Rory’s Story Cubes

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  • GAME, MOBILE APP

Once upon a time, there was a game where your imagination had no limits. Epic, fabulous, or paranormal adventures… roll the cubes, make a story! Rory’s Story Cubes is a game to discover with family or friends. In turn, each player becomes the narrator. Throw the dice, and create a story starting with “Once upon a time…” using the nine symbols on the faces of the dice. Then, follow your imagination! (From the Rory’s Story Cubes website.)

COST: Rory’s Story Cubes can be purchased for about US$12. They are available in themed sets, such as Actions, Voyages, Fantasia, Prehistoria, Clues, and more. The game can be purchased at online retailers, such as Amazon and Book Depository, and in bookstores. 

The mobile app costs about US$2. 

PROS

  • Small and portable. 
  • Easy to use and kid-friendly. Great for all ages.
  • Builds storytelling skills and creative thinking. 
  • May be used as a prewriting exercise for home educated kids.

CONS

  • The game may be difficult to find for purchase. (An app is available for mobile devices.)

Why it’s helpful for families living internationally

Story Cubes are portable enough to take anywhere you go, and any language can be used to create a story. This game is a great way to play together as a family no matter where you are.

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