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This is a game of braggarts, liars, and wagers. It's about telling outrageous stories  that are absolutely true (promise!) in every way. It uses a deck of playing cards and a few tokens to help tell the tales and determine a winner. It can be played with a group or solo.

Players take turns drawing cards to prompt for an outrageous story. As the player tells their story, other players add wagers to change the story. "I'm sorry, Ms. Pantsonfire, but wasn't it a autographed puppy, not an asteroid that you caught?" The player can accept the wager and incorporate the change or deny it by adding a coin of their own.

This one time...a group of friends got together for drinks after decades apart. As tequila is wont to do, the stories started flowing from each and every glass. Soon, the friends were regaling each other with the grandest--and absolutely, positively, unimpeachably true--adventures. As it turned out, four of the friends had been beheaded. Two of them twice. Three friends had (separately) located the Lost Treasure of Munchausen on the dark side of the sun, one while carrying his own head in a sack. Two had bested the great Medusa, one while bedding her and the other while actually stone.

Determining the most unforgettable of the exploits proved to be impossible, until a helpful server with a tray full of drinks suggested a wager...and volunteered to hold the pot until the winner was determined. Alas, when the winner was found, the waitress was not.

And so, the friends agreed to meet each year on the same same day and share their escapades. From the day of the Great Waitress Heist forward, they had rules for their wagers to determine the winner, who was then obligated to buy the drinks.

This One Time is about telling outrageous stories that are absolutely true in every way. It uses a deck of playing cards and a few tokens to help tell the tales and determine a winner. It can be played with a group or solo.

This One Time is a hack of I Went to Japan Once by James Lennox-Gordon and is partially inspired by The Extraordinary Adventures of Baron Munchausen. It uses the Dicier font by Speak the Sky.

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I love this game XD Played it with my friends a bit ago and we were laughing through most of it, especially when asking each other questions to make it more challenging. A fantastic spin on "I Went to Japan, Once" and the only thing I'm upset about with it is that I didn't think of it first!

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Nice concept! One of my favourite board games is Braggart, which also has a theme of adventurers telling their tales in the tavern later.

I’ve never heard of that. It looks fun.

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Oh, it's great fun! My favourite mechanic is when you can substitute a detail in a rival's story and "correct" their recollection of events tobe rather less spectacular