Everything is smoke and mirrors. The governments of the world are just puppets for those that are really in control: the Illuminati. Those tinfoil hat-wearers were right. But, there’s a silver lining to it all. You’re a member of the Illuminati! Yes, you! You’re an Illuminatus and you get to control everything from your secret lair. Thing is, not all member of the Illuminati get along. Each has their own goals, and you all want yours to be the ones that happen. Oh, and the world will end eventually. That’s the story behind Illuminatus: You are the Conspiracy, a new board game up on Kickstarter.
In the game, players take on the role of members of the Illuminati. Each of you has a secret goal you’re looking to accomplish before the world ends (which you would cause by being incautious, of course). You’ll do things like initiate false attacks in order to destabilize a region, swap out government structures in countries, and other such massive changes in order to get your goal done. All the while, your opponents are going to be trying to stop you at every turn.
The Kickstarter campaign is up and running now. It’s set to go for another 2 weeks.