for the Fellowship to get through the mines of moria in the fastest way possible. You may have to search for weeks for the person you are looking for. So, in my opinion Moria is the best place to play hide and seek in.

Celebrimbor 07/Jul/2006 at 12:34 PM
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Rivvy Elf. Are we to assume that you are asking others where they think the best Middle-earthian hide and seek venue would be? If so I would have to suggest that Taur-im-Duinath would be an excellent site. This woodland was largely unexplored and uninhabited and would thusly be ideal.
Rivvy Elf 07/Jul/2006 at 01:07 PM
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Celebrimbor- yes
Lt. Gothmog 07/Jul/2006 at 01:21 PM
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I would have to go with the Forests of Mirkwood. Because if the hider would leave the path then no one would ever find him. Remember the Hobbit!
Narthin Alarion 07/Jul/2006 at 02:48 PM
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i would like to say that the city of osgiliath would probly have to be the best place to hide, ruins drains etc

however any were in morder would be greate expecialyy the pass of cirith unguol as there are plenty of fun tunnels and webs and the chances are that those searching you would get eaten or yoy would so the only place they could find you there would be in shelobs belly somewhere no one wants to go and hence the best hiding place in middle earth

Tinuwen 07/Jul/2006 at 03:40 PM
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      I feel that there are so many places to hide in middle earth...  city of Osgiliath, fangorn forest,  the whole area of Mordor ,and Moria...but I would never go to any of these , all are too scary to play hide and seek in!!!!...
Celebrimbor 07/Jul/2006 at 03:53 PM
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Narthin. Firstly, welcome to the plaza. Secondly, however, it is considered spam to stretch smilies in such an excessive manner. I know it may seem like a small thing, but sticking to the rules regarding spam will help you avoid being repremanded.
Radagast Rasta 07/Jul/2006 at 05:13 PM
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Dont feel bad Narthin we all make mistakes, but I was wondering how you accuired so many points with only being a member for 1-2 days? Any way the best place for hide and go seek would be Moria of course. It’s vastness would require many days of searching for a body and the darkness would make it hard to see thus making it more difficult to find anybody. How long would you give some one to hide?
Gotal 08/Jul/2006 at 08:32 AM
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It think Minis Tirith would be a good place to play hide and seek considering that it is huge and has so many buildings, streets, etc. And it has lots of people so you would be hard to spot.
Alanna Elessar 09/Jul/2006 at 07:15 AM
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Interesting, very interesting.  Yet the real question remains:  Where in Middle Earth would be the best place to play tag?

Uzakul 09/Jul/2006 at 07:52 AM
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Fangorn would be a good place, the trees can move making it a constantly changing environment! Just watch out for the nasty trees tho!!! And that treebeard doesnt rat you out to the seeker!!
CirthErebor 09/Jul/2006 at 07:31 PM
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Lothlorien. Hundreds of towering trees larger than redwoods, with large platforms everywhere, and bridges crossing from tree to tree. I’m not sure the Elves would put up with it though...
Binnesman 10/Jul/2006 at 06:55 AM
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I agree with Gotal Minas Tirith is the best place to play hide and go seek. Remember in allmost all the other places mentioned there are enemys there that would kill you, but in Minas Tirith you would not be attacked unless you were an orc or a criminal. Also as Gotal pointed out there are crowds of people everywhere, and remember if you knew the 7 passwords to the city you could go to the very top! And if the Seeker didn’t know the passwords than you would be uncatchable!

I rest my case before the jury.

Celebrimbor 10/Jul/2006 at 04:06 PM
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Perhaps the greatest area to play hide and seek did actually see a fatal game of hide and seek. Beren and his band of outlaws evaded the servants of Morgoth for the longest time by dwelling hidden in the mountainous hills of Dorthonian. If Beren could escape Sauron’s hunters, who were tasked with his capture, in this land then this would indeed be a good place to hide in a game of hide and seek.
Narthin Alarion 10/Jul/2006 at 10:13 PM
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great now all we have to do is get scoober gear that region is now under water, also i vote loth lorien as the noldor are the grouchy elves not the sicndar and wood elves they are the fun loving ones so they would probly be ok with us running around thier forest
Lord_Vidύm 11/Jul/2006 at 03:08 AM
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Well, depends: If you are dirty enough-so much that you would look like a crap- then the best place for hide and seek would be Mordor- in its waste you would not be seen-.. Ok, getting serious

I think it’s Fangorn. The place is very plant-dressed, bushy, and thicky forest, so there will be a lot of hides

Region 11/Jul/2006 at 06:48 AM
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I think Celebrimbor is right on this one. Moria is a great place too but the negative side is that, once you know a secret road, you can find someone. In comparison to a wild Forest where you can just lie down in the tall grass, the chance sof getting spotted in Moria just by lurking behind a dark corner are quite large.
Celebrimbor: you raise a good point about Beren having been able to escape Sauron’s hunters but we should also remember the individual’s skills of escaping scavengers.
Celebrimbor 11/Jul/2006 at 08:05 AM
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Narthin. There were no specifics laid down in this question to say we were only considering ME in the Third Age. Locations in Beleriand are equally applicable to this wholly theoretical question irrespective of the fact that they were drowned at the end of the First Age.

Strider G 11/Jul/2006 at 10:03 AM
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its really difficult to say where would be best i suppose its all dependant on who was actually playing !! you would guess the elfs and hobbits would be good players being very quiet and illusive, Men might be a bit poorer altho as aragorn said he can avoid being seen if needed, however gimli and his dwarves would be pretty poor i feel "the dwarf breathes so loud we could have shot him in the dark"  
lalla 06/Oct/2006 at 02:57 PM
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Funny thread.  Yes, Moria would be the perfect place to play hide and seek in. And think of all the extras: getting lost, becoming orc’s dinner, meeting a Balrog in the flesh... Anyway, since I’m claustrophobic, I’d prefer  to play in Lothlorien: you can always hide in the wood, and at the end of the game you’ll be in better company. Perhaps not so thrilling... but surely safer!
likuku 07/Oct/2006 at 05:42 AM
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Yes, the best place to play hide and seek would be Moria because there are many tunels and all other things that can let you hide as well. But is one important thing, if you don’’t now Moria you can lost others and then  you are almost dead because Moria is so big that even if you call loud as you can others maybe don’t hear you. But if you are dwarf or something else what lives there and now that dark place as well then it will be the best place to plays hide-and-seek.
Oin 07/Oct/2006 at 11:03 AM
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lalla: This is the second thread that I have found that you have resurrected from the dead, as it were. As I said in the other thread, please do not post and bump up to the front page of the forum threads like this that have been inactive for months. Thanks!
lalla 08/Oct/2006 at 01:31 AM
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Since I’ve been here for only one month, all threads were "new" and interesting to me. Sorry !  Now I know.

mighty ent man 08/Oct/2006 at 04:55 AM
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There really is such a huge range of good locations for this fun game. Let me try and summarise some of them:

  • We have Moria which many have already cited as a good place. Of course it would be as not many people knew the way round it, and there were many unexplored passages. However would it not be dangerous? Lurking orcs and other creatures and also many areas where you could fall to your death, like mind shafts. This would not make for a very fun game, also you could easily get lost in there forever!! The lack of light would make it good and bad, good because you coudl hide but bad because you would not really be able to see where you are going!
  • The of course Minas Tirith. It is a large city with 7 levels and many small side streets and alley ways that could be hidden in. It is safe and you would not get too lost.
  • Fangorn would be a great place, but again the danger element is there are the Ents would not like it. If you were children then they probably would show you no harm so in that sense it would be fun. The dark trees and moss and bushes would make for great hiding. Much better than the Old Forest which is by far more dangerous.
  • Lothlorien or Mirkwood was also be pretty good, though in Lorien you would not be able to climb the trees very easily.

There is some points off the top of my head!

great earendil 08/Oct/2006 at 09:08 AM
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Fangorn would be the ideal place to play hide and seek in, but i don’t know why the children of middle earth will play hide and seek in such a dangerous place(for them of course), though looked from another point of view, as thought the ents look tough on the exterior, they are very kind actually
Endril 08/Oct/2006 at 12:05 PM
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The best place to play hide and seek in Middle Earth would be Mordor, oh I meen hide and seek for trouble. I think that Moria is the best place  but also the city of Minas Tirith as it was a very large citadel and it had a lot of hidden places in it.
mighty ent man 09/Oct/2006 at 04:36 AM
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Oh yes I forgot to mention my own views on Mordor. Here are some points surrounding this place:

  • It is a dark place, in terms of lighting I mean. Thus visibility is low and good for the person hiding but nto good for the person looking.
  • However as like Moria, but more so, Mordor is a dangerous place. And the smog and ash from Mount Doom would clog up your lungs and make your skin all black.
  • So to be honest Mordor is not really a good place to play this light hearted game!

I can’t believe I have gone into an analysis over hide and seek!

Arvellas 09/Oct/2006 at 05:09 PM
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Wow...the possibilities are nearly endless.  Middle-earth is a pretty big place, filled with tons of different terrains.  If you were good at moving stealthily and not leaving many tracks, I would say that many places in the wilderness of Middle-earth would be perfect, even the ones we do not know that much about.  Actually, the little-known ones could be some of the best places, just because they are little-known.
KingODuckingham 09/Oct/2006 at 08:50 PM
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I think the Glittering Caves would be an AWESOME place to play hide-and-seek, because you could use both bright glimmers AND shadows to hide you, plus you couldn’t be bored while waiting for people to find you, because it is so beautiful.  Plus, caves are just a cool place to hide.
mighty ent man 10/Oct/2006 at 12:19 PM
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duckingham - Thats such a good idea. The Glittering Caves at Helms Deep would be a wonderful place to play. They would not be safe, and you could get lost. But once the Dwarves colonised it and sorted it all out it would be safer and better to play in. You would get to see the beauty of those caves too.
Durin of Moria 12/Oct/2006 at 02:33 AM
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I think the best place to play hide and seek is in Minas Tirith. I has many levels and rooms and halls. The place where Shelob the spider lives,( I think it is called Cirith Ungol ) will also be a good place. It is dark and there is many ways to go. I think I will not find my way there.
Qtpie 17/Oct/2006 at 04:57 PM
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Shelob’s Lair would be a good place to play hide and seek. It was intensely dark in there and many different passages. The darkness would be ideal because it would shield you from the seekers eyes. You can wander for quite a while in their without ever finding your way out. However, you would have to watch out for the icky sticky cobwebs, and Shelob of course.
Amras Alcarin 17/Oct/2006 at 06:52 PM
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I’d go hide in the Old Forest. Old Man Willow and the trees there will keep twisting you toward the center of the forest nomatter where you run. It’s the job of the hider to get off the path somewhere and stay put as long as you arent at the center....the seeker will have no choice but to always end up where you are not.

But hey, if we go beyond middle-earth, i’d hide in Valinor. Good luck finding me there

nEUroTIc 18/Oct/2006 at 07:40 AM
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id agree with amras alcarin..moria would be a smashing place to play hide and seek in if u dont encounter some dangerous beings and if there wasnt a chance of dropping to the bottom of the earth and rot there..hence alogical choice of interestin hide and seek would be a forest..the old forest would be a good choice..also lothlorien or the valley of rivendell would make for splendid places of spending leisurely time playin hide and seek
Arieda Rushlight 18/Oct/2006 at 04:28 PM
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Moria WOULD be a good hide and seek place, but I’d have to go with the Old Forest. More room to run around, and you can hide up in trees. Also, no orcs to worry about.
Celebind Eryniel 19/Oct/2006 at 01:46 PM
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 Middle-Earth hide-and-seek!  Awesome!
My personal preference would be for a forest somewhere.  Mirkwood, Lothlorien, Fangorn and the Old Forest all sound great, although in Lothlorien you have much less of a chance of being caught by spiders or Huorns as you do in the other places.
Here’s a thought... If you went to go play hide-and-seek among the Paths of the Dead, nobody would want to come find you!

Faramir I 19/Oct/2006 at 05:00 PM
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You could easily play hideandseek in Fangorn, Lotholorien, Moria, or any other place in middle earth. I think that Lotholorin is the best place b/c it is elves wood, and you could easily hide in it.
Stiffler Vaneyar 20/Oct/2006 at 10:24 PM
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Are we actually discussing hide-and-seek in a ME Forum? Cool!

I want to add a little bit. Playing Hide-and-seek in a forest might not be a good idea. Elves are very keen to visitors in their forests, and Fangorn has Ents in it...and they also keep track of what’s going on in the forest (with the help of Hourns). Minas Tirith might be a nice place to play the game. The place is very large, and there are plenty of crevices to hide in the walls.

However, I must agree...Moria would be the best place to hide.

Endril 21/Oct/2006 at 04:54 AM
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Someone ever thought to play hide and seek in the Misty Mountains. I think that would be a great place too, with a lot of caves and all. Yet not6 quite suited for a game because of the harsh conditions that occured sometimes in those mountains.
Arvellas 21/Oct/2006 at 07:56 PM
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Legolas-Apparently, there was a game of hide and seek--two of them, as a matter of fact--played in the caves of the Misty Mountains.  In one, Bilbo and the Dwarves were doing the hiding, and the goblins were doing the seeking, and in the secind one, Bilbo was hiding and Gollum was seeking!  Sorry...couldn’t resist that little joke!
Endril 22/Oct/2006 at 02:02 AM
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. It might be very nice when the goblins look for you. The game becomes more fascinating and the adrenaline rushes. I wonder what would they say when finding you, coming with loads of weapons and trolls at there back, and when they reach you they just say. "Found you".
Arvellas 22/Oct/2006 at 09:36 AM
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Legolas-Yes, that certainly would be kinda funny...if they didn’t eat you, that is.  I can just imagine Gollum shouting, "Ready or not, here I come, PRECIOUSSSSSS!"  It might also be nice to play hide and seek in Lothlorien, what with all the trees around.  You could climb the branches and run on rope bridges between talans!

Atlus 22/Oct/2006 at 02:06 PM
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My opinion ... THE SHIRE. Who wouldnt love to hide in the massive fields that stretch on forever or the beauiful streams and forest that inhabit the land. You have an amazing landscape and there is always hobbit holes that you could hide in as well. There would be so much land so vast and wide that not even the mines of Moria could compare to the pure depth of the places one would seek in the Shire.
Endril 22/Oct/2006 at 09:27 PM
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Aww. Never thought of Lorien, that would be great indeed and also the place is greater than Moria. Moria is quite an evil place while Lorien is so safe and beautiful. Imagine playing hide and seek with the Lorien guards. Wonder who would win? They were the best in stealth.
eldarommen 23/Oct/2006 at 02:11 AM
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Ha-ha! Yes, fireblade, it would be not very fair game... Galadhrimm will doubtfully let anyone succeed in hide and seek in Lothlorien. But even though, as i have read all these posts, must admit Lorien is indeed the most exciting place for this game. Especially in winter, when the Forest is golden, am i rightStiffler, Celebeth?
As for Mirkwood. Hmmm... Well, you can easily hide, of course. But to be found. Not always, daresay.
Anyway, even Imladris will be good for me now, you know. I have just arrived there!
Arvellas 25/Oct/2006 at 08:21 PM
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eldarommen-Welcome to the Plaza, to the Lore Fora, and to Imladris!

Atlus-Perhaps if I was playing hide-and-seek in the Shire, I would run down to Farmer Maggot’s place, grab some mushrooms, and high-tail it before he sicked the dogs on me.  You could even make a whole game out of hiding the mushrooms!

Bearamir 25/Oct/2006 at 08:33 PM
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If I were to choose a place to play "Hide and Seek" in, I would choose Fangorn forest.  No Orc in their right mind would dare step a foot beyond it’s borders, and as long as one minds their manners (and doesn’t chop the trees), with the help of the denizens therein, it would be impossible to find you in it.
NeekerBreeker 26/Oct/2006 at 08:30 PM
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I would choose the Old Forest, because the paths will shift around and make the players dizzy Provided that Old Man Willow’s in a good mood, you can hide his trunk. Moreover you can always call Ho!Tom Bombadil if you should get into trouble. Moria is a fine place, but unless you have insurance I won’t recommend it since it’s so dangerous and full of traps. Actually Bamfurlong would be nice too...not because it has plenty of places to hide in, but Farmer’s Maggots dogs will be sniffing around for trespassers so it would add fun to the game.
Why not play hide and seek at the Prancing Pony Inn? There’re a lot of rooms for you to hide, and you can make fake "copies" of yourself like Aragorn did to Frodo.
Arvellas 27/Oct/2006 at 04:55 PM
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NeekerBreeker-When Old Man Willow is in a good mood?  I wonder what he’s like then.  Maybe Tom Bombadil could make him promise to be nice for just a day...I still wouldn’t trust that old tree.  And if you could go to Moria before Durin’s Bane was aroused and the Dwarves still prospered there, it would be much less dangerous, and all the caverns and tunnels might make for a great game.
ucabednego 27/Oct/2006 at 07:10 PM
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The best place to play hide and seek would be the shire specifically bag end. In real life no one plays hide and seek to see who can stay hidden for the longest. You play hide and seek because you want to be found. int he shire there is a perfect balance of difficulty and findability. Plus its more fun if you play tag hide and seek and make a base. The shire to be seems like one of the more beautiful and relaxing places of ME and would be a super fun place to spend time playing with old frineds and making new ones.
Harlondir Helcaraxë 27/Oct/2006 at 07:23 PM
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If I wanted to play hide-and-seek, I would certainly do that in the Glittering Caves at Aglarond. With the vast amount of space, as well as all sorts of openings and crevices, I think it would be the best place to play hide-and-seek. Does anyone agree ?
The Spork Man 27/Oct/2006 at 07:31 PM
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Two words...
Minas Tirith.
7 levels crowded with people, animals, and the occasional burning steward.
Buuut...on a serious note, I’ll have to agree with all the Moria mentions. You could get lost yourself trying to hide from someone in there.

ucabednego 27/Oct/2006 at 08:52 PM
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What about a game of capture the flag, where would be the best palce to do something like that? For people who have never played you break up into team, define boundaries and then hide your teams flag on your side of the playing field. Then you send out people to find the opposing teams flag. if you get tagged you have to go back to a nuetral spot before you can reenter the opposing field again. the rest of you team stays on defence and tries to tag the other teams searchers. To win you have to carryt he flag un tagged back to your side of the field from the other team. So where is the best place to play?
KingODuckingham 27/Oct/2006 at 09:22 PM
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Wow, that would be really cool to play capture the flag in ME! I think Osgiliath would be the best place to play that, because you would have the river down the middle as a defining boundary, and all sorts of hiding places in abandoned buildings and wreckage and stuff like that. Great idea!
Endril 28/Oct/2006 at 03:15 AM
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Imladris would be a good place to play too and it will sure be a bit more difficult than just running on the flat fields at Osgiliath. The valley has a river too and it could be used as a boundry too. Also in the woods there are a lot of places to hide the flag.
Carandol Eredion 28/Oct/2006 at 03:34 AM
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You could probably make some rather interesting RPGs on this idea!

Erebor could be interesting when Smaug was still around, having to hide from a dragon would likely be quite difficult! Afterwards, it would probably be a less dangerous equivalent of Moria, which, I must agree, is probably the best place. Shelob’s lair would also be a pretty dangerous place: easy to get lost and easy to get eaten!
Panethor 28/Oct/2006 at 06:32 AM
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I tink that the best place to pay ide and seek is the dark forest of Fangorn. I tink is the best placa because is full of darkness is scary and Urouk hai can kill you if they find you there with a painfull death like Arvellas wrote for Moria. an other better placa is Kirith Oungol because scary too is full of darkness and you can be killed from Selob.
ucabednego 28/Oct/2006 at 10:34 AM
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I think in general the coolest place ot hang out would be in the dark forrest. You just know thats where all the bad kids would be groing up, or all the tough kids. It woul dbe that place youd go and scare your younger friends by taking them in there. I just thing that you could have some awesome fun times int he dark forrest. I dont know this but I bet if you looked you could find some sweet ancient lost stuff int here too...
Arvellas 28/Oct/2006 at 11:23 AM
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Personally, I don’t think I would go for a game of hide-and-seek in Minas Tirith.  It would be good for losing someone if you really were seriously trying to get away from them, but as a game, I don’t know how much I would like it.

If you were to play hide-and-seek or capture-the-flag in Ithilien when it was under the control of Gondor, you would be surrounded by great scenery, with trees to hide in.  If you looked very carefully (or had some extreme luck) you might stumble across a hideout of the Dunedain and hide there, or use it as a base.

Míriel Aditu 06/Nov/2006 at 07:31 AM
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I think Mirkwood would have better places to hide, without the chance of falling into a dark shaft or well.
Alilea 13/Nov/2006 at 05:21 AM
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The best place to play Hide and Seek for me would be the Forest of Lothlorien.
Wonderful nature, mysterious places. Personally I could easially see all kinds of hiding places.
Unless you make it really difficult to be found, you might then never be found

Battlehamster 17/Nov/2006 at 04:24 PM
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I know where I would want to play hide and seek- Cirith Ungol! Lots of caves to hide, surprise tunnels to jump out- endless fun.
And I can think of some people that I would want to come play with me...

Or what about the Barrow-Downs. Lots of caves, stones and fog would make this place ideal.

Hey, is it cheating in hide and go seek if you use the one ring?
malren 19/Nov/2006 at 04:26 PM
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I would have to agree with most everyone and say Moria.
But...I want to make the case for Fangorn Forest.
Think of it this way: (1)The Ents that guard it, (2)it’s a large,(3) it’s perenially dark, (4) there are numerous places to hide, i.e. thickets, trees, bramble, etc. (5) and the occasional tree that may want to snatch you.


Battlehamster 19/Nov/2006 at 05:53 PM
Horse-lord of the Mark Points: 1401 Posts: 515 Joined: 10/Nov/2006

I can just picture somone hiding under the root of a "tree" and discovering their mistake just before getting stepped on.  Or someone hiding in a thicket of huorns and never coming out.  Millenia later, a bunch of college students find the remains of an old, dessicated skeleton.  Only then do they discover the truth...

dun dunDUN...

Cigfa 20/Nov/2006 at 07:59 PM
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Can’t go wrong with Mordor ;) With the climate and the ever-watching eyes, who’d want to look there. Besides, you can always travel East without taking the long-way.

Of course, I *might* be saying this because I’m a minion of Mordor

Kaos the Gold 22/Nov/2006 at 12:14 PM
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Angband!  There’s miles and miles and miles of tunnels, pits, chimneys, botteomles holes, chambers and passageways, and you’d have to hide from Morgoth and his contless thousands of minions as well!  You can’t get wrong!  Unless of course, you stumbe into a werewolf pen at feeding time.  That is to say, it’ll be feeding time because you fell in.  Moria, Fangorn, Minas Tirith, Gondolin and Lothlorien would be fun, too.  And what about Cirith Ungol!  It’s nice and small so it isn’t that hard to find people and the hiders don’t get bored!