Over the past few days, I’ve been sharing some of my most-coveted Disney items for this holiday season. Today, I’ve got a gift for YOU. Ho ho ho and tis the season and all.
If you have kids, you probably know of Tell Tale. In short, players use illustrations (provided on game cards) to create and voice their own story. It’s both a great learning tool for kids of all ages and abilities and a fun game–and there is pretty much no end to the different ways you can play it. Players can take turns adding elements onto a story. Or players can create their own stories and let a judge pick the “best.” One of my cousins has fairy tale version of this game, and she’ll sit and create her own stories for hours and hours–without any other players! I guarantee you’ll develop your own House Rules before too long.
Tell Tale is a great game, but the Disney Pixar tie-in is what caught my attention and what really makes this version special. For starters, these cards are gorgeous. The 50 cards feature 100 fully detailed, full color, full-on awesome images. And while the previous versions of the game are a little … young … this version provides an opportunity for kids of all ages to get in on the fun and create stories featuring some of their favorite Toy Story characters. And for secondsies, the packaging is so cute! It’s like a little storybook. And it has magnetic closure, which I love.
Though we don’t have any kids, Dan and I spilled the cards out on our bed and took turns letting the pictures spark our own creative stories. It was a fun way to spend an hour or so, sipping rum-based drinks and letting our imaginations run wild–and a little silly. Plus, our set of cards have a second life in Dan‘s office: As a school counselor, he’s used the game in his office to help his younger charges express their emotions and tell their own truths.
If you’d like to win your own copy of Tell Tale Toy Story (or the equally-Disneyfied Tell Tale Disney Princess), here’s your chance! We’re giving away one copy of the game of your choice–just in time for the holidays! Enter below, and we’ll contact the winner next Thursday, December 11.
Have you ever played Tell Tale? What’s your favorite Disney game? Let us know in the comments.
Disclosure: I received this game to test out, free of charge. After playing, I donated the cards to my favorite counselor. The opinions expressed are my own and are based on my own experience. Blue Orange Games will also provide one Mouse on the Mind reader with a copy of one of their Disney Tell Tale games free of charge as part of this promotion.