The game is played by a group of people, each playing the role of either a murdering mafia member or an innocent townsperson, along with a game moderator. At the beginning of the game, night falls, and the mafia family members become aware of each other (by communication from the moderator). They then choose a victim, and the moderator announces the death scene. When day breaks, the town must try to weed out the evil by lynching someone they suspect to be mafia. The game continues, alternating between night and day, until one side is eliminated.
The above is an excerpt from the mafiawiki, hosted on mafiascum.net. In conclusion, mafia is a social teambased game revolving around deceipt and interactions between the players.
I’ve been playing mafia/werewolves since 2007 and I’ve been hooked ever since. I learned about the game browsing a social board on gamefaqs, a website dedicated to videogame guides. The nature of the game had me interested immediately and I didn’t stop playing. Since that encounter I have introduced many friends and family members to the game and we frequently have mafia nights.
The thing I like best about the game is meeting new players and new playstyles. It is fun to learn how new players play and how I respond to their styles. And of course, the game an sich is heaps of fun as well.
The intent of this little blog thing is to keep track of some interesting mafia games and concepts and some other stuff as well, so if this interests you, keep reading