The Resistance is a blast. Had a big game night a few weeks ago at a friend's house. Two rooms going and the other room was finishing up their game so we broke this out for a few quick rounds and it was the most fun we had all night.
Freauxzen, A Touch of Evil is very enjoyable and a good change of pace from the deep games. It's a medium learning curve. The mechanics can become a little simplistic, but with good players who can take advantage of bonuses and character traits, it can easily be a great time. The only downside is that I would recommend at least getting the Something Wicked expansion to go along with the core game. If not, it can get old a little too quickly, but then there's that extra expense. Only go for The Coast expansion if you will consistently have a full crowd.
On a side note, I am playing Twilight Imperium right now and I cannot imagine a more complicated game. My life is easier to live than this game is to play.
TTF, your game cafe sounds incredible. We've got a local board game shop that has games going every night, cool folks, decent atmosphere, but nothing that cool.
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