Once Upon a Time is a game in which the players work together to create a new fairy tale using elements from their cards like dungeons, giants, and cauldrons. Steer the story toward the secret ending you hold.
One player is the Storyteller, and begins telling a story using the fairytale elements on her Story cards, guiding the plot toward her Ending Card. The other players use their own cards to interrupt her and become the new Storyteller. The winner is the first player to use all her Story Cards and play her Ending Card. Those endings can be light, like "So the king relented and the two were married," or dark, like "So the evil-doers were thrown into a well."
The object of the game, though, isn't just to win, but to have fun telling a story together.
Age guide: 8 years and above
2 to 6 players
Playtime: 15 min
Includes 114 story cards, 51 ending cards, and a rulesheet
2013 Origins Award nominee for Children's, Family, or Party Game.