Rory’s Story Cubes – Actions, Kids, Teens Product Review

 

Manufacturer: Gamewright
Recommended Age: 8 years and up
Retail Price: $7.99
On the Web: www.gamewright.com
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Rory’s Story Cubes – Actions, Kids, Teens Product Review



Roll into action with Rory’s Story Cubes! Featuring 9 cubes that offer a total of 54 unique every day verbs, kids, teens and tweens¬†are given the tools to create the most amazing, most fun stories they’ve ever told! You can play Rory’s Story Cubes Actions solo or by combining them with other sets of Rory’s Story Cubes to kick-start creativity and set imagination in motion.


Have you ever played a game with your family or friends where the rules pretty much go out the window from the start?! Rory’s Story Cubes are sort of like that! And we love it! To play, simply pick an amount of dice to throw (we recommend a minimum of 3 up the maximum 9) and start talking! The Gamewright/Rory’s teams offers up 4 variations of storytelling games, including “Past-Present-Future” and “Re-Action” (which is opposites), but you can pretty much have free-reign over the rules. The concept however is a simple one – utilize the images from the dice to tell fun, funny stories. Easy as can be!

No durability issues here. The only concern we had were losing or misplacing dice, but the magnet sealed box helps keep everything together. Add in that this game is designed for kids 8 and up and you shouldn’t have too much trouble keeping track of all of the dice.

Well…at first…Rory’s Story Cubes may be lacking some of the bells and whistles our kids have gotten used to when selecting a toy or game to play with. Sure – the chance to roll so many dice at the same time is enticing, but not necessarily enough in the ultra-competitive arena of attracting kids’ attention. But…make no mistake about it…once kids see how much fun it is to play the game, or other people laughing their heads off telling stories, they are going to want their turn. Trust us – that’s where the visual appeal comes into play!

9 dice, 6 images on each, 54 total images = totally unlimited functionality in creative play! A game that prompts a child’s imagination means super functional!

Oh yeah! It doesn’t happen often that a game of this size (small) that packs in so much fun and function (lots) gets the pricing right! With a suggested retail price of $7.99 we couldn’t be happier to give all 5 stars for cost efficiency! Too often we see card or dice games come across our desks that cross that $10 line, some even cranking pricing up to $15 with elaborate packaging or inserts. Bottom line this game consists of 9 dice – that’s it. And with proper packaging (and a good head on their shoulders) the people from Gamewright priced this fun little number perfectly!

We have seen lots of games and toys that are designed to get a child’s imaginatin going, but we’ve never seen any that are both this simple and this effective. Choose rules to follow (or make your own), roll the dice, and start telling the stories! Perfect!

Rory’s Story Cubes Actions is one of those games that we are so happy to award 5 stars overall! It is easy-to-use, fun for everyone, durable, priced perfectly and absolutely original. Rory’s Story Cubes spark the imagination, and don’t leave kids out there on their own to fill in the blanks, but rather gives them all the prompts they need to get creative and have fun doing it! Story Cubes are a great addition to classroom games and games at home. Affordable and fun, Rory’s Story Cubes is an excellent way to get the creative juices flowing through super-fun, super-imaginative play!