The X-files has been a part of pop culture since 1993 and has recently seen a resurgence with the television series coming back. When it debuted more than two decades ago, there was no show on television like it. So much of the modern sci-fi landscape can be traced back to the plots, characters, and conspiracies on this show. Oh, that's the perfect accidental lead-in for this game.
After another genuinely unbelievable case comes to an end, Agent Fox Mulder finds himself in a familiar seat — directly across from his superiors at the FBI. While Agent Scully urged him to tell a story that the panel would accept, Mulder's need to believe is just too high.
In The X-Files: Conspiracy Theory – Everything is Connected, players take turns at Fox Mulder as he uses the provided clues to explain his conspiracy theory to his FBI superiors. But reputation is everything at the FBI, and Mulder's superiors are more interested in voting with the room rather than their gut. Mulder weaves together the conspiracy, and the superiors must deduce the way the rest of the room will vote...because the only thing worse than being an outlier is being a nut-case like Fox Mulder.
The game includes a second game mode, based on Jose Chung, from one of the most famous episodes of The X-Files: "From Outer Space." Other players play as witnesses to a paranormal event, and Jose Chung must look at all the evidence they provide and create a complete narrative that ties all their stories together.
This is a very light story driven party game, and so goes with storytelling games (once upon a time, etc..) you will have to have people that are storytellers in your game group. If someone decides they are going to give a 20-second answer, that is going to take away from your game experience drastically.
You don't need to be a fan of the X-files to enjoy this game, but you might want to go through the evidence decks and remove all the cards that are show specific (characters mainly). However, if you are, I recommend the Jose Chung. It changes the game enough and gives it more of an X-Files feel.
Your version of the truth is out there.
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