Is The End Nigh? is a board game which forces players into the suspicious mindset of doomsday theorists. Players interpret rather inconspicuous clues on a calendar in order to determine which apocalyptic event will occur at the end of the month. The game recreates conspiracy paraphernalia in the form of score cards and manuals. Players need to predict which doomsday event will occur and prepare adequately.
The branding of the game blends the comedy and crudeness of Weekly World News with counterculture art of the 1960s. As a result, the abundant paraphernalia and packaging is light-hearted and seemingly undesigned, yet still a cohesive brand.
Tyler School of Art & Architecture, Temple University