War On Terror Board Game
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In their turn, real players can support Terrorist forces to their advantage, but doing so risks a backlash as well. In addition, if real players are defeated playing as Empires of their own, they're not out of the game, they can continue by joining forces with the Terrorists. Empire players can even play both sides by supporting State terrorism, becoming an Evil Empire and donning the evil balaclava. Game conditions are influenced by Empire and Terrorist cards, representing situations from today's headlines. The rules even include templates for you to add your own cards to the game.
The game has multiple outcomes: one player's Empire can win by dominating the others, the Terrorists can defeat all the Empires giving victory to however many of the players are Terrorist, or Terrorists can be eliminated leaving World Peace and a tie for the real players.
While the game's tone and content are certainly satirical and political in nature, no particular regime is lambasted so it is accessible to all ideological persuasions and all ages 10 and up. So don't drop twice the price for the battery-gobbling "Electronic Banking" version of some perennial consumerist chestnut, invest in hours of mind-opening social interaction with your family and friends with the War On Terror!
It can save your sanity, save your job, save your family, save your wallet, save your soul, slice, dice, mince and puree. It is great for treating obesity, diabetes, high blood pressure, high engine temperature, high pitched whines, low blood sugar, low tire pressue, low minimum checking, hypothyroidism, hyperthyroidism, superthyroidism, no-thyroidism, priapism, headaches, backaches, pancakes, seasonal affective disorder, disordered thoughts, distressed muscles, distended ligaments, decomposing vermin, deep vein thrombosis, oily skin, oil fires, fiery heartburn, and sudden onset spontaneous combustion.
There are people out there who are angered by this game's content. These are obviously people who've never looked inside the box, as the material there is so blatantly satiric it's hard for me, a guy who has just the right shade of skin to freak out airport security, to find offense. Nothing in the box explicitly targets any one politician, or any country, or any form of terrorist organization. (Terrorists depicted range from turbaned men to folk in beekeeper suits to crazy white guy survivalists nutjobs to..)
This game has been out a year, and in that year I've yet to find anyone who didn't like this game.Read more ›
This game's great. Essentially, it's sort of like Risk - but not - with a bit of Cluedo thrown in - but not - and there's all sorts of other stuff going on as well. There's something like Monopoly money in there - but not - and the whole thing is laced with the joys - or not - of global terrorism! It's all about the oil when it boils down, because that's what makes the SUVs of the world go round, interspersed with the concepts of Empire, the Axis of Evil, and the amalgam of the two, the Evil Empire. There's even the option of World Peace.....whatever will they think of next?
In brief: a good fun board game for adults with an IQ above room temperature. Recommended.
Most Recent Customer Reviews
My friend said "this is impossible." The card said "if you roll a 13 then there will be world piece." He discarded that card. Next turn he rolled a 6 and 7. Read morePublished 10 months ago by Jonathan Rivac
This game is fantastic. I recommend it to everyone who loves board games. It has the intracte game play of Risk, except that NO ONE EVER GETS KICKED OUT OF THE GAME. Read morePublished on September 27, 2013 by Ashley
My kids love this game.They play it with friends often. Purchased it for the holidays last year. Great transaction too. Highly reccomend this seller.Published on May 26, 2013 by S. Sachs
Let me begin by saying that the artwork on the front of the box made me want to buy it. And coming from someone who rarely takes a second glance at board game art this means a lot. Read morePublished on August 11, 2012 by Bean Smasher
Only downside is it takes too long to win, 5 hours with 4 players....seriously. The fun loses its luster after a while.Published on September 18, 2011 by Matthew
We've played this game with 2, 3, 4 and 5 people. The 2 player games are quick, and easy, about 30-45 minutes. Any more than that and the game takes 4+ hours. Read morePublished on April 6, 2011 by Jessica M
great game, even better than described! thought it would be kind a conceptual prank worth 1 or 2 games, but the replay value is high. Read morePublished on June 30, 2010 by becausetheyaredead
I love the strategy involved with this game. Most of the gameplay is pretty straightforward, but bring the terrorist aspect of play into the game is a little tricky. Read morePublished on August 28, 2009 by B. Harris
A little Risk. Some Settlers of Catan. Some wacky satire at the state of the world and the product is greater than the sum of its parts. Read morePublished on August 11, 2008 by Jack Alexander