What Is Tales of the Fabulist?
For thousands of years, people have gathered socially in caves, around campfires, around kitchen tables. Since humans could talk, the favorite form of entertainment has been storytelling–and most of it was made up nonsense. It’s not quite a lost art, but most people don’t feel comfortable or creative enough to tell a fish tale or spin a yarn without a little help.
Tales of the Fabulist is a quick and easy way to beguile your friends with gut-busting laughter while fanning the tiny creative spark that we’ve all neglected. A whole round plays in 6 minutes. It's a party game, an improvisation system, a drinking game, an interactive fiction device, an ice-breaker at retreats, the best family game night experience ever, and an excellent gift for that person you want to get something for, but don't know what. You don’t have to be William Shakespeare to have a great time making sh*t up regaling your loved ones with a fabricated fable.
How to Play
There’s never a dull moment in Tales of the Fabulist. Everyone at the table participates in every story. Unlike other party games, Tales is short and sweet. It’s exactly a 6-minute engagement per story, and course changes come rapid-fire. Also, each character has its own sense of charismatic humor and exudes a charm that sparks creativity.
Run as many stories as you like, they are never the same. Really! The game can handle 2-10 players and can be played competitively or not, depending on the crowd.
START WITH THE DEAL
Deal out a quest card and two character cards on the playmat and two plot twists to each player. Then the starting player has one minute to start telling the story.
PASS IT ALONG
Pass the story to the next player, and watch as it goes wildly, hysterically off course.
After a few turns, you won't know how you got where you are, but everyone is so busy laughing, it doesn't matter.
END WITH THE MORAL
Every fable ends with a moral. Everyone gets to chime in with their own moral of the story, and the funniest one wins!
What's in the Box?
Storytelling has never been this much fun!!! Grab your friends and let's play. This fast paced, storytelling card game is perfect to get your creativity flowing and the laughter rolling. This First Edition Box comes complete with the exclusive “Grumpkin Troutwhacker” character card.
· Instruction Sheet
· Paper Playmat
· 180 Cards
· 30-Second Sand timer
Australian Tabletop Gaming Network
I like it, and I think a lot of other people will too. Most importantly, each time we’ve played it - all participants have laughed so much more than any of us anticipated, and even the best games don’t manage that. We’ve had a great silly time.
This game is very fun with an infinite amount of replayability since everyone contributes different things for the same cards and it really allows for creative expression.
Casual Game Revolution
Tales of the Fabulist is a humorous, silly storytelling game that is trying to get your to laugh. The rules are light and take a couple minutes to teach.
Try it out Online!
Thanks to the amazing team over at Tabletopia - a sophisticated virtual table top board game simulation - a mini version of Tales of the Fabulist is now accessible online. You can take a closer look at the game and even test drive it with your friends TODAY.