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It's Just a Theory


Introducing It's Just A Theory: a unique conspiracy crafting card game using a fun story-telling game mechanic focused around, you've guess it - conspiracy theories.

Have you ever wondered how Hitler faked his death or why we haven't been back to the moon and how this relates to the growing industry of ''Big Oil''? Then It's Just A Theory is the game for you!!!

In this this fast-paced, engaging game, players take on the role of conspiracy theorists and compete against each other to explain their theories about the world (and others) around them.

With over 200 cards in the game the possibilities for new random stories is virtually endless, an ideal party game for players who like comedy and story-telling.





During the game players create a conspiracy theory together, using ‘'Fact'’ cards that show concepts or objects which can be used to form conspiracy theories. In a round one player is the lead conspiracy theorist who will begin a theory using one of their ''Conspiracy'' cards.

The aim of the lead conspiracy theorist is to explain their theory using the ''Fact'' cards to guide the theory towards an ending on one of their ''Propaganda'' cards. The more Fact card they play the more points they score.

However to do this they will have to compete against every other conspiracy theorist at the table, who wishes to highjack their theory and explain their own deluded ideas.

Other players hijack a theory by trying to use their cards to interrupt and successfully challenge the theory. The winner of a round is the player who plays their Propaganda card ending the theory. Points are scored by finishing theories and more points are awarded by playing more cards. The winner is the conspiracy theorist who has the most points at the end of the game.

So don your tinfoil hat, open your third eye and prepare to discover truths you did not know about the world, and remember; It’s Just A Theory!

The Specs

- For 2-8 players.
- Ages 14+, Party game/Strategy.
- Playtime runs between 10-60 minutes.



Whats in the Box?


- 1 two part box made of Xgsm paper stock and Xmm cardboard. (We are currently looking a different box options)
- 1 rulebook Xgsm paper stock. (We are currently looking a different options)
- 136 fact cards at 300gsm card stock
- 32 conspiracy cards at 300gsm card stock
- 32 propaganda cards at 300gsm card stock
- 6 Blank cards at 300gsm card stock

Anything Else?

We have been playtesting and updating the game for well nearly a year now and have had a lot of fun doing it. We are currently working on finalising the art work and getting the rules finalised.

We hope to bring this game to kickstarter before the end of the year. If you are interested keep checking back for updates, and thanks for reading and for those who have any questions feel free to ask or check out the links bellow!

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Sign up for print and play files on our Web page: http://www.itsjustatheorycardgame.co.uk/
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I think the title is a miss. It doesn't speak "conspiracy game" to me, instead it sounds like a game about annoying creationists because they so often use the tired old "it's only a theory" argument.

What about "...if they're really after you" or something like that?
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Looks awesome to me, man, I'd love to play it.
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wombat929 wrote:
I think the title is a miss. It doesn't speak "conspiracy game" to me, instead it sounds like a game about annoying creationists because they so often use the tired old "it's only a theory" argument.

What about "...if they're really after you" or something like that?


I can see your point, we will have a think if there is a better name for the game.
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Glad to hear you like the sound of our game!

We are planning on producing a print and play file for people to play with before and during our kickstarter campaign. You can sign up to our mailing address on our website http://www.itsjustatheorycardgame.co.uk/. Its currently under development so please ignore the roughness for now.
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If anyone has any ideas for cards we would be happy to hear them, starting to think about add on/stretch goals for the kick starter campaign. We have a lot of ideas our self's but would love to hear other peoples!
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Last night we underwent some play testing at a board game club at the art house cafe in Southampton (https://thearthousesouthampton.org/). The feedback was overwhelming positive (which we are very happy about). The play testers had the idea of adding a power to the conspiracy cards, giving them more versatility. We are currently working to implement this.

My first idea for this extra abilities is linked to False flag conspiracy's, which would allow players to swap out cards in a current theory for another. I will post more details once we have play tested this idea and more.
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Liking the look of the new banners and the cards look much better than when I played the first alpha version. Very excited for the release.
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Glad you like the most recent art work! We will keep you informed of any upcoming play tests.
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For those of you following this, Board Game Geeks nominations for 20 Most Anticipated Games of 2017 are OPEN, we would appreciate it if any of you guys would please give us a thumbs up!

Link here: https://boardgamegeek.com/geeklist/217265/item/5040646#item5...

Apparently we are allowed to bribe people to vote for us, anyone who thumbs us up will receive a geek gold tip as a thank you and a bribe!
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We now have a prefundia page http://prefundia.com/projects/view/its-just-a-theory-conpsir... check it out to find out the latest about the game!
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Some of our card art work:







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We are now live on kickstater!

http://kck.st/2pKejyC

Thank you for everyone comments and help!
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