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Tall Tales: The Game of Infinite Storytelling

Tall Tales: The Game of Infinite Storytelling

Spring 2016 Games
Ages: 4 & Up
Manufacturer: SCS Direct
Price: $14.95
Review:

Tall Tales: The Game of Infinite Storytelling is a wonderful game of imagination and creativity. The game contains twenty-four story place cards, fifty small story pieces, and a story bag. Players ages 4+ use the cards and pieces to create their unique tall tales. The storytelling engages children and adults alike, encouraging creativity and imagination, expanding vocabulary, listening skills, and honing important social skills such as cooperative play, turn-taking, and good sportsmanship.

In the "Basic Game," players draws eight objects and tell a story until all eight objects have been used. In "World Tales," players draw eight objects and one environment card to tell their stories. In "Taller Tales," players select a number 9-50, pull one object at a time, and tell a story until they get to the pre-selected number. In "Group Tales," each player draws two or more objects and takes turns creating the story together until all the objects have been used. And, in "Marathon Tales," players use all fifty objects and can even add environment cards as well for extended play. All of these play modes as well as the entirely open-ended nature of the game, give this excellent long-term play value. Additionally, there are no rules- no right or wrong "moves" or answers. Children can instead concentrate on creating and enjoying the stories they and their playmates develop. Every game is as different as it is fun.

Sharon Heuscher   ©2016 Parents' Choice
Sharon holds B.A.s in English Literature and Ancient Studies as well as a B.S. in Psychology. She is currently a masters-level trainee in Clinical Psychology specializing in neurodegenerative diseases. For the past thirteen years, Sharon has focused primarily on raising, educating, and nurturing her five children who range in age from three to thirteen.

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