When people ask us what StoryClub Games is we say:
“StoryClub is where imaginations run wild. Our games are hilarious, they bring people together, inspire creativity and stir up loads of fun.”
And here’s why!
We created our company because we wanted to provide products that create experiences where people connect and get to know one another better, stretch their imaginations and have loads of fun. Creativity fuels the ability to problem solve, innovate, and explore new and unfamiliar areas. It also elicits teamwork and positive interpersonal communication skills.
Never mind the laughter and fun!
Girls’ Night, our first product, is a reinvention of the traditional Girls’ Night. It turns a regular girlfriend get together into a special event. You know Mad Libs? Where the story is written and you fill in the noun, adjective, verb, etc. and you have this funny story? Girls’ Night is just the opposite. A ‘Sex and the City’ saucy kinda opposite. We give you a Storybook and Story Starters, People, Places and Things cards for you and your friends to create one helluva crazy adventure. It’s a girls’ night like you’ve never experienced filled with laughter, connection and creativity.
Our second product, Story Craze is a funny tabletop game where children are creatively encouraged to think outside the box and “make up stories” with their family and friends. This hilariously fun game provides the People, Places and Things that get children to stretch their imagination and figure out ways of putting unrelated topics together in a story solution. Story Craze offers all four components of divergent thinking (fluency, originality, flexibility, and elaboration), in addition to fun connection, laughter and teamwork.
All our products will create that create ab-spasm, tear dripping, OMG stop it my face hurts laughter. Yeah, they really will!
How our plot thickens….
Not to toot our own horns, but our first two games, Girls’ Night and Story Craze are pretty freaking awesome. Yet it’s only the beginning for StoryClub Games. For the past two years, we have been thinking and dreaming way outside the obligatory box to create new tabletop and online games. Hilarious games that connect millions of people.
We are also proud to announce that we’re working with a tech team that has over 20 years of software development experience and will be launching our first IOS apps in 2017. Our technology team uses the word ‘epic’ when they speak about the new technology they have created that is going to add an entirely new dimension to competitive MMOs.”
In 2010, the idea for StoryClub Games began in a dream about a book club group cat-fighting over what to read for the following month. Some wanted classic, some wanted mystery, some wanted trashy chic lit. As the battle subsided, Marcie bravely bucked up and suggested that if they couldn’t all agree on a story to read, then why don’t they write their own?
It was the dream mentioned above that turned into a vision of a tabletop game that gave friends a reason to get-together. In creating a story together, friends connected on a very different level where they got to know one another better by letting their imaginations run wild. Not to mention, it was hilariously fun.
It took twelve months of research, testing, tweaking, designing and loads of laughter, before the first editions were available for sale.
Fast-forward to 2015, after thousands of women (and men) have experienced Girls’ Night StoryClub, the company decided it was time for a kids’ version of the game. We gathered 30 kids and during multiple focus groups, the game content and rules were created and our newest game was born. STORY CRAZE is a hilarious game that sparks the silly imaginations in children. This game uses random PEOPLE, PLACES and THINGS cards as cues to ignite creative outside-the-box thinking to make up outrageously witty, laugh out loud, 3-chapter tales. We have been playing this game for 9 months now in a variety of settings with all sorts of kids – families, birthday parties, camps, schools, counselors and churches – with great success!