THE STORY SHARING GAME
PERFECT FOR OUR TIMES
WHY IT’S THE PERFECT GAME FOR NOW
REASON #1 :
It Will Help Us Feel Closer
(to each other and ourselves)
We've lost traditions and possibilities -- and gained the space (and need) to establish new life-changing habits, likes, and awareness to anchor us among the uncertainty. Start a new tradition with the Story Sharing Game. Find out -- with a stopwatch ticking -- how learning to shape simple situations from your life into entertaining 'mini-bite' stories can coax out fresh perspectives from yourself, and lead to surprising exchanges with others !
Reassess & Preserve Your Own History
#1 of the top 15 hobbies people are doing during the pandemic is ‘Viewing TV Shows and Films’, with 70% of the people surveyed doing it. (‘Writing’ was #13, with 10% doing it.)
We’ve become such ravenous consumers of professionally produced, mind-blowing or hilarious storytelling, that we no longer value our own storytelling about our seemingly ordinary lives. Many of us don't know much about our own family history. And that’s not going back generations. That’s kids, parents, and partners now being unaware of so much in each others lives.
Usually people don’t regularly reminisce aloud about their past until in their 50s, 60s and later. It happens naturally when a person deals less and less with new worldly experiences and has more time and interest to reflect on their personal and family identity.
Often now the elders live apart from younger generations. Or when living together, the different generations often have few mind-developing activities that they enjoy together. The different generations now can easily bore or not understand each other.
There use to always be a family member, sometimes an elder and sometimes not, who became the designated preservers of family mythology, toting big scrapbooks going back generations, featuring mounted photos and written out stories and family dates.
As the technological and then digital revolution took over, families scattered over states (and countries). Now if people preserve family history it's apt to be online photo albums accompanied by tag lines. Our physical realities has become more and more deprived of memories we can hold in our hands, sniff, sit with and weight.
Each time you play the Story Sharing Game, you’ll accumulate new orally told stories that you can preserve in audio recordings. You'll be sitting on material that in the future can be turned into written stories and booklets or (if someone likes to draw) illustrated comics !
The Game Is Fun, Creative,
& Free !
Family and friends test and improve your storytelling abilities together by learning how to create vivid 'mini-bite' stories out of seemingly random details from your life during fast-paced Game sessions .
People are making use of their protracted time at home during the pandemic to take up new hobbies, like cooking or learning an instrument, fixing up their homes, and playing games. It’s great to play games where you laugh together (even if virtually) and test your knowledge and strategic abilities.
How To Initiate Intergenerational Storytelling
(6) Word Memoir Writing
Have Fun As Actors & Improv These Situations (Set a time limit for improvs)
Sites & Resources To Enable You To Share A Remote Gathering With Others