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Once Upon a Time Quick Info

Once Upon a Time

Be the first to play out your cards while building a crazy fairytale from scratch.

box for game Once Upon a Time, featuring a princess, frog, a raven, and more fantastic creatures


Step into the world of fairy tales in Once Upon a Time. It's full of wicked queens, talking cauldrons, and lucky boys who happen to stumble upon magic objects. But unlike traditional fairy tales, you control the action. 

Tell the story using elements from your cards and try to steer the conclusion toward your hidden ending. But beware — other players can take over if you mention something on one of their cards, or if you get stuck and are unable to go on.

The result? A fairy tale that could be funny, tragic, fantastical, or all three in turns. A distinctive play experience where the members of the table work together to tell a story all their own. A unique tale that happens once upon a time.
--description from the publisher

Time to play: # of players: Recommended Age:
clock indicating 15 minutes 2 to 6 players recommended Recommended for ages 8 and up
15 minutes 2 to 6 8+
Complexity: Player dynamic: Skill:
A head with a puzzle inside piece slightly filled with blue to indicate low complexity rating arm wrestling to indicate light competition between players lightbulb inside a head for creativity
1.37 / 5 Light competition

Creativity, Storytelling


Once Upon a Time Additional Resources

Suggested Use:

Community Building

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Please refer to the books and articles listed on the Board Game: Home page for general readings regarding board game play and psychology.

Link to the Library Catalog

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