I don’t think I’ve ever come across a board game that desperately needed a giant warning label reading “THIS IS SATIRE.” In the brightest neon letters if the funding allows it.
In fact, I’m going to also drop this disclaimer– if something along the lines of Cards Against Humanity isn’t your cup of tea, you might want to turn around now. (Maybe check out a nice wholesome game about spirits trying to seize a skin suit.)
To those of you still here, how about we take a gander at a little monstrosity that Urban Games Ltd. likes to call Conspiracy?
Conceived during a zoom cocktail party during lockdown, this board game puts you in the shoes of an aspiring “truth-seeker.” Like how the internet works in these dystopian times, your end goal is to get the target amount of followers before your opponents do.
Using sleek/fast-paced gameplay, you select a particular conspiracy (such as something involving the Deep State), which act as a special ability of sorts. From there on, it’s a matter of performing actions (such as holding a secret meeting in your mom’s living room) and cycling resources (such as stealing from your nephew to buy an autograph). With doses of fact-twisting, of course.
The campaign closes on May 14 and has a bit of ways to go…Unless you want the lizard people to poison our children with 5G rays.