Story War is a story telling party game for three to eight players created by Brad O'Farrell
and Tom McLean
. The object of the game is to defeat the opposing team by telling a story using the cards. There are three types of cards: Warriors, Items and Battlefield. Each turn represents one battle between two teams of players. The setting is defined by a randomly drawn Battlefield card. Players then look at the Warrior cards and Item cards in their hands and try to come up with a clever strategy. Once every player has played their Warrior cards face-down, everyone flips their cards over simultaneously. Then players must quickly describe, in an open discussion, how their team would defeat the opposing team. Each battle is moderated by a judge that rotates every turn so the shared pop cultural context of everyone in the room is very important!
The game started raising funds on Kickstarter; the goal being but quickly overcame that goal and hit the highest target () halfway through the fundraising and the highest target had to be raised to It eventually gained in funding.
There is an animation short
based on the game available on Youtube.