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Tell Tale


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  • For players Age 6 to Adult
  • Packaged in a sturdy round tin, the game is easy to take anywhere you go
  • Tell Tale offers a new option to traditional storybooks, your little one can choose a few of these images for you to tell short, bedtime stories
  • It develops literacy skills and concept imagery
  • With unlimited possibilities and four variations to spice up the game, Tell Tale unlocks the creativity within everyone
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Product Details

  • Product Dimensions: 3.8 x 3.8 x 1.8 inches ; 6.4 ounces
  • Shipping Weight: 8 ounces (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Shipping: This item is also available for shipping to select countries outside the U.S.
  • ASIN: B004P13H5U
  • Item model number: 460
  • Manufacturer recommended age: 6 - 10 years
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #12,774 in Toys & Games (See Top 100 in Toys & Games)
  • Average Customer Review: 4.7 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (98 customer reviews)
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Take a journey into storyland by using cards with a variety of images ranging from the charming to the ordinary, encompassing a range of situations, players improvise stories.

Product Description

Tell Tale is the unique storytelling game where your imagination comes to life. You will take a journey into storyland as you improvise and listen to stories based on a variety of images. The 60 charming cards will take you to unexpected situations with surprising characters. Do you ramble on? No problem. Exaggerate? Use it to your advantage! Like to tell it sweet and simple? Game on! Packaged in a sturdy round tin, the game is easy to take anywhere you go, and all you need to play is the cards and your imagination. With unlimited possibilities and four variations to spice up the game, Tell Tale unlocks the creativity within everyone. Bedtime is always a special cherished moment to share with your kids... Tell Tale offers a new option to traditional storybooks; your little one can choose a few of these images for you to tell bedtime stories! Together you will share added complicity that will send you off to sweet dreams. Skills developed in this game: Tell tale exercises children's imaginations and stimulates creative thinking. It develops literacy skills and concept imagery. Describing images can be a great alternative to reading words to reinforce language skills. Contents: -60 Cards with 120 Images -Illustrated Rules"

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This is a great family game.
Amazon Customer
As a parent and a language teacher, this game (much like Rory's Story Cubes) is great for fostering creativity and practicing impromptu speaking skills.
timothy m benford
We love it because there is no winning or losing, or competition.....we just enjoy making up the stories and laughing our heads off.
C. M. Halsey

Most Helpful Customer Reviews

60 of 62 people found the following review helpful By Ed Pegg Jr TOP 500 REVIEWERVINE VOICE on May 22, 2012
Format: Toy
Tell Tale comes with 60 round double-sided story cards, from which each player must make a story. The competition can be seen as Once Upon a Time, Rory's Story Cubes, and Scary Stories.

Tell Tall comes with four different games:
Round N Round -- Each person has 4 cards, Each person takes a turn flipping over their card, and adding to the ongoing story based on that card.
Showtime -- Each person gets 6 cards, and tells there story based on 6 cards uninterrupted, in order.
Storyboard -- Each person gets 6 cards, and can pick either side of each, and arranges their cards however they like. They then tell a story.
The Stack -- Take cards one at a time from the stack, until all sixty cards are exhausted.

Some examples of cards: woman jogging, modern shower,boxing glove, guitar, fortune teller, chemistry set, man in jeans dancing, man and girl in modern outfits on beach, man and girl in modern outfits dancing, big sign for motel cafe, patched teddy bear, box of tissue paper, saw-wrench-hammer, vector equations on chalkboard, ambulance, set of false teeth, boy playing baseball, television, drive-in, modern crutch, motorcycle, person using computer, cruise ship, modern toilet, some skyscrapers

These examples are not the stuff of fairy tales. Once you've established a prince fighting a giant lizard, it's not necessarily ideal for the modern world to intrude on the story. In the Once Upon a Time cards, all cards avoid things found only in the modern world. But I am an adult, and I know what an old style plow looks like, and the various tropes of fantasy. For youngsters, familiarity-bias is likely a good thing. At some age, maybe 10-12, the Once Upon a Time deck would be more suitable.
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47 of 49 people found the following review helpful By M.Stamper on November 3, 2011
Format: Toy
Seeing as my little girl knows how to read but insists on disregarding what's on the page to make up her own story, this was the perfect game (more like an activity I think...) for us to play together. There are different ways to go about it as outlined in the little booklet included in the tin, but the concept is fairly the same. You have to make up a story inspired by the pictures on each card you pull. I can't believe some of things she comes up with, this game really unleashes her creativity! For the 12 bucks I paid, I feel like I got a lot of value and it seems like this is a game that she will want to play for a while, which is more than what I can say for some of the other toys she gets!
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15 of 15 people found the following review helpful By Nuknuk TOP 100 REVIEWER on May 11, 2012
Format: Toy
What reminds me of this game is Rory's Story Cubes that has 9 dice with each facet carrying a different drawing on it. "Tell Tale" uses 60 round cards that has pictures on both sides. Both games are excellent in boosting creativity. The purpose of this game is to think on the spot, stir the imagination and just make up stories. It works better if you tell them to think of anything, even the silliest, and the impossible; if you put that in their minds, it just makes the game more fun.

I have another game called "Spot It" that my kids discovered from their Strategy Lab at school. It was such a hit in the family that searching for similar games online I saw "Tell Tale" from the same company. It is a completely different type game, but nevertheless it wasn't a disappointment.

My son is a member of their school's team for Odyssey of the Mind; it is a program to create a team or teams of students to compete with different schools. Creativity is one of the biggest aspects of the competition. This game is one perfect example of an excellent tool to practice their skills.

Two thumbs up.
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28 of 31 people found the following review helpful By D. Turner on September 28, 2011
Format: Toy
My 5 year old loves playing this storytelling game. We pass out 4 cards to each of player and each of us takes a turn telling part of the story based on the picture on our cards. Sometimes we get cards that make the story very funny, sometimes we draw cards that make for a scary story and sometimes they just don't make any sense! But that's the fun of it! If your child likes telling stories then he'll love this game. Really gets the brain working!
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12 of 13 people found the following review helpful By CKE TOP 50 REVIEWERVINE VOICE on April 28, 2012
Format: Toy
Length: 2:26 Mins
First off, I would like to mention that I did receive "Tell Tale" from the manufacturer fro reviewing purposes.... secondly, I will say that I am very glad that I did, since it seems unlikely that I would have stumbled across it on my own.

"Tell Tale" consists of 60 double-sided cards that have (nearly) random images on them. The concept is very basic - you deal out *some cards* (I usually do 6, but it really doesn't matter too much) and you use the images (in sequence) to construct a story. Since you have 120 total images (60 cards x 2 sides) the possibilities for new stories is nearly limitless.

A few notes

- "Tell Tale" comes with a nice carrying/storage tin

- The stated age for the cards is 5 and-up, but my 2 1/2 old daughter LOVES using these cards for her bedtime stories (although there are about 10 or so that I choose not to use). Each story lasts for about 1-2 minutes (max), but since we have visual references they are easy to follow and quite fun.

- I love the imagination that is required to construct each new story.

- While we use "Tell Tale" as part of our night time routine - our daughter likes for us to use the cards for more stories during the day.

- She likes to play with the cards and pull out the ones she finds interesting in an attempt to construct her own story.

- Some of the images are a little advanced...such as calculus equations on a chalk board while others are a bit abstract (such as a dark cloud over someone's head), but none of them are out of the grasp of a 5 year old.

Final verdict - "Tell Tale" is nice clean family fun. It promotes the use of imagination throughout the entire family - for us it has a been a home run!

5 Stars
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