Once Upon a Time (2nd Edition)

The Storytelling Card Game

Once Upon a Time Second Edition at a Glance

  • Work together to tell a fairy tale based on your cards, and steer the ending toward your own Happy Ever After ending to win the game.
  • Take over the story as topics on your cards show up in the tale. The result? A twisty, turny, sometimes wacky story that keeps everyone guessing.
  • Provides hours of award-winning family fun!

And They Lived Happily Ever After: More About Once Upon a Time Second Edition

In Once Upon a Time, players hold a hand of cards with characters, locations, and events commonly found in fairy tales. Their task? To tell a story that incorporates all of the things in their hand and steer it to the secret Happy Ever After ending card that they hold.

Because the cards are all jumbled up, these aren’t your normal fairy tales. Here, the princess is cursed with giant clown feet; the frog turns into a dwarf when kissed, and they ride off together in a carriage shaped like a bucket to live happily ever after.

Players take turns narrating the story as they run out of ideas, or as items on their cards are mentioned in the story. Play all of your cards and end the story happily ever after to win!

This edition features beautiful full-color art, high-quality linen finish cards, and blank cards to add your own twist to the game.

Learn more about the current edition of the game here.

More Tales to Tell: The Once Upon a Time Second Edition Product Line

Expand your deck and add a little variety to your stories with these second edition products.

Dark Tales Expansion

Explore the grim side of fairy tales with this 56-card set. Mix it in with your core game to provide new story elements and endings. In these stories, trolls lurk under every footbridge, wraiths search for their lost loves, and evil stepmothers serve up children in tasty stews. Not every fairy tale has a happy ending…

Create-Your-Own Storytelling Cards

Customize your game with these blank cards and tell your own stories. This expansion includes 40 Once Upon a Time cards and 16 Happy Ever After Cards with blank faces. Use permanent markers to draw and write on the cards, then mix them in with your game and tell a story that’s uniquely yours!

Vital Stats

Once Upon a Time Second Edition: Designers: Richard Lambert, Andrew Rilstone, and James Wallis Cover: Florence Magnin | Cards: Sophie Mounier Stock Number: AG1001 | ISBN: 1-887801-00-6 | MSRP: $24.95 US Format: 110 Once Upon A Time cards, 55 Happily Ever After cards, and complete rules of play in tuckbox Release Date: December 1995
Dark Tales: Design: Richard Lambert, Andrew Rilstone, and James Wallis Cover and Cards: Scott Reeves Stock Number: AG1003 | ISBN: 1-58978-060-4 | MSRP: $9.95 US Format: 56 cards in a tuckbox Release Date: May 2004 OUT OF PRINT
Create-Your-Own Storytelling Cards: Stock Number: AG1005 | ISBN: 1-58978-066-3 | MSRP: $7.95 US Format: 56 blank cards in a tuckbox Release Date: June 2004 OUT OF PRINT