The idea for Where Should We Begin - The Game came while Esther was trading stories with her closest friends of 25 years. She created all of the prompt and story cards based on conversations she's started at dinner parties, in her office, and with friends, family, and colleagues.
The game is designed for people to connect around the power of storytelling. As we re-emerge into the world we are all in need of tools to help us reconnect and overcome our shared social anxiety.
Designed for partners, dates, or friends, Where Should We Begin? is many games at once. The rules are tailored to the many situations you might find yourself in, and to different types of groups.
There are a number of different versions of the rules so that you can play with lovers, friends, at dinner parties, or for easier gameplay as a beginner.
The full game involves three elements - Prompt Cards, Story Cards, and Tokens.
Here's what a turn might look like:
Each player draws Story Cards and holds them.
Then, the first Storyteller turns over a prompt card.
The Prompt Card is a mood or a direction - what direction will my story go? (for example, Share Something Nobody Knows).
Then, each player puts a Story Card on the table face down. These cards are the first line of your story (for example, My Most Irrational Fear...).
The Storyteller then picks up the cards on the table, shuffles them, and reads them aloud before deciding which one to use to tell their story.
Then, the storyteller tells their story...
The full version of the game is for 2-6 players, and typically takes ~45 minutes.However, there are multiple rule sets that can increase the amount of people playing and decrease or increase the length of the game.
For the time being, we are only shipping to the United States. We will ship internationally in the future, stay tuned!
Preorders of our second production run of the game will begin shipping in late September.
If you have any additional questions, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org