When we sat down the other day to play this game and I decided to take some pictures, my plan was to just share this great card game with you all. Instead the "Tell Me A Story" game turned into a story of it's own. First let me tell you a little about this card game that we LOVE.
We have 2 sets, 2 themes. Deck one is about the Circus Animals Adventure and deck two is a Mystery in the Forest. One we found at a store the other at a garage sale. Price difference: $10. Why I love garage sales.They are made by eeBoo. We have a few other eeBoo toys/games and they are all very imaginative and fun. This game can be played several different ways. We have even taken it in the car and played it. Sometimes Magnolia wants me to tell the whole story and sometimes we take turns after each card. Some of the story lines that come out of her brain are hilarious!Boothe doesn't get to join us when we play the game yet. Too little and much too destructive around cards. Maybe it was at this point, while I was snapping this picture, that Boothe was coming up with her plan to get in on the game.We started with Magnolia drawing the first card and making up the beginning of the story based on the picture.Then we usually lay them down in some order because the pictures are pretty and so we can follow the story a bit as we go. When we are in the car, we skip this part and just place the "used" cards in a pile.While we are telling a GREAT story over here, Boothe is busy playing and hiding in the curtains. Peeking out from time to time to (I'm sure) plan her attack.The unsuspecting Magnolia continues on with the story. We have turned over and added many cards to our story.Then from out of the blue Boothe invades the story, scattering the cards to the four corners of the room.I tell you, no words were spoken here. The look on Magnolia's face says it all. Boothe gets the hint and for a moment goes back to her shopping cart playing and curtain hiding.But as soon as Magnolia has the chance to line up all her cards again, Boothe comes around the corner and this time, there is no stopping her.Another stare down ensues and this time Boothe is wearing her "dare me" face.The more upset Magnolia gets, the more flailing of Boothe's arms and legs for maximum scattering.And I finally take Boothe with me to the kitchen to make some lunch while Magnolia gets the cards ready to play again. She's such a good sport! The BEST part about these eeBoo card sets is that EVERY time you play, the story turns out differently. Get more people involved and the story can REALLY take unexpected turns! ha