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<aside> 💡 Version of March,10 2023

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1. General Provision

1.1. Ten players participate in the Game. The game is played at a table of sufficient size to comfortably accommodate all participants. Player positions are numbered from 1 to 10.

Also at the table there should be a place for the Host (or Referee), who controls the course of the game and regulates its stages. The host may have assistants or touch judges who also help lead and direct the game.

1.2. The game is played in a language that is completely understandable to all participants including the Host's assistants. The use of words and expressions in other languages is not approved and may be punished with fouls at the Host’s discretion.

1.3. Before taking place at the table, each player must draw a keg or a card, that indicates the number of their place. Players are not allowed to exchange seats with other players.

Tournaments can use automatic arrangement system to ensure players are seated randomly in different places in different games. In the case of using automatic arrangement, the player's place is predetermined before the start of the game. There are no advantages or disadvantages associated with a seat number.

1.4. During the Game, players are traditionally referred to by their seat numbers. For example, a player sitting in 2nd place is called "player number 2".

1.5. Before the start of the game, the Host must make sure that each player has a personal mask that he will use during the "Night" phase.

1.6. Once all the players have taken their places at the table and greeted each other, the game begins.

2. Gameplay

2.1. Distribution of roles

2.1.1. The game is divided into two phases: "Day" and "Night". The phases of the game are announced by the Host.

2.1.2. The game begins with the "Night" phase. After the Host announces "Night", each player is required to take a “Night Pose”: put on a mask, sit upright in relation to the table, cross their arms in their chest (see image) and tilt their head low forward. This takes no more than 3 seconds.

2.1.2.1 Organizers may also allow an other “Night Pose” in agreement with the Referee Committee.

2.1.2.2 In the case of a special “Night Pose” allowed, all players must comply, except for special cases.

2.1.3. During the “Night” phase, players are not allowed to touch the mask. The exception is the special active phases of the "Night" for the Don, Mafia and Sheriff.

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2.1.4. During the "Night" phase, the players must stay in the "Night Pose" described in paragraph 2.1.2. It is forbidden to speak, sing, dance, drum on the table, drink and eat, approach other players and perform any actions that go beyond the "night" behavior. For any of these violations, the player may receive a warning or a suspension.

2.1.5. Once all players have taken the correct "Night Pose", the Host or Assistant invites the players to choose their role card. The cards are placed on a tray in front of the player. The player makes a choice blindly, then removes the mask to see their role for the game. The player sitting at number 1 chooses first from a deck of 10 cards. After a card is chosen by the player, it is removed from the deck. Thus, the second player chooses a card from a deck of 9 cards, the third from 8 cards, the fourth from 7, and so on. After choosing a card, each player puts the mask back on so that no player knows which cards were chosen by the other players.

2.1.6. It is strictly forbidden to deliberately look at more than one card from the deck. For such a violation, the player automatically receives a "Yellow" card, penalty points in the final rating, and the roles must be reassigned.

2.1.7. The deck contains 7 red ("citizens") and 3 black ("mafia") cards. One of the 7 red cards is different from the others - this is the "Sheriff" card - it is the leader of the "red" team. One of the three black cards is also different - this is the "Don" card - the leader of the "black" team.