The Resistance is a very 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.
New in 3rd Edition:
The Resistance has a new look – we’ve upgraded almost all of the illustrations: new card art, new tableau art, new box art. The game has a cleaner look across the board and illustrations fit better to the new art that Jarek Nocon has done for us in the Resistance expansions, One Night Revolution and Coup games. These art changes are also being made to some of the character cards in the reprint of The Resistance: Hidden Agenda.
And we are replacing the “Plot Thickens” expansion with the “Inquisitor” expansion. The Plot Thickens was introduced in the development of the game as a way to better balance the win rates at larger counts and introduce variability from game to game. The downside was that this expansion was a significant step up in complexity from the base game. The Inquisitor was developed after the release of The Resistance, and introduces the same partial information that balances game play with significantly less complexity.
As The Resistance is getting more and more mainstream it made a lot of sense to include an expansion that met the changing needs of our customers.
(Be sure to also check out The Resistance: Avalon!)