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Stuffed Fables Review
Children are not as foolish as adults sometimes think. I put three figures of stuffed toys in front of mine: a rabbit, a lion and a patchwork doll armed with a pencil. "Choose one to play," I suggest. They look suspicious.
One rummages in the pile of plastic from the box and pulls out a pig with a rattle. "Why can't I play this," she asks. I explain that this is a storytelling game that will unfold over many sessions. That we have to meet the pig in the story before someone can play him.
ubarose wrote: I've been wanting to try this but I haven't been able to figure out if it is primarily a kid's game.
I would say it's primarily a family game, for both adults and kids. I'm not sure it's a game I would take to play with an all-adult group. Or, to put it another way since I know I have some friends who are interested in playing, there are certainly a lot of games I'd rather play with an all-adult group.
BillyBobThwarton wrote: Regarding the moment where you are suddenly reading new rules in the middle of a new mission, I expect that would really trip me up in front of my kids... Are the rules tightly intermixed within the story, or are they in obvious sections that might allow me to get familiar with all the rules of a scenario ahead of time?
No, you can't read ahead - at least not without spoiling the story. It is a problem with the system. On the flip side, it is very creative doing all sorts of different stuff with the base mechanics, and the standard rules apply in the majority of scenarios.
Gary Sax wrote: ^getting the kids ready for campaign wargames with standard series rules and specific campaign rules, amirite?
The eldest is really into the Hamilton soundtrack at the moment, and I'm really tempted to try and leverage it to get her playing Washington's War.
I agree that it's a great family game, and regularly tell people that it is "just about the cutest game ever." Sold very well in the shop, better than anything else in its first 2 month period.