The Resistance

€19.00
The Empire must fall. Our mission must succeed.
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The Empire must fall. Our mission must succeed. By destroying their key bases, we will shatter Imperial strength and liberate our people. Yet spies have infiltrated our ranks, ready for sabotage. We must unmask them. In five nights we reshape destiny or die trying. We are the Resistance!

The Resistance is a party game of social deduction. It is designed for five to ten players, lasts about 30 minutes, and has no player elimination. The Resistance is inspired by Mafia/Werewolf, yet it is unique in its core mechanics, which increase the resources for informed decisions, intensify player interaction, and eliminate player elimination.

Players are either Resistance Operatives or Imperial Spies. For three to five rounds, they must depend on each other to carry out missions against the Empire. At the same time, they must try to deduce the other players’ identities and gain their trust. Each round begins with discussion. When ready, the Leader entrusts sets of Plans to a certain number of players (possibly including himself/herself). Everyone votes on whether or not to approve the assignment. Once an assignment passes, the chosen players secretly decide to Support or Sabotage the mission. Based on the results, the mission succeeds (Resistance win) or fails (Empire win). When a team wins three missions, they have won the game.

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Minimum number of players
5
Maximum number of players
10
Age
14+
Playing time
15 - 30 minutes
Language
English
Language dependent
No text
Designer
Don Eskridge
How many players?
Very big groups 7+
Game mechanism
Negotiation
Game mechanism
Deduction
Game mechanism
Bluff
Game mechanism
Simultanious actions
Artist
Jarek Nocoń
Artist
Luis Francisco
Artist
George Patsouras
Artist
Piotr Haraszczak
Artist
Maryam Khatoon
Artist
Jordy Knoop
Artist
Vinh Mac
Artist
Alex Murur
Artist
Michael Rasmussen
Artist
Jordan Saia
Artist
Luis Thomas
Recommended
Yes!