|You get nine plastic cubes with designs on each face. The designs are varied and often clear.|
How it Plays OutYou read "The Basics"? Well, that's it! This is very simple stuff.
I know it sounds really boring, and it can be, but with the right environment, it can be a lot of fun. Children and adults seem to be immediately impressed and drawn to the storytelling-dice. I've used them amongst small groups of friends, in classroom environments and with educators. Almost everyone has enjoyed the dice briefly and have been able to come up with some unique way of playing them. Probably the best variation of the game just involved rolling dice sequentially to make a story longer and longer until somebody stumbled or came up with something lame. How much you enjoy these is going to depend a lot on who you can get together -- you will need creative types or people who don't mind playing a game without rules or turn orders or whatever. If you can't get these kind of people into a group, then you might find you're wasting your time (and money!).
Now, I know that there are lots of these creativity and story-telling games on the market. Games like Dixit and Once Upon a Time immediately jump to mind and really, these games beat Rory's Story Cubes if you want a game with a real structure. The story cubes win out if you want a more free-flow activity. They also win out on the visceral activity of dice rolling. It's going to depend on what you want to achieve in your gaming group.
|A nice, compact case.|
Component QualityThe dice themselves really are beautifully made. They are large, weighty and the designs, for the most part, are clear. They come in a beautiful little display case which really impressed both me and my colleagues.
Colour-Blind InfoNo colour issues worth mentioning. In the expansion packs -- Actions and Adventures -- colour is used to distinguish between dice sets. I've not had personal experience with these, but they don't appear to be so alike in colour that it would cause trouble for most colour-blind people.
|Any ideas for a story?|