The narrator (in story telling fashion) will now tell everyone who was killed the previous night (if they weren’t saved by the doctor!). The dead tell no tales, so whoever gets killed in the game must remain silent for the remainder of the game, but can keep their eyes open like the narrator, and sometimes they’ll join in with the story telling of how a particular person died. (it’s always better to invent a story… e.g. I’m sorry to say that last night Jo tumbled down the stairs and was found with a broken neck.)
Hold discussions. The townspeople (this includes, police, and Mafia) should discuss recent events. Nobody may show their slips of paper, although they can try to convince others that they are a certain role. Once the discussion has evolved to a point where somebody has a suspicion, play proceeds to accusations.
Make accusations. At this point, someone may make an accusation against another player stating that they think that the other person is part of the Mafia. Once an accusation has been made, it must be seconded by another player in order for the accusation to be taken to a vote. When someone has been accused and seconded, the accuser must explain the reasoning behind the accusation. Then other players may speak if they believe that the accusation is just.
Defend the accused. At this point, anyone who chooses to may defend the accused and the accused then has the right to defend him or herself and explain why there is no way that he or she could possibly be part of the Mafia. This can take place in a trial-like setting, where the accused talks about a fictional alibi and often accuses other players in his or her stead. Player’s may cite their relationship to other players as a reason why they could not be in the mafia.
Have a vote. The narrator now asks who thinks that the accused is guilty and a vote is taken. The voting process may or may not be anonymous.
Apply the verdict. If a majority of the voting players vote guilty, the accused is now out of play. The accused may simply state whether or not they are in the mafia.
If there is not a majority vote of guilty, the accusations begin again. The day round continues until someone has been declared guilty and removed from the game, and the night round begins again.
It sounds complicated. It isn’t when you get going and understand the process.