Category Games & Play

StoryMaker PlayCubes On Sale Now

Sadly we didn’t make our Kickstarter goal to produce a complete set of the Outside The Box PlayCubes, but earlier this year we did print up a small edition of the StoryMaker PlayCubes and are now offering these for sale. Perfect for family Xmas fun! Visit our webstore to order your set now, or choose […]

Kickstarting PlayCubes

Outside The Box is a “game engine for your imagination” – designed to inspire you to create and play your own games on your own or with others, indoors or outside. It’s made up of 27 cubes, 3 layers of 9 cubes, each layer being a distinct game : Animal Match, Mission Improbable and StoryMaker. […]

bookleteer, Avery labels & StoryCubes

Over the summer we’ve been experimenting with using standard office labels to print StoryCubes designs created with bookleteer and mount them onto blank StoryCubes made and sold by Proboscis. This is proving to be the simplest, cheapest and most effective way we have found to make small numbers of cubes at home or work using […]

StoryCube Cairn

  This week we tested StoryCubes made with the bookleteer API, as used in artist Simon Pope and programmer Gordon Joly’s StoryCube Cairn project. Simon & Gordon have been experimenting with a simple interface allowing people to embed web links (URLs) as QR Codes onto the cubes which can be read by devices like mobile […]

DIY Building Blocks

Walking into Early Learning Centre I don’t know where to start when it comes to thinking of an idea for a gift for my young niece. Then I think of the toys she played with on her last birthday, or even when I just go to visit her and then I come across the classic […]

To board or not to board…..??

Monopoly, Snakes & Ladders, Scrabble What do these games have in common?? They are all played on a board! Like most games out there..hence ‘board game.’ Board games have been around for centuries! Time to update the ‘board game’ concept I think…… StoryCubes are a great way to create a game which is different, unique […]

Build Your Own Dice!

Everything seems to be changing; the way we shop, the way we socialise, the way we communicate! Amongst younger children, it seems the internet has literally taken over their lives! There doesn’t seem to be much interaction apart from a person and their computer screen! Trying to get the attention of my 12 year old […]

Bring a little excitement to the classroom…

Getting kids to come together and work as a team can be quite a difficult challenge. The usual scenario of a group sitting in a circle staring blankly at each other, no one wanting to say anything, comes to mind. What if they had a prop, a visual aid or an object, a StoryCube perhaps, […]