Sariel (sariel_di) wrote in little_details,

Question about a...board game/quasi-RPG aimed at youngish girls, possibly US-only.

So something like six to nine years ago, I came across this game. It's theoretically designed for four players (although you can run it with 2+), and IIRC aimed primarily at youngish girls. It comes with various props (including colored plastic-jewel necklaces to designate who's in what role -- Leader, Healer, Scribe, [something], or Villain -- and a notebook for the Scribe), a spinner to decide some part of the game, and at least one (probably more than one) audio tape with prerecorded storyline narration and dialogue. Essentially, you pick your roles, play the tape to hear the "GM" give you your plothook and some "NPC interaction", and RP out stuff from there, till it's time to play the tape again. All pretty standard fantasy-for-youngish-girls: there was a talking tree, at least one fairy, an evil witch in a castle who (IIRC) could 'curse' you (I think that's what the black necklace with the spider-sticker was supposed to indicate), that sort of thing. Not extremely complex, but IIRC, it was pretty interestingly done for what it was.

I know I owned this game at some point. Two of the necklaces had been sitting on a bookshelf until I cleaned out the bookshelf and the necklaces with them, and I distinctly remember the box being somewhere in my basement until it probably got thrown out. However, I cannot for the life of me remember the title or the manufacturer, and googling on what keywords I do remember (the role-names, etc) just gets me random D&D/etc-gaming pages and that sort of thing.

Has anyone else played this? If so, do you remember what the game was called?


Edit: It's Tales of the Crystals. Yay!

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