Nostalgia is a fast-paced and exciting story-telling game for two or more players of all ages. The participants assume the roles of old, retired heroes who have lost most of their greatness (and parts of their wits), but whose minds are still filled with the thrilling adventures and wonderful journeys of their youths.
Look at them, how they sit there by the fire with the children spellbound all around them, each trying to convince the young that he is the greatest hero of them all, indeed the greatest hero of all time. As everybody knows, the egos of old heroes grow big at the same pace as their memories grow dim. A long time ago, they did things that are now the stuff of legend, but see how they argue over who really killed that dragon!
Adding a little bit to the story to make it more interesting for the children is of course necessary, indeed only natural. Listening to their arguments, it’s easy to believe that the purpose of telling stories is to show off and what actually happened isn’t as important as all that. It’s as if they are taking part in a story-telling game, where the goal is to win the admiration of the children gathered around them.
Nostalgia is just such a game, a game in which you and your friends tell a story together, but you do it as if you were retired heroes and the story took place so long ago that nobody really remembers what actually happened. Vivid imagination and a silver tongue is a lot more useful than accurate recall!
The goal is to show off and boast, thus convincing everybody you deserve the undivided admiration of the younger generation. To do that you need the ability not only to highlight your own greatness, but also to make the others look bad if you get the chance. This is an ability that every human possesses, but which might be kept in check by social rules and proper upbringing. When playing Nostalgia, open those closed gates and let the primal need to boast flow freely. Let everybody know how wonderful you are!