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Korrotti! This New Maltese Card Game All About Hunting The Corrupt Really Hits Home

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A new card game is coming to town and it couldn’t be more fitting for the turbulent times Malta’s currently going through.

KORROTTI is a card game based on the popular ‘Mafia’ game where a group of innocent players have to figure out and vote to eliminate a Mafiosi suspect. Except in this Maltese version, the Mafia is substituted with the corrupt and the innocent citizens have to expose them before it’s too late.

Transpose Malta’s current political crisis right to your dining table or living room and take on the corrupt yourself, so you don’t have to stay banging on the Castille doors day and night.

“Malta is a peaceful little island in the heart of the Mediterranean,” the game’s description goes. “Plenty of sunshine and rich in history. All sorts of different people live in Malta. But, something is fishy! And it’s not the Marsaxlokk fish market. By means of unfavourable deals to line their own pockets, The KORROTTI are trying to take over the peaceful island!”

The game has two phases, Day and Night, with some hilarious (and sometimes painfully poignant) rules thrown in the mix.

Day Cycles are dedicated to checking out last night’s news, discussions, accusations, defences, votes and verdicts. 

Night cycles are for… well, waking up the Police Commissioner and Magistrate. Eesh.

Just like the crowds outside parliament, this game has to be played in a group of at least seven people, with two being Korrotti and five citizens.

The full instructions of the game have yet to be released, but you can read up on what they have on their website and follow their Facebook page for more updates.

Korrotti is still a work-in-progress and we’re not sure we’ll see it in shops before Christmas, which might be a good thing because you’ll avoid getting into a heated political discussion at Christmas lunch. Interested people are being urged to register on the site though, as the makers of the game have said they’ll wait to gauge how big the demand for such a thing ends up being. Well, Korrotti, consider us sold.

Tag someone who would be a pro at this game!

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