Indie Boards & Cards Games has created a Dystopian Universe for people to get lost in through games. All the games in the Dystopian Universe share a similar theme of a resistance group fighting a corrupt government. The games also tend to have a role-playing component making the games interactive with a large group of people. The games are full of missions, but be cautious of spies deceiving you towards failure! Dive deep into the corrupt world fighting for freedom with one of the Dystopian Universe games below!
Join The Resistance as they fight against the corrupt government. Choose your team carefully to complete the mission to dismantle the government with your team, but be careful of any spies ready to sabotage your freedom! This is game is full of deduction, adrenaline, and interactive social elements to have all players active and suspicious. Find the spies and win the mission or die trying!
One Night Revolution incorporates the fun elements of the series One Night Werewolf to the Dystopian Universe. It is an addictive and fast-paced game full of secret identities. Rebels must weed out the Informants to win the game, but if they fail to find them, the Government wins!
The Resistance: The Plot Thickens is an expansion and requires The Resistance to play. The expansion includes the Plot Cards module from the second edition of The Resistance, plus the Rogue, and Sergeant modules originally released as promos. It also includes a full set of replacement Character cards, Mission cards, and new Mission Tracking tokens.
Join the Resistance during the age of King Arthur as he fights the traitorous Modred. Arthur fights for the honor and prosperity of Britain, but among his army are secret Modred minions. There are not many of Modred infiltrated minions, but they know each other. Merlin is the only one that know who are the minions, but he too must keep his identity hidden. In the fight against Good and Evil, who will win?
Grifters is the first game in the Dystopian Universe that does involve secret identities. Grifters is a role-playing card game where all players are crime bosses going against the corrupt government. Players start with 6 Specialist cards with their own unique abilities. These Specialist cards are used to recruit more criminals, complete jobs, steal from the government, and defeat your opponents.
Each player is the head of a powerful family in an Italian city-state fighting among one another to control the city. In Coup, you want to be the last player with influence in the game. Players lose influence when they reveal their character cards, and automatically lose once both characters are revealed. Will your family survive or be thrown into exile?
Coup: Reformation is an expansion and requires the original Coup base game to play. The expansion added new cards and rules to increase conflict and tension in the game. Players have to divide themselves up as either a Catholic or Protestant fighting the opposing team. Once a team has been eliminated, infighting begins between players allowing there to be only one winner possible. If you wanted both Coup and Coup Reformation, there is a Coup: Reformation & Base Game (Kickstarter).
Coup: Rebellion G54 is the sequel to the game Coup and uses the same standard gameplay as Coup, but allows players to randomly select characters. Before the game starts, five character roles are chosen randomly from the 25 differentiations cards. Each character has a special ability and the combination of the characters makes each game unique. (standalone game)
Coup: Guatemala 1954 - Anarchy is an expansion and requires Coup: Rebellion G54. This expansion added seven new roles and actions: Anarchists, Paramilitary, Arms Dealers, Freedom of Press, World Bank, Plantation Owners, and Socialist.
Dystopian Universe Kickstarter Editions
The kickstart products are given to supporters who backed the game up during the campaign. Kickstart is a platform to help fund a product to bring them to life through the support of fans. To thank supporters, kickstart products are created as a thank you and typically the kickstarter editions come with an extra components or additions. However, Kickstart Editions are limited in quantity.
Hostile Intent and Hidden Agenda are both expansions that require The Resistance to play. The Hostile Intent expansion consists of three modules: Hunter Module, Reverser Module, and Inquisitor Module. The Hunter Module has both sides, resistance and imperial, on the hunt to find a specific individual among the opposing team to win. In the Reverser Module, Reversers have the ability to change the results of any missions. In the Inquisitor Module, the player with the inquisitor will be able to look at the affiliation of another player. The Hidden Agenda expansion consists of three modules: Assassin Module, Defector Module, and trapper Module. The Assassin Module creates new roles from Avalon available. The Defector Module has two variants in one module. The Defector can switch allegiance or the two Defectors know each other. In the Trapper Module, before a mission is deployed, the leader will isolate one member and watch their move to test if they are the spy or not.
Coup: Reformation holds the same gameplay as the non-Kickstarter edition of Coup: Reformation which is listed above. It is an expansion and requires the original Coup base game to play. Players have to divide themselves up as either a Catholic or Protestant fighting the opposing team. Once a team has been eliminated, infighting begins between players allowing there to be only one winner possible. The difference is that this product comes with a Gold Foil Box, 5x Inquisitor Cards, 10x Base Role Cards to support 10 players, 10x Allegiance & Treasures Reserve Cards, 10x Player Aids, 12x Alternate Art Cards - 2 of cards of Duke, Contessa, Captain, Assassin, Ambassador, an Inquisitor, and 5x Gold Foil Value 5 Coins.