SCS Direct, Tall Tales Story Telling Board Game - The Educational Family Game of Infinite Storytelling - 5 Ways to Play - Promotes Creativity and Language Skills
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- Mega Award-Winning Tall Tales Story Telling Board Game - 7 Time Award Winner including Prestigious Dr Toy Award 2016
- Winner of the 2016 Scholastic Parent & Child Gold Star Toy Award , PAL Award Winner
- Family, Party, or Kid Game - A friendly, non-competitive game kids and adults can play. A storytelling game where the only limit is your imagination!
- No Reading Required - Ony imagination - Includes 24 Story Cards, 50 Game Pieces and a Story Bag - Randomly pick game pieces and an environment and be prepared to tell your story
- Perfect Board Game Gift idea - Tall Tales is great age 4 years old and up to age 99
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Tall Tales brings back the classic magic of imagination
Studies show that 38-percent of infants and toddlers use smartphones or tablets. And it doesn’t stop there...children ages 8-10 are exposed to an astounding 8 hours of media each day. In an age where electronics are taking over society, Tall Tales brings back the classic magic of imagination in a new and exciting family game. This creative, non-competitive storytelling game is for people of all ages. Players draw random story elements from a bag and twist their best tale using each piece, just like the world used to do before the technology revolution. The only limit is your imagination! Real 3-D game includes 50 detailed game pieces, 24 full color story cards and a story bag to store game pieces. 5 Ways to Play:
- Basic Game: One player reaches into the story bag and draws 8 story pieces one at a time. Player then begin telling a TALL TALE using one of the pieces drawn until all the pieces are included in the story. The story can be as wacky or fun as your imagination will allow. When the story is over, all the pieces go back into the story bag, and the next player draws to start their TALL TALE.
- World Tales: Follow the BASIC GAME directions. After drawing 8 story pieces, draw one story place card and use that card as an environment for your TALL TALE. As you tell your story, place your story pieces on the story place card as used.
- Taller Tales: Choose a number 9 to 50. One player draws one piece to use in their story. Once that piece is used, that player draws another piece which must be the next piece they use in their story. The story continues until the number of pieces chosen to use is achieved. Story place cards may be added for even more variations.
- Group Tales: Each player draws two or more story pieces, making the total number of pieces among all players between 10 and 20 (or whatever amount you desire). The first player chooses one piece they’ve drawn and begins the story. Once the first player uses their piece in the tale, they pass the story onto the second player who continues, using one of their pieces. The story passes from player to player until all players have used up all their pieces. Story place cards may be added for an added challenge.
- Marathon Tales: Like TALLER TALES, but the number chosen is always 50 pieces (the entire bag). Have one story teller, or make it like Group Tales where the story travels from player to player. Story place cards may be added for professional storytellers.
Reviewed in the United States on November 29, 2019
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Listen, I'm not running for Dad of the year or anything but after about six months that bleep was exhausting trying to come up with new stuff. Thankfully my older son started to craft his own stories, and then my younger son eventually did too to spell ol' Dad for a bit.
So when I saw this I thought - what a great way to extend our nighttime story time, and what a perfect in-car game. And I tell you what, it does both. For whatever reason, our Boot is always a Magic Boot whenever it gets chosen.
Let's call it what it is - a prop. But guess what, props work, and when my creativity well went dry , this helped us keep our boys imaginations flowing. When my wife and I would take a turn, we'd weave in current events or history lessons in.
Can only recommend, my boys are now 11 and 9 and both still ask to bring it if we do a long car ride. Or a swim meet.
The game pieces are so cute. It’s easy to play if you have any imagination at all. It was really fun to listen to the imagination and creativity the kids had in telling their stories. I gave it 5 stars. I’m glad it was as enjoyable as it was cute.
The game pieces are small so you want to make sure they get put away in the storage bag when you’re done so they don’t get lost or eaten by the dog or younger siblings.
I like the suggestions for game play and how easy it is to customize beyond those suggestions.
Super easy to learn how to play, so you can get set up and playing within a few minutes.
But two issues:
1. You seemed to forget to vary skin tone, though I do see the expansion pack has addressed that... But it's not great to need to spend more money to get diversity.
2. I did not get all 50 of the little items, and since they're soft and squishy I can't just toss in random miniatures to get to 50.
The bad - Every human figure and every illustration of a person is white. I assume that this game is for anyone, but the lack of a single image of a person of color was particularly glaring in our mixed-race family. I already cringe when I find games - digital and analog - with only a single nonwhite character. For this game to feature not even one was a real disappointment.