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The workshop leader leads players through the Russian party game “Mafia” created in the USSR by Dimitry Davidoff in 1986, modeling a battle between an informed minority (the mafia) and an uninformed majority (the townspeople). Players are secretly assigned roles: mafia, who know each other, a doctor, a cop and also townspeople, who know only the number of mafia amongst them. In the game's night phase the mafia covertly 'murder' a townsperson. During the day phase, all of the surviving players debate the identities of the mafia and vote to eliminate a suspect. Play continues until all of the mafia has been eliminated, or until the mafia outnumbers the townspeople. As the game is played, players will discover their non-verbal communication skills, teamwork skills and also their observation skills.