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It depends on exactly what type of social interaction you're looking for. There is a very broad category of games known as "party games" which loosely meets your definition. Party games tend to favor social interaction over luck and strategy (in many cases, no equipment at all), tend to require less per-player equipment, and tend to be flexible in the number ...


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La Resistance! This is a great Werewolf/Mafia game that runs without a moderator, and even works for 5 players! It's tense, tactical, emotionally draining, and best of all, everyone plays right up until the end of the game, no-one gets eliminated during play. The one drawback is that is becomes a little luck-based as the number of players reaches 8 and ...


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I have previously played on Epic Mafia (which is linked to from the Wikipedia page in the question). They have the largest set of player characters I have seen, some of which makes the game extremely complicated!


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It sounds like you may be interested in Pervasive games. If so the best place I know of is the Ludocity wiki page: http://ludocity.org/wiki/Main_Page Some of these are street games, but many can be played in a single room with a relatively low number of players. As well as rules and printable resources, many of the games feature detailed game session ...


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Apples to Apples is a great party game, and able to handle large crowds. When I play with my friends, they're very vocal and do a lot of lobbying for the cards as they come up. We also get some really good laughs out of the game. Edit The fun in Apples to Apples is in the totally random cards people play. This is a game that encourages people to talk ...


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In addition to sites dedicated to mafia like those already described, a lot of forums that have a "Forum Games" section will be open to running mafia games if they aren't already - I play mafia regularly on http://forums.xkcd.com and have seen it being run on many other forums I frequent.


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Not a perfect fit, but it sounds a bit like Speakeasy, a party game in which you use a secret password to identify your teammates and try to deduce as much as you can about the other side, including their passwords and roles etc. There are two sides (Feds and Mob) which are equally balanced and the game includes roles and "powers" which mix things up a lot. ...


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There's a great book called Super Party Games that describes a bunch of games that can be played by groups of 10 or more. I generated a set of puzzles for one of the games described in the book. Each player is given a sheet of paper that they tie to their forehead where they can't see it. On each sheet of paper are three letters, and you have to arrange ...


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If you have enough people, Werewolf (a.k.a. Mafia or Assassin) makes a great party game - it often reveals exactly what your friends think you are capable of! The 'turns' are fairly quick, so it works well with large groups (in the dozens) - although you might want to limit the length of discussion/argument in between! It also has the added advantage of ...


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So, this is not really a board or card game, but I think it could be fun for you to do. At one of my friend's baby showers, they played this game where they removed the labels on a few jars of baby food. Then, each guest (that wanted to play) had a taste from each jar. The goal was to try and correctly guess the type of baby food in each jar. And, they gave ...


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I'm playing right now at http://mafiacity.org the game is just amazing! Gameplay is amazing. Probably the best mafia mmorpg game online I ever played!


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From the looks of the rules, ways of solving this issue are rather limited. This appears to be a normal roll and move trivial pursuit type of game of the music variety. Your solution is probably the best solution, just don't use single player spaces. In any game that requires a single player from a team to answer a question, it can be awkward if that player ...


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Brainden.com is another great place to play for those just starting out in the online mafia party game world. The games are in the Forum section. Mafiamaniac.net runs games that are a little more advanced, but the membership is very active and helpful, even providing mentors for those who haven't played before. Here is a link to a mafia introduction/guide to ...


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You can play via IRC in #wolfgame on the Freenode network.


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How about Pictionary? I've played it with quite large teams (about 10 on each side) and it's a riot.


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In the vein of Apples To Apples, I strongly endorse Time's Up!. Why? Because Time's Up! does a great job of binding old friends and new acquaintances together in the rapid creation of group-specific ideocultural language and in-jokes. Being less esoteric: It's a great team game with no down-time for any player on any team. This it true because you need ...


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I'll recommend Say What!?!, which is designed to be played in any social situation involving a lot of personal interaction and conversation. I like playing it during a game of Werewolf, or during various interrogate-your-neighbors mystery games, or even just at a house party where no other games are taking place.



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