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Old January 14 2014, 10:02 AM   #142
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The Resistance is SO much fun but you need at least 5 people, and as long as your group are willing to lie to each other and try to psych each other out it's a blast.
Bought it as soon as i saw it on Wil Wheaton's Tabletop. We played it on new years eve amongst a group of close friends and it was such a success.. who knew lying to your friends and misleading them could be so much fun?

In the same vein i totally recommend the Battlestar Galactica game.. it is so well designed and fun. A bit complicated at first but once you finish the first few rounds and the first game you get the rules and can concentrate on gameplay. Another game where you will have a traitor (or several) amongst the group and trying to root them out and drive them into the open is nailbiting and that's on top of fighting off Cylon attacks and trying to keep your ressources up as much as you can (we barely won our first game by making the last jump to Kobol, we wouldn't have survived another round).
I've only played that once and I didn't have the best experience due to a couple of factors -

1. Two of the guys had played it before while me and my friend were new to it. The guy who owned the game was a bit of an alpha-gamer and if me or my friend wanted to look up something in the rules he actually wouldn't give us the rules, so he had to stop the game and look through the rules himself so he could explain it to us.

2. This dragged the game out a bit, and we had time constraints already so we didn't actually get to play the game to completion so of course we didn't get the full experience.

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Muchkin is okay, although it's gotten a bit repetitive for me. How many are in your group? Here's a review I wrote.

We basically just got started, so it's hard to say what the average size of our group is going to be. Last time, we started out with 5, then one of them left early, but I'm guessing it's going to typically be between 4-5 players.

We played StarFluxx, Bang!, and Cards Against Humanity. I found Starfluxx a bit too complicated and confusing, and I've heard that Munchkin is similar in how it plays. Would that be an accurate assessment?

I'm now really considering King of Tokyo. That looks like a lot of fun. I've also considered The Resistance, although that one seems to be a little pricy. Coup is in the same universe, and adds bluffing. Actually, I'm thinking of getting that along with King of Tokyo.
Yeah, I think Fluxx is more chaotic than Munchkin but they're both games where things can change quickly. I don't really like Fluxx.

By the way, if you're looking to get into heavier board games then Resistance won't seem pricey at all.

If you're into comics then look into Legendary. It's probably a bit pricier than you're looking for at the moment but it's so much fun and you get so much play out of it.
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