It's like Risk for conspiracy theorists
You never thought you’d find yourself saying something like, “The Gnomes of Zurich, aided by Orbital Mind Control Lasers, attack to control the FBI,” but then you pick up Illuminati, and now you sound like a crazy person. And you love it.
Playing as a shadow society like the Bavarian Illuminati, UFOs, or The Servants of Cthulhu you amass cards like Dentists, The FBI, or the Mafia, expanding your power, growing your wealth, and crushing your enemies in your quest for world domination. Yes, it’s weird. Yes, it’s funny. And yes, cheating is allowed. (When you’re above the law, who’s gonna stop you?)