99 chances

99 chances sample cards picThis is the storytelling game where you tell a story and take your chances.

The cards are numbered 1-99 and have two opposing aspects on them representing Resources and Problems. They also have a genre listed on the side.

Shuffle up and deal each player 5 cards. Whenever you play a card, draw your hand back up to 5.

Each player creates a story based on the genres on two of their cards then pitches it to the group.

The group consensus selects a story.

All players create a character within the chosen story by playing a resource on themselves and a problem on somebody else.

Take turns telling stories about how you are using your resources to overcome your problems. Other players play cards for their number value to determine your chance of success (lower numbers mean less likeliness to succeed). The player who plays the number card valued in the middle gets a bonus resource and that card determines your chance of success. Turn the top card of the deck and either succeed or get a new problem.

After all have had a chance to address their problems, comes the climax. Each player plays a final secret card and then you reveal the top card off the deck. If your card is lower than the final reveal, you get a bonus resource. If your card is the highest without going over, you double your resources.

The player with the most resources wins but everybody has fun!

99 Chances

 

 

Here is a pdf of the rules with an example of play.