Talk:Illuminati (game)

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The Church of the Subgenius cards are not from Illuminati, but from INWO.

No, actually, the Church of the SubGenius was in fact added in an expansion (specifically, the product Illuminati Y2K), as stated in the article, although its appearance in INWO predated that. Also, please sign your posts. -Stellmach 18:47, 11 September 2006 (UTC)

Notable Images[edit]

To the surprise of many who had played the game for years, the "terrorist nuke" card depicts an exploding World Trade Center in New York city, even though the game is from 1982. This and other factors (such as many of the games elements existing in the modern world) have made it a popular seller to this day on auction sites such as ebay.--69.181.16.45 (talk) 16:36, 18 March 2010 (UTC)

Picture[edit]

I like it, although that's a version I've never seen before. It's clearly the pocket-box version, but the box is different than the plastic case mine had, the Illuminati cards are different, while the group cards are the same, and my pocket box had paper money chits rather than plastic discs. What's the story on that set? Шизомби 13:33, 12 May 2007 (UTC)

While I can't make out the actual letters, it looks like a German version. If that's the case, there's a fair chance that it's a localization instead of a translation. The early-1990s Finnish version was made to reflect Finland instead of the United States (e.g. changing the Orbital Mind Control Satellites to Chernoclouds) and Germans would have at least as much reason to do the same. That would permit much more extensive changes. --Kizor 15:15, 12 May 2007 (UTC)


I have a version that comes in three black plastic boxes approximately 15cm x 6 cm by 1 cm. The 'money' is just 1cm printed cardboard squares, and the cards are tiny, about 5cm x 3cm. 82.21.204.60 (talk) —Preceding undated comment added 14:53, 9 February 2012 (UTC).

NPOV[edit]

I found the following line in the article, "Be sure to spread the high-income cards across the structure to ease the transport time." While this is reasonable advice, it doesn't sound very encyclopedic. I intend to look in the rules when I get a chance and see if something similar can be quoted; otherwise, I will just rephrase so it sounds less like the article is giving advice. Lon of Oakdale (talk) 22:04, 24 April 2008 (UTC)

I agree. I saw that when I was working on the article earlier, but I'm not sure that it's an NPOV issue--more like an NOR issue unless there's a citation for that strategy. Regardless, I don't believe it's Wikipedia's normal habit to include game advice in game articles. Jclemens (talk) 22:50, 24 April 2008 (UTC)

Commentators[edit]

What does "Later commentators have attributed both the game and the Illuminatus! trilogy as using real conspiracies as 'targets of ridicule'" mean? "Have attributed... as using" doesn't make sense to me grammatically. The commentators should be named, as well. Шизомби (talk) 19:34, 26 October 2008 (UTC)

I just added that as a hook to get a source in--I'm not married to the wording. Feel free to review the source and adjust the text to give it a grammatically superior, yet still supported, wording. Jclemens (talk) 21:54, 26 October 2008 (UTC)

THE LAWSUIT[edit]

where it is? there was a lawsuit against this guy and it isn't commented at all. put it illuminati pigs. —Preceding unsigned comment added by 201.114.237.105 (talk) 03:39, 15 April 2011 (UTC)

Further evidence that Wikipedia is a mouthpiece for the elite[edit]

Aaaaand no one has even bothered to add that some ("some" = what the programmed masses would call "conspiracy theorists") have observed that events in the game tend to parallel (future) real-world events. Why do I even bother? You've chosen your allegiance, I won't waste further breath. — Preceding unsigned comment added by 96.48.41.161 (talk) 13:39, 14 July 2012 (UTC)

Another Question[edit]

Why has no one mentioned

  • A) The Lawsuit, their must be 3rd party court records or newsreports
 B) The spooky parrallel with real world events, even a self published source could be used and certainly a non academic published source could be used in this manner
" it has been noted by some that their is a strange correspondance between events in the game and events
in real life, somesay conincednce some dont, souce x says, source y says" they can be used as they
are only being used to give information about themselves i.e. their point of view on it,
just to give the reader a flavour of the pov's that exist.  — Preceding unsigned comment added by 92.18.169.76 (talk) 05:03, 13 September 2012 (UTC)