The Resistance*

The Resistance is a dynamic party game focused on social deduction, set against the backdrop of a dystopian empire. It's designed for five to ten players and offers a thrilling experience of intrigue and deception.

Gameplay Overview

  • Social Deduction: Players take on roles as either Resistance Operatives or Imperial Spies.
  • Team-Based Missions: Collaborate in teams to carry out missions against the Empire over three to five rounds.
  • No Player Elimination: Keeps all players engaged throughout the game.
  • Decision Making: Players vote on mission teams and secretly choose to support or sabotage the missions.
  • Winning the Game: The game is won by the team (Resistance or Empire) that succeeds in three missions.
  • Discussion and Trust: Key elements involve discussing strategies and deducing players' real identities.


The Resistance is perfect for groups that enjoy bluffing, deduction, and the tension of not knowing who to trust. It builds on the classic Mafia/Werewolf formula with mechanics that foster more informed decision-making and interaction. The game's fast pace and engaging dynamics make it a great choice for parties and social gatherings, where players can dive into the roles of hidden spies and daring operatives.

Nominated for 3 awards.

  • 5 - 10 Players
  • 30 Minutes
  • 13+ years old
  • Easy to learn

We like The Resistance so much that we recommend it in the following board game recommendation lists 2024

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