Tell Tale @BlueOrangeGames To Jump Start Creative Story Telling.

Story telling was just a part of my childhood experience. My friends and I sat around and tried to tell the scariest or funniest stories depending on our mood. We wrote plays, funny scripts and recorded them on a tape recorder and we entertained ourselves for days and weeks.

Sometimes that ability is missing in a child. I worked in a school environment and I got blank stares at times when I’d say, “Let’s write a story.” I remember one classroom was having a real hard time thinking of something to write and I drew a rabbit with suitcase in hand standing by a house with a ‘For Sale’ sign in front of it on the black board. I asked the class, “Is he moving out of the house or into the house? You tell me in the story.” That picture seemed to really ignite a lot of creative stories and it was all that was needed to get those creative juices flowing. Story telling and creative writing are very important in the development of a child. It is also a good way to just open up and have fun by creating and being rewarded with laughs or applause of approval over our humor and creativity.
That is one reason I think Tell Tale from Blue Orange Games should be in every body’s toy box this summer!
Tell Tale
Tell Tale comes in a tin with 60 cards for ages 5 to Adult and 1 to 8 players. Each side of the cards are illustrated with a picture. Using these cards as prompts the object is to tell the best story individually or on teams. This game is also very flexible that you can create your own rules that will work best with each child. The cards can be chosen by the person telling the story with them or they can be randomly turned up and added in to the story as impromptu.

I’m going to start my grand children out on this game by letting them choose five to eight cards they think they could use in telling their story. A child can even use these cards to write down their story for creative writing exercises. Tell Tale has 4 variations of games written in the instructions that may be played alone or in teams of 2.
Here is my story with cards I randomly chose from the deck.
aunt bertha

Aunt Bertha was always sitting in front of that crystal ball confident that she had the power to tell the future. Her nephew John humored her by listening to her predictions that never came true.
“I see in my crystal ball that by the end of the day you will find something valuable when you discover something you view as disgusting.”


That doesn’t even make sense thought John but smiled and thanked his aunt as he ran off to the motel cafe to get one of their famous hamburgers.


He made it before the lunch crowd arrived and was able to enjoy it in peace. It was delicious as always and he chuckled at his aunts prediction. Nothing disgusting here and he sure found something he wanted.


Heading home he jogged home to avoid getting too wet from the rain that was beginning to fall. rain As he cut across an empty lot to take a short cut home he took a side step to avoid a stray dog that approached him for a pat.


“No pat today rover”, said John, “I don’t want to get wet” Then it happened! He felt a squish!

john disgusted

John looked accusingly at the dog and then at his shoe

dog doo

“Disgusting!” he said as he began to wipe his shoe off on the grass holding on to a tree for balance. It was then he saw something purple in the weeds.


He reached for it and saw it was a national lottery ticket for $10,000.000. Egads! he thought Aunt Bertha’s prediction came true!

Great game with a lot of creative building skills you can use to boost your child’s imagination!

This game is included as a prize with the Spot It Game Giveaway.
Here is the link to enter so you and your kids can be more creative this summer. You never know you may have the next famous stand up comedian or a great author in your house and Tell Tale may help unleash it.
tell tale

Keep up to date on all the great games Blue Orange has for your family on their Facebook and Twitter page.

This game is included in the Giveaway posted here with the Spot It Game from Blue Orange too. Go there to enter to win!

Artist | Freelance Writer 

Grace Hodgin is a clay sculptor with art displayed in the U.S. and Europe. When Grace is not sculpting, she is writing articles on grand-parenting and raising creative children. Grand-parenting is an important role in the eyes of Grace and encourages grandparents to remain active in the lives of their grandchildren by inspiring their imagination and nurturing creativity. She loves living in her 2 room cottage nestled near the Ocala National Forest watching her husband throw pottery in the company of their rescue cat, Oliver Twist, Senegal Parrot, Nhee Ghee, and their African Side Neck Turtle, Atlas.


20 comments for “Tell Tale @BlueOrangeGames To Jump Start Creative Story Telling.

  1. April 11, 2012 at 6:12 am

    My Grandson would love this game. He is quite the little story teller already.
    I checked out their site and they have some really cute games…. they sure would make nice gifts.

  2. April 11, 2012 at 7:18 am

    What a neat way to get your creative juices flowing!

  3. Pam
    April 11, 2012 at 7:28 am

    As a former elementary school teacher I spent a lot of time trying to get kids to write. This would have came in handy!

  4. April 11, 2012 at 9:22 am

    This sounds great, a good way to encourage their imagination!

  5. April 11, 2012 at 9:24 am

    This looks like a great tool/game for the kids. Love your story also haha I love creative writing!

  6. April 11, 2012 at 9:50 am

    This sounds like an awesome game for family night! I’ll have to check it out.

  7. April 11, 2012 at 10:46 am

    That’s a great story!! And what a great game to get kids to use their imagination.

  8. April 11, 2012 at 10:58 am

    Such a fun idea. My grand kids would enjoy playing this…so would I!

  9. April 11, 2012 at 11:06 am

    My older daughter would get a kick out of that

  10. April 11, 2012 at 11:09 am

    Love these! I think we don’t get our kids to use their imaginations enough!

  11. April 11, 2012 at 1:19 pm

    I can see this as a great game for the adults and children to play together….I love it!!

  12. April 11, 2012 at 1:28 pm

    This would be a great home-schooler game! Thanks for sharing.

  13. diane
    April 11, 2012 at 1:52 pm

    what an adorable game! SOunds like it would make a great travel game for the car this summer…

  14. April 11, 2012 at 2:25 pm

    and all kids will like the poop card LOL

  15. April 11, 2012 at 3:26 pm

    Tweeted and G+….. sounds like an adorable game!

  16. April 11, 2012 at 3:31 pm

    What a great idea to get kids thinking and use their imagination.

  17. Amy
    April 11, 2012 at 3:36 pm

    Games are so fun and so creative for kids. Love the educational ones. And they are also great for homeschooling.

  18. Debbie jackson
    April 11, 2012 at 8:19 pm

    this would be great for brea

  19. Mellissa
    April 12, 2012 at 2:32 pm

    Wow these would be so great for not only my children but any class.

  20. April 12, 2012 at 6:47 pm

    This game sounds like so much fun!

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