games for writers

Filed Under (Word Games) by Bernie DeKoven on Mar 24, 2013

In her article Games (click to see PDF), to be published in the May 2013 issue of Writer Magazine, author Karen M Rider describes how simple story-telling games can become powerful tools for writers. She explains:

As authoring tools, games encourage players to write stories and design new worlds. Storytelling games provide deeper understanding of language, the world we live in and ourselves. They unleash freedom of expression and, frequently, insight into solving seemingly intractable personal or business problems. While you’re playing ‒ creating a story with you kids or writing group ‒ you might just write the next best-seller.

You’ll find some of our favorite Major Fun games in this category: Tell-Tale, Rory’s Story Cubes, Think-ets, and Dixit. And, if you read the article, you’ll find even more games worthy of your writerly consideration.

You’ll also find some free, non-commercial, not-even-packaged, yet significantly writer-worthy games in our Infinite Games collection, e.g.:

And yes, your Major was quoted in the article, which just goes to show you.

 

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