Imagine a world designed by Kafka, Stalin, Orwell, Huxley, Sartre and the Marx Brothers.
Paranoia is a humorous role-playing game set in a dystopian future similar to Nineteen Eighty-Four, Brave New World, Logan's Run, and THX 1138; however, the tone of the game is rife with black humor, frequently tongue-in-cheek rather than dark and heavy.
In Paranoia, a well-meaning but deranged computer desperately protects the citizens of an underground warren from all sorts of real and imagined enemies. You play one of The Computer's elite agents. Your job is to search out and destroy the enemies of The Computer. Your worst fear is that The Computer will discover that you are one of these enemies.
Mostly a storygame, with minimum effort, maximum fun - the simplified game system and card decks, enable players to get into Paranoia within 10-15 minutes