Personifications of games emerge when the need is greatest to rally the forces of gamers in battle against an Alien Menace.
Alien Invaders arrive, looking for the most loyal representative of Earth to battle for dominance in a symbolic competition. Owing to poor translation skills and the inability to imagine that anyone might do things differently, they’ve found the Gen Con booth of Stalwart Games, who are about to have a very weird day.
A Meeple-Shaped spacecraft has crashed in through the roof of LucasOil stadium, and the invading forces are streaming out to take over. The MiBs are responding, but they need time, so it’d up to the Gen Con attendees to divert, confuse, distract, and possibly subvert the alien menace to buy that time.
( No idea why Craig wanted me to link this – He’s been banging on about the thing for years. At this point my pets know what Gen Con is ~ T. Jones )
The Player Of Games, by Iain M. Banks