Mafia Game

The more players you have for this game, the more fun you'll have.
It has some tricky rules, but you'll get the hang of it, it calms the group down, but is great fun!

All the players sit in a circle. All you need is a deck of cards. One person is "the lookout" and stays out of the circle. The lookout then takes the deck of cards (face down, so no one can see them) and goes around the circle letting everyone pick only 1 card from the deck. Once everyone has their card (be sure that they don't show them to anyone else) and the lookout then tells them the rules.

The lookout should tell them that if they have a king card, they are a cop. If they have an ace card, they are a part of the mafia. It is important they don't tell anyone who they are. The lookout now says, "its night time!" and everyone shuts their eyes and puts their head down to their lap. Then the lookout says," police, heads up" and the people who have king cards should put their heads up to show the lookout who they are. As soon as the lookout says "heads down" the police put their heads down. Then the lookout shouts "mafia, heads up!" and the people with Ace cards put their heads up, to show the lookout who they are. The lookout once again says: "heads down", and then says "its daytime!" and everyone puts their heads up.

Now that the lookout knows who the mafia and policemen are, he can assume everyone else is a citizen (people with a Queen, a Jack or a number card.) Now the lookout can repeat the process of "night time". But the second time he does this, when the policeman's heads are up, the policeman can point to one person, and the lookout can tell them whether they are citizen or mafia. When the mafia's heads are up, the mafia can point to one person, but the lookout says nothing, the person they point to is automatically "Dead" and out of the game. When "Daytime" comes, the lookout says whoever the mafia pointed at: "You're dead" and the person can now reveal who he was. You can then go around the circle and have one person accuse someone of being in the mafia. Everyone votes to get that person out. If enough people vote, he is out, and can reveal who he is, if not enough people vote, he stays in the game, still not revealing who he is.

The object is to have the policeman or citizens get all 4 of the mafia out of the game. If this happens, the mafia has lost. If the mafia get all 4 policeman out of the game, the mafia has won.

Have fun!!
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This is a video game that has been turned into a party game



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There's also another version where the 2 of hearts is the Cupid and another card is the healer. But both versions are fun!



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This game is well good! We played another version called Murder in the village but i like this one too!



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yeah but what if the in the second nightime, the mafia points 2 a policeman????
also what if only 1 or 2 people pick the ace or the king card??????



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i play this game with youth group today it was a lot of fun



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yer maw

this is just like wink murder exept u dont have coppers u have detectives and there is no lookout or any night time all it is is u pick a card if u have ace u are a murderer if king u r a detectiv if u dont have any u r a citizen and you just look round the circle trying to figure out the murderer so you dont look at them if you get winked at you are dead and out of the game so you have to scream and lie down the detectives get three chanses to guess who is the murdeer



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i use to play this game at my girls group after school.!it was really fun but we had a doctor involved and when the mafia would kill someone then the doctor would have to try a figure who was shot by the mafia and then save them but if the doctor guess wrong then that person dies and then their out of the game



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i like other versions better



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this game is the bomb me and my friends always play this for game parties



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played it with my church one time it was awesome!!!!! glad i got to do it!



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Sounds fun but way too complicated



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i guess this ok... but it is way tooooooo complicated



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Sounds good but a bit complicated. Will give it a go though!



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I dont care wat people think it sounds cool so im trying it!



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Kiersten

We play this in school sometimes when we have extra time and theres nothing to do its pretty fun.



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Sam

this game is so FAB! i tottally think its fun for any friend get together! i recomend playing it it's a must!



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best game ever. this is what i played for about 18 out of 24 hours one time.



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This game is absolutely great!!! I am a first year grad student, and my first time playing it was a couple of months ago! We played for about 4hrs then talked about it for another hour. It had me dying laughing. It is highly addictive and can become real intense. The more ppl the better, but i suggest sticking to the mafia, cop, and doctor. Great for parties and other gatherings!



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Mafia (ps2)

This game is not awesome!
Don't play this great game.



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blah blah who wants to play cards when u r little and young and u can do whatever!



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I have played this game before and i forgot it but now i learned again and brought back how much fun this game was!!1



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I am definetley using this, but going to change the names of the positions, to suit the theme of my party (:



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Caity

its ok but wink murder is simpler and better. Write back if you want to know how to play that instead.



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This sounds really fun! Thanks for the idea!



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sounds confusing but s0o fun! definatly give it ago!!!!



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great game but we usually play with one mafia and one police man and the rest are citizens except for the lookout of course



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lena

i always play this at every bday party and every occassion with many ppl love this game all mi cousins and friends lov it



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I've played something like this in Drama Club called the Village, and you would have 2 werewolfs, a seer, and villagers. The seer would go first, and pick someone's identity to know. Then the werewolfs pick someone to kill. Then everyone lifts their heads up, and the "lookout" or I guess narrator describes how they were killed. Then, the village votes on who they think did it, and the person goes on trial. Then the village offers either proof of innocence or guilt. The seer participates too. It's most funny when the seer gets too obvious, and ends up dead the next round. lol



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Maeghan <3

THE BEST GAME IN THE UNIVERSE!!



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cara

this game is great it has changed my intire life my perception of reality has been turned upside down ive never participated in something this magical ever before thankyou a hundred times over thankyou soo much P.S what in the world does LOL mean?



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Awesome game! Usually we play it with only one police, one killer, one doctor and a few townspeople. When someone dies, they get to make up how they died. If they were saved, they get to make up how they almost were killed. The other people make up how they aren't the killer. It's very addicting, and you can get very creative with your stories!



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I LOVE MAFIA! so awesome



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I've played this game before and you really only need 7 people to play!



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We play it with a mafia, doctor and police but we don't reveal who the killed people were until the end. I enjoy playing this with people 12 and older. Younger kids don't think logically for this game



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Jayla

I'm having my 13th sleepover Hotel birthday party on the 20th, im having 8 people come (including me) i have a question for all the people who's played: A. is 8 people too much , too less or perfect? B. can 7 other 12, 13, 14 year olds get the hang of it quickly, cause they get bored with things fast...
thanks, Jazmine



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If you've seen the deleted scenes from the movie Cry_Wolf you would know that this is exactly the same game they played in it, but under a different name. It seemed like fun, and something that could either be a child's game or something for older people to do.



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whatever

I play this game with friends all the time on long bus trips. one other variation you could add to the game is a story of stupid reasons why the victim died.(poked with a lead pencil, head stuck in elevator doors, etc.)



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add a doctor.
Doctor wake up. who do u want to save? ok, doctor sleep.
if he saved person that mafia wanna kill.
then the game master should say "It's a nice day"



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nicole

OMFG!!! this game roks!!! cant stop playing it!!! me my sisters, brothers, and friends play is all the time. but what we do is shut the lights off for nighttime and turn them on for daytime ;)



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LOL!I am one of the biggest fan of Mafia in BG...I play almost every week- not so often,because most of the players are students in other cities.We gather especially for the game and play it all day/evening/night...
The longest game i`ve played lasted 6 hours and a half,and i was a killer then.The cop caught me in the end...
The game not just rocks - it BLASTS :) It`s the most interesting and non-corrupting group game i know.It`s the game that helps you develop your lagistics,way of thinking and especially ypur mind control,for it is essential to lie well :)
My friends and i have played so much,that we now use more special cards than usual - besides a doctor and a cop,we have a "whore"(during the night she points someone and "sleeps" with him/her.If the one is a killer,the killerTeam cannot kill their victim).We have a seer,a dark agent and a red agent,etc.There are about 30 different special roles known for the game,so you can imagine how many people have to play ;) The biggest mafia i`ve played was 27 people.The game is awesome .. awesome ..



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Trevor

This game is a lot of fun, although it can be agonizing deciding who to accuse as mafia in each round and the opening rounds are almost like witch-hunts. Play it with the same group of people over and over (like I did when I was in Nicaragua) and you'll be able to more accurately tell when someone is lying. Having a narrator who makes up good death stories is plus.



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a brilliant game, i luv it



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hot chick

This agme is so fun!



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Tara (T.J)

I like this game a lot , but when i play it everyone gets a card .Two people get an ace, they are the mafia. One person gets a king, he/she is the policeman. One prson gets a queen , he/she is the nurse. The mafia wakes up and points out who they want to kill. Then the mafia goes to sleep and the policeman wakes up and points to a person he/she thinks might be the mafia. If they are the mafia the lookout shakes his/her head, if not then the policeman goes to sleep and the nurse wakes up. He/she points out who she would like to save. Then everyone wakes up. If the mafia decided to kill someone and the nurse didn't save then they died. That goes on until there are more townspeople or mafia . The one with more wins.



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This game is awesome! For a nice mix up, try adding another member--the postman. If he gets voted off or killed by the mafia, he can take someone of his choosing out with him(disgruntled postman).



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Not a good game for bad liars. I can't believe so many people enjoy lying (Assuming that everyone has been mafia at least once).



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bad game if you're not a good liar. I can't believe so many people enjoy lying (assuming that everyone has been Mafia at least once)



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its ok but old



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luv this game play it @ all of the family get 2 gethers!



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horselover1993

really sounds like a good game......



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cor727

I can beleve i like this game :D



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WHERE CAN I PURCHASE A SET OF "ACTUAL" MAFIA CARDS IF WE DON'T WANT TO USE A DECK OF PLAYING CARDS?



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is a interesting game



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This is one of the most fun group games ever! A group of us started playing in high school (all the drama kids so you can imagine how long some of the games lasted - we were good!) and the same group would get together during holiday breaks from college and play - still so much fun! I haven't played in a couple of years and thought about it today. Brings back some good, very funny memories! And what's this about being for little kids? This game takes skill and strategy and can sometimes get pretty heated! 3rd graders probably wouldn't enjoy it like 18+ year olds... Great fun!



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Big Tony

Fun when drunk and in large groups.



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rj

i think mafia is a nice game for every one and should be rated for everyone



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I play Mafia at shool!



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its good but it hould tell you how to get on a game



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random person who like games.

it sounds awesome. yay! must play it :)



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Cornbread

This is the MOST AWESOME group game EVER!!! It is the best game for getting to know people in your civic organization,socia circle, family, church & at your job. We played this game on the last 3 holiday wknds into the early hours (2 & 3am)of the next morning...and then sat around for another hour(4:15am) recapping the game, strategies employed by veterans and new players.During the game,if your spouse expresses their concerns about you - it is the "kiss of death", because they know you best!



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Hilarious game we play with 8 people and everyone has a role We play with many variations!



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This game is unbelievable. I have played it a number of times and a number of different ways and it never gets old. Oh, and by the way, I came across a webpage that said the the game Mafia/Wherewolf was one of the most culturally signifigat games of all times; up there with momopoly. Just for all you who feel that this game is for little kids ;-)



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when playing with people who have never played you can find out that most of them have a hard time falling asleep



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i love this game I'm going to buy it again



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I like the idea (never played it) I like it more with a doctor though, more strategy. Definately have 2 try it.



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Mafia man.

We play with a group aged from 11 to 50 and it is totally addictive. One of those games that the whole family can play at family gatherings etc. Surprising how well some of the young ones can lie and cover their tracks.



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Shocks, pegs, lucky

This game rocks and it really can be for all ages you just have to have fun and really get into it!



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meeeeee

luv this game but play slightly differently, ace of hearts is doctor, ace of diamonds is sheriff, black cards are marfia and red are citizens



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It sounds so cool but it's more for younger people but still it sounds fun to play!!!



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The Fluffy Monster

Ooooohhhh! I luv this game sooo much! It rox! But we have always played it differently... =P Instead of cards, we make everyone "go to sleep" as if it's the night time of the game, and have the lookout person go around the circle and tap on people's heads. One tap means ur the mafia, two taps means ur a policeman, and three taps means ur a doctor... And, well, zero taps means ur just a townsperson... ;) We always had a doctor so that the person the mafia tried to kill could be saved if the doctor guessed right. Also, instead of just saying "you're dead," we make the lookout person come up with silly dramatic stories as to how they died... And when a person accuses another as the mafia, the person being accused comes up with a silly story as to where they where when the mafia struck-- trying to convince the other people that they aren't the mafia. lol! It's, in my opinion, of the best games out there. =P



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I played this with my class mates..



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YO



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i am a college student and when a group of us get together we can play this game for hours on end, it is highly addictive and hard to quit! I love it!!smaller groups work better, after 15 people or more the game gets drawn out.



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i play this game differenly. no cards involved. u vote people as the mafia judging on whether they r funny or not. playing this game was the first time i ever got people 6 laugh



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DV

This is seriously addictive and not at all just for young kids.(A group of us in our mid twenty's always play it on holiday.) Finding out which of your friends can lie and manipulate well is hilarious.



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Had the misfortune of playing this game for two straight weeks towards the end of eighth grade. Now a senior in high school, the game is just not that interesting.



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I luv this game.



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this is grade 3



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none of ur business

really for tiny little kids



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Beware, this game can become highly addictive. Played it in the dorms most of my freshman year of college, it got to the point where we had a game with 23 people that lasted over four hours (long enough to watch the first two Godfather movies in the background!)



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Very interesting!!



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its prettygood



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a bit of a smaller kids game



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erdoganboz

mafia is wonderful game and funny



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