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01
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2015

ILLUMINATI The New World Order

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In 1995, Steve Jackson Games, a company that had been around since 1980, came out with a collectible card game called “ILLUMINATI The New World Order” It was a fun little game of competing conspiracies, based largely on the “Illuminatus” Trilogy by Robert Anton Wilson and Robert Shea.
The game can be played by 2 – 6 players each of whom is an “Illuminati Secret Master” competing to take over the world. This is done by controlling people, companies, organizations and events through legal, illeagal and even mystic ways.
The cards featured real and maybe not so real people, places, and things.

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This was a fun little game that could provide hours of fun and maybe even provoke some intellectual conversations about the ideas put forth in the game play.

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But one of the things that is most thought provoking about this game did not come to light until Tuesday, September 11, 2001, six years after this game went into production. Two cards from the 409 cards that made up the complete set of the (unlimited version) game featured illustrations that were eerily similar to two events from that day. The cards were:
“Pentagon” and “Terrorist Nuke”

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Hmmm…Maybe there is something more to this Illuminati Thing after all.

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