Story Out of the Box: A Storytelling Game for Writers of All Ages
My eldest daughter is 6 years old and very into writing her own stories. When I heard that Laurence King Publishing are releasing a new storytelling game called Story Out of the Box: Creativity games for writers of all ages (RRP £14.99, coming on 4th May 2020), I knew she’d love it.
As the title suggests, it’s a storytelling game and it gives you ideas to get started with unique stories of your own.
It works like this: You have two decks of cards — Subject cards and Technique cards and you pick one of each and follow the instructions on the card. There are 80 cards in total.
You can write the stories down or play it as a game with your family and do quick verbal stories that you make up on the spot. Lots of fun!
The Story Out of the Box game is made by Nicky Hoberman and Leander Deeny, illustrated by Hiromi Suzuki, and is beautifully designed.
I love that it helps you come up with ideas but also challenges you to use unusual techniques or limitations that you might not usually use which makes you more creative and a better writer with more unique stories.
Story Out of the Box is a great way to unleash stories from your imaginations and being more creative with your writing. It’s recommended from 6+ but my nearly 4-year-old loves playing along too, though she can’t read the cards herself yet.
I think it would work great as a tool to be used in the classroom too for storytelling and writing assignments — perfect for English lessons.
Sample provided for this review. As always, all my reviews are 100% honest and all thoughts and opinions are my own.