Ultimate Mafia: The party game where you can't trust anyone.
For 7-55 players. Figure out who in your town is aligned with the Mafia before they kill you.
Ultimate Mafia is a party game for 7-55 people, where secret teams try to eliminate each other. Each player is given a role card that identifies them as being part of the Mafia or as a well-respected citizen of the small town you all live in. The members of the Mafia know who all the Mafioso are, while the citizens are trying to figure out who among them they can trust, and who are aligned with the Mafia.
Each day the residents of the town convene in the town square and decide on a player to lynch...typically one that they as a group suspect of being in the Mafia. Each night, members of the Mafia "take out" a player from the game. This continues until only one side remains, at which time that side wins the game!
One of the great things about Ultimate Mafia is that players aren't limited to just Mafioso and Citizen roles; There are two additional standard roles in Ultimate Mafia: The Doctor, who visits a player each night in case they need saving from the Mafia, and the Detective, who looks into the background of one player each night, and determines if they are a Mafioso or not. Just these roles make for an engaging game, but there are many many more roles in Ultimate Mafia...more than 40 in all!
Mafia has been around in many forms for several years, and has gained in popularity through several commercial versions of a variation called Werewolf. In fact, Bezier Games is the publisher of Ultimate Werewolf, which is currently the best-selling and highest-rated werewolf game available! There are currently no widely available versions of Mafia available, even though there continue to be thousands of Mafia players around the world who play, typically with a deck of cards or a handmade set.
Ultimate Werewolf is one of the most popular games in the Bezier Games lineup, but we still get asked on a regular basis to put out a version that is Mafia themed. Before investing in a big, high quality print run (like Ultimate Werewolf), we've decided to see if there's enough interest via Kickstarter first. The box, rules and the card design are complete. A successful Kickstarter project will fund the remaining artwork as well as the initial print run. And Kickstarter backers will get their copies first!
The game includes a large box (large enough for many additional expansions), 80 (that's right, 80!) fully illustrated cards, a huge rulebook and a moderator scorepad to keep track of your games.
A great deal of the value is in the Ultimate Mafia rulebook, which currently clocks in at 24 pages. In it you'll find the basic instructions on how to play, a whole bunch of great variations to keep things fresh, a script for the moderator to get you started, dozens of scenarios for different size groups, complete descriptions of each of the roles, alternate rulesets for most of those roles, a special section on team-building with Ultimate Mafia, tips for hosting the perfect Ultimate Mafia session, and more.
What does a backer get?
Anyone who backs Ultimate Mafia receives the complete game, hot off the press, before anyone else.
You can also get a combo pack with both Ultimate Mafia & Ultimate Werewolf: Ultimate Edition bundled together for $45!
And if you really want everything Utlimate, get the Super Pack of Ultimate Mafia with all the Ultimate Werewolf expansions *and* the brand new stand alone game Ultimate Werewolf Inquisition.
For all reward levels (except the first one), you'll have the ability to substitute games if the "base sets" shown above don't work for you. For instance, at the $45 level, you can substitute Inquisition in place of Ultimate Werewolf. Substitutions include other Bezier Games games, like the just-announced You Suck and Perpetual-Motion Machine.
The first stretch goal of $25,000 will unlock the first expansion for Ultimate Mafia, and this expansion will be included for everyone who backs the project.
Let's get this made!
We would love to see Ultimate Mafia get made, and we can do so with your support. This will be the definitive version of Mafia, and it will continue to grow with additional expansions so you'll be able to use it for years to come. Thank you!
Risks and challenges
While every effort will be made to get this project out on time, there could be delays as a result of getting the final artwork from the artist, production snafus or shipping delays. Bezier Games has published dozens of games and has experience with getting games published. Past delays have been the result of multiple publishers jumping on board (which reduces costs for everyone, but dramatically slows down the process). This game will move forward without any other third-party publishers on board to ensure timely delivery.Learn about accountability on Kickstarter
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