USA."/> USA."/> The Storymatic | The Grommet®

Free Shipping* over $75 + learn more ways to ship free.Add to your order to get free shipping* + more ways to ship free. Learn how.Ship, ship, hooray! Your order qualifies for Free Shipping.

Skip Navigation

Featured Categories
Handpicked collections from the Grommet team












See All Products

Gifts






See More Gift Ideas

Featured Gifts
Looking for unique gift ideas? We've got you covered.

The Storymatic

Maker - Brian Mooney

The Storymatic

Maker Story

Six Trillion Stories in One Little Box

What happened to the amateur boxer who couldn’t get down from the roof? Or the neglected sibling who’s being followed by someone? It’s up to you to determine the fate of these conflicted characters in this smart new game called The Storymatic. It’s a bit like Mad Libs but in reverse — you’re given a few key words, then you build a story around those elements.

The creator is fiction writing instructor Brian Mooney, whose students encouraged him to turn the classroom teaching tool he created into a parlor game that everybody can enjoy Originally, Brian developed The Storymatic to help participants in a college writing workshop get their creative juices flowing. When the students started bringing the game back to the dorm to play on their own (beverages may have been involved), it was clear Brian was onto something.

The game includes 500 cards, which are printed in a classic typewriter font that gives The Storymatic a cool, retro vibe. Gold cards list a character trait or occupation, and white cards list a situation, place or object. You never know what combination you’ll be asked to weave together. Will it be “person with a devastating secret” and “reckless enthusiasm,” or “the one who got away” and “pair of pants that don’t fit right?” The only rules are that you can’t kill your character, and your character must change during the story. The rules keep the game challenging… and will keep you coming back for more creative workouts and inspired storytelling.

Products

Discovered 2/4/2010

Save on Pinterest
Share on Facebook

Unfortunately, products from this maker are no longer available on our site.

Products

Discovered 2/4/2010

Save on Pinterest
Share on Facebook

Unfortunately, products from this maker are no longer available on our site.

Maker Story

Six Trillion Stories in One Little Box

What happened to the amateur boxer who couldn’t get down from the roof? Or the neglected sibling who’s being followed by someone? It’s up to you to determine the fate of these conflicted characters in this smart new game called The Storymatic. It’s a bit like Mad Libs but in reverse — you’re given a few key words, then you build a story around those elements.

The creator is fiction writing instructor Brian Mooney, whose students encouraged him to turn the classroom teaching tool he created into a parlor game that everybody can enjoy Originally, Brian developed The Storymatic to help participants in a college writing workshop get their creative juices flowing. When the students started bringing the game back to the dorm to play on their own (beverages may have been involved), it was clear Brian was onto something.

The game includes 500 cards, which are printed in a classic typewriter font that gives The Storymatic a cool, retro vibe. Gold cards list a character trait or occupation, and white cards list a situation, place or object. You never know what combination you’ll be asked to weave together. Will it be “person with a devastating secret” and “reckless enthusiasm,” or “the one who got away” and “pair of pants that don’t fit right?” The only rules are that you can’t kill your character, and your character must change during the story. The rules keep the game challenging… and will keep you coming back for more creative workouts and inspired storytelling.