Mafia (print-and-play card game)
On December, 2013, I had a few days off work in between Christmas and the New Year. Since I was home alone, and the New Years’ Eve was going to be a party with 8-12 people in a friend’s house and I had no game for that amount of players (except for “Tick Tack Boom” or “Pass the Bomb” which can only keep you entertained for so long – and to be honest… not that entertained), I decided to find something to entertain us for 30m-1h. Something free, preferably.
So I remembered Mafia/Werewolf, which I used to play with a “regular” deck of cards. I got the rules somewhere online, and it was ready to go. Only it wasn’t. Again… I was home alone and had a few hours to spend. So I picked/altered/created a few special abilities and “designed” (no offense for graphic designers… I know I have really low skills in this area) 20 cards. Now it was ready to go.
I ended out writing the rules (mostly as a practice activity for rule-writing), and a “Narration Book”, working as an assistant for the narrator (trying to solve the “inexperienced/uncreative narrator problem”) and a sheet to help narrators with memory issues (or “Finding Nemo’s Dory’s syndrome”).
Since I had all that, I decided to share it here. It’s a print-and-play card game, and may be a nice companion during a party with 6-20 people. It’s nothing innovative but hey… it’s free!
You can get the Portuguese version HERE, and the English version HERE. For those who want to change the game and create your own unique version (maybe with your friends’ names and pictures in the cards, or real politicians as the mobsters), you can get the .docs and the photoshop’s files for the cards, HERE.
It was a 1-day job originally, and a 2-hours translation from Portuguese to English, so it is really “rough on the edges”, hope you can forgive me, grammar Nazis.
Anyway, it would be really cool to get your impressions on the comments.