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Mafia (party game)

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How to Play: Mafia

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Mafia the Party Game Deluxe Edition by Apostrophe Games

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Mafia the Party Game by Apostrophe Games

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How to Play Mafia

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What is Mafia? An overview of the Mafia Party Game.

Mafia, also known as Werewolf, is a party game created by Dmitry Davidoff in 1986 modelling a conflict between two groups: an informed minority, and an uninformed majority. At the start of the game, each player is secretly assigned a role affiliated with one of these teams. The game has two alternating phases: one, during which the mafia may covertly "murder" an innocent, and two, in which surviving players debate the identities of the mafia and vote to eliminate a suspect. The game continues until all of the mafia have been eliminated or until the mafia outnumbers the innocents.
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