Tell Tale is a 2010 storytelling “game” from Blue Orange where the objective is to tell the best story you can based on the cards you draw. The rules include multiple ways to play, but they are all more or less the same.
The first option is called “storytime” and is used for telling a bedtime story. Have your child pick out ten or so cards and give them to you either one at a time or all at the same time. You are tasked with telling them a cohesive story using the cards as a guide. Option two is called “round ‘n round.”
All players take four cards and put them in a pile in front of them without peeking at the other side. The first player flips over their top card and starts a story based on the image. The player to their left then flips over their top card and continues the story based on their image. This continues until all of the cards have been used and the story reaches its conclusion.
“Showtime” is the name of the third game. Each player takes six cards in this game and again places them in a pile in front of them without peeking at the other side. The first player starts their story by flipping over their first card but unlike “round ‘n round,” they continue using their own cards to form the complete story.
After the first player has used all six cards and finished their story, the next player does the same. Each player takes their turn telling their own story and at the end of the game you can decide whose story was the best (if you wish).