This intriguing game utilizes a mechanic known as "Tick Tock", in keeping with the title and thematic elements. Each turn consists of a Tick for each player, and the turn concludes with a Tock. During the Tick, a player gains narrative precedence and another player assumes the role of adversary (essentially, a game master function). When the Tick concludes, play passes to another player. After all players have executed a Tick, all players experience the same Tock event - when various actions conclude in the game.