It’s the year 1955 in Havana, Cuba at the height of its decadence. You’re sitting in a darkened booth at an elegant restaurant, near the city’s nicest casinos, dining with your boss Don Alessandro as an American jazz singer croons away. Suddenly, Don Alessandro gets up from the table to take a phone call in the restaurant’s back room, leaving his precious cigar box with you and his other henchmen. Do you steal the riches inside that cigar box? Or do you refrain, knowing disloyalty could get you killed?
- A game for 6-12 players
- Game length 10-20 mins
- For ages 8+
Mafia de Cuba is a quick, portable game of bluffing and hidden roles for six to twelve players, set in the raucous, crime-filled years right before the Cuban revolution. One player takes on the role of the Godfather, who passes the jewel-filled cigar box from player to player. The other players secretly, subtly take a character token, steal some of the diamonds from the box, or remove nothing. The Godfather then has to find out the Thieves and recover what they’ve stolen in order to remain in charge. If the Godfather can’t, the player who stole the most diamonds wins.