They've Invade Pleasantville!   Play by Email Support Page

By Walter O'Hara

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This game is a simple simulation of an unusual topic, alien possession-- seen through the lens of a 1950s B-movie.  Think INVASION OF THE BODY SNATCHERS or the TV Show INVADERS as subtext.  I lump it into the "goofy" category, if you like THE CREATURE THAT ATE SHEBOYGAN or BUG-EYED MONSTERS (THEY WANT OUR WOMEN), you will probably like this.  

What's in the Box...

NOTICE: This Gamebox is created using Dale Larson's excellent Play By Email utility, Cyberboard (the poor man's Aide De Camp!)

Visit the Cyberboard website by following this link

They've Invade Pleasantville! is copyright, TSR Hobbies, 1981.

Designer: Michael Price

Editing/Development: Jon Pickens and Pat Price

The Turn Sequence for this game is as follows:

  1. Random Movement Phase (Alien Player) runs the master game file
  2. Alien Player Movement  (Alien Player) send to Town Player
  3. Town Player Movement (Town Player)
  4. Conversation and Influence Phase (Town Player) send to Alien Player
  5. Combat Phase (Simultaneous) both players do simultaneous
  6. Alien Takeover and Observation Phase (Alien Player)

The Action

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The graphic above illustrates some of the features of this gamebox.  Sorry about the scan job; I had to dither it a lot to get the file small enough to make it manageable.

How to get the files

Download Gamebox:

Download Pleasantville Gamebox

Game Availability:

Not terrible.  I found it for about 8 dollars on the Internet.  This site had some recently.

Related Links/Resources:

The Space Gamer Index

Microgame HQ

Alien Invasion... it's in Danish.  Which sounds kind of alien, but you may have a different opionion.

Invasion of the Body Snatchers (just to give you a mood movie to rent)

The Invaders

The Invaders TV Viewing Guide (SF-Lovers)

This page content copyright, Walter O'Hara 1998