Upon a Fable

Upon a Fable
1-6 Players (13+) • 60-90 minutes • MSRP $44.99 USD
Product Code DYS-101 • UPC 627843307440

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?


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:

  • adding more Small Realms to gain the support of more Fables (which in turn, grant additional game actions each round);
  • expanding the size and influence of their realms, from Small to Large to Epic;
  • playing Ever After cards that influence the flow of the game;
  • 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!

    Upon a Fable features familiar game mechanics (worker placement, resource acquisition, card drafting, and hand management) combined together in a fun, new way to appeal to both veteran players and novice gamers. A must-have pick for your game night collection!

    Core Board Game Contents

    This core board game includes everything needed to play:
  • 6 game boards to accommodate different numbers of players
  • 6 player boards
  • 110 game cards
  • Over 200 cardboard tokens
  • Pencil and score pad

    New Kingdoms Expansion

    New Kingdoms
    1-8 Players (13+) • 60-90 minutes • MSRP $29.99 USD
    Product Code DYS-102 • UPC 627843307457

    Push your Upon a Fable board game to the next level with this magical mega-expansion pack!

    Two new and growing kingdoms have recently been discovered in the land of the Fables, and now up to 7-8 players can explore the fairy tale Realms in a single game. In addition to the two extra Story Boards, two Realm Boards, and dozens of Fable and Wonder tokens in this expansion, you’ll also find over 100 new game cards, including customisable blank Fate cards and two new card types: Enchantment cards that allow you to disrupt your opponents’ strategies while defending your own, and Ever After cards that mimic Story Board spaces and earn you Magic Wonders each round.

    When combined with the Upon a Fable base board game, the New Kingdoms expansion adds even more excitement and fun that’ll keep everyone coming back to the table again and again!

    New Kingdoms Expansion Contents

  • New game board to accommodate 7-8 players
  • 2 player boards
  • 104 game cards
  • 69 cardboard tokens

    Tree of Wonders Expansion

    Tree of Wonders
    1-8 Players (13+) • 60-90 minutes • MSRP $29.99 USD
    Product Code DYS-103 • UPC 627843307464

    Add a little enchantment to your Upon a Fable board game by upgrading its components with over 170 wooden game tokens for that distinct Euro-style game feel.

    Seemingly crafted from the magical Tree of Wonder in the heart of the fairy tale lands itself, these durable wooden tokens replace the cardboard tokens (Fables, Wonders, Deep Sleep, and Starting Player) from both the Upon a Fable base game and the New Kingdoms 7-8 player expansion.

    A charming and beautiful addition to your Upon a Fable game that will evoke the majesty and power of fairy tale stories ... right on your gaming table!

    Tree of Wonders Expansion Contents

  • 48 custom Fable meeples (6 sets in 8 colours)
  • 120 Wonder tokens
  • 5 silver Deep Sleep moon tokens
  • Golden starting player crown