Storymatic Game

This novel card set contains all the inspiration needed to help ordinary people spin extraordinary yarns.

$29.95

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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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Made in the USA
Ages
12+
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
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
Item ID
20393

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UncommonGoodsStorymatic Game
 
4.6

(based on 48 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (30)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (17)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (1)

  • 2 Stars

     

    (0)

  • 1 Stars

     

    (0)

98%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Complete set (19)
  • Good quality construction (16)
  • Lightweight (13)
  • Easy assembly (5)
  • Fun (4)

Cons

No Cons

Best Uses

  • Recreation (23)
  • Tournaments (4)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Recreational player (18), Beginner (16)
    • Was this a gift?:
    • Yes (32), No (17)
    • Who was the recipient of this product?:
    • Other (9), Child (5)
    • For what occasion did you purchase this product?:
    • Christmas or hanukkah (9), Birthday (3)

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5.0

Fun group activity over drinks or on road trips!

By 

from Minneapolis

About Me Beginner

Verified Buyer

Pros

  • Creates Conversation
  • Single And Multiplayer

Cons

  • A Little Bulky

Best Uses

  • Recreation

Comments about UncommonGoods Storymatic Game:

Great for writers block, those times when small talk is difficult, fun conversation before a meal is served at a restaurant, on long car rides with kids, etc.

There are many ways to play this game and if you're willing to get even more creative you can really tailor it to the group or your own preference. I have found that it also brings out different conversations or stories from people's own experiences that relate to the cards/story.

The only thing is that my giftee brings Storymatic to different places and the box and cards can get dinged up. I suppose that's a symptom of good use!

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

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5.0

Totally Entertaining for All!

By 

from Leominster, MA

About Me Beginner

Verified Buyer

Pros

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Family Gatherings

      Comments about UncommonGoods Storymatic Game:

      Captures the imagination and attention of all ages.Can be as simple or sophisticated as the storyteller chooses. Great entertainment for friend/family gatherings.

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

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      5.0

      A gift for a blended household

      By 

      from NY

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Lightweight
      • Transportable

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Family Road Trip
        • Recreation

        Comments about UncommonGoods Storymatic Game:

        Ordered as a gift for a household, seeking something that can engage adults and tweens, together. I think this will do that.

        Service and delivery comments:

        Prompt delivery, good condition.

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

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        5.0

        It works, I ordered it

        By 

        from none of your business

        About Me Beginner

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Complete Set
        • Easy Assembly
        • Good Quality Construction
        • Lightweight

        Cons

          Best Uses

            Comments about UncommonGoods Storymatic Game:

            "Your driving me crazy" Enough, I love you! What else do you want of me????? I bought it and two others, is that not love enough????HUH!

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

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            5.0

            Great story starters

            By 

            from Chicago

            About Me Recreational Player

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

            • Complete Set
            • Good Quality Construction

            Cons

              Best Uses

                Comments about UncommonGoods Storymatic Game:

                Great for fun with friends and for using in the classroom

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

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                (3 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

                 
                5.0

                Exellent!!!!!!!

                By 

                from Dallas, TX

                About Me Recreational Player

                Verified Buyer

                Pros

                • Complete Set
                • Easy Assembly
                • Good Quality Construction
                • Lightweight

                Cons

                  Best Uses

                  • Recreation

                  Comments about UncommonGoods Storymatic Game:

                  This is a fun, creative way to enjoy an evening in with family and/or friends. As a writer, I thoroughly enjoy playing this story game.

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

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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 UncommonGoods 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

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                    (2 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

                     
                    4.0

                    Greart product & follow through

                    By 

                    from Grand Rapids, MI

                    About Me Beginner

                    Verified Buyer

                    Comments about UncommonGoods 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

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                    (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 UncommonGoods 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

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                    (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 UncommonGoods 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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