Once Upon a Time (2nd Edition)

The Storytelling Card Game


Once Upon A Time is a game in which the players create a story together, using cards that show typical elements from fairy tales. One player is the Storyteller, and creates a story using the ingredients on her cards. She tries to guide the plot towards her own ending. The other players try to use cards to interrupt her and become the new Storyteller. The winner is the first player to play out all her cards and end with her Happy Ever After card.

The Second Edition of Once Upon a Time features a full-color format, beautiful art, high-quality linen-finish cards, and blank cards to script your own endings.

Dark Tales Expansion

Explore the grim side of your stories with the addition of the Dark Tales expansion to your Once Upon a Time storytelling card game. The 56 cards included in the set are designed to be mixed in with the original Once Upon a Time game, to provide new story elements and endings. In these stories, trolls lurk under every footbridge, inconsolable wraiths search for their lost loves, fiends tempt the innocent, and evil stepmothers serve up children in tasty stews. Not every fairy tale has a happy ending ...

Create-Your-Own Storytelling Cards

Let your imagination soar to new heights ...

In Once Upon a Time, players create a story together using cards that show typical elements and endings from fairy tales. Now you can introduce your own ideas with the Create-Your-Own Storytelling Cards expansion. The 40 "Once Upon a Time" cards and 16 "Happy Ever After" cards included in this set all have blank faces, so players can add their own inspiration to the game. Just use permanent markers to draw your own illustrations on the cards, then mix them together with your copy of the Once Upon a Time storytelling card game to let your fancy fly free!

Third Edition

The Third Edition of Once Upon a Time updates the game with stunning new art. Find out more about it now!

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

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