Mark H. Walker and the rest of the Flying Pig Games team has a new and lightweight WWII dice game about French partisan fighters up for crowdfunding. In La Résistance!, each player leads a band of guerrilla fighters seeking to not only foil Nazi plans but also gain the most glory in the process. The game is for three to five players, ages 12+ (my guess), and plays in around 45 minutes to an hour. The project is around 95% funded and you can reserve a copy of the game and unlocked stretch goals for a $20.00 pledge through March 18th. Expected delivery is this August.
From Flying Pig:
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, the player 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 an historical setting with 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, fun feel.
The game is historically themed, and a great way to introduce gamers to strategy games. Three (two is possible, but less fun) to five people may play, so La Résistance is perfect for game nights and family get-togethers. La Résistance is a simple, yet challenging strategy game for wargamers and casual strategy gamers alike.