There have been two other LOTR card games, one by Decipher and one by ICE.
The Decipher game can be played online here, as far as I can tell:http://www.tradecardsonline.com/im/sele ... id/1/goal/
Check out the card previews for both, some cool images there.
You can't play online anymore. They lost the license (hence the new card game) and shut down their servers. Deciphers game is REALLY fun. You can play with several friends, and I've found it's best when played with 3-4 people. Only 2 people, not that interesting, 5 or more, gets really slow.
Why yes, I did own one of these. Back before they all became demon possessed.