This game has been added to our playlist a few months ago and has quickly become one of my favourite games. For me it is the perfect game that combines the enjoyable co-operative aspects of games like Pandemic 2013
with the intrigue and suspicion of The Resistance 2nd Edition Board Game
or Ultimate Werewolf
Firstly, everything about the game feels nice and has a good quality about it. The artwork on the boards and cards is excellent and the models are nicely detailed for moulded plastic - one day I might even try my hand at painting them a little bit.
The game mechanics are actually really simple to pick up, each player gets a card to identify their character which outlines the actions to be taken each turn and the special attribute of their character - it's tough to mess up what you have to do when it's written down in front of you.
The big selling point for me with this game is the introduction of a potential traitor in your midst. You can play it without a traitor and I fully recommend this to be the way you learn the mechanics and introduce a new player to the game but once you are used to playing it the addition of a traitor puts this game onto another level of entertainment where every action is shrouded with suspicion and poker faces become a necessity to survive and win. I'd recommend watching Wil Wheaton's Tabletop YouTube show where they played this game to get a feel for how the traitor has an impact on the game.
The difficulty level of the game is set just right so that you rarely romp home to victory and the tension of a traitor still being at large can make the final decisions at the end of a game quite nail biting. I've not felt that I have "worked out" this game yet and there is enough variety to make each game quite different.
The only negative remark I could make about this game is the price makes it one of the more expensive games out there but I do feel you get value for money out of the quality of the items and playability.