Saturday 20th March
12:00 – 20:00 GMT

Online adaption: Johan Olofsson, Gothenburg Megagames

Game designer: Jim Wallman, Stone Paper Scissors

Watch the Skies, the game that introduced a whole new generation to megagames. This is a megagame about international relations, conflict and high level diplomacy. It also involves mysterious and threatening aliens from outer space. The basic premise is that unknown aliens are increasingly visiting earth to abduct, investigate, terrorise and ultimately to subvert and take over or perhaps render earth weak enough to invade. The main part of the game is about how humanity as a collection of political entities decides to react to this.

Most of all it’s a game about humanity coming together to overcome great adversity. Or a more commonly a game about nuking each other back to the stone age.

This game is the perfect introduction if you’ve never played a megagame before, and it’s one of those games that veterans come back to over and over again.

What about teams?

Yes! The teams! We are playing the WTS Lite rules with the Gothenburg Megagames economy module add on. We are playing with an expanded set of teams. These teams are as follows:

  • The 8 Nations: USA – UK – RUSSIA – CHINA – FRANCE – BRAZIL – INDIA – JAPAN
  • The Aliens (for experienced players only)

If we reach high enough demand, more playable nations will be unlocked, up to a limit of 20 teams.

You can choose to play with your friends as a team or sign up on your own. Each national team consists of 4 players (no exceptions):

  • Head of State
  • Foreign Minister
  • Head of Defense
  • Head of Science

If you sign up on your own we will match you with some other amazing people.

Signing Up

To sign up for Watch The Skies, you will need to purchase a Watch The Skies ticket, as well as a MegaCon ticket.