Mafia the Party Game
This Mafia card set is all you need to play Mafia in style. It comes with 36 cards and a logo pouch. Each set comes with:
14 Civilians (7 female, 7 male)
2 Rival Mafia
1 Undercover Cop
1 Serial Killer
1 Grandma with a Gun
2 Role Cheat Sheets
There are two teams, Mafia and Civilians. And there are two phases, day and night. The civilians win if they eliminate all the mafia players and the mafia win if they outnumber the civilian players.
First, choose someone to be the moderator. The moderator hands out the cards and may either randomly assign roles or may choose what role each player gets.
The moderator then tells everyone to go to sleep. All players lower their heads and close their eyes as to not see what happens next. The moderator then tells the mafia players to wake up. Those players that drew the mafia cards raise their heads quietly and see who else is on their team. The moderator then asks the mafia to point to the player they want to kill. The mafia quietly agree to and point to the player they wish to kill and after the moderator acknowledges their target, the moderator asks the mafia to go to sleep.
The moderator tells everyone to wake up. The moderator then tells the group, by name, the player that was killed by the mafia. The moderator is encouraged to be creative and make a compelling story line for the players to follow. The remaining players then have to debate who they think the mafia are. The mafia will act, bluff, lie, and pretend not to be the mafia as not to get caught. Everyone votes for one player to “lynch” or kick out of town. That player is eliminated and it’s up to the moderator if he/she wants to disclose that player’s role.
The night phase comes again and the game keeps going until there are no mafia left or the mafia outnumber the civilians.
Other Optional Roles:
Detective: a civilian who may inspect one player each night. The moderator will let the detective know if the chosen player is mafia or not.
Doctor: a civilian who may choose one player each night to save. The chosen player will not die if chosen by the mafia that night.
Barman: on the side of the mafia. He/she may cancel the effect of another player’s ability each night. Optional rule: the player chosen by the Barman may only communicate using noises and gestures during the next day phase.
Godfather: a mafia player who appears as a civilian when investigated. Optional rule: the mafia lose if the Godfather dies.
Vigilante: a civilian who kills every night, in his own night-time phase. Optional rule: the moderator may choose to give the Vigilante a limited bullet supply.
Lawyer: a civilian who chooses someone to defend during the night phase. That player cannot be voted out the following day.
Cupid: a civilian who, on the first night, chooses two players to be the lovers. The moderator will tap the sleeping players to notify them. If one of the lovers dies, by any means, the other dies of a broken heart instantly.
Rival Mafia: a mafia player that may only win after all other rival mafia groups are eliminated.
Postman: a civilian who, upon being killed, chooses another player to die along with him.
Serial Killer: like the Vigilante, the serial killer has his own night time phase where he chooses someone to kill. The serial killer is not a mafia nor civilian and only wins if he's the last person in the game.
Undercover Cop: is a civilian who wakes up with and acts with the Mafia at night.
Magician: a civilian who may, once per game, choose to kill one person at night and save one person from being lynched during the day.
Grandma with a Gun: a civilian whom if visited by anyone during the night, that person dies. If the Mafia try to kill her, a random Mafia is killed. She cannot be killed by the Mafia.
Miller: a civilian who appears as the mafia when investigated by the detective.
Moderator: Moderates the game.