Indie Boards & Cards The Resistance (The Dystopian Universe)
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- The Resistance redefines social deduction - everyone plays till the end of the game
- Your ability to lie to your friends and know when they are lying to you is critical to win
- Not for the faint of heart, or slow of mind - but if you are quick on your feet you'll be proud of your hard fought victories
- 5 to 10 players, 30 minute playtime
- Cover art may vary - revised edition now includes updated card art and the "Inquisitor" expansion in place of "The Plot Thickens" cards.
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CHOKING HAZARD -- Small parts. Not for children under 3 yrs.
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The Resistance is a very intense game of secret identities deductiona and deception for 5-10 players.
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The Resistance pits a small group of resistance fighters against a powerful and corrupt government. The resistance has launched a series of bold and daring missions to bring the government to its knees. Unfortunately spies have infiltrated the resistance ranks, ready to sabotage the carefully crafted plans. Even a single spy can take down a resistance mission team, choose your teams carefully or forever lose your chance for freedom. The Resistance artfully balances pure deduction elements with the social elements into a game that creates the adrenaline filled moments of high stakes pokerin a full interactive and social event.
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I purchased this and found out it was the third edition. I am going to return it and buy Avalon instead. I have added pictures showing the box cover of the 2nd edition and 3rd edition. The second edition has the girl smiling with a background of what seems to be a train station, whereas the 3rd edition has an unhappy girl with a few people holding umbrellas in the background.
This is because, in my opinion, the Sci-Fi straightforward nature of "The Resistance" is FAR more accessible to new players than the camelot theme of "The Resistance: Avalon". This is important to me because this game is basically considered a gateway game that new players to board games can quickly grasp and have a ton of fun. It's a social game, and if you're fortunate to be in a situation where you can constantly play with new friends, I'd really think about dropping the extra $10.
Here are the names of the hidden roles in both versions of the game and you can decide for yourself if you prefer one over the others with [Avalon names] vs [Resistance Hidden Agenda names]:
[Minion of Mordred] vs [Spy]
[Loyal Servant of Arthur] vs [Resistance Member]
[Merlin] vs [The Commander]
[Percival] vs [Bodyguard]
[Mordred] vs [Deep Cover]
[Oberon] vs [Blind Spy]
[Morgana] vs [False Commander]
[The Lady in the Lake] vs [The Inquisitor]
[Assassin] vs [Assassin]
As you can see...it's not as satisfying to yell out "YOU'RE A MINION" over "YOU'RE A DIRTY SPY", or really any of the other roles.
The names of the The Resistance are much more intuitive than Avalon, and this goes a long way when teaching new players. You don't want them to constantly ask what role the Avalon names are attached to mid-game. Saying Minions of Mordred sounds about as fun as saying the word 'Moist' or 'The Rural Juror'.
The theme of The Resistance - taking place in a dystopian future, where corporations (or what have you) rule the land, and a small band of citizens form a resistance to topple the corrupt regime - is more exciting and relatable to a larger audience than awkwardly named knights questing against the forces of evil that threatens the medieval land.
Additionally, I like the character art in "The Resistance" a LOT more than "Avalon". It's crisp and varied. Hidden Agenda comes with more regular Spy and Resistance member character cards that adds more interesting diversity between the characters portrayed that can be swapped in and out to keep things a little fresher. Granted, there is only 1 character for each hidden role, but I think they do a very good job in capturing a diverse group of people for those roles. If this appeals to you, then the crisp character art of Sci-Fi version is the way to go.
Also, if you really end up liking "The Resistance + Hidden Agenda", there are 2 more expansions - "Hostile Intent" and "The Plot Thickens" that only follow the Sci-Fi theme, which are not compatible with the "Avalon"s theme.
All of this is worth an extra $10 to pay for "The Resistance + Hidden Agenda" over "The Resistance: Avalon". But this is just my opinion. I have a friend who prefers the camelot theme, so it all depends on your group. Have fun!
What is it: This is a deduction game mixed with hidden roles (some people at the table are the bad guys) and lots of lying. If you don't like looking at your friend and blatantly lying in his/her face, then this is not the game for you. If you find this idea intriguing and you think that your group would compliment you on how well you were able to lie through your teeth, then this is the perfect game.
Specs: First, it takes 10-15 minutes to play. Second, it's perfect with 7-8 players, but also works very well with 5 to 10. Infinite replayability (so far, at least).
How it works: Very briefly, some players are good guys (dealt at random) and some players are bad guys (spies). The bad guys know who each other are. The good guys are totally in the dark. On a turn, you simply try to form a small group of players to go on a mission. If you have a bad guy in the group, you might lose that mission. If it's all good guys, then you will win that mission. When things go wrong (bad guys fail a mission) then you can begin to figure out who the spies (bad guys) are and use deduction to make sure that they aren't in a later mission. Of course, the whole time, your friend "the spy" is lying to your face about how the spy must be a different player. To make things harder, you only have 5 missions to figure this out. Three passes=good guy victory, while 3 fails=spy victory.
Why I love it: The deduction aspect, balanced with the deception of a few of the players, makes this to most replayable game I have ever played. You never get bored of the game because you aren't playing the game. You're playing against your evil friends who have to problem lying straight to your face. But, which friend is the spy? Does Dan look a little too nervous this turn? Why would Nick have let Matt go on that mission? He is an obvious spy, you can tell. Right? Maybe? Why does nobody believe you? Of course, your not a spy. Honest. "Just look at me. I'm the least spy-like player at the table. I promise." ;-)
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