Once Upon a Time got a mention in Johnn Four's Roleplaying Tips Weekly newsletter #400, according to Special Ops member Kate Manchester, as his recommended GM Aid. Johnn says:
"I'm recommending this game to you because it will beef up your improv skills and get you thinking more on the story level of games. It builds quick-thinking in a GM oriented way because you need to weave the story when it's your turn in such a way that it allows you more moves. Nice! You can also take the story from other players in new directions when you have a card that matches the current story element and play it quickly. In a time when it's hard getting a gaming group together on a regular basis, this game will keep your storytelling and improv skills sharp."