How One Up This Was Created

Take two working moms with 30 plus years of history together and what do you come up with? One Up This! Life is all about the stories that make it up. This game gives life to those stories with topics that let you share your stories in a competitive format. You'll laugh, reminisce with, and learn about the players, but, at the end of the night, only one will be crowned The One Upper!

About This Game

You know how when you’re sitting around with friends, at some point you end up telling stories and everyone laughs and then night turns in to an unofficial game of “one ups”? One Up This takes that night and makes it an official game of one ups.

There are over 100 topic cards, ranging from things like “tell a story about a an ex” to “tell about a butt dial.” Everyone gets the opportunity to tell their own story on the topic. Whoever tells the best story, as decided by group vote, wins the point. Whoever has the most points at the end of the game is crowned the One Upper.

There are also two 36-card expansion packs available. The Not Safe For Work pack features more risque cards like “tell about a night that ended in an arrest (or near arrest)” and “tell a story involving unexpected nudity.” The School Days pack features topics likely to lead to stories from your younger years, such as “tell about a time you played hooky” or “tell a story about something that happened when you were home without your parents.”

This game is designed for 4 or more players, ages 18 and up.

The Card That Started It All

"Stripper in a White Dress: Tell a story about something that happened at a wedding you were at."

At a wedding shower, my friend told a story about her uncle's plan to bring a life-size cutout of a recently deceased family member to her wedding so that "she could be in the pictures." The bride's mom thwarted the attempt. However, I found myself wondering what would win in a game of "one ups" between that story and a story about a bride whose brother brought a stripper he'd just met at a bachelor party to her wedding - and the stripper wore a white dress! I didn't share the story at the time, but I realized that I would come across as attempting to one up the bride. But it gave me the idea for this game - where it was socially acceptable to be the one upper!

We hope you enjoy playing this game as much as we've enjoyed making it.