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The Fairy Tale Strategy Board Game

Designer Mark MacKinnon • Illustrator Ruth Sanderson • Art Director Jeff Mackintosh

Once upon a time the myriad fairy tale lands were in their infancy. Grand rulers both benevolent and malicious sought to expand their holdings of magical realms, attracting the powerful and influential Fables— royal overseers, natural leaders, and enchanted creatures — to unite under their banners. As their domains expanded so too did the stories of the Fables’ amazing exploits and adventures, which blessed the realms with the bountiful Wonders of magic, love, honour, loyal followers, and majestic castles. All the rulers saw their fortunes and glory rise, but only the greatest of them all would be declared the High Emperor or Empress over all the fairy tale lands. Will it be YOU who wins the coveted title?

Upon a Fable Game Details

Upon a Fable is a Euro-style “gateway” strategy board game with a family-friendly fairy tale theme and a one-hour play time (10-20 minutes/player). Players assume the role of grand rulers in the fairy tale lands and start the game with one Small Realm (the Home Realm) overseen by a loyal Fable subject. During the nine game rounds, all rulers seek to expand their fortunes through a variety of methods, including:

  1. adding more Small Realms to gain the support of more Fables (which in turn, grant additional game actions each round);

  2. expanding the size and influence of their realms, from Small to Large to Epic;

  3. playing Ever After cards that influence the flow of the game;

  4. and gathering the valuable fairy tale Wonders of Magic, Love, Honour, Followers, and Castles.

At the end of the game, the player with the highest point total – accumulated through the variety of different methods outlined above – is the winner and declared High Emperor or Empress!

This core board game includes everything needed to play: 6 game boards, 6 player boards, 110 game cards, over 200 cardboard tokens, and a score pad and pencil. Upon a Fable features familiar game mechanics (worker placement, resource acquisition, card drafting, and hand management) combined together with in a fun, new way to appeal to both veteran players and novice gamers. A must- have pick for your game night collection!

Product Code: DYS-101 • UPC: 627843307440
Players: 1-6 (ages 13+) • MSRP: $44.99 USD


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a Fable!
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Game Play Demonstration Video

Game Review by Rahdo

Game Review by UndeadViking

We extends our sincerest thanks to everyone
who supported our Upon a Fable Kickstarter
funding campaign in April and May 2013.
Click to see the complete backer list. Kickstarter-Supporters.html


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