New Details About the New Resistance

The specifics are trickling out about the expansion, or sequel, or prequel, or...WHATEVER to one of our favorite games: The Resistance. According to a thread on Boardgamegeek, this will be a standalone game, and set in Arthurian England. The description says: Arthur represents the future of Britain, a promise of prosperity and honor, yet hidden among his brave warriors are Mordred's unscrupulous minions. These forces of evil are few in number but have knowledge of each other and remain hidden from all but one of Arthur's servants. Merlin alone knows the agents of evil, but he must speak of this only in riddles. If his true identity is discovered, all will be lost.

That line about Merlin needing to speak in riddles sounds tantalizing. Some people thought it was just a simple retheme, or "Werewolf with missions," but someone who's playtested it says it's not really like Werewolf at all—no player elimination, for instance. That is a very good thing, because the lack of player elimination is one of my favorite things about The Resistance.

Finally, we've got this superb quote from Rich Sommers—who plays Harry Crane on the TV show Mad Men, and is an avid gamer: "Got in five plays of this last week, and I can confirm: It is not a Werewolf clone. It is more like The Resistance: Enhanced.

And it is GREAT."

We can't wait to give it a whirl! Thanks for reading!