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Amazing Mobsters

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
eliminate. (Unanimously)
“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.

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