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Breaking the Ice


Breaking the Ice is a Romantic Comedy role playing game for two players. Players help one another tell the tale of romance arising between two characters, and the set-backs and wacky twists the lovers' tale may take. Quick and easy, the game can be played in one sitting with no prior preparation required.

Play out the ups and downs of a couple's first three dates. From first bumbling attempts to get to know one another, to the stirrings of trust and desire. Watch the attraction flare, and see if the flame will light a fire that will last for a lifetime-or just burn brightly for a moment, and then flicker out.


  • Unique word-web character generation.
  • Simple and intuitive mechanics.
  • Collaborative, synergistic play.
  • Great introductory game for non-gamers.
  • Rules for more than two players.


"Breaking the Ice is a rare thing: a delight as a story, and a truly interesting game. It blows away any traditional RPG I've ever seen."- Clinton R. Nixon , creator of The Shadow of Yesterday

"The great beauty of the game is, if I can say it poetically, that it is an ode to our vulnerability." - Victor Gijsbers

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HOWARD S October 17, 2023 9:00 pm UTC
Anyone who’s played this—can you tell me what the differences (if any) are between it and Star Crossed? My girlfriend and I have played that one, and we love that one.

This one says that it has rules for more than two players—does that mean teams, or does it break the monogamist mold and structure play for polyamorous relationships?
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This title was added to our catalog on April 05, 2010.