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A Tale of 1,001 Stories

Have you heard the story about the brain surgeon who married an amateur boxer with amnesia? No? Then you just haven't told it yet! This novel box of cards contains all the inspiration needed to have ordinary people spin extraordinary yarns. The Storymatic was created by writer Brian David Mooney for a fiction workshop at Marlboro College in Vermont; he later expanded it for use with his high school students. Over time, his students pestered him to make copies of his cards, so they could use them at home with their friends and families. Finally he relented, and now the Storymatic can spin a happy ending in your home as well.

Creating a story with the Storymatic couldn't be easier. Simply draw two gold-colored cards to reveal characteristics of your tale's new hero or heroine. Then the copper cards provide the situation or motivation that puts your tale into motion. The included booklet contains instructions, games and prompts, and soon you'll be off exploring the reaches of your imagination. Makes a great tool for writers and teachers, and provides limitless fun for both children and adults. Made in the USA.

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Item ID
20393
Made from
100% recycled paper label stock
Measurements
Box: 7.25" L x 3.75" W x 2.25" D; 500 Cards (each 3.5" W x 2" H)
Notes
Ages 12+. One or more players.

The Two Laws of The Storymatic:
1. Your main character must change from the beginning of the story to the end of the story.
2. You cannot kill your main character.
Please also check out our Storymatic Kids Game: storymatic-kids-game

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STORYMATIC GAME
 
4.5

(based on 42 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (24)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (17)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (1)

  • 2 Stars

     

    (0)

  • 1 Stars

     

    (0)

98%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Complete set (16)
  • Good quality construction (13)
  • Lightweight (10)
  • Fun (4)
  • Easy assembly (3)

Cons

No Cons

Best Uses

  • Recreation (20)
  • Tournaments (4)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Recreational player (16), Beginner (13)
    • Was this a gift?:
    • Yes (26), No (17)
    • Who was the recipient of this product?:
    • Child (4), Other (4)
    • For what occasion did you purchase this product?:
    • Christmas or hanukkah (7)

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(5 of 5 customers found this review helpful)

 
4.0

Need to have an imagination

By 

from Kansas City, KS

About Me Beginner

Verified Buyer

Pros

  • Complete Set
  • Lightweight

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Recreation

    Comments about STORYMATIC GAME:

    This is a good game for creative people like teachers or those who like to make up or write stories. Not so good for those who can't think of good or humorous stories and pull the story together. This can take a while to play. We had to write everything down so we wouldn't forget the story we were making up. I'm giving the game to my teacher friend.

    • Was this a gift?:
    • Yes, Yes
    • Who was the recipient of this product?:
    • Other
    • For what occasion did you purchase this product?:
    • Christmas or Hanukkah

    Comment on this review

    (2 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

     
    4.0

    Greart product & follow through

    By 

    from Grand Rapids, MI

    About Me Beginner

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

      Cons

        Best Uses

          Comments about STORYMATIC GAME:

          Great family time entertainment!

          Service and delivery comments:

          I loved the 4 email system and felt in the loop regarding the progress of my gift! Great follow through!!!

          • Was this a gift?:
          • Yes, Yes
          • Who was the recipient of this product?:
          • Other
          • For what occasion did you purchase this product?:
          • Christmas or Hanukkah

          Comment on this review

          (3 of 4 customers found this review helpful)

           
          5.0

          Exciting new game!

          By 

          from Seal Beach, CA

          About Me Recreational Player

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

          • Complete Set
          • Good Quality Construction
          • Well Presented

          Cons

          • none

          Best Uses

          • Recreation
          • Starts The Brain Clicking

          Comments about STORYMATIC GAME:

          I have not played this "game" yet but am looking forward to it on Christmas Day when I spend the day with my son and his family. I have thumbed through some of the little cards and they look enticing! My Writers Group is going to love it!

          • Was this a gift?:
          • Yes
          • Who was the recipient of this product?:
          • Other
          • For what occasion did you purchase this product?:
          • Christmas or Hanukkah

          Comment on this review

          (5 of 6 customers found this review helpful)

           
          5.0

          Story Ideas Galore!

          By 

          from Tucson, AZ

          About Me Recreational Player

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

          • Best Game Play
          • Complete Set
          • Lightweight
          • Stimulating Engaging

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • Ideas For Drawings
            • Recreation
            • Stories For Animation
            • Travel Game

            Comments about STORYMATIC GAME:

            The instructions and alternate suggestions on how to play games was fantastic. I have been using it for ideas for illustrations but it is equally perfect in its ability to stimulate your creativity in writing stories. I am using it for animated stories. When I took my daughter back to college, we played it in the car the whole way. Super idea, super fun game.

            • Was this a gift?:
            • No, No
            • Who was the recipient of this product?:
            • Self
            • For what occasion did you purchase this product?:
            • Other

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            (6 of 8 customers found this review helpful)

             
            4.0

            Game of Plots & People

            By 

            from Syracuse, NY

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

            • Complete Set
            • Good Quality Construction
            • Lightweight

            Cons

              Best Uses

                Comments about STORYMATIC GAME:

                What a fun game! We loved the situations and character quirks. This is great for budding writers but also for fueling family game night or storytelling.

                • Was this a gift?:
                • Yes
                • Who was the recipient of this product?:
                • Mother
                • For what occasion did you purchase this product?:
                • Mother’s Day

                Comment on this review

                (7 of 11 customers found this review helpful)

                 
                5.0

                Absolutely wonderful!

                By 

                from Orange County, California

                About Me Beginner

                Verified Buyer

                Pros

                • Compact
                • Lightweight
                • Unlimited Number Of Uses
                • Unlimited Player Size

                Cons

                  Best Uses

                  • Classroom
                  • Creative Exercises
                  • Recreation

                  Comments about STORYMATIC GAME:

                  I bought this for my friend who loves board games and improv. The card set has a large number of uses from creative writing, improv exercises, group storytelling, or just messing around. If you also teach young kids or led a creative writing group, this would be a great way to do creative exercises as well!

                  • Was this a gift?:
                  • Yes, Yes
                  • Who was the recipient of this product?:
                  • Other
                  • For what occasion did you purchase this product?:
                  • Birthday

                  Comment on this review

                  (8 of 12 customers found this review helpful)

                   
                  4.0

                  Love this game

                  By 

                  from MA

                  About Me Beginner

                  Pros

                  • Complete Set
                  • Good Quality Construction
                  • Unique Game To Play

                  Cons

                    Best Uses

                    • Family Fun Time

                    Comments about STORYMATIC GAME:

                    Fun game to play when all the others get boring. This one is rarely so!

                    • Was this a gift?:
                    • Yes
                    • Who was the recipient of this product?:
                    • Child
                    • For what occasion did you purchase this product?:
                    • Birthday

                    Comment on this review

                    (3 of 6 customers found this review helpful)

                     
                    4.0

                    Fun Gift

                    By 

                    from Orlando, FL

                    About Me Beginner

                    Verified Buyer

                    Pros

                    • Inspires Creativity

                    Cons

                      Best Uses

                        Comments about STORYMATIC GAME:

                        Cute, fun gift for 6-year-old and 11-year-old to play with Grandma. Only con is that the concepts/ words can be a bit complex for the younger one - probably best for kids 8+.

                        • Was this a gift?:
                        • Yes
                        • Who was the recipient of this product?:
                        • Child
                        • For what occasion did you purchase this product?:
                        • Christmas or Hanukkah

                        Comment on this review

                        (0 of 6 customers found this review helpful)

                         
                        4.0

                        Granddaughter loved it.

                        By 

                        from Hollywood, Florida

                        Verified Buyer

                        Pros

                        • Complete Set

                        Cons

                          Best Uses

                            Comments about STORYMATIC GAME:

                            No comment

                            Service and delivery comments:

                            prompt delivery

                            • Was this a gift?:
                            • Yes
                            • Who was the recipient of this product?:
                            • Child
                            • For what occasion did you purchase this product?:
                            • Christmas or Hanukkah

                            Comment on this review

                            (3 of 7 customers found this review helpful)

                             
                            5.0

                            So fun!

                            By 

                            from wi

                            About Me Beginner

                            Verified Buyer

                            Pros

                            • Complete Set
                            • Good Quality Construction

                            Cons

                              Best Uses

                              • Recreation

                              Comments about STORYMATIC GAME:

                              Super fun

                              • Was this a gift?:
                              • Yes
                              • Who was the recipient of this product?:
                              • Mother
                              • For what occasion did you purchase this product?:
                              • Christmas or Hanukkah

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