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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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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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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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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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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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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How to use the promo roles in the resistance?

I got the Coup kickstarter edition, which included some promos for The Resistance - Merlin, Assassin and the Inquisitor tile. But there are no rules for them. I know they reimplement parts of ...
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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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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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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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Where can I download The Resistance rules?

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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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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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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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 ...