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Last updated January 12, 2018

Story Time Cards: A Collaborative Storytelling Card Game

Story time cards is a creative storytelling game that brings family, friends and kids together to create a collective imaginative story

Story Time Cards: A Collaborative Storytelling Card Game

Story time cards is a creative storytelling game that brings family, friends and kids together to create a collective imaginative story

$3,196
pledged of $20,000pledged of $20,000 goal
43
backers
Funding Unsuccessful
The project's funding goal was not reached on Fri, January 12 2018 6:00 AM UTC +00:00
Last updated January 12, 2018

About

Story Time Cards is a creative storytelling game that brings family, friends, and kids together to create a collective imaginative story. A simple idea triggers the imagination to create millions of different tales.

The basic idea of the game is to split the characters and places into 2 or 4 pieces so that they can be randomly combined to create a story. 

!!Hey everybody, It looks like this attempt at funding Story Time Cards will likely not make it. The response from people who played the game was so positive and we also enjoyed a lot on this journey! so we will not give up! Please follow us in our community to keep in touch :)

Community 

We try to build a community based on these 2 mottos:

“We believe that if everybody can express their feelings or thoughts better, the world is going to be a better place." and "Storing more memories in a given period will result in feeling that a longer time has passed. The episodes in our lives that we remember depend on the feelings we associate with them. The greater the store of lived experience the longer one's lifetime seems, subjectively" said Marc Wittmann in the book Felt Time.

This is why we try to do different things every day because new is powerful. We try to play & share different games, activities or hobbies every day. We try to learn & share different cultures every week.

Please join our community on:

instagram facebook twitter www.storytime.cards

There are lots of different game types like: 

  • For 1 player, deal a deck of cards and try to create a story. See how far you can push your own imagination! 
  • For a group of players: Players create the whole story together.
  • Never ending story: Push yourself and your friends to see how long you can keep the tale going.
  • For kids: Keep it simple. Just create one character or place and tell the story.  

or whatever you can come up with!

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From Our Backers

Our first Kickstarter backers are playing with Story Time Cards. So amazing to hear wonderful and creative stories they put together! A big shout out to David Green for sending the video! ( He used it a little bit different than what we propose for his ESL class. :) )

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 With Beer & Friends. Yes my friend, you can drink beer with this game :)

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The Story

We have been working on this game for about 8 months. We designed 110 cards and currently working on drawing more. We have been doing lots of playtesting with both children and adults.

First Version
First Version

During our first playtests, we realized that continuing the story with only characters was difficult, so we added places, tools, props, vehicles and separate action cards. We playtested the game again. The stories became easier to tell and creating became more fun.

For our first design we split the characters into 4 parts; head, body, legs, and arms. This made it harder to create the character so we just split characters into 2 and drew separate arms. Not so many people used the separate action cards and they were limiting creativity and flow so we removed them from the deck.

We playtested with different game dynamics like separating the use of character, place and object cards but this imposed rules on the game and limited the imagination.

We also tried to write the name of the characters or objects on the card but it also limited the imagination and universal nature of the game.

So we are going to just draw the characters, places, objects, arms and put some blank cards in the deck for someone who wants to draw their own item.

What we want from this game:

  • Improve the imagination
  • The ability to create together
  • The ability to celebrate that creation
  • The ability to bring all people together
  • Encourage active participation

After all, now we have 110 cards and endless memories :)

So here we are :)

What we have done and what we are currently up to

  • Completed the first prototype with the black and white sketch & decided the game dynamics. (Done)
  • Created 10 copies of the first prototype deck & gave them to friends and family (Done)
  • Designed the core cards (Done)
  • Printed 30 prototype decks & gave them to friends and family (Done)
  • Printed the prototype decks for Kickstarter (Done)
  • Adding and editing cards based on feedback
  • Drawing the NSFW edition 
  • Managing the social media accounts
  • Reaching out to bloggers, writers, influencers and anyone else who shows interest. :)
  • Creating a website to collect real-life play photo and stories to create a book for our community.
  • Improving the storytelling experience, making the game better
  • Defining the target audience - Usually, people first think that this game is for children, but they also love it after trying and want to play more.

Any feedback and help are welcome based on these items.

Please help us to make this game better:

  • Give us feedback
  • Discuss with us
  • Be our friends
  • Tell your story
  • Help us reach more people

Please help us on Kickstarter to translate a loser frog in a detective suit that sells their soul to the monster to get a powerful hand and will never do good, into reality

 

                 

Risks and challenges

We have been playtesting Story Time Cards for about 8 months before we launched this Kickstarter, and we're so excited to get it into your hands.

Production is straightforward, just cards & box. Before the launch, we talked with some vendors and got some quotes. We printed the prototypes & are sending it to some backers. We need to gain experience in this area.

The core deck is ready and we are able to draw community created cards & custom cards (We limit it so there aren't surprises :) ) We also started drawing the NSFW edition.

We are not going to offer t-shirts, toys or posters. We try to keep it simple and want to send just the playable tabletop card game.

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    One copy of prototypes (110 cards + 10 blank cards). We will send it to you ASAP!!! So you can play this game before Christmas.

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