You sit in The Heroes Return, a tavern famed for its heroic clientèle. You're not a hero, but you talk a good game. You and your friends are holding court, regaling the crowds with your tales of derring-do. Can you fight your way through a drunken haze to concoct the best boast? The most believable? Or at least ones that are funny? Or will you be called out as the liar you are?
In Braggart you have a choice each round to either play cards and make up a story or to go to the bar for refreshments picking up more inspiration for tall tales while you are there in the form of more cards. Stories are by turns hilarious or awe-inspiring and other players can accept them or accuse them of lying, downgrading their boast into something much less impressive (though usually much funnier!).