"Such a great choice for improving storytelling skills."

Forbes

"Perfect for just about anybody who loves a good story at a party."

Chicago Tribune

"A wrecking ball for Writer's Block."

Wired

"This storytelling game is fun sober but super, super fun after a few adult beverages."

Daily Beast

"These 360 cards can take you in an endless number of directions."

TIME for Kids

"Perfect for the J.K. Rowling-to-be in your life."

Midwest Living

We Make Little Boxes of Yes.™

Pick a few cards and watch a story or memory take shape before your eyes. How you tell it is up to you. Write it, draw it, act it, sing it!

There are a few Storymatics to choose from: The Storymatic Classic, Storymatic Kids, Rememory, and Synapsis– which just came out and is so new we haven't even updated the picture above yet!

Each one helps you tap into your imagination, memory, and the creative impulse that surrounds us. Use them to have some laughs at a party, or for writing, art, and performance. It’s up to you!

The Storymatic Classic

Six trillion stories in one little box. Which one will you tell?

No wires. No screens. No batteries. Simply combine a few of the cards and let your imagination do the rest. Play by yourself or in groups. Perfect for writers, kids, parents, teachers, artists, and anyone who loves stories.

The Many Uses of Storymatic

It's amazing all the different ways people use and play with Storymatic. Here's just one example: Don't Look Down Productions is based in Anaheim, and in their show Storyboard, they take you from idea to finished film. They use The Storymatic to prompt their ideas, and their film Paternity was inspired by three cards: “Inspector,” “person who laughs at inappropriate times,” and “sudden return of forgotten memory.” Check it out!

Storymatic Kids

When the first Storymatic came out, a lot of parents and teachers said, "This is great for 8th-graders and up, but can you make one for younger kids?" 

Yes. The answer is Yes.

Family-friendly Storymatic Kids is great for kids from five to 100.

A few words about Storymatic Kids

Inspire young bards with fun creative-writing prompts. Will your next protagonist be a jump-rope champion or the tooth fairy’s sibling? Pick a card and find out!

The Storymatic Kids is a great game for young learners as they learn to write and create stories. Using just cards, kids can use their imagination to create a story while developing good writing skills—it’s a good game for the classroom or at home.

You choose how you tell the story—by writing, speaking, drawing or singing. And in the process, your child builds memories and shares observations.

Some kids can’t seem to stem the flow of creative ideas when it comes to storytelling. Others can’t think of a single thing to put into a story. Kids in both categories, as well as everyone in between, will love The Storymatic Kids!, a storytelling game sure to get your creative juices flowing (and flowing and flowing).

Kids learn new vocabulary and have to apply it, associate ideas to tell a coherent story, and can collaborate on a storytelling or writing task.

I love that it gives story start ideas. Great for families and homeschoolers!!

Rememory

You know how The Storymatic helps you reach out and grab a story from the air? Rememory goes the other direction. Rememory helps you access stories you already have— your memories. 

Rememory is perfect for anyone interested in the stories we all carry around inside us. 

Rememory and Music

Songwriter Helen Hummel used Rememory and Storymatic to jumpstart new songs and reimagine unfinished ones for her album "Many Waters." Helen says, "They remove some pressure I put on myself as a writer and get me past the initial stages where I often get snagged." Check it out!

No wires. No screens. No batteries.

Simply combine a few of the cards and let your imagination do the rest.

Synapsis

Synapsis came out in October, 2018, and is the newest addition to the Storymatic family.

In each round of Synapsis, you answer questions about a story you pretend already exists. As you improvise your answers, you find that the story actually does exist– and you're the one who brought it to life!

You can play Synapsis with friends, or you can use Synapsis by yourself as a writing prompt. There's only one rule in Synapsis: Say Yes.

Synapsis at Lit Crawl NYC

Last April we had a sneak peek of Synapsis as part of PEN America's Lit Crawl NYC. Joining us for a round of Synapsis were novelists Rebecca Chace, Grace Wuertz, and John Freeman Gill, along with poet Sam Ross and New Yorker cartoonist Ellis Rosen. In this little video, Ellis is brainstorming about a haunted baby-food factory. Check it out!