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 the oppressed masses in revolt and throws the government into chaos. Many see hop for a brighter future for the first time in their lives. Others see opportunity for absolute power. In Coup, you want to be the last player with influence in the game, with influence being represented by face-down character cards in your playing area.