- A crime-themed party game for 6-30 players
- Mafia and Civilian teams compete to gain control of the community
- Hidden, specialized individual roles create copious opportunities for bluffing
- Facilitator role narrates each night’s events and keeps the game running smoothly
- Alternate modes offer additional challenges for more experienced players
Mafia is a party game of bluffing and suspicion. In Mafia some players take on the roles of Mafia members, others become the civilians of a crime-filled community. Every night the Mafia kills another person, every day the civilians have a chance to discuss the murder, choose suspects, and condemn one of them to death. Since every role is secret, you never know who is an innocent bystander, and who is part of the Mafia. If the Mafia kill off enough civilians, the community becomes a permanent haven for crime, but if the civilians rid their community of the Mafia, they win.
Mafia offers eleven different civilian roles and five different Mafia roles. It also features two different alternative modes, the Loner mode and Yakuza mode, that each introduce a third faction to the game. You might play a Mafia Thug, a protective Nurse, an innocent Bystander, or a cunning Imposter. No matter what your role, play it convincingly, make your choices carefully, and trust no one.
The mob reigns supreme in Mafia, a party game of bluffing, intrigue and murder! Players take on secret roles as civilians seeking to eliminate crime or as Mafia members stealthily eliminating their enemies. Only one team can control the city and only the Mafia knows for certain who is on their team. Rounds alternate between night, when the Mafia commits its dark deeds and day, when the civilians hunt down the secret criminals in their midst.