Fairy Tale Games To Play With Your Friends!

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Do you like playing games? Or maybe you loved them as a kid, but think you've outgrown them now. There are some great games out there for teens and adults to play after your childhood years (And some of them can be fun with kids, too!). From Cards Against Humanity to Ticket to Ride to board games featuring series such as Game of Thrones/A Song of Ice and Fire and The Walking Dead, there are all all sorts of games out there.

And that includes fairy tale-based games!

Today, I'd like to take a look at three games on the market that focus on fairy tales.


First up, we have Magic and Fairy-Tale Dice. You can special order it locally from stores such as Barnes and Noble, or buy it online from places such as Amazon. (Though if you can support a local business and keep them around, that's always personally my first go-to! The ISBN is 978-1856699198) My copy came from a Japanese bookstore in New York City called Kinokuniya.

What's cool about this game is the fact that it's not JUST a game. It can also be used as a tool for writer's. Having writer's block or looking for a cool element to include in the WIP you're outlining? Throw some dice, invent a few words, and see where you wind up!

Additionally, this is a fun game to play with your friends, or even with kids, and it will never be the same story twice.

The game's tagline is:

Revive the art of storytelling using these nine beautifully illustrated wooden dice to create the most imaginative, funny, and bizarre stories. This is the perfect family game that will stimulate the imaginations of children and adults alike. Ideal for playing by a log fire.

Here's my video review of Magic and Fairy-Tale Dice:

ONCE UPON A TIME: The Storytelling Card Game

Next up, we have Once Upon a Time: The Storytelling Card Game. Like the dice game, you can use this as a writing tool or to play with friends. One of my friends owns this game and we've played it with a group a few times. It can be quite a lot of fun, but the stories can be really crazy!

You can find this on Amazon and various stores that sell this style of game.

The game's tagline is:

Once Upon a Time is the award-winning storytelling card game that encourages creativity and collaborative play. One player is the Storyteller, and begins telling a story using the fairytale elements on her Story cards, guiding the plot toward her Ending Card. The other players use their own cards to interrupt her and become the new Storyteller. The winner is the first player to use all her Story Cards and play her Ending Card. The object of the game, though, isn't just to win, but to have fun telling a story together. 

Here's an awesome video of the amazing Wil Wheaton playing the game as part of his TableTop series alongside Amy Berg, Mike Phirman, and Chris "Doc" Wyatt:


Finally, we have Winter Tales. I saw this one at my local B&N (But you can also special-order it if yours is out or find it at Amazon) and thought, "Hmm, this looks like a fairy tale!" Then I read the back, and surprise, surprise, it was a fairy tale!

This one is a little more structured, so it's not as good of a writing tool, but you can still use it as such if you're creative enough! ^.~

Here's the game's tagline:

Following the victory in the Conflict of Autumn, The Regime of Winter has clutched the Land of Fairy Tales in its cold grasp. Fuelled by hate and fear, Winter aims at extinguishing the flame of Love and the light of Hope under a blanket of snow and the never-ending chill of a winter night. In the winding alleys and the small houses desperately clinging to the hillside of Wintertown, frightened Tales move in the shadows, knowing they cannot allow all Hope for the future to be snuffed out by the cold and ready to fight to drive Winter away and let Spring come again. In Winter Tales, a storytelling board game, players tell the tale of the conflict between the characters of fairy tales, who represent all that is good and hopeful, and the Soldiers of Winter, who incarnate evil and the fierce cold of Winter. Players will ally themselves with one of the warring Factions, controlling characters and fighting for the comeback of Spring or the suffocation of all hope, bringing on an endless Winter. Winter Tales is an ever-changing game as each time the players will tell a completely different story, creating a shared plot.

I found a good YouTube review that takes an in-depth look at the board game and mechanics here from Board Game Brawl:

Have you played any of these games
or are you planning to?