[quote=pauliec;2940928]Well, I think "Mafia" is an old game that has been adapted for internet play. Like I said, I used to play Mafia in summer camp, and it consisted of all the kids sitting in a big circle and having to make logical deductions.[/quote]
Yep. Its sort of like asking why Monopoly is called Monopoly.
And the idea that even a reference to the mafia is insulting to all italians is ridiculous - just as ridiculous as the idea that a reference to al qaeda is insulting to all muslims.