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Adelė
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Could you recommend me a storytelling game which would be good with three players? I am mainly looking for that type of game, where one person would be a storyteller and others would follow that story, but I am open to other kind of storytelling games, too.

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I've never played it myself, but this is the first thing that came to mind.

Once Upon a Time: The Storytelling Card Game
Once Upon A Time is a game in which the players create a story together, using cards that show typical elements from fairy tales. One player is the Storyteller and creates a story using the ingredients on her cards. She tries to guide the plot towards her own ending. The other players try to use cards to interrupt her and become the new Storyteller. The winner is the first player to play out all her cards and end with her Happy Ever After card.
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Hm, not sure I know of something that exactly fits your requirements. The closest two I know:

Rory's Story Cubes (and their family) - roll dice, see symbols, make a story out of them. You can play this interactively or as I-go-you-go, roll one random die at a time or all of them together.

Aye, Dark Overlord! The Red Box - one player is the overlord, and the others are goblin servants. There was a major screwup in some secret plan of the Overlord, and it's all the goblins' fault, but each goblin wants to save their own skin and make the Overlord think that it was everybody else's fault. All with story cards that the goblins have to talk their way out of. Has a bit of a gamemaster-with-players RPG feel to it.
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Tales of Arabian Nights is a good storytelling game in which people rotate being the story teller. Basically you make some choices, have the story read aloud to you by those choices and choose what to do in the given situation. The game plays out like a multiplayer choose your own adventure type thing.
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Michael Debije
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Dark Cults is one of the better ones.
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Add Ace Detective and Gloom to the games already suggested.
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Definitely Once Upon a Time: The Storytelling Card Game, it is a lot of fun and there are several expansions available if you wish to add more elements to your story. I've played this with the designers, and it was great fun. I think that Gloom is a little too limited, after a few plays you tend to use the same basic story line since you are always playing with the same sets of characters and events.
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dannydeuce wrote:
Tales of Arabian Nights is a good storytelling game in which people rotate being the story teller. Basically you make some choices, have the story read aloud to you by those choices and choose what to do in the given situation. The game plays out like a multiplayer choose your own adventure type thing.


+1 In addition, this one can be hard to obtain. Coolstuff Inc. had this one in stock earlier this week. A fellow BGG'er posted the news of the restock and they pretty much sold out within 6 hours of the post. Our game group just played this one last night and it is a great light story telling game.
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Fabula

Another nice storytelling game from the makers of Dixit
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Useful review of Winters Tale here, and Once Upon a Time.

In an earlier edition they did Tales of the Arabian Nights too.

http://www.shutupandsitdown.com/
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Mice and Mystics
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Sherlock Holmes Consulting Detective Here
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I would say Fiasco. It's closer to an rpg I guess but great for telling stories.
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Castaways has some fun storytelling elements.
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You are in luck! Quest: A Time of Heroes, a pretty decent storytelling game is on sale at minaiture market http://www.miniaturemarket.com/zmg4076.html

It probably let a lot of people down at first, but at that price, and for players that are perhaps new to the genre, it is perfect.
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Fallen on Kickstarter caught enough of my interest to back it. Unfortunately, the release date got pushed to 2014.

+1 for Tales of the Arabian Nights.

If my game group played Gloom like it was done on Wil Wheaton's Tabletop, I'd buy it in a heartbeat.

Mice & Mystics has been in my wishlist for a long time.
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I second Mice and Mystics and Sherlock Holmes Consulting Detective.
Both story driven and fun.
If you don't fall asleep or feel a little dozy after reading lots, for a while, Sherlock.
If you do and you like minis and dice rolling based on story, M&M.
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I can't personally add anything, but there are episodes of Tabletop for some of the games suggested (http://tabletop.geekandsundry.com/):

Gloom http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0artLwe87I4&feature=player_em...

Fiasco http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_embedded&v=WXJxQ... and http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_embedded&v=Aj7Nc...

Once Upon a Time http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_embedded&v=1vbA7...

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dirtybacon wrote:
I would say Fiasco. It's closer to an rpg I guess but great for telling stories.


This +1000

Krawhitham wrote:


This made get Fiasco

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Mice and Mystics for a light short one
Android for a heavy and long one
Castaways for a very good one, with some interesting mechanics
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Thanks a lot for all these recommendations! I will be definitely checking them all and maybe I'll be able to find the exact game I am looking for
 
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Deviser wrote:
Thanks a lot for all these recommendations! I will be definitely checking them all and maybe I'll be able to find the exact game I am looking for

Tell us what you've chosen, in the end
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I wouldn't call either Tales of the Arabian Nights or Mice and Mystics storytelling games, unless you lack any imagination. Tales of the Arabian Nights is just a choose your own adventure and Mice and Mystics is light dungeon crawler with a story book.

Once Upon a Time and Fiasco actually require some imagination and storytelling from the players.
 
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