MAFIA CITY MANUAL

HOW TO PLAY?

The game starts with each player being given one Action card and one Role card by the Godfather.

 

1.Night Phase:

  1. The game begins with the Godfather announcing, "Everyone goes to sleep." All players close their eyes.
  2. The Godfather tells the Jailer to open their eyes. Then, without speaking, the Jailer secretly chooses one person to lock up for the night. After the Jailer decides, the Godfather tells them to close their eyes. (The player who is locked up can't do anything during the night phase)
  3. The Godfather then instructs the Mafia to silently open their eyes. The Mafia members discuss and decide whom they want to eliminate.
  4. Once decided, the Mafia members point towards the player they want to kill.
  5. The Godfather then commands the Mafia to close their eyes.

2.Godfather Interactions:

  1. The Godfather then asks the Doctor to open their eyes. Without speaking, the Godfather silently points towards the player chosen by the Mafia.
  2. The Doctor decides whether to save the chosen player by nodding or shaking their head. The Doctor has a limited number of chances (2-6 chance as mentioned in the table below) to save players.
  3. After the Doctor's decision, the Godfather instructs the Doctor to close their eyes.
  4. Next, the Godfather asks the Detective to open their eyes. The Detective silently indicates whom they suspect of being Mafia.
  5. Using facial expressions or gestures, the Godfather informs the Detective whether their suspicion is correct or not.
  6. Finally, the Godfather instructs the Detective to close their eyes, completing the Night Phase interactions.

3.Day Phase:

  1. The Godfather announces the start of the Day Phase and instructs all players to open their eyes.
  2. Depending on the doctor’s decision, if the Doctor didn't save the player chosen by the Mafia, the Godfather will announce that the xyz player is eliminated from the game because the Doctor didn't save them. However, if the Doctor did save the player, the Godfather will simply inform everyone that the Doctor saved the player the Mafia voted for.
  3. Players engage in discussion, debate, and accusations to uncover the identities of the Mafia members.
  4. After discussion, players vote on one player to eliminate from the game. The player with the most votes is removed.
  5. The game continues with alternating Night and Day Phases until one faction achieves its objective.
  6. Remember, in Mafia, trust no one and question everything. Use your wit and observation skills to survive and emerge victorious in the battle between the Mafia and the Civilians.

     

    Action Card Distribution:

    •  At the beginning of the game, each player receives one Action card, except for the Godfather.
    • Action cards provide players with unique abilities that can be used strategically to influence the game's outcome.
    • Remember, the use of Action cards is a one-time opportunity, so use them wisely.

    Suitable for groups of 6 to 20 players:

    6 Players- 1 Godfather, 2 Civilian, 2 Mafia, 1 Doctor (2 chance)
    7 Players- 1 Godfather, 3 Civilian, 2 Mafia, 1 Doctor (2 chance)
    8 Players- 1 Godfather, 2 Civilian, 2 Mafia, 1 Detective, 1 Terrorist, 1 Doctor (2 chance)
    9 Players- 1 Godfather, 2 Civilian, 2 Mafia, 1 Detective, 1 Terrorist, 1 Jailer, 1 Doctor (3 chance)
    10 Players- 1 Godfather, 3 Civilian, 2 Mafia, 1 Detective, 1 Terrorist, 1 Jailer1 Doctor (4 chance) 
    11 Players- 1 Godfather, 3 Civilian, 3 Mafia,1 Detective, 1 Terrorist, 1 Jailer, 1 Doctor (4 chance)
    12 Players- 1 Godfather, 4 Civilian, 3 Mafia, 1 Detective, 1 Terrorist, 1 Jailer, 1 Doctor (4 chance)
    13 Players- 1 Godfather, 4 Civilian, 4 Mafia,1 Detective, 1 Terrorist, 1 Jailer, 1 Doctor (5 chance)
    14 Players- 1 Godfather, 5 Civilian, 4 Mafia, 1 Detective, 1 Terrorist, 1 Jailer, 1 Doctor (6 chance)
    15 Players- 1 Godfather, 6 Civilian, 4 Mafia, 1 Detective, 1 Terrorist, 1 Jailer1 Doctor (6 chance)
    16 Players- 1 Godfather, 6 Civilian, 5 Mafia, 1 Detective, 1 Terrorist, 1 Jailer1 Doctor (6 chance)
    17 Players- 1 Godfather, 7 Civilian, 5 Mafia, 1 Detective, 1 Terrorist, 1 Jailer1 Doctor (6 chance)
    18 Players- 1 Godfather, 8 civilian, 5 Mafia, 1 Detective, 1 Terrorist, 1 Jailer1 Doctor (6 chance)
    19 Players- 1 Godfather, 8 civilian, 6 Mafia, 1 Detective, 1 Terrorist, 1 Jailer1 Doctor (6 chance)
    20 Players- 1 Godfather, 9 civilian, 6 Mafia, 1 Detective, 1 Terrorist, 1 Jailer1 Doctor (6 chance)

     

    EACH ROLE DETAILED EXPLANATION-
     

    1. Godfather:
    • Role Description: The Godfather is the leader of the Mafia game, assuming the role of a true boss within the game's narrative. As the Godfather, you oversee and direct the proceedings, initiating discussions, and ensuring fair play among all players. You hold the ultimate authority and make final decisions, keeping the game running smoothly and maintaining order.
    • Objective: The primary objective of the Godfather is to oversee the game's progression impartially, ensuring that all players adhere to the rules and that the gameplay remains fair and balanced. Your role is not aligned with any specific faction's victory but rather with maintaining the integrity of the game itself. 

    1. Mafia:
    • Role Description: The Mafia members are the villains of the game, working secretly to eliminate the Civilians and seize control of the underworld. They know each other's identities and collaborate to eliminate their targets without being detected.
    • Objective: The Mafia's goal is to eliminate all Civilians, thereby gaining control and securing victory for their faction.
    • Strategy: Mafia members must work together to eliminate key Civilian roles, such as the Doctor and Detective, while avoiding suspicion and blending in with the rest of the players. They often employ deception and manipulation to create conflict among the Civilians and maintain their cover.

    1. Civilian:
    • Role Description: The Civilians are the innocent members of the town, unaware of each other's roles and the identities of the Mafia members. They must work together to identify and eliminate the Mafia members while protecting key roles such as the Doctor and Detective.
    • Objective: The Civilians' goal is to eliminate all Mafia members and the Terrorist, restoring peace and order to the town.
    • Strategy: Civilians must use observation and collaboration to identify suspicious behavior and root out the Mafia members. They must be cautious of false claims and misdirection from the Mafia while maintaining trust and unity among themselves.

    1. Doctor:
    • Role Description: The Doctor is a key Civilian role with the ability to protect one player from elimination each Night Phase. By strategically choosing whom to protect, the Doctor can thwart the Mafia's plans and safeguard crucial players from harm.
    • Objective: The Doctor's goal is to protect key players, such as the Detective and other Civilians, from elimination by the Mafia or the Terrorist.
    • Strategy: The Doctor must carefully consider whom to protect each Night Phase, balancing the need to safeguard valuable players with the risk of being targeted themselves. They must also avoid revealing their identity to the Mafia or the Terrorist, as doing so could make them a prime target for elimination.

    1. Detective:
    • Role Description: The Detective is a skilled investigator tasked with identifying the Mafia members among the players. Each Night Phase, the Detective can investigate one player's role, gaining valuable information to aid the Civilians in their quest to eliminate the Mafia.
    • Objective: The Detective's goal is to correctly identify all Mafia members, providing critical information to the Civilians and helping to guide their decisions.
    • Strategy: The Detective must use their investigative abilities wisely, choosing whom to investigate based on suspicious behaviour and patterns observed during the game. They must also avoid revealing their identity to the Mafia, as doing so could make them a prime target for elimination.

    1. Jailer:
    • Role Description: The Jailer is a powerful Civilian role with the ability to jail one player each Night Phase, preventing them from performing any actions. By strategically choosing whom to jail, the Jailer can protect key players or disrupt the Mafia's plans.
    • Objective: The Jailer's goal is to protect key players from elimination by the Mafia or the Terrorist and to disrupt Mafia operations by preventing targeted players from acting.
    • Strategy: The Jailer must carefully consider whom to jail each Night Phase, taking into account the information gathered from discussions and the actions of other players. They must also avoid revealing their identity to the Mafia or the Terrorist, as doing so could make them a prime target for elimination.

    1. Terrorist:
    • Role Description: The Terrorist is a member of the Mafia with the option to sacrifice themselves to eliminate another player. In the Day Phase, the Terrorist can choose to sacrifice themselves to eliminate a player of their choice, regardless of their role.
    • Objective: The Terrorist's goal is to eliminate key players, such as the Doctor or Detective, and to spread chaos and confusion among the Civilians, furthering the Mafia's chances of victory.
    • Strategy: The Terrorist must carefully consider when to sacrifice themselves and whom to target, weighing the potential impact on the game's outcome. They must also avoid revealing their identity to the Civilians, as doing so could lead to their elimination before they have a chance to carry out their plan.


    EACH ACTION CARD WITH DETAILED EXPLANATION:

    1. Protection: Protect yourself from elimination for one round.
    • Explanation: The Protection card lets you stay safe from being kicked out of the game for one round. It's like a shield that protects you from being voted off.
    • Usage: The player with the Protection card can choose to activate it during the day phase, typically before the voting phase begins. By using the Protection card, they declare themselves immune to elimination for that particular round

     

    2. Double Vote: Cast two votes instead of one during the voting phase.
    • Explanation: The Double Vote card lets the player who has it cast two votes instead of just one during the voting phase. 
    • Usage: The player with the Double Vote card can choose to activate it at any point during the voting phase, typically before the voting concludes. 

     

    3. Silencer: Silence a player, they cannot speak or participate for one round.
    • Explanation: The Silencer card lets you shut someone up for one round. They can't talk or join in the discussions. 
    • Usage: The player with the Silencer card can choose to activate it at any point during the round, typically before or during the discussion phase.

     

    4. Sabotage: Choose a player. They cannot use their Action card during the current round.
    • Explanation: The Sabotage card lets you stop another player from using their Action card for this round. It messes up their plans and makes them less powerful in the game.
    • Usage: The player with the Sabotage card can choose to activate it at any point during the round, typically at the start of the day phase before other  players would normally use their action cards.

     

    5. No Vote: Choose not to vote for this round

    • Explanation: The No Vote card allows the player who holds it to abstain from voting during one round of the game.
    • Usage: The player with this card can activate it at any point during the day phase

       

      6. Mind Control: Choose a player. They must vote as you dictate during the voting.
      • Explanation: The Mind Control card lets the holder pick another player and make them vote the way they want. It lets them control the targeted player's voting choices, influencing their decisions.
      • Usage: The player with the Mind Control card can choose to activate it at any point during the game, typically before or during the voting phase. 

       

      7.Time Warp: All actions like discussions, action cards, or votes are cancelled, and players restart the current Day phase.

      • Explanation: The Time Warp card restarts the current Day phase. All actions during this round are cancelled, and players return to the beginning of the day phase. In this phase, all action cards, discussions, or votes are wiped out, and players can make fresh choices.
      • Usage: The player with the Time Warp card can choose to activate it at any point during the Day phase of the game. They declare their intention to use the card, and the phase is reset to its initial state. 

       

      8.Tiebreaker Authority: Gain the authority to be the tiebreaker during the voting round.

      • Explanation: The Tiebreaker Authority card lets a player break ties during voting rounds. If there's a tie in the votes, the player with this card becomes the deciding voter, possibly helping their side win. 
      • Usage: The player with the Tiebreaker Authority card can utilize it when a tie occurs during the voting phase. 

       

      9. Guardian Angel: Choose a player. They cannot be voted out during this round.
      • Explanation: The Guardian Angel card empowers the player who holds it to choose another player who cannot be voted for during the ongoing round.
      • Usage: The player with the Scapegoat card can activate it typically before the voting phase. Once designated, the chosen player becomes immune from being voted out during that round.

       

      10. Night Standoff: Pick a player to skip their night duties, making their role abilities inactive for the next night phase.
      • Explanation: Choose a player to skip their night duties. Their role abilities will be inactive for the next night phase. This can prevent the targeted player from carrying out actions such as investigating, protecting, or eliminating other players.
      • Usage: You can activate this card at any point during the day phase. 

       

      11. Last Minute Rescue: Use this action card to save a person who has been eliminated by voting. 
      • Explanation: The Last Minute Rescue card provides the player who holds it with the ability to save another player who has been eliminated by voting. Essentially, it offers a lifeline to a player who would otherwise be removed from the game due to the voting outcome.
      • Usage: The player with the Last Minute Rescue card can activate it immediately after a player has been eliminated by the voting process.

       

      12. Surprise Capture: You can take the action card of another player without knowing their card.

      • Explanation: Surprise Capture lets you take an action card from another player without knowing what card you're taking.
      • Usage: The player with Surprise Capture can use it anytime during the day phase.

      13.Undercover Inquiry: Secretly point to a player and ask the Godfather if they belong to a specific role. OR Secretly point to a player specifying if they belong to a specific role and ask the Godfather if they belong to that role.
      • Explanation: The Undercover Inquiry card empowers the player who holds it to secretly select another player and inquire with the Godfather about whether they belong to a specific role. This allows the player to gather valuable information while concealing their intentions from the rest of the group.
      • Usage: The player with the Undercover Inquiry card can choose to activate it any time.


      14.Lifeline:
      When you have the highest votes for elimination, use this card as a lifeline to save yourself.

      • Explanation: The Lifeline card offers a crucial lifeline to the player who holds it when they find themselves facing the highest number of votes for elimination.
      • Usage: The player with the Lifeline card can activate it immediately after they have been identified as the player with the highest number of votes for elimination during the voting phase. 

       

      15.Secret Messenger: This card allows the holder to secretly send a message or Important information with another player through the Godfather.

      • Explanation:The Secret Messenger card allows you to send a message or share important information with another player using the Godfather as a middleman. It's a way to communicate secretly and securely, making sure only the intended player gets the message.
      • Usage: The player with the Secret Messenger card can activate it anytime during the game. 

       

      16. Just Say NO- With this card, you can stop or reject the activation of any action card you don't like from happening. 
      • Explanation: The "Just Say NO" card is the ultimate game-changer in Mafia City.With this card, players can disrupt opponents' strategies or protect themselves from harmful actions, turning the tide of the game in their favor.
      • Usage: The "Just Say NO" card can be played at any time during the game when an action card is activated. When used, it immediately nullifies the effects of the targeted action card without resolution. Once played, the "Just Say NO" card is discarded, unable to be reused for the remainder of the game.