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The Resistance

2nd Edition

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Ages Play Time Players
14+ 30 minutes 5-10

Designer(s): Don Eskridge

Publisher(s): Indie Boards & Cards

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  • WARNING: Choking Hazard - Small Parts

Product Description

The Resistance is an intense social deduction game for 5-10 players. While it shares similarities with games like Werewolf, Mafia and even Battlestar Galactica it has many very unique features such as a quick 30 minute play time, no moderator required and no player elimination.

Set in the near future, 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.

Included in this release is a full expansion - "The Plot Thickens" is 15 additional action cards that increase the pressure and pacing of the game, and requires the spies to be even more deceitful if they are to achieve victory.

The Resistance artfully balances pure deduction elements with the social elements into a game that creates the adrenaline filled moments of high stakes poker but in a full interactive and social event. Its 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.

Product Information

The Resistance has the following expansions available:

The Resistance: The Plot Thickens Expansion Out of Stock

The Resistance: Hostile Intent expansion Out of Stock

The Resistance: Hidden Agenda expansion Out of Stock

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Product Reviews


Average Rating: 5 in 2 reviews

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One of the very best social party games
May 30, 2012

The most recent title in the Postcard Box series from Indie Board & Cards is The Resistance, which is a social deduction game designed by Don Eskridge, in the style of the ever-popular Werewolf.

In the game, players assume the role of either a Resistance freedom fighter, or a spy for a repressive government that is trying to thwart the efforts of the Resistance rebels. The fun part is that these roles are assigned secretly. Players must then together vote on which of them goes on a mission, which will either pass or fail - the outcome depends on the secret votes cast by those who go on the mission. But this is where the heart of the game kicks in: players will use discussion, deception and intuition in an attempt to identify the members of the opposing force and ensure victory for their team.

It comes in a small pocket-sized box and consists largely of cards, but wow, if ever there was potential to pack an incredible social game experience in a small box, this is it! This is a party game that may prove to become one of the most popular and one of the best. It's a superb social game, very similar in feel to the well-known Mafia or Werewolf - but arguably better. How could a social game be better than Werewolf? Well, for one thing, there's no player elimination. There's also room for more deduction, because players have more data to work with, based on how players vote and the outcome of various missions. It also handles smaller groups, from as few as five or six players.

If you enjoy social games with hidden roles, and if you're a fan of Werewolf in particular, The Resistance is essential - I highly recommend it!

EndersGame, BGG reviewer

Best Party Game EVER!
November 28, 2011

This game is fantastic. I played it recently at a party that I hosted after we played a two board game of Fische, Fluppen, Frikadellen. Everybody said that it was the best game ever! It is a lot of fun. There is a lot of laughing. Always disbelief when the spy's are announced at the end of the game. I remember one of my first games. When you are down to the last round, the pressure is so big to win. You don't know who you can trust. I selected my two most trusted operatives who successfully completed the first mission. They were both spies! I promise you a good time!

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