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Illuminati (1982)

Average Rating: 6.22/10
Board Game Rank: 1804
Thematic Rank: 362
Strategy Game Rank: 916
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Year Published
1982
# of Players
2 − 6
User Suggested # of Players
Best with 4, 5 players
Recommended with 3, 4, 5, 6 players
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Mfg Suggested Ages
12 and up
Playing Time
60 − 120 minutes
User Suggested Ages
12 and up
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Language Dependence
Extensive use of text - massive conversion needed to be playable
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Illuminati
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Illuminati is a classic Steve Jackson (I) game of world domination. Each player takes on the role of a secret society attempting to spread its tendrils into special interest groups throughout the world.

The game consists of three different cards (illuminati cards, group cards, and special event cards) and money. During a player's turn, a new card is drawn from a deck containing both group cards and special event cards. If it is a special event, the player in turn keeps the card and plays it when desired. If it is a group card, it is turned up along with any other face-up cards. The player in turn may then attempt to take over any group. This can be either a group on the table or a group already controlled by another player. If another player already controls the group it is more difficult to take it over, but not impossible.

How difficult it is to take over a group depends on the strength of the controlling group, the resistance of the group being taken over, the proximity of the group being taken over to the controlling player's illuminati card (if someone already controls it), and other factors. Once this is determined, both the attacking and defending player can modify the odds further by spending "megabucks". Once a group is taken over, it has to be attached to the card structure the player already controls. How cards can be attached to each other is limited by in- and outbound arrows on the cards, and maintaining a well-structured tree of groups can be vital to success.

The winning condition for each player is different and depends on what illuminati card that player has.

This first edition contains 54 small black and white cards.

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Illuminati
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First Edition
Publisher: Steve Jackson Games
Artist: Jeffrey D. George, Dave Martin
Year: 1982
Product Code: 1108
Size: 7.25 x 4.25 x 0.75 inches
0.25 pounds
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Publisher: Edge Entertainment
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Product Code: 97815563433841
Size: 7.68 x 4.13 x 1.42 inches
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8 Original Illuminati Card List Spreadsheet
This speadsheet is a list of all the cards made for the *original* Illuminati and all Expansions. This spreadsheet also contains tabs that cover popular Illuminati Variants. Item is in .xls format. This file also contains information from the various cards...
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2009-08-18
6 illuminati_ES.rar
Spanish translation Illuminati & Special Cards (ready for print)
2006-01-14
1 textkort.txt
Translation of the text cards to Swedish to be able to play game with people that only know Swedish (the group cards are always face up on the table so the special abilities on them can be translated as needed by other players)
2004-09-03
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Statistics
Board Game Rank: 1804
Thematic Rank: 362
Strategy Game Rank: 916
Num Ratings: 2126
Average Rating: 6.22
Standard Deviation: 1.65
Num Views: 192223
GeekBuddy Analysis: Analyze
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Avg. Game Weight: 2.5
Fans: 52
Personal Comments: 597
Users Owning: 2702
Users Wanting: 30
Users Trading: 102 [find trade matches]
Has Parts For Trade: 0
Want Parts In Trade: 5
Price History: View
Total Plays: 1612
Plays This Month: 0
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Episodio 9 – Illuminati y Hacker… ¡Fnord!
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S2 EP 202 B - Illumanati with Marrisha Ray Part 2
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S2 EP 202 A - Illumanati with Marrisha Ray Part 1
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I've Been Diced! episode 13: Guilty pleasure board games
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The Vintage Gamer #33: Illuminati
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