About Mafia Wars

Mafia Wars is the #1 crime genre game with over 7 million players playing daily. Mafia Wars is part of the Zynga family of games. Zynga is the #1 social gaming company on the web. Zynga was founded specifically to add a social element to casual online games because we love games, and we love them most when we're playing with friends! Social games provide a more fun, competitive and contagious experience. Click here to play.
  • Mafia PokerFeeling lucky? You can now try your hand at Mafia Poker!

    Mafia Poker FAQ

    Important Note:
    Please ensure that you have a single instance of Mafia Wars running on your PC. If there are multiple instances of game running on your PC, please close them before playing Mafia Poker. Scripts may also interfere with the proper functioning of Mafia Poker. If you experience issues while running scripts, try disabling those scripts to determine if they are causing the errors. Learn more about such errors here.

    Q: What is Mafia Poker?
    A: Mafia Poker is a simple version of the hugely popular game of poker. The aim is to make a Hand of the best possible 5 cards against the dealer - Juliana.
    You make your Hand by selecting and discarding cards from a deck of cards collected by you. Ask your friends for cards or send cards to get some in return. You can also buy cards using Reward Points.
    The more cards you have the better are your chances of winning.
    At any given point only two of Juliana’s cards will be visible to you. You can gain extra advantage by peeking at her remaining cards.
    Stack up the wins to gain mastery over the game and win better rewards.

    Q: Is there a minimum level requirement?
    A: Yes, to play Mafia Poker, a player must be a minimum of level 25.

    Q: What do I need to start the game?
    A: You should have minimum of 5 cards in order to start the game. Once you have 5 or more cards, click on “Start” to play the game.

    Q: How do I get cards?
    A:  You can ask your friends for cards or send cards to them and get some in return. You can also buy cards using Reward Points.

    Q: How do I play?
    A: After you start the game, you will play against the dealer – Juliana, with an aim to make a Hand of the best possible 5 cards.

    Glossary:

    Pack of Cards – 52 Cards (13 cards each in 4 Suites)
    Suites – Spades, Hearts, Clubs and Diamonds (all suites are equal in strength)
    Order of Cards – Ace is the highest card, King is next … all the way down to a Two
    A K Q J 10 9 8 7 6 5 4 3 2
    Hand – Your best 5 cards (please see Rank of Hands below)
    Dealer – Your opponent - Juliana
    Draw  – Replace empty slots or rejected cards with new cards
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    Show – Reveal cards to see who has won
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    Discard – Reject a card from your current hand to replace it with a new card
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    Click to Keep – Cancel the discard action chosen for one or multiple cards
    Click to keep
    Peek - At any given point only two of Juliana’s cards will be visible to you. You can gain extra advantage by peeking at her remaining cards.
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    Please note: 

    • All cards that you discard will be permanently removed from your deck of collected cards.
    • All cards that you use for a Show will also be permanently removed from your deck of collected cards. 

    Rank of Hands:

    1. Royal Flush: Five consecutive cards of the same suite, in order of A-K-Q-J-10 form aRoyal Flush.
    2. Straight Flush: Any five card sequence in the same suite.
    3. Four of a Kind: All four cards of the same rank.
    4. Full house: Three cards of the same rank (can be in different suite) plus a pair of cards of another rank, such as K-K-3-3-3
    5. Flush: Any five cards of the same suite (not all consecutive or in sequence, otherwise it would be a Straight Flush)
    6. Straight: Five cards of in sequence, not all of the same suite. An Ace cannot be in the interior of a straight - for example 4-3-2-A-K is not a straight. Since Ace is the highest in rank, A-2-3-4-5 cannot be considered as a Straight Hand.
    7. Three of a kind: Three cards of the same rank and two other ranks.
    8. Two Pair: Two separate pairs. That is, two cards of one rank, two cards of a second rank and remaining one card of a third rank.
    9. One Pair: Two cards of the equal rank and remaining three of different ranks.
    10. High Card: Five cards of different rank and suite or if a hand does not fall under any category above, it is ranked by the highest single card in hand.

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    Q: Why am I unable to discard from my hand?
    A: This may happen when you have exactly 5 cards in your account (which are already used in forming the hand).
    At any point of time in game, you should have at least 6 cards in total to use Discard function.

    Q: What is the use of the “Peek” option?
    A: At any given point only two of Juliana’s cards will be visible to you.
    To override this restriction, use the Peek option to view her remaining cards. This way you will know the hand you need to make to defeat Juliana.

    Q: My card deck count shows XX (+YY). Why is the count separated?
    A: Mafia Poker is based on a pack of maximum 52 cards. Your card deck count carries two parts:
    a. Count of cards remaining in deck (XX) while the game is in progress.
    b. Count of any excess cards which you may have received or bought - apart from the deck (+YY)
    When you reveal (show) the cards to see who won, the card deck will reset and excess cards (if any) will be adjusted towards the deck to complete the pack.
    Please note:

    • All cards that you discard will be permanently removed from your deck of collected cards.
    • All cards that you use for a Show will also be permanently removed from your deck of collected cards. 

    Q: What will happen in case of a tie?
    A: In case of a tie (for example: both the dealer and you have the same pair), the player having at least One card higher than that of other’s will win.

     Q: What are the different Mastery Levels and Rewards?
    A: 
    Every time you win a Poker hand, your progress will be counted towards the Mastery of the game. At the end of each mastery level, you’ll receive a special item -Fortune Teller with the following stats:

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    Q: Where can I view my Mastery status?
    A: The Mastery status and number of total wins will be available on the top of Mafia Poker page.
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