Reviewed by: Sally and children
What they say: Introducing an incredible storytelling package—a full-color, 144-page book paired with a collection of 20 six-sided, beautifully illustrated storytelling cubes that make it easy for any imaginative child (and that is every child) to start creating wonderful stories. Roll the blocks, and you can make anything happen, to anyone, anyplace in this or any other world.
The book is a guide to the principles of creative storytelling. It covers the essential elements like conflict—that thing that no one likes in real life, but without which no story could ever start—characters, motivation, dialogue, theme, and, of course, the climax. As you turn the pages, you’ll be prompted to roll the story blocks. And that’s when the magic starts to happen.
What we say: “A great idea but slightly more complicated than I expected. We have played the game but with our own ‘rules’ as the instructions included felt a little confusing. All of my children enjoyed using the blocks as a prompt to make up a story – stories with themes that we may not have otherwise thought of, which they all enjoyed!”