Coup board game
Coup board game

Coup

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In the not too distant future, the government is run for profit by a new "royal class" of multi-national CEOs. Their greed and absolute control of the economy has reduced all but a privileged few to lives of poverty and desperation. Out of the oppressed masses rose The Resistance, an underground organization focused on overthrowing these powerful rulers. The valiant efforts of The Resistance have created discord, intrigue and weakness in the political courts of the novena royal, bringing the government to brink of collapse. But for you, a powerful government official, this is your opportunity to manipulate, bribe and bluff your way into absolute power.


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  • (2019 - 6.5) The old review still stands but after having more experience with various other games this one is a bit left in the shadows.(2015 - 7.5) A simple and very quick game. Could potentially be better played in rounds requiring multiple victories to win the overall game. As is, whoever loses a single influence tends to lose interest in any strategy due to the short length of the game.
  • A very beautifully balanced game.Two copies, one English/Japanese second edition, one French second edition.
  • Dune retheme
  • --Sep2013-- Amusing "hidden role" game. (For me, it has echoes of _Hoax_, which was the first of that flavour I'd played.) This has sensible rules, and plays cleanly. And I'm totally content to both play again if asked and not bother buying it.
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Thanks!  

Kinda roundabout for me--through RPG's (D&D), which I started as much for my son (9 yrs old then, just turned 10) as for myself, to try to entice him with an alternative to his immersion in video games.  Then came across #Call to Adventure and #Tapestry as a way of trying to bring my wife into gaming with us as well.  She enjoys the story-building/telling in Call to Adventure but never took an interest in Tapestry.  My son, however, fell into Tapestry with me (his strategic mind blows me away, and he beats me as often as I do him), and from there I tried #Cyclades with him, since he became obsessed with Greek Mythology through the Percy Jackson books.

I began also to discover the whole ecosystem of board gaming content on YouTube and have been particularly influenced by channels such as Rahdo and Shut Up and Sit Down, and also couples such as Ant Lab Games and Before You Play who have given me an appreciation for thinkier Euros.  I am discovering that beyond the gameplay itself, theme and artwork are quite important to me in my enjoyment of and immersion in the games I play, and the whole #Mysthea / #Icaion thing definitely pushes those buttons for me.  I acquired #Anachrony not too long ago and am still waiting to give it a go. I've loved #Trickerion--still just a bit daunted by the complexity of Anachrony but really want to get to it sooner rather than later...! 

These days, of course, much of my gaming is solo.  I never really found a gaming group outside my family before COVID hit.   My wife doesn't have much interest in longer games, so it's mostly #Codenames, #The Crew: The Quest for Planet Nine, or (most recently) #Coup that hits the table for my family--and I do very much enjoy those games with them as well.  I am holding out hopes of drawing my wife into a game of #Wingspan some time.  It's hit or miss pulling my son away from his Minecraft or Roblox online.  We did make it through a full campaign of #Arcadia Quest over the past 2 months, where he trounced me soundly.  I've got #Gloomhaven: Jaws of the Lion waiting in the wings... ;-) 

Thanks again for taking the interest to ask!--longer answer, probably, than you were looking for, but it was nice for me to reflect on my path down the rabbit hole...

Here's a few games that get people sucked in:

#Catan

#The Quacks of Quedlinburg

#Lost Cities

#Star Realms

#Kingdomino

#Coup

#Bang!: The Bullet

All of these are fairly cheap except for Quacks and Catan

I think the obvious is #Ultimate Werewolf and anything in the #Werewolf family.

I personally hate hidden traitor games. I hate lying/bluffing in games. I'm not good at it, and I just stressed out, haha. I felt the same way playing #Coup and #The Chameleon, which are not hidden traitor games, but straight bluffing games. It's part of the reason I don't like poker either.

Bluffing through actions on a board or by the cards I'm playing is a different story, but if there's a social aspect to the bluffing, I am out, haha.