Tales of the Fabulist is a wildly outrageous game of 

rhapsodic improvisation, bawdry tales, and interactive falsehoods.

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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. Tales is an interactive fiction device, a party game, an improvisation system, a drinking game, an ice-breaker at retreats, and an excellent gift for the young and old. 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. 

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how to play

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You start with a couple characters and a quest. As the Fabulist, you have one minute to start your story.

When the first minute is up, the next person in the circle lays down one of the plot twists in their hand and continues the story where the first Fabulist left off. This new Fabulist carries the story forward for the next 30 seconds.

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Group of Fabulists

Play goes around the group for a total of 9 segments. After a few Plot Twists, you will find that the story has gone wildly off course…

At the end of a quick 5 minute round, the last Fabulist has one minute to wrap up the tale before everyone contributes their own Moral of the Story

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Don’t take our words for it – here’s what real folks are saying:

"I was hesitant at first, but the stories were so much fun that I couldn't help but have a blast playing"
"The character art is AMAZING!"
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"Super fun game! Can't wait to play with my kids."
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