Dungeons & Dragons
Long before there was mention of a video game, long before Decipher had a chance to create it in Peter Jackson's Image, Tolkien fans had one outlet for their desire to experience Tolkien: Dungeons & Dragons. Even Gary Gygax, creator of D&D told us in an interview: "Just about all the players were huge JRRT fans, and so they insisted that I put as much Tolkien-influence material into the game as possible. Anyone reading this that recalls the original D&D game will know that there were Balrogs, Ents, and Hobbits in it. Later those were removed, and new, non-JRRT things substituted-Balor demons, Treants, and Halflings." Now the world of D&D has been taken up in Video Game form, but will forever live on as more and more D&D texts are released.