Age: 5 years and up

MSRP (CAD): $14.99

MSRP (USD): $12.99

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Our testers loved the suggestion to use this story-telling game for ad lib bed-time story-telling. But the best thing about the game, is the selection of picture cues. In fact, the choice of themes is enough to make this game stand out from countless story-telling games we've tested over the years. There are 120 in total, offering excellent variety subjects to jumpstart your story. Fantasy: witch, magic wand, alien, monster, etc. Everyday situations: even a toilet. Or, not so every day: like hanging by one hand from a cliff. And tons of other good story-telling elements: cruise ship, lottery ticket, key, letter (with US postage), treasure chest, broken heart, fortune teller, and so on and so on... 

We also like that despite the clean-line simplicity of the graphics, there are some interesting details. Like the moon shining down on an abandoned sandcastle, with toys still strewn beside it. Or, a spider web beside what at first appears to be a daytime window showing sky scrapers, but could be city lit because the dangling spider is shadowed by what can only be an inside light source - table lamp, flashlight, fridge door opening or what? Lots there to fuel the imagination!

The four suggested games are basic variants of the classic format: use one picture after another to inspire the story you’re telling.




My favorite card is the monster one. I don't like it when I don't get the monster card. It makes the best stories and I'm not even scared!



I like them because you can do almost anything with them.
Who needs books when you have Tell Tale cards?! 



I like telling different stories. My favourite cards are heart, wedding ring, lottery ticket and the hole in the ground.



"I'm the first one to have a scary story..... I don't want to put it away... I want to make another story"


Marta W.


It’s the perfect game to get your and your child’s creative juices going.

My daughter (6) absolutely loves this card game. It’s small, contained in an easy- to-take-away-with-you-at-all-times container. It contains all kinds of different picture cards from witches and aliens to sharks.

There are different ways of playing the game. We used as many as 4 people of as little as 2. You get your deck of cards then when it is your turn you flip one and start or continue telling a story.

Either way it’s a lot of fun! The stories are NEVER the same and they are always full of funny twists and turns kids love! The game can last anywhere from 10 minutes to half an hour if you really let your imagination run wild. We play this game almost once a day if not more often on the weekends! I'd love to keep it:-)

Mireille S.


A really fun, imaginative game you can easily take with you anywhere. It can be played by just about anyone, the rules are adaptable and can even be played in the language of your choice.

Marie-Lise H.


Great game to encourage story telling and vocabulary. 

Jennifer Y.

Imagination igniter in a sturdy storage tin. These beautifully detailed cards are wonderful for many situations: create your own bedtime story, family game night, solo story creation by your child, waiting room amusement, car and plane trips...

Golda W.


The cards were straightforward enough to make obvious story choices (although it would be easy to be creative), which took away some of the performance anxiety that story telling games can sometimes bring on.


Manufacturer Description

Take a journey into storyland... Using cards with a variety of images ranging from the charming to the ordinary, encompassing a range of situations, players improvise stories. Whether engaged in a friendly contest or creating a story together, you will love the way Tell Tale gives your imagination a chance to shine. 7 great family games and thousands of short stories to tell are included in this tin.

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  • 60 cards