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For those interested in the history of the game Werewolf, I made this.

 
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I'm happy to see you started with Mafia... It was my litmus test for the video. Nailed it.

I've been playing since '95 and miss the days of good old fashioned Mafia with a deck of regular playing cards.
 
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ThatFedoraGuy wrote:
I'm happy to see you started with Mafia... It was my litmus test for the video. Nailed it.

I've been playing since '95 and miss the days of good old fashioned Mafia with a deck of regular playing cards.

Why do you miss them?
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SaiSaysPlayGo wrote:
ThatFedoraGuy wrote:
I'm happy to see you started with Mafia... It was my litmus test for the video. Nailed it.

I've been playing since '95 and miss the days of good old fashioned Mafia with a deck of regular playing cards.

Why do you miss them?


I think I liked how much simpler the game was... and it felt like something new, under the radar. I love Werewolf, but I miss Mafia.
 
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ThatFedoraGuy wrote:
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ThatFedoraGuy wrote:
I'm happy to see you started with Mafia... It was my litmus test for the video. Nailed it.

I've been playing since '95 and miss the days of good old fashioned Mafia with a deck of regular playing cards.

Why do you miss them?


I think I liked how much simpler the game was... and it felt like something new, under the radar. I love Werewolf, but I miss Mafia.


Sounds indicative of the group more so than the game. There are groups, online and in-person, that tend to prefer simpler games. BGG is not one of them.
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fyi: in your quote at the end, you mispelled "just" as "jsut".

Interesting, did not know the timeline.
 
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ThatFedoraGuy wrote:
I'm happy to see you started with Mafia... It was my litmus test for the video. Nailed it.

I've been playing since '95 and miss the days of good old fashioned Mafia with a deck of regular playing cards.


You should run a Princeton Mafia game.
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MD1616 wrote:
ThatFedoraGuy wrote:
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ThatFedoraGuy wrote:
I'm happy to see you started with Mafia... It was my litmus test for the video. Nailed it.

I've been playing since '95 and miss the days of good old fashioned Mafia with a deck of regular playing cards.

Why do you miss them?


I think I liked how much simpler the game was... and it felt like something new, under the radar. I love Werewolf, but I miss Mafia.


Sounds indicative of the group more so than the game. There are groups, online and in-person, that tend to prefer simpler games. BGG is not one of them.


Oh don't get me wrong. I love the deeply complicated games here on BGG... I just enjoyed the simplicity of GOOD v. Evil that Mafia offered. The underground feeling of a game that used a regular deck of playing cards. It was unofficial.

It's that feeling you have when you realize that cool thing you did to be unique is now a mainstream thing...

I love what it's become, but I also miss what it was. I'm a paradox like that.
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BlackSheep wrote:
ThatFedoraGuy wrote:
I'm happy to see you started with Mafia... It was my litmus test for the video. Nailed it.

I've been playing since '95 and miss the days of good old fashioned Mafia with a deck of regular playing cards.


You should run a Princeton Mafia game.


Yeah, I played with some of these roles...

I just make myself sound like an old fart when I wax poetic about the old days. Ignore me.
 
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ThatFedoraGuy wrote:
Oh don't get me wrong. I love the deeply complicated games here on BGG... I just enjoyed the simplicity of GOOD v. Evil that Mafia offered. The underground feeling of a game that used a regular deck of playing cards. It was unofficial.

It's that feeling you have when you realize that cool thing you did to be unique is now a mainstream thing...

I love what it's become, but I also miss what it was. I'm a paradox like that.

Perhaps it's a form of selection bias? I strongly avoid the complicated games here, opting mostly for the no-reveal 9er, plus the occasional "perfect" 11. Compared with these two games, I don't miss the old blind-leading-the-blind days of mafia.

(I do wax nostalgic about those old groups though)
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SaiSaysPlayGo wrote:
ThatFedoraGuy wrote:
Oh don't get me wrong. I love the deeply complicated games here on BGG... I just enjoyed the simplicity of GOOD v. Evil that Mafia offered. The underground feeling of a game that used a regular deck of playing cards. It was unofficial.

It's that feeling you have when you realize that cool thing you did to be unique is now a mainstream thing...

I love what it's become, but I also miss what it was. I'm a paradox like that.

Perhaps it's a form of selection bias? I strongly avoid the complicated games here, opting mostly for the no-reveal 9er, plus the occasional "perfect" 11. Compared with these two games, I don't miss the old blind-leading-the-blind days of mafia.

(I do wax nostalgic about those old groups though)


Yeah, maybe it's the groups I miss... Ahh, Mafia days.
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Thanks for taking the time and watching.
Took me too long to edit that.

I actually played a game of the original Mafia game. It is very hard. There's more mafia in the group and the town does not go to sleep at night, everyone writes a name down, it's different but I liked it.
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ThatFedoraGuy wrote:
MD1616 wrote:
ThatFedoraGuy wrote:
SaiSaysPlayGo wrote:
ThatFedoraGuy wrote:
I'm happy to see you started with Mafia... It was my litmus test for the video. Nailed it.

I've been playing since '95 and miss the days of good old fashioned Mafia with a deck of regular playing cards.

Why do you miss them?


I think I liked how much simpler the game was... and it felt like something new, under the radar. I love Werewolf, but I miss Mafia.


Sounds indicative of the group more so than the game. There are groups, online and in-person, that tend to prefer simpler games. BGG is not one of them.


Oh don't get me wrong. I love the deeply complicated games here on BGG... I just enjoyed the simplicity of GOOD v. Evil that Mafia offered. The underground feeling of a game that used a regular deck of playing cards. It was unofficial.

It's that feeling you have when you realize that cool thing you did to be unique is now a mainstream thing...

I love what it's become, but I also miss what it was. I'm a paradox like that.


My apologies, I misunderstood. I totally see what you're saying now. That makes a lot of sense.
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