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Dears!

Thank you very much for all your support and for believing in our project. We don't want you to let you down. Thanks to you-kickstarter backers we received great and valuable feedback and we want to improve our game and most importantly our kickstarter campaign and pledges.

Hopefully we will be back soon. And next time we will prepare real campaign ;)Lesson learned. We truly believe that this game is great!

Many many thanks!

KittensMafia Team

Matt, Anett, Agnes and JJ

Dears!

Answering your questions we want to inform you that the Advanced Kittens Mafia set (second reward and option) IS RECOMMENDED BY US! This set is fully playable and will give you a lot of fun and joy and you cannot be bored because every time you will have different configuration of cards and players. Every player will have two cards: character and action card to use. This is our favorite option and the most popular among our friends! Thanks!

Kittens Mafia is a strategic card game from six to even twenty players. Its fundamentals are based on the rules of the classic Mafia party game. 

The essence of the game is to read off other players to find out their true identity.  

In the basic version players belong to one of two competing groups of the Kittens city - good citizens or Mafia. At the beginning of the game each player draws his/her character card and secretly joins one of the two groups. The game has two phases -the night, when Mafia may silently eliminate one of the good cats by an act of murder, and the day when all players attempt to identify and eliminate the Mafia Members. The play continues until all the Mafia Members are found and eliminated, or until the Mafia outnumbers the citizens. 

In the game there are many characters with special skills, like Kittens Angel, Cop Cat, Godfather and Avenger.  

Our team has been playing Mafia since we met our friends who are  fascinated with reading people's behavior. To do this project, we collected our best experiences from hundreds of played hours, invented and designed new rules and new characters.  

This is also our first project on Kickstarter. We hope that it will let us do even more amazing projects if Kittens Mafia is successful :)  

We hope you will enjoy the game, as much as we and our friends do :)  

With hugs to Kickstarter Community,  
Matt, Annette, JJ & Agnes 

Short introduction  

In the basic version Kittens Mafia has two opposite teams - citizens and Mafia. The citizens do not know the identity of the Mafia Members (only their number) and they try to uncover them. The Mafia knows the identity of all the Mafia Members and its goal is to eliminate the citizens and stay uncovered.

Also in each team there can be characters that have special abilities.

The game has two phases – the day and the night. During the day all players discuss who can be a Mafia Member and after voting they eliminate a suspected person. During the night the Mafia eliminate one person, including characters with special abilities who can perform their actions.

The game continues until all the Mafia Members are eliminated (the citizens win) or the Mafia outnumber the citizens (the Mafia win).

Before the game

You choose a Game Master out of your group. This is an important role – the Game Master watches over the course of the game (which, believe us, sometimes will not be easy) and does not play. It depends on the number of the group, the Game Master decides how many Mafia players and characters with special abilities will be in the game.

Night time

It’s time for special characters and Mafia actions. The Game Master asks everyone to close their eyes and, when they have done it, asks the Mafia Members to open theirs. By means of gestures, they discuss between themselves who will be eliminated - and it will happen at the end of the night. Then the players belonging to the Mafia close their eyes as well and the Game Master asks individual characters with special abilities to make their actions. For example, Cop Cat can ask the Game Master about the identity of one person, Kittens Angel can say who will be protected against the Mafia act of elimination, etc.

Day time

In the beginning the Game Master announces who was eliminated and what his/her character was. The eliminated player can't influence the game - from this moment he or she can only observe. Then all the players debate who will be a suspected Mafia Member. In the end of the discussion they nominate each other and vote. The eliminated person announces their identity and the night begins.

Action cards

With the extended version of the game each player additionally has one action card. It can be used only once. Action cards have various effects – they protect against an attack of the Mafia or against the nomination after the discussion as well as give you additional votes during the debate etc.

Global action cards

The Game Master can decide to use global action cards after a few rounds with the extended version of the game. These cards have various effects, too - they can divide the Mafia Members into two opposite teams, create a new competing groups - Kittens Cult, or make a few Mafia Members join the citizens team, etc.

In the game there are plenty of characters with special abilities. Some of them belong to the citizens team, some to the Mafia team. Also there are many different action cards and global action cards. Some of them you will find below :)

Please include additional shipping costs in case of some regions: 

North America - shipping costs included

Europe, Israel, Russia, Cyprus - shipping costs included

Rest of the World - $5

$12,000 - Project founded – Yeah! The first goal was achieved! You will get your own Kittens Mafia set in October :)

$25,000 - Beaver in the game – We thought how to make Kittens Mafia even more crazy and surprising. So, this is it – let us introduce a Beaver! An unexpected hero among multiple cats in the game! A card with the Beaver will be included in each Backer’s set.

$50,000 - Support for real cats – our cats are fiction, but there are real cats in need. We decided to donate 10% of all founds to a foundation/shelter/sanctuary that help abandoned cats and cats in needs. We are waiting in this moment for the formal response from a few of them, but if you know a place, which particularly deserves of support, let us know! Together we can do much more and better to help them!

$100,000 - Reaching dreams: setting up a start-up – Thanks to you and your support, we are able to set up our dream start-up company. This will give us an opportunity to realize our next ideas and share them with you! Be ready – we have heads full of ideas and the work on them has just begun! Thank you very very much :D

First of all, a lot of fun with your friends and family. 

But for some people - it’s not enough. So - playing this game will surely improve your “gesture reading” and persuasive skills. As you know, these skills are extremely valuable in life.

The second one seems a better choice, doesn't it? :)

Matt - the initiator of the idea. Personnel oriented, a friend of everyone, a model of calmness. The first thought after seeing him - “please, hug me”. An entrepreneur, sailor, beer connoisseur and gentleman. His dream - to establish a company “which provides things that make the world a better place to live” and run it with friends. And that’s the reason why we’re here. He also would like to have a few cats at home, of course.

Annette - our tasks executor & progress pusher. During the day - goal oriented, during the night - hmm… let’s say... much more fun oriented. She sometimes scares us a little, but, after all, it’s good to have her. A scuba diver, runner, House of Cards and yoga fan. A vegetarian. Her  favorite sentence - “What have you done since our last meeting?”

JJ - the Caesar and our pushing force. When he lights up to something, there is no power to stop him to run this idea. A visionary and strategist. This may be related to his fascination with the Roman Empire and space. 

Agnes - our graphic designer. Hard-working and perfectionist. Calm and persistent. Big enthusiast of architecture and computer graphics. A person who always meets the deadlines (yes, seems impossible and so unique nowadays!). 

Thank you for reading all of this and hope you enjoy our idea :)

Hugs once again :)
Matt, Annette, JJ & Agnes

                                   
                                                                                                                                                                                         

Risks and challenges

The game is almost finished - we need to complete a few more cards and the instruction, as well as the box. We plan to finish them before the Kickstarter campaign ends.

A printing house has already been chosen. They are waiting for the final production files and the signal "Go!". We are very confident about the quality of their work - they specialize in desk cards and board games production and have done it for many years. We have seen many different cards made by them and we are very excited :)

We have already chosen a shipment company as well.

On the first glimpse, making a card deck could be seen as a simple task, however, it is our first Kickstarter project and we want to be sure you will receive high quality rewards - we are checking every part a thoroughly.

The production and shipment shall not exceed one month, so we expect that you will have all the rewards delivered in October.

If any important risk occurs, we will inform you via the project updates.

However, as is the case of any Kickstarter campaign, the main risk is that the project will not be founded. If it happens, we will try to gather as much feedback from you as possible and then make a detailed evaluation - and probably try once again :)

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    BASIC KITTENS MAFIA SET

    + 20 basic character cards
    + Game instruction
    + Box for the deck

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    ADVANCED KITTENS MAFIA SET

    + 20 basic character cards
    + 25 action cards
    + Game instruction
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    COLLECTOR’S KITTENS MAFIA SET

    + 20 basic character cards
    + 25 action cards
    + 15 advanced character cards
    + 15 global action cards
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