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Video+Story: TNTM’s How to Play Resistance

Danny from ZiaComics.com teaches us how to play Resistance by Indie Boards & Cards. This is a game for 5 – 10 players ages 13 and up. It should take 30 minutes to play a complete game.

Publisher Description:

The Empire must fall. Our mission must succeed. By destroying their key bases, we will shatter Imperial strength and liberate our people. Yet spies have infiltrated our ranks, ready for sabotage. We must unmask them. In five nights we reshape destiny or die trying. We are the Resistance!

The Resistance is a party game of social deduction. It is designed for five to ten players, lasts about 30 minutes, and has no player elimination. The Resistance is inspired by Mafia/Werewolf, yet it is unique in its core mechanics, which increase the resources for informed decisions, intensify player interaction, and eliminate player elimination.

Players are either Resistance Operatives or Imperial Spies. For three to five rounds, they must depend on each other to carry out missions against the Empire. At the same time, they must try to deduce the other players’ identities and gain their trust. Each round begins with discussion. When ready, the Leader entrusts sets of Plans to a certain number of players (possibly including himself/herself). Everyone votes on whether or not to approve the assignment. Once an assignment passes, the chosen players secretly decide to Support or Sabotage the mission. Based on the results, the mission succeeds (Resistance win) or fails (Empire win). When a team wins three missions, they have won the game.

Rule Correction:

For first printing (2010 purchases), the expansion rules should read: “Games of 5-6 players use 7 plot cards, games with 7+ players use all 15 Plot Cards.” and “…each Round, the leader draws Plot cards (1 for 5-6 players, 2 for 7-8 players, and 3 for 9-10 players)” – This has been corrected in the subsequent printings.

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TNTM: Talking Table Top Versus Games

Talking Table Top Versus/Non-Cooperative Games

This episode of Talking Table Top has Trevor and Danny presenting their top 5 “versus” games. Versus Games are usually referred to as non-cooperative games.

In non-cooperative games there is a competition between individual players. All choices are decided by the players based on their own self-interest, presumably without sharing knowledge. There are two basic forms of non-cooperative games.

In the strategic form the payoff for a given player depends on the strategy of that player and all other participating players. The rules and all available strategies are assumed to be common knowledge. There are no unfair advantages or insider knowledge.

The prisoners dilemma format has two prisoners (convicted for committing a crime together). They are interrogated separately and have two obvious choices. They can either tell on the other or remain silent. There are different boundary conditions for each choice.

We hope you discovered a game in this list that interests you. As always, Keep Playing Games!

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TNTM: Top 20 Board Games – Honorable Mentions

Top 20 Board Games Honorable Mentions

Trevor and Danny from ZiaComics.com have compiled a list of their Top 20 favorite board games. They have different tastes in games so their lists have very little in common. This list is just the honorable mentions.

Danny prefers abstract strategy games while Trevor enjoys games with captivating artwork and ease of play. They both like ALL types of games, these are just their favorites. The games that made honorable mention are The Resistance, Smash Up, Can’t Stop, San Juan, Dead Man’s Draw, Here Kitty Kitty, Quoridor, Red Dragon Inn, Dragonwood, and Council of Verona.  To find out who picked which games and where they ranked them you can look at the list below.  If you want to be surprised just click on the video link and ignore the list.

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This is just a little teaser intro for the actual Top 20 list of board games. Trevor and Danny tell you the games that just barely missed the cut. A little bit of info is given for each game to help you decide if it is a game you’d like to look into a bit further.

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