You can only really play time stories and each expansion through once. However I have never had an experiance from a game burn itself into my brain the way time stories did. Several times during my groups playthroughs of the base game and the Marcy case the whole group said “wtf-” The rush when you figure out a puzzle. The art work. The story inside. All of these things make me recommend this game to people. If you like story, puzzles, and cooperative games time stories is for you.