Friday Fun Feature: Rory's Story Cubes

Posted by Leila Warshaw on January 25, 2013 0 Comments

 From Gamewright Games, get ready for the third installment of the beloved Rory's Story Cubes

 

VOYAGES is the theme for this latest set of story-building fun. 9 dice make 54 images inspired by travel, foreign lands and exotic sights. Roll the dice and weave tales of treasure maps and adventures. Take your characters on a long journey home from a foreign land. But, the images are only the starting points. It's up to you to imagine the rest.

Any set of Story Cubes would be perfect for parties or bed time stories. And, on these chilly evenings when your family is gathered together at the kitchen table or around the fireplace, keep the conversation going with a bit of imagination and laughter. Combine two sets (or all three!) and make your tales even richer.


     

If you'd like to get more ideas on how to play, check out our Game University post on Rory's Story Cubes and then visit us in Quarry Lake or Fells Point to pick up a set. And, #ComeGetYourStoryOn

 

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Game University: Iota by Gamewright Games

Posted by Leila Warshaw on January 09, 2013 0 Comments

 

They say that great things often come in small packages.

Well, that is totally true when it comes to Iota, the latest award-winning game from Gamewright. This tiny card game is packed with big challenges.

While the rules are simple, mastering the game will take concentration, visual acuity and a bit of strategizing. The game is like a combination of Set and Dominoes. Each card features a color, shape and number. During play, cards are placed down in lines. The goal of the game is to complete lines of 4 cards; earning points. When it's your turn, you must add a card to an incomplete line making sure that the features of that card either match or mismatch the features of the cards already down.

Make sense?

That's okay if it doesn't at first. Encourage your kids (And, we encourage you.) to keep trying because it may take a few rounds to understand. Once you do, however, we are sure your family will be playing it every game night.

Want to know more about the game, or would you like to play a round [or three] with us? Visit us at our Fells Point or Quarry Lake locations and #GetYourGameOn.

  

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