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Year Published
1993
# of Players
2 − 6
User Suggested # of Players
Best with 5, 6 players
Recommended with 3, 4, 5, 6 players
(45 voters) [poll]
Mfg Suggested Ages
8 and up
Playing Time
30 minutes
User Suggested Ages
8 and up
(16 voters) [poll]
Language Dependence
Moderate in-game text - needs crib sheet or paste ups
(26 voters) [poll]
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Primary Name
Once Upon a Time: The Storytelling Card Game
Alternate Names
Bylo nebylo...
C'era Una Volta
Dawno, dawno temu...
Érase Una Vez
Es war einmal...
Il était une fois ...
Once Upon a Time
Once Upon a Time ワンス・アポン・ア・タイム
Μια φορά κι έναν καιρό
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היה היה פעם
ワンス・アポン・ナ・タイム
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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, published in 1995, features an expanded card set.

The third edition, published in 2012, features multiple changes, including new artwork by Omar Rayyan, a new card set, and a simplified rulesheet.

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Components

  • 110 "Once Upon A Time" (i.e., story) cards
  • 55 "Happy Ever After" (i.e., ending) cards
  • Rules

NOTE: Even though the box says 110/55, the Atlas Games 3rd edition actually has 51 ending and 114 story cards, as listed on their website.

Card Sleeves

@165 American 56 x 87mm (2 1/4" x 3 1/2")

Microbadges

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Russian first edition
Publisher: Hobby World
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Year: 2015
Size: 9.25 x 6.18 x 1.73 inches
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Publisher: Edge Entertainment
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Year: 2014
Product Code: EDGAG03
Size: 7.95 x 7.95 x 1.50 inches
0.97 pounds
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Hebrew first edition
Publisher: HaKubia
Artist: Omar Rayyan
Year: 2014
Size: 9.25 x 6.25 x 1.75 inches
0.75 pounds
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Release Date: Oct 12, 2014
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Publisher: Galakta
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Publisher: Hobby Base
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Year: 2014
Size: 7.09 x 4.33 x 1.42 inches
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7 Once Upon a Time Card List (all editions + expansions)
Complete card list for all three editions and expansions of once upon a time. Includes Enchanting Tales, Seafaring Tales, and Knightly Tales. This list was complied from card lists on the Atlas Games website.
English
2014-01-05
2 Es war einmal - Deutsche Spielanleitung
Deutsche Spielanleitung von Pegasus Spiele
German
2013-09-24
1 Alternative Appearance
This is NOT an image, it's an illustrator editable template for composing cards as found on http://www.boardgamegeek.com/image/318597
English
2013-05-24
1 Tradução de cartas e Finais Feliz
Translation of all cards (normal cards and happy ending cards) to Portuguese (Portugal) and English from the Spanish version (Edge Entertainment - 2nd version). This work was also based on the work already done by the user rdonoso.
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2012-01-17
4 Traducao cartas e finais
Portugues do Brasil - pt brasileiro
Portuguese
2011-10-09
0 Once Upon a Time + Let's Kill Rules
These are supplemental rules for playing a twisted mash-up between the favorite fairy-tale game, Once Upon a Time (or OUAT), and Let's Kill, both published by Atlas Games. It's one game for the price of two!
English
2011-08-21
1 OUAT元素牌中英對譯
此文由風韻所有 THE OWNER IS WINDMELODY
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2011-07-07
0 Aide de jeu (par Kratos38)
Aide de jeu. D'autres aides ici : http://sites.google.com/site/kratos38fr/home Enjoy!
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2010-03-20
3 Polish translation card list
Card from the Once Upon a Time, and also Dark Tales
Polish
2009-06-17
9 Érase una vez - Nuevas cartas
Nuevas cartas para la edición en castellano de "Érase una vez".
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2009-04-20
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