This month as part of the Blogger Board Game Club, we were sent a game that is perfect for story tellers young and old.
Rory’s Story Cubes (RRP £9.99)* is a simple game but has many ways to play. The game consists of 9 dice and each side on the dice has a different picture. The concept is fairly easy to grasp, basically roll the dice then create your story based upon the image on the die. There are 3 ways you can play:
Once Upon A Time – The player takes all 9 cubes and rolls them. A single cube is selected and using the phrase, “Once upon a time” the player begins the story. Using the rest of the 8 cubes the story unfolds.
Title First, Story Second – The player comes up with a title for a story. For example, “The Best Day Ever”. Then the player rolls the 9 cubes and uses the images to tell a story that relates back to the story’s title.
The Cooperative Story – The cubes are divided amongst all the players and the first player will roll their cubes to begin a story using the cube. The turn then passes to the next player who rolls their cubes, and continues to tell the story, incorporating their story with the other player’s. Play continues until all the players have rolled their cubes and the story is completed.
The rules are fairly fluid and there is no right or wrong way to play; however it really needs the player’s imagination to make it work well. It is perfect for children who love inventing their own adventures and telling stories, and it is great for improving english skills. It’s also fantastic for travel as it can be packed into the smallest handbag. Rory’s Story Cubes definitely gets the thumbs up in our house!
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