Coup

Coup

Product #IBCGP-B0813

Regular Price: $14.99

Special Price: $10.69

18 In stock

Manufacturer: Indie Boards and Cards


In a future where the government is run for profit, all but a privileged few live lives of poverty and desperation. The Resistance rises out of these oppressed masses in revolt and throws the government into chaos.


Many see hope for a brighter future for the first time in their lives. Others see opportunity for absolute power.


To take command, you must destroy the influence of your rivals and drive them into exile.


Only one can survive.


Contents:
15 Character Cards (three each of Duke, Assassin, Captain, Ambassador, Contessa)
6 Summary Cards
50 Coins
Rules


Ages: 13+
Players: 2-6
Game Length: 15 minutes


Coup is a stand-alone card game of bluff and deception set in the universe of The Resistance.


NOTE: This is the 2013 Indie Boards and Cards English Retail Edition



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Great, quick, game for veterans and newcomers
Coup is a quick card game that is easy to pick up. The rules are very short and can be learned or taught within one turn of the game. Since, it is all about deception, a lot of the game play comes with how inventive you can be when making a move and your ability to bluff. A fun trick is trying to convince people you are bluffing when you are actually being honest. This is a great travel or drinking game that can easily go where you go.
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Review by Perpetual Beginner on 12/6/2019
Great Warm-up Game
Coup is good for both fitting in a quick game when pressed for time or before getting into a long night of gaming. It's an easy to teach game that a lot of people can play at once.
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Review by Decaf on 6/19/2018
Lots of fun!
Great game! We have 3 players that play mostly but have played up to 4 players. Love the bluffing.
You can call someone out, if your wrong one of your characters dies, if you're right one of their characters dies. You can be the assassin and kill off other players but if they have the counter card you could end up dead instead. -Or are they bluffing? Are you bluffing about having the assassin?
Def. advise getting the expansion pack for added characters.
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Review by bubblerider on 11/25/2017
A Refreshing Change from "The Resistance"!
This game is definitely recommended if you've played "The Resistance". A Classic, mindless-fun bluffing game that has limited choices, but deep strategy in it. It is considered a refreshing change from "The Resistance", and allows for plenty of more bluffing as without "Reformation" this has NO teams, and your main goal is to eliminate everyone else to be the sole survivor. Gameplay won't take you longer than 5-10 minutes once you've learned it quite well.

Heavily recommended!
p.s. Also worth noting that it's a must-have if purchased from MM as the special price here makes this game a no-brainer! Look no further if you feel that "The Resistance" has started to grow stale even with its expansions!
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Review by Ryan on 7/10/2016
Must Have
Great Game. it's easy to learn and fast to play. Best for 4+ players
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Review by juan on 5/27/2016
If you get this also get the expansion
Great card quality this game of deceit and back stabbed is so much fun. For those who love to make people on edge guessing who and what you are this is the game for you.
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Review by Austin on 2/14/2016
One of my favorite bluffing games
A great game for people who like bluffing. Simple mechanics and intrigue make this game great for people wanting a good filler. Games are short so often several are played in a row.
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Review by Dagon on 12/15/2015
Great Bluff game
Coup is a great bluff game. It gets better when played with more people, with the expansion it can go up to 10 players.
It´s is a quick game that you will want to play a lot of time in a row.
Everyone that I introduced this game wanted to by a copy later.
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Review by Leonardo Frossard on 10/19/2015
Not Good For 2
I must preface my review with I have only played Coup with my daughter (8) head to head. I have yet to play it with more players or even another adult, which may change my opinion.

The game looks really nice and the character powers are interesting and varied, with the exception of the ambassador who's only power is to draw 2 more cards and discard him (effectively losing a turn doing so in the hope of drawing a useful character).

In the two player variant, being able to chose a character is interesting and offers the only real skill in the game. Getting your second card at random will likely decide the winner, as the mix of cards effectively determines who will perform their first 'coup' or assassination.. You can still bluff, so there is some skill/strategy, but games are usually over in 2-3 minutes and determined by the cards you have.

My daughter loves the game even 2-player, but for me there just isn't anything to warrant getting it out of the box even as a time filler. If I haven't got time to play King of Tokyo then I probably don't have a long enough span of time to 'need' to fill, I'd rather ask everyone how their day has been.
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Review by Pendarric on 10/17/2015
A Good Game While Waiting to Start a Better Game
This game is quick, and that's a good thing, because when it's long...it's not that enjoyable anymore.

But really, there are very few games that provide a good bit of thrill in just 10-15 minutes. For me more than 2 games in a row becomes a bit dull, so I call this a "filler" in the truest sense of the word: good for filling time until that sixth player shows up for something a little more complex.

I've met people happy to play 6 times in a row though...
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Review by Frank on 10/15/2015
Lighter and very fun deception game
Set in the same universe as "The Resistance", Coup is a deception game. Everyone has 2 hit points and last man standing wins.

Your hit points are represented as the cards in your hand and each card is a character with different abilities. The assassin can kill, the contessa blocks assassinations, the ambassador can draw cards and switch roles.

Each player takes turn declaring actions. Call them out and possibly call their bluff. If they lied, they lose a card ( and a HP), if they were right you lose a card (and a HP).

Pretty straight forward and lots of fun. It is great for simpler gamers and doesn't have the draining effect that resistance tends to have. Games also go quick, definitely a game to have as a filler between longer games as well.
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Review by Wireframe on 10/15/2015
I'm the Duke!!
One of my favorite games. It is fast and fun. It is possible to play several matches in a row . One of the best bluffing games I know.

It is possible to play with many players , but I think the best option is with 4 or 5 players. It's funny how at the beginning all the players are the Duke .

I really recommend , great game!!!
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Review by Mateus on 10/10/2015
Set the Stage
Coup is a fantastic deception game in which anyone could be influencing anyone at anytime. While we only got it recently it's already a big hit among the group.

While I wouldn't have noticed it myself, my group has noticed that at least with the pack that we got there were a number of damaged cards. These were thankfully still usable, it was just minor damage that I wasn't expecting. With how much I paid and what gameplay we got out of it in such short time though it was well worth it.
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Review by Bestdragon3 on 9/29/2015
Awesome Party game!
In Coup, each player has to keep the members of their coup alive, while eliminating their opponents. This is very much a twist on a poker/bluffing game. You need no prior knowledge to play and it is a smooth running game with no rules questions whatsoever.
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Review by ZimZam on 9/24/2015
Great value game
This is a great social deduction, bluffing, last man standing game that plays 2-6, but I would not recommend it for anything less than 4.

Each person will receive two role cards that only they will see. On your turn you can take an action based on your role cards or even one that you don't have. Can you convince your friends that you are the Duke? If your bluff is called, you will lose 1 of your role cards. If you were telling the truth and are challenged, the person who called you out loses a card. Players will be eliminated from the game once they have lost both their role cards.

This is a fun game to play with people who are new to gaming as well as experienced gamers. The rules are easy to teach, but I would play a "trial" game first so everyone understands that bluffing and lying are an intergral part of the game. After the first game everyone should get the flow of play . Over multiple plays, the strategies begin to come out. Who really is the assassin and who has the contessa??
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Review by Drew on 9/21/2015
Great game if you like deception games.
I think this is for the right group that likes deception games. But you don't have to be good at deception to have a great time. It's a quick game. Five of us took just an hour to play three games. We ordered three more copies of the game after we played.
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Review by 1boardgeek on 9/17/2015
A game that scales well for small parties!
This is a quick game that's fun to learn and great for breaking the ice at parties and small gatherings. With expansions, you can play 2-10 players and everyone gets a turn to interact.

It has high replay value and I've found that the game is easily picked up by my friends who traditionally don't play board/card games.

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Review by Charlez on 9/15/2015
Fairly Good
The game Coup is really fun and enjoyable. My friends and I love to play it. The cards are, well cards which means that they will be damaged somewhat quickly if you are not careful. The game can also get stressful very quick. While people teaming up on one player is very annoying, it does not ruin the game. It is also fairly cheap which makes it nice. One thing to note is that it is very short(unless you have 6 players it may take up to 25 mins but thats pretty long) and so you should not plan it to be the main game of the night. This does help others to not mind the elimination as much, because it is so short.
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Review by Rowan on 9/14/2015
great
Great quick game of deception that relies on your own abilities to keep a poker face to become the last man standing. What is suppose to be a 10 minute pocket size game will become an addictive hour+ session
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Review by Amadeu on 9/11/2015
You're the Duke? I'm the Duke!
Coup is an inexpensive short bluffing game that plays best in groups of 4 or 5 players: less players and the game is not that great; more players and the downtime is pretty high. If you also consider that this game has player elimination, you don't want the players that are out of the round to be sitting without being able to play for too long.

In this card game each player is dealt two cards. Each card represents a person that the player can influence to perform actions: steal money from another player, assassinate, block assassinations, etc. The fun part of the game is that you don't need the appropriate character to be able to perform those actions, you can just bluff and pretend that you have a particular character. If nobody calls your bluff, then you're fine. If they call your bluff and you were lying, you lose one of your cards.

The game ends when there's only one person that hasn't been eliminated. Unfortunately when there are three players left, this game has a bit of a kingmaking situation, where one person knows they can't win, but gets to decide which of the other two players will. That lowers the rating of this game a bit for me.
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Review by Leo on 9/3/2015