Story Stitch Card Game
Telling stories, opening minds, becoming neighbors. Story Stitch is a guided card activity that connects and builds empathy between people of different cultural backgrounds though the art of storytelling.
The game consists of Story Cards and Stitch Cards. With a story card a player has a chance to share a story from their life. With a stitch card a player has a chance to engage and/or build on the story told.
How the game is played:
- Story Cards: (33) Cards with story questions
- Stitch Cards: (22) Cards with lines and dots
- Set the pile of Story Cards face down in the center of players.
- Distribute all Stitch Cards to players (some players may receive more than others).
- Select a player to begin; game moves clockwise.
- The first player draws a Story Card, reads the question out loud, and shares a personal story that responds to the question. (Players may draw multiple Story Cards until finding a question they would like to answer, returning unused cards to the bottom of the deck.)
- When the first player finishes sharing a story, another player(s) can place a Stitch Card on the table and answer the same question or build upon that story. After Stitch Cards are played, the game returns to the second player who then selects a Story Card. Move clockwise.
- Continue the game with players selecting Story Cards, playing Stitch Cards, and sharing and building upon stories until players no longer have any Stitch Cards remaining in their hands.
Story Stitch was created by and for diverse and inclusive communities