The Storybook Game includes 54 cards with a word on them. Players
take turns drawing cards and telling a story with the cards, but
with a slight twist -- the first player begins the story with the
first card drawn, and then places the card face-down on the top of
the deck. He then passes the deck to the next player, who must re-
tell that portion of the story from memory, showing the card as he
does so. He then draws the next card, and adds to the story using
the word on that card. He places these two cards face-down on the
top of the deck and passes the deck to the next player. This
procedure continues from player to player, so that the further along
the game goes, the more difficult it is to remember the order of the
Players who cannot remember the order of the cards -- and the story
-- are out of the game, and the last player left in the game is the
This sounds nothing like Nanofictionary, other than both of them
involve storytelling. In fact, this sounds like a variation of the
picnic alphabet game, a folk game that is almost certainly in the
There are lots of storytelling games out there, public domain and not.
Some other examples that spring to mind are Once Upon A Time, The
Extraordinary Adventures of Baron Munchausen, and, in a sense, just
about any roleplaying game. There's even a whole book about
storytelling games, Second Person, which is a fascinating read for
anyone interested in that sort of game, though sadly it's missing any
articles on Nanofictionary, which I consider to be one of the better
games of the genre.
On Jan 1, 2008, at 2:13 AM, ChaoticpiX93@xxxxxxx wrote:
I work at Krogers where when I was stocking and arranging these cute
little lunchbox games I saw one was a storybook game. Either it was
intentional or not I'm like, hmm... shoulnd't I tell someone about
this. Even if the use is unintentional.
The company is called Fundex, and it can easily be found under
google. It's called The Storybook Game. And it's aimed at
preschoolers but I just wonder.
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