The Resistance

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Rating Summary (142 Total)


I really want to like this game, but it really depends on the group you are playing with. This is a hidden role game where you go on missions that can be sabotaged. I need to play it some more.


I don't think that it has lived up to the hype. I play with a lot of people that will not lie at all and therefore there is not much conversation that goes on in the game, making the game rather dull. ****** Played this game with the perfect group last night. Awesome experience. Worth two rating points.


by 3MBG

Good party game. But party games are not really my thing


TRADED AWAY Why does everyone like this game so much? It's a round-table discussion of deceit. Not my style of game.


My 2nd favorite hidden role game (after Secret Hitler) but completely dependent on the group.


My 2nd favorite hidden role game (after Secret Hitler) but completely dependent on the group.


A total blast to play. Endless replayability.


Great gateway game for groups but I believe other games are better and more fun. Still a great introductory game though


Fun hidden role deduction. I think I prefer the theme of Avalon a bit more, but if either comes to the table I am down to play.


Classic social deduction and hidden roles. The more I play social deduction games the more appreciation I have for the focus of this game. The game has no frills and it doesn't need them. This is the quickest way to get to accusing your friends of being a dirty spy!


Some incredible times playing this one!



Anime promo cards, not the actual game.


My favorite of the social deduction games I have played. No player elimination! Pretty short games, some interesting roles, and several ways to glean information make the game much more than random guesses. A very tense, strategic game that I can play about twice before being emotionally drained.


5-10 player (best 7) 30 minutes


I think I would really like this game if everyone I know didn't hate it.


2012-01-25: Upped from an 8 to a 10. Loads of fun, all the time. 2012-03-21: Too much of a good thing. While by no means "played out", this has been overplayed in my local circles, and needs some time to breathe. Downgraded from a 10 to 7.5.


It's the spies game to lose. And they hardly ever do.


3rd edition - also have plot thicken cards from 2016 kickstarter


Initials on box lid, upper left corner


5-10, 30m


Rebels trying to destroy the evil empire while searching for the imperial saboteurs within their ranks. Negotiation, deduction and hidden betrayal. May be replaced by One Night Ultimate Werewolf, although I really like the simplicity of The Resistance... It just isn't as fast or as flexible. My rating for this game has become so low because of all of the metagame rules that have to be explained. It’s just a pain.


avalon and secret hitler are much better. only thing going is the theme of resistance.


$10.39 12-Jul-15


Not having roles actually makes the game harder to understand for new players as they are lost without the structure. Needs expansions.


I think this is probably a better hidden-role traitor game than ONUW, but harder to get a group to sit down for and they scratch the same itch.


*** I play this using standard playing cards *** (+) Plays quick, easy to teach, interesting deduction, does what it sets out to do really well (-) Forces you to convincingly lie (personal preference), some people can be left out of missions and discussions entirely (+/-) Needs the right group


Our go-to bluffing game when we get the whole family together (the full 10 players). Can't say enough about the fun of lying to you mother-in-law's face and knowing it'll be okay! This has been replaced by Secret Hitler in our group!




A fun hidden team game. The first mission is a toss up though and I wish there was a way that could be more interesting.


(7/16) 7. (9/17) Rise to 8. Probably the granddaddy of hidden role games. A classic that I really enjoy.