Such a great classic! Everyone sits on chairs in a circle with their eyes VERY shut. Leader taps the head of a person who will be mafia (or 2-3 mafia if lots of people). Then the leader announces next person to be tapped is a doctor, then the next is a detective. Now all eyes can open.
Each round goes like this:
The leader (narrator) asks all to shut their eyes, then asks the mafia to open his(their) eyes and point out who they want to kill. They close their eyes again and the doctor is allowed to open his/hers. They point at someone to be immune to the attack. Next the detective opens his/her eyes and points at someone who they think is guilty. The narrator nods yes or no to the accused for the detective. Now, all eyes open. The narrator tells a creative story of the murder that took place last night. If doctor saved the right person, they say the person was saved and otherwise that person has a dramatic death scene. Now the youth get to accuse people and try to plead their innocence. Eventually leader helps figure out who they think is guilty and puts the person up for trial. By a show of hands, see if a majority think that person is mafia. If so, and they are not mafia they die. If they are mafia, the town wins. The game continues with murder after murder until any and all mafia are caught.
Submitted by Carla on 3 Nov 2009 12:00:00Has this game been helpful?