The 22nd of September is International Hobbit Day, and at Cubicle 7 we're celebrating by breaking out our favourite story telling card game - Hobbit Tales!
We'll be sharing our #hobbittales stories all this week, and we'd love you to join in on twitter and Facebook.
Here's our first team member story, from our creative director Jon Hodgson:
"This was a real draw of cards that came up during a demo game at GenCon. I ran with it and started telling the story of The Hobbit. The cards were incredibly fortuitous, and we made it through a (somewhat abridged) version of the whole story of Bilbo and his journey to The Lonely Mountain!"
Have you made any amazing stories playing or using Hobbit Tales? Let us know via social media, and don't forget the hashtag! #hobbittales
About Hobbit Tales
‘Queer things you do hear these days, to be sure,’ said Sam. ‘Ah,’ said Ted, ‘you do, if you listen. But I can hear fireside-tales and children’s stories at home, if I want to.’ ‘No doubt you can,’ retorted Sam, ‘and I daresay there’s more truth in some of them than you reckon. Who invented the stories anyway?’ The Lord of the Rings, J.R.R. Tolkien
In Hobbit Tales players are Hobbits telling tales in front of a mug of beer at their favourite inn in the Shire. Silent woods and remote mountains, Elves, Goblins and Giants populate their stories.
During the game, players take turns as the Narrator and improvise a story using a hand of illustrated cards. The other players try to twist the tale, playing hazards and fearsome monsters. Drinks are served, smoke-rings are blown, and the best narrator is cheered by everyone present.
Hobbit Tales is a game for 2 to 5 Hobbits, authored by the award-winning designers Marco Maggi and Francesco Nepitello, creators of the Tolkien-themed War of the Ring strategy game and The One Ring role-playing game.
Includes rules to use Hobbit Tales in conjunction with the The One Ring, Cubicle 7’s role-playing game set in Tolkien’s Middle-earth.