Bombs and Balaclavas is a roleplaying game designed to model irregular conflicts, particularly conflicts in the Middle East and North Africa. Players assume the role of irregular fighters, contending with other factions for the control of strategic locations, defined by the players with the campaign management system provided in the game. Mechanically, the game shares similarities with the previous works of the designer, Cryptomancer and Sigmata.
The game is published as a free to share pdf. In the words of the designer, "it is intended as a work of art, advocacy, and awareness, not a commercial product."