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The Resistance is a social deduction game for 5-10 players where they must unmask the traitors in their midst in order to successfully complete 3 of 5 missions against the oppressive empire.

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Has any mathematical analysis of The Resistance been done?

I played The Resistance for the first time a couple weeks ago and am interested in writing a simulation program to test strategies. I know that mathematical analysis has been done on Mafia proper, but ...
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In The Resistance is it always a bad idea for the spies to fail the first mission?

My first thought was that it was always a bad idea to fail the first mission as a spy. As there are only two people on the mission, the spy has revealed himself to one of the players. With 5 players ...
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How can I set up a game of the Resistance without anyone needing to close their eyes?

Thinking about this question reminded me of a problem I thought of some time back. I love playing the Resistance (particularly with the plot cards), but I always find the eyes closed, open, closed, ...
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Is team approval voting kept secret?

In The Resistance the rules state that everyone votes on the team selected by the team leader, and then reveals their votes. However I was taught by a friend that the votes are randomized by the ...
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Optimal (Or Just Effective) Strategy For The Resistance?

I played Resistance for the first time last night, and it was great fun, but the consensus at the table was that the resistance can only beat the spies given a healthy dose of luck. I played a ...
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Is Avalon worth getting if I already own The Resistance

I have a copy of the resistance which my group of friends really enjoys. I noticed that there's a game called Avalon in my local games store and am not sure if it is the same game re-skinned, or if it ...
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In The Resistance, how does In the Spotlight work?

The card says "You can choose another player to submit their Mission card face up." If 4 people are on the mission, and 1 player has this card played on them, do the other 3 players get to see what ...
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Is the quest leader required to be part of the team?

One of the players suggested that the team leader should be able to pick the team and not include himself in it, so we decided to try that for one game. We were playing with 10 people. As we tried ...
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I've been googling around and cannot find the Resistance official web site where I can download the rules. Does the site even exist? Where can I read the rules?
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Is resistance Coup worth getting if I already have resistance avalon?

I've played regular Resistance and I have Resistance Avalon, but I've never played Resistance Coup is it worth getting? I like that you can play with just 2 people but, besides that I don't know much ...
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Why might a leader propose a team they don't plan to approve?

In a previous question a commenter mentioned that team leader might propose a team, that they don't intend to approve. Presumably this has something to do with either seeing how other people vote to ...
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The Resistance doesn't work when resistance members don't care about losing

Was playing a game of The Resistance with some people who haven't played it before. What I found, is that of the five games we played, the Resistance only won one of them. I think the reason for ...
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Clarification about drawing and assigning plot cards

The rules are explicit about plot cards being assigned only once per round, there being only five rounds in a game. However, a single round can go through several leaders (if votes fail). My ...
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Resistance Coup: Do you lose your coins when trying to assassinate a Contessa?

In resistance coup if you claim to be an assassin and try to assassinate someone. If they claim to be a Contessa and you believe them you lose you three coins to the bank correct? I had this argument ...
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Does the leader get to look at the Plot cards before distribution?

When playing The Resistance with the Plot Thickens expansion, the leader gets to distribute the Plot cards to other players of her choosing. Is this a blind draw, or does the leader get to look at ...
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Should you reveal who was a spy and who wasn't at the end of a game?

I guess this is possibly up to house rules/who is playing. On one hand, revealing who were the spies also reveals people's play styles, which might make it a bit less fun for future games. It would ...
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Is The Resistance conclusively easier for the Resistance in a six player game?

Last night I played a few games of The Resistance with five others, and the Resistance won every single game. I think I've found this before, it simply seems too easy for the Resistance to form safe ...
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Does 'The plot thickens' make the game easier or harder?

Just curious for games going forward. Because the expansion allows you to see how people have played on missions, can reveal people's cards, etc, it seems like these are all an advantage mostly to ...
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My friends and I have started making up new roles for resistance when we get tired of using the basics like Merlin, Percival Mordred, Morgana and Oberon. I know Mordred can hide from Merlin, Merlin ...
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Deciding when to vote for team approval when people are disagreeing.

Really - the team approval phase is the only part where people's agreement/disagreement about who are the spies/etc have substance. What commonly happens is that two of three people will be arguing ...
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What is the win ratio of spies and resistant in The Resistance?

I have been playing that game for a while now (mostly the wikipedia version), and I have the impression that the game is extremely imbalanced. In my circle of friend, the win ratio is about 80% for ...