Rory's Story Cubes
Just roll the dice and start with "Once upon a time..."
The cubes are, in effect, dice: chunky dice that feel good and solid in the hand and roll gratifyingly smoothly. This gives you a set of intriguing icons: say, a door, a cat, a rainbow and more. So, "Once upon a time, a cat came out of a door and saw a rainbow..."
The original set of nine cubes (neatly packed in a square box with a magnetic closure) has 54 specially crafted icons, originally designed for creative problem solving. They provide over 10 million combinations – that's a lot of stories.
As a game, you can score points for each icon used in your story or vote for the best story. Or tell one story, each player picking up where the last left off. The instructions provide lots of different ways of playing as well as other ways of using the cubes.
There are three different base sets (nine cubes in a box) along with umpteen add-on sets (I have nine of them) of three dice that add a particular flavour (dinosaurs, sports, science fiction and others).
For 1-12 players, aged 8+, playing time 20 minutes
Rory's Story Cubes (original)
The original set: 54 icons on nine chunky dice in a pocket-size square box: £8.00 (£6.67 outside the EU)