War on Terror, the boardgame
- War on Terror overview:
- "Fight the terrorists, fund the terrorists, be the terrorists"
- 3 to 6 players
- 120+ minutes
- 15+ yrs
War on Terror is a board game for 3-6 players. It is probably the only game in history to have been seized by the police, exhibited in a major art gallery and used as a sitcom prop all in the space of the same year.
- Sold 25,000 copies worldwide
- Described as "Genius satire" by Amnesty International
- Used educationally in universities all over the world
- Branded "criminal" by the police and "sick" by the tabloids
- Resides in the permanent collections of the Imperial War Museum, the Victoria & Albert Museum, The Bodleian Library, amongst others
- Played by Roy and Moss in The IT Crowd
- Read more on www.waronterrortheboardgame.com
War on Terror is a devious and strategic game of global domination liberation. Everyone starts with a fledgling empire and the best intentions. Then things start to get cramped. You notice your neighbour has more oil than you. Tensions rise and before you know it, someone launches a pre-emptive strike. And that's usually when the terrorists start appearing ...
Imagine an unholy alliance between Risk, Monopoly, Diplomacy, Settlers of Catan and Poker and you're halfway there. Add an Evil Balaclava, the Axis of Evil, Oil, Terrorists, Nuclear Weapons and God ... and that's the level of joyous family fun that we're talking about.
War on Terror contains:
1 World Map Board, 1 Rules of Engagement, 1 Action Die, 2 Oil Dice, 1 'Evil' Balaclava, 1 Secret Message Pad, 1 'Axis of Evil' Spinner, 61 Empire Cards, 48 Terrorist Cards, 55 Oil Counters, (6x) 36 Empire Counters, 75 Terrorist Counters, 6 Radiation Counters and 120 'World Bank of Capitalism' Bank Notes
Some cards from the game
Just a little taster of the adventure to be had inside the box. From left to right: Regime Change, Terrorist Attack, Gitmo Holiday Camp, Global Jihad, Suicide Bomber, God's On My Side.
The first video is a teaser for a film currently in production about War on Terror the boardgame by Heather Leach:
The second video was made by Current TV while we were in LA for the inaugural War on Terror Tournament: