The Best Card Game Ever: Harwood Edition

Since this is my first post I thought I’d start it off strong with letting you know about the best residence hall game ever that I have discovered. When I’m not doing what good Honors students do (study, do homework), I like to play board/card games with the people on my Honors floor, Harwood. As of this weekend, my new favorite game, along with at least fifteen other people on my floor, is the game Resistance. This game is similar to Mafia but a thousand times better and more interesting. The game involves deception, trickery, and wit. So basically, it’s a great game to play with a bunch of your friends but probably not with people you’ve just met. They may not get to see your better side…

The game is set in the future, kind of like the Hunger Games, and you have certain people who are the good guys, the Resistance, and those who are the spies, but not the good Jason Bourne kind of spy. Based on the character card you get at the beginning, that is what determines which side you are on. The rest of the game you are trying to figure out who the spies are and exploit them before they get voted on a mission and then purposefully fail that mission. If you are a spy, you lie your way to victory and set the resistance members against each other. Whichever side wins the best three out of five missions wins the game.

The reason this game is so addictive and unique, especially playing it with people in your Honors House, is because it can get out of control! There’s arguing up the wazoo, lies being thrown around, alliances forming, and unexpected twists. So when you play this game with people you know well, you get to see a different side of them that doesn’t come out often. And especially with Honors students, they can make some convincing arguments as to why they are part of the resistance, when in fact the whole time they are just a fantastic spy.

Basically, this game is one of the best games I’ve played with Harwood and you should just go out and buy it or make a homemade game yourself. You won’t regret it!

-Posted by Lizzy

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