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Is resistance Coup worth getting if I already have resistance avalon?

I'd like to post an additional, though not entirely different answer to Joey's. Coup is a completely different game. Key distinguishing elements are: Coup has no co-operative element like The ...
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Can't play bluffing game like Avalon or Were

I'll ignore One Night Werewolf for now and focus on Avalon and more typical mafia games. To begin with, something that you may be overthinking: Not everyone is expected to bluff or lie. For the basic ...
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Is it ever advantageous to pretend to be the "hidden" team if you are on the majority team?

Specific games can differ, but generally in games like these the "bad team" all know the members of the bad team. Therefore pretending to be a bad guy only decieves your allies, and convinces everyone ...
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Is resistance Coup worth getting if I already have resistance avalon?

Coup is a distinctly different game. Whether it is "worth" getting depends on many subjective things. You might consider wording your question differently to ask about the differences to minimize the ...
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Is Avalon worth getting if I already own The Resistance

I know it's a little late and the expansions may not have existed when you posted this, but there are two expansions to Resistance now that provide all of this and then some: Hostile Intent and ...
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Is Avalon worth getting if I already own The Resistance

I own both, and we play The Resistance: Avalon a lot more than we play The Resistance now. There are so many more points of intrigue and styles of play with Merlin and the Assassin. Merlin knows a ...
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Is the quest leader required to be part of the team?

It is legal to create a team that does not have you on it. It should be very rare though. Here's why: The argument that the previous teams succeeded is not logically strong enough to force the ...
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Oberon character in Avalon

Note - it's Oberon rather than Morgana who does not open his eyes during the reveal phase at the start of the game. The rules say: Without revealing any Character cards, the Evil players discuss ...
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End of game questions

At the end of the game no role cards are reveled until the Assassin declares who he thinks Merlin is. The Assassin should be able to remember who the evil players are and determine who Oberon is based ...
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What is the use of Lady of the Lake card in avalon?

It is to enable players to get more information about each other out in the open. If it starts out on a good player they can use it to help identify other good players. On the other hand if it starts ...
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Can't play bluffing game like Avalon or Were

The bluffing/lying stems from the major premise of most of these games: an uninformed majority against an informed minority. If everyone knew the teams, the majority would just win every vote (and ...
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End of game questions

Although it may not directly advise doing so in the rules. I would strongly recommend that the assassin's character card only is revealed at the start of the end game. We have played a number of games ...
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Where can I find statistics on good/evil wins for the Resistance:Avalon for different role setups?

I would suggest checking out the Board Game Geek Avalon community. People regularly record their play sessions and the users on the forums are usually willing to go into in-depth analysis and ...
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Additional/Made up roles in Resistance or Resistance avalon

We have quite an avid group (one player logged his thousandth game last month) and have experimented with quite a few alternative roles. Some are well known on BGG, some we've created or tweaked. I ...
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Additional/Made up roles in Resistance or Resistance avalon

Here's a few we like to play with. Names are a work in progress, and you do have to think through how you combine these roles, some combinations can be unbalanced. Also, for some reason most of these ...
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Merlin always gets stabbed

One strategy I've used is to have Merlin come out as Percival. This can be tricky if the evil team knows about this ploy, Percival isn't on the same page as Merlin, or if someone evil contests the ...
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End of game questions

I've always played that the evil team can discuss all they want, but ultimately the decision is up to assassin. I didn't realize it was a rule not to reveal character cards so we usually had the ...
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Is the quest leader required to be part of the team?

I've always played the leader can choose whatever team they want with themselves on it or not their choice. Sometimes people get convinced, or bullied not to put themselves on it because of the ...
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Is the quest leader required to be part of the team?

That's absolutely correct. You need not choose yourself. However, if you're good and don't have inside knowledge, you have a much higher chance of including someone evil. It could also be dangerous to ...
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Solution to Avalon board game

It seems all evil has to do is: all the evil players conspire who they think Merlin is (it can be a random guess), and they each pretend to be Merlin and out the other spies and declare the real ...
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Solution to Avalon board game

Despite not being able to trust any particular character is telling the truth, in some circumstances there appears to be a solution in favor of the good characters which takes advantage of the ...
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Where can I find statistics on good/evil wins for the Resistance:Avalon for different role setups?

From my experience to much revolves around the players skill and play style to track from group to group. What may be a balanced combination for some groups will be unbalanced for others. What you ...
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