For a Secret Santa gift last year, an anonymous coworker who knew I wrote fiction gave me Rory’s Story Cubes: Actions. The gift was cute. So, naturally, I put it away in a box where I keep my card games…and forgot about it for a year. I found more of these Story Cubes sets as I browsed for Christmas gifts this year and, remembering this thoughtful offering, picked up two more sets to add to my collection (plus the Prehistoria expansion–I, of course, had to have extra dinosaur stuff). While I don’t currently have any really young family members to test them on, these Story Cube sets look like great games for budding storytellers of all ages, especially kids. Check them out if you have children in your life who would love an excuse to exercise their imaginations and play with the elements of story.
As an author, I’m always looking for different ways to get my creative juices flowing. I’m going to play around with these for fun. In the mean time… Did I tell you about the time I went looking for magnetic mushrooms among the Aztec ruins of Tenochtitlan, only to end up dancing on top of one of the old pyramids with tiny, green, bioluminescent desert crabs that play soccer and sing in rhymes when they talk? It’s quite a story… 🙂