The Resistance: Avalon*

The Resistance: Avalon is a standalone game set in the legendary world of King Arthur, combining the mechanics of secret identities and deduction found in The Resistance with a thematic backdrop of Arthurian legend and the struggle between good and evil.

Gameplay Overview

  • Theme of Arthurian Legend: Players are cast into roles representing Arthur's loyal followers and Mordred’s deceitful minions.
  • Hidden Roles: Players are secretly assigned roles as either the forces of Good (loyal to Arthur) or Evil (minions of Mordred).
  • Merlin's Role: A special character, Merlin, knows the identity of evil players but can only communicate in riddles.
  • Team Missions: Players take turns selecting teams for missions, with success or failure contributing to the overall outcome.
  • Secrecy and Deduction: Players must deduce the identities of others while keeping their own hidden.
  • Bluffing and Deception: Evil players try to deceive others to fail missions, while Good players try to unveil the traitors.
  • Victory Conditions: Good wins by successfully completing missions, while Evil wins by sabotaging missions or discovering Merlin's identity.
  • Compatibility with The Resistance: While a standalone game, Avalon can be combined with The Resistance for enhanced gameplay.


The Resistance: Avalon offers a deeply engaging social deduction experience, perfect for players who enjoy bluffing, deduction, and hidden role games. The Arthurian theme adds an intriguing layer to the classic mechanics of The Resistance, providing a narrative backdrop for the struggle between good and evil. Players are drawn into a world of intrigue and deception, where every decision can tip the balance. The game is ideal for groups that enjoy dynamic social interaction and strategic thinking, with the added thrill of uncovering hidden identities and unraveling mysteries.

Nominated for 4 awards and won 1.

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

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

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