Trivia and Interest

A Dangerous Game

   The Illuminati Card Game was copyritten in 1995 by Steve Jackson Games (SJG). It’s a standalone card game inspired by the 1975 book, The Illuminatus! Trilogy, by Robert Anton Wilson and Robert Shea.

   After researching the Illuminati and “conspiracy theories,” Mr. Jackson’s Illuminati Card Game went on the market in July 1982. The overview of the game reveals secret societies competing with each other for ultimate control over the planet by manipulating and fooling humanity through various malevolent means. 

   Here are a few cards that were copy-written and distributed globally between 1982-1995, along side images from coincidental events that mirror these cards years after they were published.

 “Maybe the Illuminati are behind this game.
They must be—they are, by definition, behind everything.”

~ Robert Shea (1983)


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