Some say the world will end in fire, some say in ice.
Some say a giant inter-dimensional tentacled demon will show up and drive us all insane.
Some say the gates of Hell will open, unleashing a holy war to be waged with us mortals in the crossfire.
Some say through our own hubris we’ve gone and actually unleashed Captain Trips upon the world, creating a pandemic plague with little chance of survival.
The problem is, one of those corner-yelling theorists is right. Every turn you take, every clue you gather, every deduction you have drawn has come to the same conclusion: we are in a lot of trouble. The world as we know it stands on a precipice, ready to be engulfed in some world-ending event, and there’s little most of us can do about it.
This is why you don’t let your children read the Necronomicon, people. Reading’s great and all, but maybe stick to Goosebumps.
Such is the plight of the world in The Shadow Over Westminster. In this game, the world is about to succumb to some unknown Cataclysm. It could be Cthulhu, the opening of the gates of Hell, an alien invasion, a tear in the space-time continuum, or, well, you get the idea. Regardless, the end result is that it’s bad news. To combat this, players must lead various secret organizations to research and uncover what great calamity lies in store by investigating different locations and trying to slow the spread of events that will lead to our undoing. Using a deckbuilding mechanic, you’ll gather up cards to face various challenges, each hopefully taking you one step closer to exposing our impending doom and maybe – maybe – putting a stop to it.
We’ve used our considerable resources and own safety to reach out to find out more about these organizations. We can’t confirm the existence of such groups, but we may have been able to set up a meeting of sorts with some, let’s call them, concerned citizens. It may be worth listening to what they have to say.
They’re a bit of sticklers for protocol though. To secure an invitation, you’re going to need to pass a puzzle test in the form of this game. Think of it as an audition. We can help secure you a copy of Shadow Over Westminster, but after that, you’re on your own…
Alright, one final thing: if we get at least 30 entries, we’ll also throw in a set of card sleeves for the game as well. But now it’s truly all up to you…
Time of of the essence, though, so don’t delay! From now until midnight EST on February 29th – you think it’s happening on a Leap Day by coincidence?!? – you can check the contest out on our Facebook page, or by entering below. Just follow the entry form and proceed with the contest. The more you do, even if just one, you still have a better chance than not entering at all. Of course you’re welcome to do that too. But your odds of winning drop to zero. No pressure or anything.
The Fine Print: The Cardboard Republic, in conjunction with CCW Games is giving this game away strictly for entertainment purposes. This act is not a paid endorsement by CCW Games or any other entity. This contest is open to individuals only. Staff members of The Cardboard Republic and CCW Games are not eligible to participate. For winners outside of the Continental US, the publisher reserves the right to request they cover part or all of the shipping costs.