Inspired by the party games Werewolf and Mafia, Town of Salem is a game of murder, mystery and deception.
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Release Date: Dec 15, 2014

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June 24

Patch 1.4.4

Hey Townies,

This is a small patch to add in the Kickstarter, and Angels and Demons items.

Kickstarter Items!

Crimson Reaper - This cousin to our R-A-F reward has a unique death animation that reminds us all that you can't beat Death

Millicent Moneybags - Milli is an affluent member of the town, and wife of Montgomery Moneybags

Sir Hamlot - Sir Hamlot is the fanciest of all the piggy banks and is always chock-full of cash.

Angels and Demons Purchasable Items

Uriel -This angelic warrior is ready to charge into battle, and has an escape plan for when things get to hot.

Cerberus - Cerberus is a three headed demon dog who has a bite much worse than its bark.

Infernal Portal - A portal to the afterlife that has an ominous and unsettling glow to it.

Angelic and Demonic Lobby Icons - Show of these icons in lobbies to show which side you support!

General Improvements
We added in a list of the rules for the game in layman's terms a bit early. It was meant to be added in in patch 1.5.0 but we finished it early and decided to push it early.
We also added a rotation of tips that will show up on the screen when you are assigned your role.

Mobile Bug Fixes/Improvements
Fixed a bug causing players to get a message that they had no internet connection.
Fixed a bug that caused a player to be timed out for being AFK when they weren't.
Fixed a bug that caused the game to use the incorrect gender pronouns based on the skin the player was using.
Fixed a bug where the sound during Name Select, and the Role Wheel was not playing.
Fixed a bug which made the countdown timer in the lobby not make any sound.
Fixed a bug where after a player would enter their name their cursor would be stuck in a phantom text field.
Fixed a bug which caused the Congratulations popup to not popup after a Town Points purchase.
Fixed a bug where Town Points would not be updated on the Client after a Town Points purchase.
Fixed a bug reports made on mobile had the incorrect reason on them. Reports were still made, and processed though.
Fixed a bug where the incorrect or no houses would show up when using certain maps.
Improvement mobile connectivity

If you are a Kickstarter backer expect your code to be coming soon, and be sure to keep up with the updates on Kickstarter!

We will now be shifting even more focus on to patch 1.5.0 now. If you haven't seen the preview yet, check it out here:

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May 20

Patch 1.4.3 - What Big Eyes You Have!

Hey Townies!

Check out our latest patch! New stuff and bug fixes! This is the last patch before Patch 1.5.0!

New Cosmetics:

Red Riding Hood - She is just on her way to deliver some goodies to grandma, she should keep her eyes peeled for a wandering Werewolf though.

Off The Beaten Path - And you thought Red's grandma lived in the middle of nowhere? There is a whole town there!

Lone Wolf - There is no way this little guy is after Red right?

Wolf's Den - I think we found where that Big Bad Wolf is hiding out.

Bug Fixes/Improvements:

Ranked Queue getting stuck at 00:00 when joining at a specific moment has been fixed.
If you joined a new lobby from the endgame screen you were not able to leave the lobby, this has been fixed.
If you clicked accept on the ranked queue and it was unbalanced, you won't be automatically put into the next game without clicking accept anymore.
We now have server side HTML filtering

Keep an eye out for the pesky Werewolf, and what we have coming in the future with Patch 1.5.0!:

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About This Game

Purchasing this game on Steam comes with $5 worth of Town Points (in-game currency)

Town of Salem is a fresh innovation on the classic party games Mafia and Werewolf. It is a game of murder, accusations, deceit and mob hysteria.

How To Play

The game ranges from 7 to 15 players. These players are randomly divided into alignments - Town, Mafia, Serial Killers, Arsonists and Neutrals. If you are a Town member (the good guys) you must track down the Mafia and other villains before they kill you. The catch? You don't know who is a Town member and who is a villain.

If you are an evil role, such as a Serial Killer, you secretly murder town members in the veil of night and try to avoid getting caught.


Town of Salem has 31 unique roles ensuring a different experience each time you play.

Before a game starts, players are put into a lobby where the host can select what roles will be in the game. Players are then assigned roles at random from the list of chosen roles. Players have an in-game role card that explains their role's abilities and alignments. For an in-depth look at the abilities of each role please visit:

Game Phases


The night phase is when most roles use their abilities. For example, Serial Killers stealthily murder people, Doctors heal people who are attacked, and Sheriffs interrogate people for suspicious activity.


The day phase allows the Town members to discuss who they suspect of being an evil role. Once the voting phase starts a majority vote from the town will put someone on trial.


The defense phase is when you plead your innocence to the town. Have a convincing story or find yourself facing the gallows!


During this phase the town will vote on the fate of the defendant. Players can vote guilty, innocent or abstain. If there are more guilty votes than innocent votes the defendant is sentenced to death by hanging!


Players are able to choose their own map (town setting), character, pet, lobby icon, death animation, house and a custom name. The other players in the game will see your selections. There are currently 10 maps, 29 characters, 20 pets, 5 death animations and 20 houses to choose from.


There are currently over 220 unique achievements in the game. Earning achievements will grant various in-game items (however the items for donation rewards are exclusive to Kickstarter).

System Requirements

Mac OS X
    • OS: Windows XP
    • Processor: 2 Ghz
    • Memory: 2 GB RAM
    • Network: Broadband Internet connection
    • Storage: 500 MB available space
    • OS: Mac OS X 10.4
    • Processor: 2 Ghz
    • Memory: 2 GB RAM
    • Network: Broadband Internet connection
    • Storage: 500 MB available space
Customer reviews
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Very Positive (489 reviews)
Very Positive (4,827 reviews)
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( 34.3 hrs on record )
Posted: June 29
HELL YAHH!! The best game ever!!! :D
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( 8.2 hrs on record )
Posted: June 29
Fun Game with or without friends but i like having friends playing with me on town of salem so ya
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( 1.4 hrs on record )
Posted: June 29
Played this game alot off-steam.

Its funny sometimes a little dorky and its a typical Mafia-Based Chat game.
Try the site for free at first (no disadvantages) maybe and then if you really like it, get in on steam. :)
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( 0.3 hrs on record )
Posted: June 29
Как же ♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥ когда в твоем логине есть нижнее прочеркивание которое не поддерживает игра, требующая твой стимовский логин
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( 4.0 hrs on record )
Posted: June 29
Fun game worth money! But if you want to play this game you can play it it your browser! Just dont read this anymore GO PLAY IT!
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( 1.2 hrs on record )
Posted: June 29
>Played game on browser
>Saw game on Steam
>Bought game on Steam
>Played one game of it on Steam
>Refunded game
>Got money back
>Kept coins (in-game currency) that you get when buying it on Steam
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( 31.3 hrs on record )
Posted: June 28
I am just too addicted to it. I love the mind games and the challenges from voting who is right and wrong.
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( 12.0 hrs on record )
Posted: June 28
let me sum up my experiences with this game with a short story,

Imagine you are playing as an escort (that allows you to block another person from using their special power), now imagine someone is questioning your role and you prove you ARE an escort by roleblocking said person. [3 DAYS LATER] people hang you because most of the time the other townies are "new players" (to put it lightly).

Great game but if you can play it with friends, DO.
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( 14.5 hrs on record )
Posted: June 28
It's almost as addicting as meth tbh
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( 17.2 hrs on record )
Posted: June 28
It is a agreat thinking gane and is fun to play with friends and fun to screw over ur friends
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Most Helpful Reviews  In the past 30 days
256 of 279 people (92%) found this review helpful
261 people found this review funny
137.0 hrs on record
Posted: June 18
Called my name Jesus Christ
Got role Veteran
First day , I said "You shall not visit Jesus Christ"
Used alert
Killed , Lookout, Doctor, Sheriff, Framer, Serial Killer
Next day Killed by mafioso
Revived by Retributionist
Said "You can't kill Jesus"
Alert next night
Killed Mafioso

10/10 Jesus simulator
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84 of 94 people (89%) found this review helpful
10 people found this review funny
54.0 hrs on record
Posted: June 6
I've seen so many people recommend not buying this game on Steam. Yes, you can play it for free in the browser. But if you decide to buy it on Steam, you get:

* 1500 Town points to use for customization
* Steam overlay
* Easy access
* Faster boot + load times
* Achievements

This is a free game. You basically pay for the "starter pack" if you buy it on steam along with a few small, extra features. If those reasons aren't good enough for you, go ahead and play the browser version. Though for $5, it's a pretty good purchase.

15 townies/15 townies.
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75 of 91 people (82%) found this review helpful
105 people found this review funny
9.8 hrs on record
Posted: May 31
Product received for free
An Amnesiac has remembered that they were a Amnesiac!
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45 of 55 people (82%) found this review helpful
4 people found this review funny
Not Recommended
6.9 hrs on record
Posted: June 7
At this point, I wouldn't recommend purchasing this game for a few good reasons...
Keep in mind that these reasons have been pulled from my personal experiences in the hours I've put into both the browser and Steam versions, as well as common complaints of some YouTubers and the community in general.

1. There is quite a bit of cheating that takes place in the games (throwing the game on purpose, using skype to spread information, etc) and not much is done about it.
2. The devs clearly don't give a damn about the community anymore, often making decisions that we didn't want and ignoring any real suggestions from the community, even threatening some members.
3. The devs have harassed and even banned some well-known members of the community for criticising them (i.e. Tormental).
4. BMG has failed to follow through on some of its original goals from its original Kickstarter campaign, and has continued to add stretch goals to their current campaign that, after a bit of analysis, seem kinda pointless.

Overall, I wouldn't recommend this game, but if you're deadset on playing this game, just save money and get the browser version. These devs don't really deserve our support anymore, in my honest opinion...
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45 of 56 people (80%) found this review helpful
31 people found this review funny
22.0 hrs on record
Posted: June 17
Lies Simulator.
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30 of 41 people (73%) found this review helpful
4 people found this review funny
Not Recommended
53.6 hrs on record
Posted: June 7
Too many cooks ruin the meal..what i mean by this is, even though this is actually a good game to play, too many cheaters are ruining it. Also, be aware there is a free version of this game. I was not aware of it myself, so i did not know that there was one.

Pro's: good strategy game if played properly

Con's: Cheating, game throwing (happens every round if you watch people who quit).

I cannot recommend this to my friends in good standing for these reasons.
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23 of 29 people (79%) found this review helpful
4 people found this review funny
Not Recommended
158.9 hrs on record
Posted: June 24
Seeing as you can play this game for free in your browser at all this does is give you some in game currency and the ability to play in Steam.

The community has been entirely ruined with thanks to Youtubers, trolls, metagamers and people who leave the game day 1 because they don't like the roll they were given.

Yes there is a report system in place, however seeing as all it takes to sign up for a new account is a fake email address there is zero penalty for getting banned.

Until the mods can improve the cancerous community I would not recommend purchasing the client. However I would suggest playing it in your browser and trying it for yourself.
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20 of 25 people (80%) found this review helpful
15 people found this review funny
13.9 hrs on record
Posted: June 21
Town always stupid, I'M THE F****** SHERIFF!
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14 of 15 people (93%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
146.5 hrs on record
Posted: June 10
It's an excellent game in development, but there's a but or two.

First of all, this is a free game playable on a web browser. Sadly, I realised that AFTER purchasing it. That's very unfair, that to easily play with your friends, you'd have to pay for the game.

Second of all, a role or two *cough*mayor*cough* is incredibly broken and unfair. It immediately confirms one person as a townie and any following leads and so on go through the mayor only. This reduces the game to only Investigative roles figuring who's who, to Jailor and Bodyguard protecting mayor, to Mayor guessing who's lying and to everyone else? Just standing there, doing nothing. If you're not an investigative role, never mind that, if you're not a town role, you have almost no say as to what happens and who gets lynched, you have no clue why anyone gets lynched, and all you're doing is hoping the Mayor is smart enough not to screw up, while you wait for them to say "Guilty or Innocent".

Meanwhile, Mafia and evil roles are reduced to guessing who is who randomly, rather than going by the leads the townies give out. This makes the game an absolute guesswork, and is all about finding the Jailor, Bodyguard and Investigative roles through pure luck. Town of Salem, the whole design and concept of it, is not that sort of game.

Now, so that this isn't just a mayor rant, the good things.

It's an incredibly addictive brain stimulator. If you're a manipulative person, if you're a lie detector, if you can apply logic and put 2 and 2 together easily, this game is for you. It's all about achieving your goals while deceiving your opponents, while convincing your team mates that you are, in fact, a team mate, it's about revealing leads as to who's who without revealing who you are or how you know that. I mean, assuming there isn't a mayor, of course *grumblegrumble* #NoMayorGames *grumble grumble*

The amount of fun you can have playing different roles, figuring out what's going on, and so forth, it's crazy. The dynamic between the different and numerous roles is amazing, and if you play Ranked Practice and/or Ranked games, you will really be in for a treat, as there is only one confirmed role, and everything else is just a random selection of categories.

While I'm on the topic, you should not judge the game by the "Classic" games. It's a great start point, to figure out how roles work with each other, how to trick people and so forth, but it's not all it is. I suggest keeping the wiki open until you learn what each role does, how they are detected by others, and what categories can be what roles. This will help loads.

Overall, I suggest you try this game (Remember, it's a free game on web browser), but be prepared to lose track of time, each game lasts around 30 minutes (on ranked/ranked practice) and it's very easy to go "Just one more game". There have been rumours that certain roles will be rebalanced as well, so that should help with the Mayor problem.
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83 of 143 people (58%) found this review helpful
14 people found this review funny
Not Recommended
213.2 hrs on record
Posted: May 29
Would be a better game.
If it wasn't ruined by kids.
And people actually played it properly.

I blame youtubers for beringing their 8 year old army.
yeah. Pewdiepie. Go Fuhk yourself.

Sadly, all the experience is ruined.
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