Enigma at UCLA

The Science Fiction, Fantasy, and Gaming Club at UCLA

Enigma includes everyone from undergrads to graduate students and alumni, encompassing every department from both South Campus and North Campus. If you're interested in science fiction or fantasy (whether books, art, or film), or gaming (video games, card games, board games, roleplaying games, etc.), even just a bit, you're always welcome with us.

All Enigma meetings on UCLA's campus are open to the public and are free of charge. There is no formal membership, so drop by any time! Students, staff, faculty, and local community members are all welcome.

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Week 2: Mafia

This week's event is Mafia Night! Mafia is a party gameplayed with secretly-distributed cards.

In its simplest form Mafia is played by two teams: themafia, whose members know each other's identity, and the townspeople, who at first know only the number of mafiosi in the game.

There are two phases: "night," when the mafia may eliminate a player from the game, and "day," during which players vote to "lynch" (eliminate) a suspect. These phases follow each other continuously until all mafiosi have been eliminated or the mafia outnumbers the innocents.

Some players will be given a role with a special ability. Common
examples include:

The Sheriff: an innocent who may "investigate" a player each night, learning that player's role from the moderator.
The Doctor: an innocent who may protect a single player from being killed that night.
The Barman: a mafioso who may cancel the effect of another role's ability each night.
The Vigilante: an innocent who may kill a player every night.

Hope to see you Tuesday!

Earlier Event: January 5
Week 1: Open Gaming Night
Later Event: January 19
Week 3: 1000 Blank White Cards