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NOTE: This review consists primarily of images, and thus make take some time to load on slower connections. My apologies.




















Editor's Note: Many thanks to Jeremiah Lee, for introducing me to The Resistance, and for loaning me his copy for reviewing purposes. And also thanks to my local Resistance buddies, Eric, Korey and Donn.

For more PLAYMOBIL® Legion Reviews, check out The PLAYMOBIL® Legion Geeklist.

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Legal Disclaimer: PLAYMOBIL® is the property of Geobra Brandstätter GmbH & Co. KG. Despite what the images in this review might suggest, absolutely no PLAYMOBIL® figures are included in The Resistance. Apart from spending large amounts of money on their beautiful toys, I have no affiliation with PLAYMOBIL®.
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Welcome back! You and your reviews (and those hardworking, hard-playing soldiers) have been sorely missed.
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Brilliant!
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"'A grey man,' she said. 'Neither white nor black, but partaking of both. Is that what you are, Ser Davos?' 'What if I am? It seems to me most men are grey.'" -- Lady Melisandre of Asshai and Ser Davos Seaworth from A Clash of Kings by G.R.R. Martin
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Welcome back to the Legion! And I just got this one Monday in the mail. Can't wait to try it out. I wonder if the Legion will head up to Scotia for some Haggis or deal with a new emporer of the Triumvirate next? I have to admit that the Postcard Box Games are more to the Legion's size. Hardly bigger than the Centurion!

Welcome back, Mya, and awesome job as always.
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wmcduff wrote:
Welcome back to the Legion! And I just got this one Monday in the mail. Can't wait to try it out. I wonder if the Legion will head up to Scotia for some Haggis or deal with a new emporer of the Triumvirate next? I have to admit that the Postcard Box Games are more to the Legion's size. Hardly bigger than the Centurion!

Welcome back, Mya, and awesome job as always.


Thanks! I'm sorry it's taken me so long to get my act together; writer's block occasionally strikes game reviewers, or at least that's my excuse. But yes, the Legion are considering further sorties into the Postcard Box Games, with Triumvirate looking particularly appropriate.
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Mya, you are my hero.

But you may be a spy...
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Mya, you are my hero.

But you may be a spy...


I'm absolutely not a spy. Would a spy return such a glowing, positive endorsement of The Resistance? Wouldn't they instead seek to undermine its popularity, thus advancing the spy cause? You didn't think that through, which makes me think you're a spy...
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Welcome back! Wonderful review (as always)!
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EmeraldYam wrote:
And also thanks to my local Resistance buddies, Eric, Korey and Donn.

Awesome! Thank you Mya! You've got our games down pat. Spears, gladiator sandals, constant tight-lipped "I'm-only-fake-trusting-you-you-bastard" smiles...uh, anachronistic spandex bootie-shorts...everything!
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EmeraldYam wrote:
Raid1280 wrote:
Mya, you are my hero.

But you may be a spy...


I'm absolutely not a spy. Would a spy return such a glowing, positive endorsement of The Resistance? Wouldn't they instead seek to undermine its popularity, thus advancing the spy cause? You didn't think that through, which makes me think you're a spy...


But you knew, that we'd be thinking exactly that, so this must be a thinly-veiled attempt to makes us think that you are with us...I think.

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Ave, what a great review, it is not only funny but it show exactly the situations the game creates. And I love the fact that the spies are the heroes in the eyes of the legion.

Glad I have the Playmobil Legion microbadge, it is so obvious that I am not a spy.
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PasiMax wrote:
But you knew, that we'd be thinking exactly that, so this must be a thinly-veiled attempt to makes us think that you are with us...I think.


"With us"? So you're admitting you're a spy! SPY!!!

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Glad I have the Playmobil Legion microbadge, it is so obvious that I am not a spy.


I am totally willing to believe that anyone with mb is not a spy. whistle
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EmeraldYam wrote:
Mr Thijs wrote:

Glad I have the Playmobil Legion microbadge, it is so obvious that I am not a spy.


I am totally willing to believe that anyone with mb is not a spy. whistle
Sweet. I am so not going to be a spy in just a moment!
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fograsher wrote:
EmeraldYam wrote:
Mr Thijs wrote:

Glad I have the Playmobil Legion microbadge, it is so obvious that I am not a spy.


I am totally willing to believe that anyone with mb is not a spy. whistle
Sweet. I am so not going to be a spy in just a moment!


↖Also, not a spy.

(Totally a spy.)
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I'm sportin' my badge, although next to my Dipomacy, Werewolf, Dune, and The Resistance badges...I'll admit it doesn't make me look very trustworthy.
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Jeremiah_Lee wrote:
I'm sportin' my badge, although next to my Dipomacy, Werewolf, Dune, and The Resistance badges...I'll admit it doesn't make me look very trustworthy.


Yeah... If the Playmobil Legion badge is +1 Not A Spy, I think you're still operating at -3 Totally A Spy...
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I love the gladiator figures you used for your slave revolt.

Your spin on the theme makes me wonder if the game really had cast the spies as the heroes, like the undercover cop variant in Cash 'n Guns.
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EmeraldYam wrote:
The Leader then shuffles the cards and reveals them, preferably one by one and in an unnecessarily dramatic fashion.


Best home rule evar.
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lol that is awesome, love the fighting legos!
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hrhtomas wrote:
EmeraldYam wrote:
The Leader then shuffles the cards and reveals them, preferably one by one and in an unnecessarily dramatic fashion.


Best home rule evar.


That's actually almost how I worded it in the very first version of the game!
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Don E wrote:
That's actually almost how I worded it in the very first version of the game!


It's sacrilegious to play any other way.

(Great game, incidentally. Thanks for all the fun!)
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The review was excellent and FUN to view and read, and the comments are awesome. After a day of teaching and testing (and I hate testing), I really enjoyed this.
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EmeraldYam wrote:
Jeremiah_Lee wrote:
I'm sportin' my badge, although next to my Dipomacy, Werewolf, Dune, and The Resistance badges...I'll admit it doesn't make me look very trustworthy.


Yeah... If the Playmobil Legion badge is +1 Not A Spy, I think you're still operating at -3 Totally A Spy...


I think a Diplomacy fanbadge alone is worth -3. So I tally him at -6.
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Excellent Review, Wonderful Soldiers...thumbsup
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An excellent summary of gameplay and who would want to play!
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