- Players: 5-10
- Playing Time: 30 Minutes
- Age: 13+
- Mechanisms: Partnerships, Simultaneous Action Selection, Voting
- Designer: Don Eskridge
- Contents: 10 Character Cards, 10 Mission Cards (5 Success & 5 Failure Cards), 15 Plot Cards (Cards used in “The Plot Thickens” expansion), 5 Team Tokens, 20 Vote Tokens (10 Approve & 10 Reject Tokens), 5 Score Markers (Blue & Red Markers), 1 Round Marker, 1 Vote Track Marker, 1 Leader Token, 3 Score Tableaus
The Resistance is a very intense social deduction game for 5-10 players. While it shares similiarities 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 governement 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 adreniline 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.The 2nd Edition of The Resistance features upgraded components with the same great game play and same low price. These upgrades include thick tokens for voting and tracking players on the mission. The game also includes 6 tableaus, one for each player count, with incredible illustrations.