Tuesday, February 19, 2008

A Game of Conspiracy

So I'm a conspiracy theorist, isn't that neat? And so's my little brother ("little" being 21) who purchased a game called Illuminati: The Game of Conspiracy! When we actually sat down to figure out the rules, it turned out to be a kind of ideological Risk. Let's see why:

Risk V. Illuminanti...... FIGHT!

Play Pieces:
Risk - Board game with army pieces and cards
Illuminati - Card game with ...cards

How to Win:
Risk - control landmasses and/or fulfill secret mission
Illuminati - control ideological groups and/or fulfill secret mission

How to Play:
Risk - collect armed forces by dice rolling + point accumulation
Illuminati - collect ideological groups by point accumulation + power "networking"

Like most conspiracy-related things, this is cheesy and hilarious. Good for passing the hours of a freezing-ass winter night.


logtar said...

I have always been fascinated by the concept of the illuminati. Let me in! Let me in!

May said...

The absolute BEST book about conspiracy groups - including the Illuminati - is called Rule By Secrecy. It traces secret societies across the glob through history. Teh fascinating.

SmedRock said...

Played that game for years. Steve Jackson was raided by the Secert Service years ago for his cyberpunk games being labled as how to hack books. he has the story on his site.