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Folco Boffin

Folco Boffin
Quinton Hoover - Folco Boffin.jpg
"Folco Boffin" by Quinton Hoover
Biographical Information
LocationThe Shire
BirthS.R. 1378
ParentageVigo Boffin
Physical Description
GalleryImages of Folco Boffin

Folco Boffin (born S.R. 1378) was a Hobbit of the Shire.

[edit] History

Folco was the son of Vigo Boffin[1] and probably one of the guests at Bilbo's Farewell Party.[2]

He was a friend of Frodo Baggins,[3] and in September T.A. 3018 he stayed in Bag End assisting in his move to Buckland by packing and loading carts. He stayed to celebrate his birthday with Merry, Pippin and Fatty Bolger. The next day they loaded the last of the luggage leaving for Crickhollow, and after lunch he left for his home.[4]

[edit] Portrayal in adaptations

1995-8: Middle-earth Collectible Card Game:

Folco Boffin is a Scout, playable as a Character.

2002: The Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring (video game):

Folco lives at Number Seven, Water Road, in Hobbiton.


  1. J.R.R. Tolkien, The Lord of the Rings, Appendix C, "Boffin of the Yale"
  2. Robert Foster, The Complete Guide to Middle-earth, p. 148, entry "Folco Boffin"
  3. J.R.R. Tolkien, The Lord of the Rings, The Fellowship of the Ring, "The Shadow of the Past"
  4. J.R.R. Tolkien, The Lord of the Rings, The Fellowship of the Ring, "Three is Company"