Earth Gone Mad is a low complexity board game for 2-6 players of all ages.
Here is how the madness began...
The Mayan calendar is one of the oldest and most accurate calendar systems in human history. Using no more than their knowledge of the Earth, Sun, and stars, the Mayans were able to tabulate days, weeks, months, and years from 3113 BC until December 21, 2012 AD. No one knew why the Mayan calendar ended on that date.
On December 22, 2012, a small asteroid swung in from the outer solar system and clipped the moon. For over a year, astronomers had been tracking the asteroid, but due to its small size had not thought it a serious threat. It proved, however, to have a much higher density than expected. Its impact with the moon imparted a distinct ?wobble? to the lunar orbit and ejected megatons of lunar material into Earth orbit.
Scientists estimate the moon's orbit will return to normal in a few years. But, its erratic orbit will have catastrophic effects on Earth's biosphere during the first year. By the end of 2013, all life on the six northern continents will be extinct.
Welcome to mankind's last year?
In desperation, scientists tried to find a way to combat the oncoming disasters. Early on, they discovered that sending a nuclear explosion into a disaster area ? into an erupting volcano, into an area swarmed by tornados, into the eye of a hurricane ? the disasters seemed to dissipate or change course away from a highly populated area. As bad as it seemed to launch nukes just outside of their own cities, the oncoming disaster seemed worse. The goal was not to save the city, it was to carve out enough time to get the people out.