Lucille Bluth wants you to know that she's not so sure she wants to play games with you today. Also, she doesn't care for Gob, but we knew that. Some board games are super sneaky, especially sly and incredibly suspicious. Hidden identities, bluffing, lying, cheating - it's like the exam hall all over again! Whether you're students, a couple, or a gang of bluffing buddies, check out these board games made specifically for suspicious people like you...
1. The Resistance - 5-10 players, 30 minutes, £17
The Empire must fall. Our mission must succeed! In The Resistance, 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. Everyone votes on whether or not to approve each 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 (but nobody trusts anyone any more). Perfect for student teams of spies and good guys!
2. Cheaty Mages - 3-6 players, 30 minutes, £17
Cheaty Mages lets you make your fortune, magically! From across the land spectators come to watch the arena battles of mythic creatures, and coins change hands on the outcome! As a powerful mage, in Cheaty Mages the card game you have the chance to influence the outcome through arcane means. But beware, other practitioners of the arcane may be in attendance as well, and they have their money riding on other fighters. Place your bets, play hidden spell cards on monsters, and try to win the most gold in three rounds! Imagine Paddy Power, rife with corruption and magic...
3. Coup - 2-6 players, 15 minutes, £13
Coup puts you as the head of a family in an Italian city-state, a city run by a weak and corrupt court. You need to manipulate, bluff and bribe your way to power using face-down influence cards that no one else can see. Launching assassinations and coups, it's up to the other players to challenge you (and you them) to make you lose that influence. Take charge and become the most infamous and deadly Italian family ever. Coup makes players an offer they can't refuse! In Coup it's your object to destroy the influence of all the other families, forcing them into exile. Only one family will survive... Great for corrupt couples and sneaky students!
If you're not suspicious before you play these games, you certainly will be afterwards - or at least that's what I heard... Wanna play these games and more? Make like Lucille Bluth and grab yourself a wine spritzer at our weekly Monday night Board Game Bar!