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Tales Of The Arabian Nights
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- For 2-6 Players
- 120 minute playing time
- Tons of replay value
- Takes about 2 hours to play
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The way the game works is that you have a character chosen at the start of the game, such as Sindbad, Aladdin or Scheherazade. You then choose a victory condition, which is a number of Story points and Destiny points that together total 20 points. What you do then is travel the world and have encounters. You determine the encounter by drawing from an Encounter deck and then rolling on a chart in the Book of Tales, which determines what you encounter. After what you encounter is determined, the player decides how he responds. Each category will have a list of responses, and this will result in a paragraph from the Book of Tales, which in turn may give choices based on skills your character possesses. That may seem like a lot to digest, but here is an example:
I am playing Aladdin, and on my turn a I move a few spaces. I then draw an Encounter card, which is a Prophet. The card also has a number which corresponds to a chart in the Book of Tales. I roll a number on this chart, giving the Prophet an adjective: he is now a Mad Prophet. I then choose how to react to him. In this case, I will Rob him (I am Aladdin, a street rat, after all!). Another player who has a list compares my choice to a list and tells the player with the book what paragraph to read. The paragraph indicates that I stage a scheme with accomplices to take his wealth, and it goes well, but alas, he is poor. There are then two results, based on whether or not I have a specific skill.Read more ›
The goal of the game is to get 20 points in story and destiny (the games version of experience).
You start out as one of 6 characters, which you can be either male, or female. (Two notes, here. One: The game can be played between 2 and 6 characters according to the box. I have fooled around with it by myself and had a decent amount of fun. Two: We ended up purchasing some Pathfinder Pawn bases for the characters. The bases that come with the game aren't that great, and caused more problems than they were worth.) You also start out with a quest. Quests give you a direction to go in the game, and you can chose to complete, or totally ignore your quest if you like. Every time you complete a quest you gain various bonuses, from destiny points, to treasure, to becoming married.
Quests aren't the only way to gain story and destiny points. Whenever you stop, you have an encounter, which also can give you various points, treasures, skills, or leave you cursed, crippled and imprisoned! Each encounter has options you can do. An example is coming across a beautiful princess. You could chose to Enslave, Bargain, Grovel, Aid, Avoid, etc. And depending you what you chose, your characters story changes.
When someone has enough destiny and story points, they go back to Baghdad and win.
The box states it lasts around 120 minutes. We found that true if there are only 2 to 3 players, and they are all experienced. Anything more than 3 players and it can take a little longer. Also, there are certain curses that make it impossible to win the game until you lose them.Read more ›
Not so much a game, but choose your own adventure fun time with you friends. There is a score track for destiny and story that make up the game elements, the first to reach a certain amount of story or destiny wins. The best part of the game is the encounters. Every turn you will move around the board and you will encounter a place, a city or a person. Each of encounter card will give you a number to look up in the book of tales. Once you find the number you roll a dice and that tells you what kind of person or thing you encounter. (ie if you draw a person card it will give you an adjective that corresponds with different actions you can take) For example, If it is a Dying Beggar you will then have the options to pray, attack, beat, help, aid, seek aid, converse. You then choose one of the options such as "help", another player will have the chart in front of them that will match up "dying" to "help" on a matrix. There will be a number listed at the intersection that leads you to a section in the Book of Tales. There will be a story and you read it aloud to the other players. Usually there are two outcomes: IF you have skill that would help you in the specific situation then something special happens, if not the "normal action" or "no skill" paragraph is read aloud to group. After the encounters results are read there are Destiny Points, Story Points, Status, or skills that you might gain or lose depending on the clever little story read.
I was worried about this game because it wasn't like any other game in our library of games. The first time we played it everyone loved it and Then played it immediately afterwards.Read more ›
Most Recent Customer Reviews
In a land full of myths and legends from the Orient, you will find your imagination seized and adventures galore in this amazing game which keeps everyone wanting one . . . more . Read morePublished 24 days ago by larkflying
This game is so much fun to play. There are a lot of different aspects to it so it's hard to get used to but the story is so much fun and it changes every time. Read morePublished 25 days ago by Nochance
Others have gone into detail about this, so I'll be brief. I love this game, but it's not for a casual gamer base. Read morePublished 26 days ago by Wyte-Synn
This is a good role playing game that took about 2 1/2 hours for three 11 year old boys plus my husband to navigate. Read morePublished 27 days ago by jennifer bear
Tales of Arabian Nights is a fantastic experience and can be great fun with mid sized groups. But more than what it is, gamers should know what it is not: it is not a hardcore,... Read morePublished 28 days ago by oraclemoon
I was given this game for Christmas this year. It is one of my favorite games! I love how intricate the stories that unfold can be. It is a wonderful way to spend a few hours.Published 29 days ago by Maia Mcguire
Such a fun game! It's slow, especially at first so you need a lot of time to play. I love that it is different every time you play!Published 1 month ago by Steph
Fast shipping. The product was exactly what I was looking for.Published 1 month ago by Carol Jennie