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Toy Review: Rory’s Story Cubes

It took approximately 27.6 seconds for the Bear’s mental hamster wheel to spin a story of a skeleton key, bumble bees, a scale, and a sleeping parachuting fella. A few moments later, the Mouse spit a tall tale involving an alien landing in a fountain then blowing up like a balloon all while a walking/talking fish fell asleep and was promptly awoken by a fairy with a magic wand. Yeah, she’s 3 and came up with that simply by looking at 9 dice and using her insane imagination.

Rory’s Story Cubes are targeted at kids 8 and up, but clearly children as young as 3 (and probably even younger with some assistance) can and should weave their own stories. The key to maximum fun with the game, as we explained to both girls, is to do more with the clues than simply stringing them together in a sentence (the fish finds a flashlight then sees a turtle…etc).  The exciting part of crafting a story is the setup – all the ridiculous details that can be including as a mechanism for moving the action along.  This bit of tutelage will go a long way towards making Rory’s Story Cubes a family favorite.

Rory’s Story Cubes would look positively smashing resting inside a young whipper-snapper’s stocking this Christmas season (yeah, it’s time to start thinking about holiday shopping). Any bookworm and/or bright young person is bound to get a kick out of this clever (and affordable!) storytelling game.  Go ahead, spend the $10 and set their imaginations loose!

*OWTK received a copy of the Rory’s Story Cubes game for review.  All opinions expressed above are true and unbiased – no arm twisting took place in the review process.

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  2. Hey, thanks for the review and the link. Ever since I heard about these on a podcast I’ve been looking for them and for whatever reason, my Google-fu was week. Anyway, now I’ve got a link to the product and a good idea of how it’s used. Thanks!

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