The object of this game is to eliminate the Mob before the Mob eliminates the town. Game can have up to 40 youth plus one moderator. You will need a deck of cards. They will be used to tell each youth what their role is in the game.
1)Each youth will get a card. Set aside one (2-9/any suit) for each youth. Now replace one face card for every 6-7 youth that are playing.
2)Shuffle deck and allow youth to draw card that only they will see. SECRECY is the key.
3)Assignments are as follows:
2-9 card = townsperson
face card = mobster
Once youth know what they are, take cards up.
4)Give the following commands:
“Town sleep” – everyone closes eyes
“Mob awake” – ONLY mob opens eyes. They
choose (quietly) a person to
“Mob sleep” – everyone closes eyes again
“Town awake” – everyone OPENS eyes
5)The eliminated person is announced and is exempt from any further commands or giving hints to other players.
6)Townspeople then votes on who they believe is a mobster. Each person nominated may plead their case. The person receiving most votes is eliminated. Round over. Start commands again.
Summary: each round 2 people are eliminated – one by Mob and one by the Town. Whichever team at end remains, is the winner.