Overview Of The Game
Illuminati is a standalone card game made by Steve Jackson Games (SJG),
inspired by The Illuminatus! Trilogy by Robert Anton Wilson and Robert
The game has ominous secret societies competing with each other to
control the world through sinister means, including legal, illegal, and
It was designed as a "tongue-in-cheek rather than
serious" take on conspiracy theories. It contains groups named similarly
to real world organizations, such as the Society for Creative
Anachronism. It can be played by two to eight players. Depending on the
number of players, a game can take between one and six hours.
Genesis Of The Game
In September 1981, Steve Jackson and his regular freelance cover artist
Dave Martin discussed their shared admiration of the Illuminatus!
Trilogy, and the latter suggested a game. Steve Jackson decided against
adapting the novel because of the expense of game rights, and the
difficulty of adapting a novel with such convoluted plots. He decided "a
game about the secret-conspiracy idea behind Illuminatus!" was doable.
After doing research on the Illuminati and conspiracy theories, and
"extensive and enthusiastic playtesting" it went on the market in July
1982 in the Pocket Box format (a plastic box the size of a mass-market
paperback) which was at the time the usual for SJG. Over the next few
years, three expansions for the Pocket Box Illuminati game were
published-the first two were substantially incorporated into the deluxe
edition, while the third was an earlier version of what would become
Robert Shea provided a four-paragraph
introduction to the rulebook for the Illuminati Expansion Set 1 (1983),
in which he wrote, "Maybe the Illuminati are behind this game. They must
be-they are, by definition, behind everything." Despite this initial
involvement, Wilson later criticized some of these products for
exploiting the Illuminatus! name without paying royalties (taking
advantage of what he viewed as a legal loophole).Later commentators have
attributed both the game and the Illuminatus! Trilogy as using real
conspiracies as "targets of ridicule."
Likewise another card,
issued well before 9-11, showed the twin towers being taken down is one
of the most shocking of all, especially in light of the fact that this
game first hit the specialty stores in 1995! How in the world did Steve
Jackson know that the Twin Towers of the World Trade Center were going
to be attacked?
In fact, this card accurately depicted the
World Trade Center attack in great detail. This card accurately depicts
several facts of 9/11 - on cards created all the way back in 1995! The
picture accurately depicts:
* That one tower was going to be
struck first; this picture accurately depicts the moments between the
first tower strike and the second.
* The card accurately
depicts that the place of impact is some distance from the top of the
twin towers. The plane hit in this approximate area of the first tower.
How in the world could Steve Jackson know this fact?
* The card
accurately depicts the Illuminati leadership by showing on the building
to the extreme left of the card the Illuminist pyramid with an
all-seeing eye in the middle.
* The caption at the top properly identifies the perpetrators of the attack as "terrorists"
However, what does the caption to this card mean? It says, "Terrorist
Nuke". Now, what could this possibly mean? The Twin Towers were not
destroyed by a terrorist nuclear device, or were they? In Bali Blast,
the scientific data suggested that the hotel was taken down by a
micro-nuclear device of about 0.10 kilotons . One can only ask: was a
micro-nuclear device used at the base of the Twin Towers as well? That
kind of small, but nuclear, explosion would account for the sudden
manner the reinforced concrete and steel shell simply crumbled into dust
as it fell. That kind of nuclear explosion would also explain the
tremendous heat that stayed at "Ground Zero" for several months after
9/11. As we head into the planned "terrorist attacks" and attendant
panics, we have to remain cognizant that a micro-nuke device might be
the real culprit in some of these attacks
Pentagon Unless one
had advanced knowledge of the Illuminati Plan, there is no way on earth
that they would have been able to create pictures in 1995 that
accurately depict the unfolding events of 9/11! The Pentagon is shown on
fire; we know that a plane allegedly flew into a section of the
Pentagon and nearly burned that section completely. However, the rest of
the Pentagon was undamaged to the point where its functions continued
Isn't this the situation depicted here? This card
shows a fire burning mightily in the center courtyard of the Pentagon,
but the rest of the building looks undamaged enough so that normal
activities could continue unimpeded!
Thus, these two cards
literally depict both of the strikes of 9/11: against the Twin Towers
first and then against the Pentagon. This kind of accuracy 6 years
before the attacks is possible only if one knows the Illuminati Plan