Board Gaming, Strategeries

I DON’T MATH: A Social Strategy Guide to Coup

Choose your weapons wisely.
Choose your weapons wisely.

“All warfare is based on deception” – Sun Tzu

So…you finally have Coup, and five minutes later, you’ve figured out how to play. If your experience was anything like mine, you were instantly in love, but didn’t see a whole lot of rhyme or reason to the depth of the game. It was a little bluffing, a little luck, and a lot of fun. Since then, I’ve paid a lot more attention to the game. Various game states, tendencies of players. I’ve thought a lot about it when I’m not playing. What I hope to do for you here is share with you a few of the things I’ve picked up and hopefully your secret game will get better. As alluded to in the title, I’m going to focus more on the social game than the numbers game, though I will say that both are pretty important to successful play. Continue reading