Eagle-Gryphon Games invites you to enjoy the nostalgia of the 1950s. No, not the Happy Days of the 1950s, but the fear and anxiety of a nuclear war! In This is Only a Test, players must prepare the family for the coming end, but they do not know how the game will end or when it will end. And how it ends determines how each family must be prepared. Players may decide to invest in their survivability. Or they may decide to invest in the stockpiles. Or they may decide to take advantage of the panic to turn a nice profit and buy some nice stuff. There simply is not enough time or resources for players to prepare for everything. Players may try to gather information to learn more about what fate awaits them or influence the timeline to an outcome that best suits their preparation. When the end does come, the player who is most prepared for the type of ending is the winner. There is a separate victory condition if this turns out to only be a test.
This is Only a Test plays 1-4 players, ages 10+ in 45-60 minutes. Contents include 4 nuclear families (meeples and player board), 3 leader cards, 12 player aids, 8 activation tokens, 1 timeline board, city hall board, 30 panic mini-cards, 24 equipment cards, 15 event cards, and 66 supply cards. To learn more, check out the Kickstarter campaign, which runs through 21 November with an expected delivery in October 2019.