From the release:
The Martians have landed!
London is under attack!
Fearful Massacres in the Thames Valley!
Yes, it's the new War of the Worlds-themed board game Tripods! which has already been causing a bit of a stir among the Steampunk community with its pre-release games at the Asylum Festival this month. Players take control of the populace of London, hoping to win by scoring as many points as possible over the course of the game by helping their citizens to escape by boat or by train, or, if all else fails, just to stay alive. As the Red Weed spreads and available escape routes close chances of survival dwindle and humanity must fight amongst itself for for the remaining safe zones. It's dog-eat-dog in a desparate fight to avoid the Heat Ray and the dreaded Black Smoke.
Tripods is available now to purchase through The Game Crafter, those outside the US can pre-order a copy by supporting the UK/European print run at Indiegogo (search Tripods).