Telling Stories with Games

The Introduction:

Storytelling games are a natural fit for a library. A library, itself, is a collection of stories. They are in the books, the movies, the media. They inhabit the meeting rooms, the social spaces, the computers. People meet, create and imbue a library with stories. So, to begin this blog called “Board in the Library”, let us talk about storytelling games.

In a Storytelling game, one of the main mechanisms is for the players to creatively craft disparate elements into a cohesive story. Perhaps symbols on a die need to be interpreted to make sense. Maybe cards are played that need to be linked together with a similar narrative arc. Maybe you do this to score points or race to the finish. Maybe you just want to watch the show and story unfold. Continue reading “Telling Stories with Games”