“Once upon a time” is the classic beginning of a fairy tale. It captures the imagination in a way that sparks creativity. Classic fairy tales have plots and characters that are woven together to entertain and teach a lesson. Young storytellers using Once Upon A Time learn to develop their own fairy tales with characters and plot in a setting they create. Later, as young writers, these skills will assist them as they craft stories that go beyond fairy tales.
Players of Once Upon A Time create a story together using cards that show typical elements from fairy tales. The Storyteller creates a story using the ingredients on her cards, guiding the plot toward her own ending. The other players use their cards to interrupt her and to become the new Storyteller. The winner is the first player to play out all her cards, ending with the “Happy Ever After” card. This game is for all ages – all you need are basic reading skills, a healthy imagination, and friends or family to enjoy playing with. The game contains a rule book, 112 “Once Upon A Time” cards, and 56 “Happy Ever After” cards.