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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.

    Additional Info

    Additional Info

    Designer Don Eskridge
    Mfg Suggested Ages 12 and up
    # of Players 5 - 10 Players
    User Suggested # of Players Best with 7 players
    Year Published 2009
    Artist Luis Francisco / Piotr Haraszczak / Jihoon Jang / Maryam Khatoon / Jordy Knoop / Vinh Mac / Alex Murur / Jarek Nocoń / George Patsouras / Michael Rasmussen / Jordan Saia / Luis Thomas
    User Suggested Ages 13 and up
    Subdomain Thematic Games
    Website No
    Publisher Z-Man Gaa Indie Boards & Cards / (Web published) / 999 Games / Devir / Edge Entertainment / Galápagos Jogos / Heidelberger Spieleverlag / Hobby Japan / HomoLudicus / IELLO / Lex Games / Magellan / MINDOK / NeoTroy Games / Portal Games / Raven Distributio
    Playing Time 30 minutes
    Family Dystopian Universe / Postcard Box Games / Werewolf / Mafia
    Honors No
    Primary Name The Resistance
    Expansion No
    Alternate Names Direniş Mafie De Mol La Résistance The Resistance: Agenci Molocha La Resistencia Rezistența Der Widerstand Сопротивление Сопротивление レジスタンス 抵抗組織 抵抗组织
    Mechanic Partnerships / Simultaneous Action Selection / Voting
    Game category Bluffing / Card Game / Deduction / Negotiation / Party Game / Science Fiction / Spies/Secret Agents
    Language Dependence Extensive use of text - massive conversion needed to be playable
    Play time filter No


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