Mafia Game v2

Intro:
"This game is the best party game I have ever played."
It can be expanded to a drinking game or you can keep individual scores, but mostly it is just a blast as is.

Number of People:
You need at least 3 people, the more the better.

Equipment:
A deck of cards, or another way to secretly determine which people will be the "undercover cops".

Concept:
Imagine the group of people are mafia members in a meeting, however the group has been infiltrated by a small number of undercover cops, and the mafia members know this, they have also been informed of the number of undercover cops.

The mafia will not rest until all of the undercover cops are dead, but as soon as there is an equal number of cops to mafia members the cops have enough power to capture the mafia members and win. The group votes to decide who to whack.

Instructions:
For every 3 people there will be one undercover cop (you can tweak this ratio to make it harder or easier). Say there are 9 people: get 3 aces, and 6 other cards, put them in a pile and have each person pull a card, if you get an ace you are a cop.

Choose one person to be the announcer, the announcer says "everyone put your heads down and close your eyes"
Wait 3 seconds, then say "undercover cops open your eyes and determine who your partners are"
Wait 3 seconds, then say "undercover cops close your eyes"
Wait 3 seconds, then say "everyone open your eyes"

The fun begins.

There are no rules to the game, except you cannot touch anybody or their card. If you are an undercover cop you will have to lie a lot. If you are in a religious group you may want to make a rule that you can't "swear on the bible", or "swear on your dead grandmothers grave". You can ask anyone any question. You will notice undercover cops acting suspiciously, when a cop is being questioned his/her partner may try to shift attention away from that person onto someone else... there are a lot of strategies that can be used.

When the group is coming to a decision whether they want to whack a person, one person will raise his/her hand and say "I'm voting to whack so and so", then other people will raise their hand of they agree, as soon as the majority of people have voted this person is whacked and they must reveal their card.

The "majority" is as follows: If there are 6 people alive, then there will be 5 people voting against one person, there must be 3 votes in favor of whacking the person. If there are 7 people in the group, there will be 6 people voting against one person, there must be 4 votes in favor of whacking the person.

The game ends when all cops are killed, or there are the same number of cops and mafia members, in this case the cops win.


Variations:
You can have dead mafia members still be apart of the game, they just can't vote, this makes it easier for the mafia because you know you can trust what this person is saying.

Generally dead cops should stop playing entirely, they will only hurt the cops by giving away their partner(s). If the game is competitive I recommend the cops leave the room - although this isn't as fun. When playing it with 3 cops, I was the only cop left and there were 4 people left, when we killed off a mafia member one of the dead cops got up and high fived me thinking we had won! GAME OVER.


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Way to hard:/



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didntreally understand :'(
could elaborate a biiiit moore??
thnx



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Michele

OMG... how complicated cn this get!



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TO COMPLICATED! PLAY BLACK SACK CLOTHES, PUT LOADS OF CLOTHES IN A BAG (THE WEIRDER THE BETTER!) THEN PLAY PASS THE PARCEL WITH THE BAG , WHEN THE MUSIC STOPS THE PERSON HOLDING IT HAS TO PUT ON AN ITEM OF CLOTHING! ITS FUN TRUST ME ;)



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This game can get boring. I played for the first time recently and was board after the first game. The second game was torture to sit through and I was glad to be killed off in the beginning so I could get up and leave lol!



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CoNfUsEd.CoM

It's okayish I'm just not 100% sure does anyone have any games for a sleepover of 3?



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LovesTheGameMafia!!!!!!!! :) :) :) :) :)

Mafia is a really fun game you'll want to play! Kaitlynn, my friend will LOVE it!!!! :) :) :) :) :) :) :)



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jelzmeister

hey
im kinda confusedd!! lolz :/



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Ammieee-Leeee

This Game Sounds Good Butt Some Bits I Don't Understand!



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This is such an awesome game!! i recomend to ALL who havnt played it. although you do need at LEAST 7/8 players or it gets boring. We played it at a camp at night and it was really effective if you turn off the lights when the heads are down and use and the narrator uses a torch :)



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this is an awesome game!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
my birthday is coming up on the 31 and im so going to play this.some of you guys dont get it and your teens?well im turning 11 and i get.
its so easy!well anyway im so going to play this!CANT WAIT UNTIL MY PARTY!!!!!!!!



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So gonna try it at my b-day this fri.!
Thx!



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I love this game to death!! yes, it is a little hard to understand, but soo fun once u play it!! i played it at a friends house w/a bunch of dance friends and we loved it! but no that it isnt always fun...i played it again at another sleepova, and the guests hated it..it depend on the group!! =)



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fredie jounier

sounds hard to understand



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some things i dont get:
- do cops eliminate mafia the same way? by voting them out like to arrest them?
- what happens if someone is voted wrong? the card of that person is shown and everyone knows, they cant keep playing

please help me i wanna play it but it wont work



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this is a great game!!! You need loads of people who like to be competative. We played it a little differently where the narrator chose the people and i think we had a doctor, a policeman and 3 mafia blokes. the rest were civilians!



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natalia

it is really awsome its not even violent it's the greatast game ever played in history!!!'' _



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Melissa

i played this game in science class one day wen we had a sub. the only difference was face cards were mafia, and there was only 1 ace and that was the doctor. the doctor could save one person and the rest of the cards were townspeople. they r both fun though. ive played both ways.



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jo

Hey i am having like 22 peopel at my party some girls some boy i think they boys might get borde budt dont no any tips to make a bit better will check this site 2 moz around 5pm && is 22 a lot thank you



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i like applesauce



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I Love this game!!!!!!!



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katie

sounds great, i'll try that at my party in a few weeks



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Well, it is oK,but you need a lot of people to play it though, or else it won't get fun.



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This game is Ok, If you've got enough people: like 8!



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i played this game at camp and it was so much fun



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Nazurith

i was trying to figure out where the movie cry wolf got the idea for their game... and here it is... but i think the cry wolf version might have slightly different rule, still a good game though, i cant wait to show my friends.



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we play it at summer camp with different rules. We use cards out of a deck to decide your job: Mafia, Doctor, or Townsperson. Face cards are Mafia, ace for doctor, and hearts for towns people. The Narrator tells everyone to "go to sleep". The mafia awakes and decides who to kill. They go to sleep and the doctor decides who to save. If the doctor choses correctly the person is safe. Otherwise they are dead (out). Then the townspeople have to unanimously guess who one person in the mafia is. Who ever they chose is out. If the last person in is mafia, then the mafia group wins.



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Connie

ya this game is cool, but i have played this game before ,but i have played with different rules so if anyone knows othe rules please e-mail me.



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