Why You Should Give Rory's Story Cubes® a Try

October 31, 2017

Love telling stories? Good at thinking on your feet or outside the box? We highly recommend Rory’s Story Cubes for your next game night.

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Why is this outside-the-box, storytelling game so great? Here are a few reasons why it’s worth a try.

Tap into your creative side.

The game is played with nine dice each featuring unique actions, emotions, symbols and more. There are no official meaning to these icons. The person taking the turn must interpret them for their story.

This game is recommended for players ages eight and up, but reviews say kids as young as four are enjoying the game. There are no rules, just a means of how to play the game. Any interpreted rules for Rory’s Story Cubes all depends on how you play the game.

There are different ways to play Rory’s Story Cubes.

Find a storytelling mode that works best for you. Here are three ways the game is recommended to be played.

  1. Roll and Play: Each player rolls the nine dice and is faced with the challenge of making up a story using all nine icons facing up. Each player takes a turn. The length of a round depends on how many players are playing.
  2. Title First: Before a player rolls the dice, they are given a story title. The nine icons they roll must fit with the title.
  3. The Trilogy: Three players roll the dice, keep track of their icons, and work together to write a three part story. The Epic must flow from story to story.

It’s great for all ages.

Anyone can benefit from tapping into their creative side every once and awhile.

It’s a simple game as long as everyone is on board with the general idea of how Rory’s Story Cubes is played. Just let the dice direct your story.

Because of the relaxed structure of this game, it is perfect for almost any group of players. Young children enjoy telling stories just as much as adults enjoy getting to be creative.

In fact, the game was designed by a creativity trainer and coach, Rory O’Connor. He realized how much visuals help us solve problems, even in the business world. The game was such a hit with his colleagues that one of them, a teacher, used it to help her students tell stories. It worked and Rory’s Story Cubes was born.