We provide some ideas for themes, but they are just suggestions. The themes constrain the story telling and can increase the difficulty of play. The expansion pack comes with theme cards. Deal out three theme cards. If you have a judge, they select the theme from the 3 choices. If not, the dealer picks the theme.
For those that don’t get an expansion pack you can still make up some themes. These are theme ideas , but may also be used as rules if you choose. How to set the theme is up to you.
Here are some ideas using the suit/value of the first card in a story to add diversity to themes.
The first part of the theme is the “mode” of play in extending the story. You can just say “extent”, or you can then select mode of play from the card:value:
Using suit of a random or first card you you might constrain the theme such that:
Another idea si to let the dealer chooses a theme that incorporates the “name” of the card/suit. Here are a few ideas, but you can be creative:
You should get the idea.