Dan Pancaldi, Boardgame Breakfast, "La Résistance was a blast to play. Beer and pretzel game though be careful, there are some real decisions to be made so not too much beer. Great game, great memories!”
Dorian, said, "This was SO much fun... it was actually my favorite game of the night!"
Grant, from The Player's Aid, "A very fun game."
Alexander, The Player's Aid. " A very fun, quick-playing game."
Brad Miller, "This is a great game that takes less than 15 minutes to learn."
Read the rules here (subject to slight, very slight, change)
Click the red arrow to watch the La Résistance videos below.
Designed by Mark H. Walker, La Résistance is a simple, yet engaging, dice and card game set during the German occupation of France in World War II. During the occupation, brave French men and women fought against the Nazi conquerors, disrupting their communications, destroying supply warehouses, and ambushing German patrols. La Résistance gives players a chance to lead a band of resistance fighters, working to keep their men and women alive as they also strive to become the most famous resistance leader.
On each turn, a player will roll six dice, placing the dice on mission cards common to all players, he or she attempts to defeat the mission card by matching dice on the card, spending recruits, and using their resistance leader’s special abilities. To win, a player must amass 12 Glory Points or break--by stealing or otherwise removing all rival resistance group members—the other resistance bands. La Résistance mixes elements of popular dice games, such as Yahtzee and King of Tokyo, with “take that” card mechanics and player interaction, giving the game a familiar feel.
The game is historically themed, and a great way to introduce gamers to strategy games. Three to five people may play, so La Résistance is great for game nights and family get-togethers. Coming to Kickstarter this December, and shipping worldwide in April, La Résistance is a great strategy game for wargamers and casual strategy gamers alike.
Each game includes
- 6 Resistance leader cards to track glory points and band members
- 35 mission cards, such as Tiger Tank, Foreign Aid or Communications Hub that provide enemies to be neutralized, reinforcements for your troops or a facility to be sabotaged
- 9 c'est la guerre cards, such as Faulty Intel (steal an opponent's die) or Charismatic (steal a rival's resistance fighter) to upgrade your leader and/or sabotage rival leaders
- 9 event cards, such as Heavy Casualties, that alter the basic rules for the turn
- Thick game chits to track Glory Points, casualties, and other special needs
- a colorful and easy to read rules booklet
- A snazzy box to put it all in
Jeff McAleer previews LaRes.
Both these videos were shot during Origins of 2019. There are a couple of corrections. In the videos Mark states that the Kickstarter was scheduled for August of 2019. Obviously, we decided to change that to February of 2020. In The Payers Aid video the game is incorrectly called out as a Tiny Battle Publishing (the other game company Mark owns) game. The game will be published through Flying Pig Games. Finally Godaddy's web editor truncates the right side of the videos. No biggie, you're only missing Mark's face. If, however, you want to see everything, watch the videos on Youtube, links provided below.Now go watch the dang videos!
The Players Aid talks with Mark about La Résistance, In short, they loved it.
Watch on Youtube.
Boardgame Geek TV looks at La Résistance.
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