Inspired by the party games Werewolf and Mafia, Town of Salem is a game of murder, mystery and deception.
Recent Reviews:
Very Positive (460) - 87% of the 460 user reviews in the last 30 days are positive.
All Reviews:
Very Positive (9,520) - 89% of the 9,520 user reviews for this game are positive.
Release Date:
Dec 15, 2014

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January 9

Patch 2.2.1 Hotfix, and Prep for Future Content

Hey Townies,

Today we are going be pushing a patch that has a few small changes in it that should help to prevent some abuse of the game, and add support for future things. Check out everything being changed below.

Preparing for future content!

We are adding support for the Kickstarter items so that when the codes are sent out all of our backers will be able to use the new items. We want to thank everyone who backed us during our Kickstarter and hope you enjoy all the new items!

We are also adding support for Trial System rewards, such as a new Judge skin, and Juror and Judge lobby icons. We will explain how to get these rewards at a later time.

Game Play Changes!

We are raising the player limit needed to start a game in Custom and Rapid game modes to 7 from 2 to match all other game modes. This change is being made to help prevent abuse cases where people were farming games, and achievements to top the leader boards. One user in particular was topping several charts thousands of games ahead of other users. This player's stats have been stripped. We are open to the idea that there may be fun game modes that can be played with less players, and we don't want to limit those modes if we don't have to. Discuss game modes with less players on this post so that we can see if maybe 6 or 5 is a better number to limit games to:

Bug Fixes!

Fixed a bug that didn't cause Coven Custom and Rapid game modes to have scaling Merit Point rewards based on game length. This applies to Coven Custom as well.
Fixed a bug with two bundles that was causing them to not grant all the items that they contained. We have retroactively fixed this for users affected and they should now have all the items.
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December 12, 2017

Patch 2.2.0 Ranked Season 2 Begins!

Hey Townies,

Today we will be starting Season 2 of Ranked! Since last season was kind of a bust we didn't change much in terms of balance as we didn't have any good data to go off of. We will be using the data we get from this season to make improvements to roles, the role list, and more for Season 3. Below is everything that is coming with this patch.

Ranked Season 2 Begins!

Season 2 is going to be starting, and with that we are going to be doing a hard reset of rating. This means that everyone will be starting at 1200 rating when they do their placement matches. Sadly because of the bugs that plagued Season one we weren't able to gather any trustworthy data, this means that balance changes for this season are a bit light.

Balance changes

With the lack of trustworthy data the only changes that will be coming with this season are a small investigative results change. We will be swapping the Witch and Amnesiac in their results. The Survivor, Vampire Hunter, or Witch result was a bit unfair for the Witch in non-Coven ranked games. With the Witch being in a result with Lookout and Forger the Witch should have an easier time in ranked games, and the Survivor, Vampire Hunter, and Amnesiac result will just not be possible since these roles are not possible in those games.

New Cosmetics!

Jack Frost, the Spirit of Winter is now Salemified!

And of course Jack never goes anywhere without his trusty pal, Iceberg!

New Login Background

Bug Fixes!
  • Fixed a bug that would cause the Pirate to die to a dead Pestilence if they selected to duel Pestilence during the day that Pestilence was hanged.
  • Fixed a bug where as the Trapper if you placed a trap on a player the night they died to the Vet that the trap would persist. This would mean the Trapper would have to deactivate his trap to be able to place one again.

New chapter in the Witch's story!

You can read the latest chapter on the forums here!:
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About This Game

Purchase comes with the exclusive SteamBot3000 Character Skin with unique death animation, 2,000 Town Points ($8 Value) and you will earn double Merit Points forever!

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 33 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: 1 GB available space
    • OS: Mac OS X 10.4
    • Processor: 2 Ghz
    • Memory: 2 GB RAM
    • Network: Broadband Internet connection
    • Storage: 1 GB available space
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