Friday, January 01, 2010

Pearl Cards: A Terrific Storytelling Game for the Whole Family (Giveaway: 3 Winners)


Have you ever played a group storytelling game where one person starts telling a story, and then the next person adds to the story, followed by the next person, and so on? These are called “string-of-pearls stories,” and they can be a lot of fun because you never know what the next person will come up with! The plot twists this way and that until you have an outrageous or extremely creative story.

I was recently sent a wonderful set of cards called Pearl Cards that combine a string-of-pearls story with beautiful artwork! Players are dealt various cards with fine art and photographic images on them, which serve as creative cues in coming up with a new twist on the story.

Look at some of the beautiful artwork and photos that are included in Pearl Cards:






Can you imagine the unique stories that these pictures would inspire? Pearl Cards is a great game for families to play together because it not only encourages creativity, but it exposes players to fine art. Children can start playing the game around age five or six, and it’s especially good for young players because there are no losers! However, adults and older children will also love playing this game and admiring the artwork.

Click HERE to learn more about Pearl Cards, order a set for only $9.95, and check out the online and Facebook versions!


GIVEAWAY

Freeman Ng, who is the creator of Pearl Cards, has generously offered a deck of Pearl Cards to three lucky readers of this blog! To enter, click HERE and click on “The Images” in the gray bar at the top of the page. Check out the beautiful cards in the original pack and leave a comment on this post describing your favorite card. You must do this first step to enter the giveaway.

You can earn optional, additional entries by:

- Following me (@ParentingAuthor) and creator Freeman Ng (@AuthorFreeman) on Twitter and tweeting about this giveaway. You may do this twice a day. Leave a separate comment with the URL of each tweet. (It’s easy to tweet this giveaway by using the Bookmark button at the bottom of this post.)

- Following Susan Heim on Parenting through Google Friend Connect. Click on the “Follow” button on the left sidebar. Leave a comment.

- Putting a button for Susan Heim on Parenting on your blog (the code is in the upper right-hand column of this site) and/or a text link on your blog roll. Post a comment with your blog’s URL.

- Posting this giveaway on your blog with a link to this page. Leave a comment with a direct link to the post. (3 entries; leave a separate comment for each)

- Listing Susan Heim on Parenting as one of your Favorites on Technorati. (See “Add this Blog to My Technorati Favorites” banner on the left sidebar.) Leave a comment with your Technorati user name.

- Subscribing to Susan Heim on Parenting via email, RSS and/or Kindle (see sign-up options on left sidebar). Leave a comment for each subscription method.

Three winners will be randomly selected from the qualified comments received by Friday, January 15, 2010, at midnight ET. Please leave an email address on one of your comments if it’s not available on your Blogger profile. Winner must respond within 72 hours or another winner will be drawn. U.S. addresses only.

CONTEST CLOSED. Congratulations to Jaime, Stephanie, and windycindy!





DISCLOSURE: I received a complimentary deck of Pearl Cards to facilitate this review. No other compensation was provided.

110 comments:

  1. What a fantastic game. I know my kids would really enjoy playing this game. I love the drop of water splashing in the water.

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  2. I like the castle in the mountains
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  6. I like the Starry Night-style card.

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  7. I love the picture of the woman in the gown looking out the window. Very pretty and peacful, as if she is looking for something or someone.

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  9. The images are all quite striking. I like Dog Lying in the Snow.

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  12. I love the picture that is a circle of many colors of carrots, there are white, yellow, orange and even purple. This seems like a fun game!

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  13. I follow via google friend connect

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  14. I added you to my technorati faves as degood

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  15. I subscribe to your rss feed via google reader

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  16. The lightning over the Eiffel Tower is pretty amazing. Great game idea!

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  17. Following you and Freeman Ng on Twitter as stlyhu and tweeted here: http://twitter.com/stlyhu/status/7301672216

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  20. the castle in the mountains is nice mverno@roadrunner.com

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  21. I subscribe (lee@coupledumb.com) and I just love all the pic you showed.

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  22. I'm a huge fan of things that encourage imagination and creativity. This is a wonderful game! I love the image looking up into the tall treetops!
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  23. I follow on GFC
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  26. I also subscribe to your RSS through google reader.
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  27. Happy New Year! I adore the Castle in the Mountains Image. It has been a dream of mine to spend one night in a castle. Thanks, Cindi
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  28. I follow you on Twitter @Parenting Author and AuthorFreeman on Twitter.
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  29. Also, I follow you via Google Friend Connect.....
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  30. You are favored on my Technorati Page!
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  31. Email subscriber to your blog!
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  33. 1/2 Tweet #2: http://twitter.com/stlyhu/status/7310623235

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  34. I like Dog Lying in the Snow.
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  36. cool! I've never seen these before. I would love the chance to own them. We are BIG gamers in my house! I like the lightning over the Eiffel Tower. My hubby & I went there for our 1st anniversary.
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  39. I like the rock, window to the world picture. Is that in Australia?
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  40. I like the Eiffel Tower with the Lightning card.
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  44. I imagine my favorites would change from day to day. Today, my favorite is the dew laced spider web. In my fragile moments of the new year, it reminds me of the beautiful possibilities.

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  46. Love the image of the Old woman at the spinning wheel, that will be me soon
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  50. I like Castle in the Mountains. Thanks for the chance.
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  51. 1/4 tweet: http://twitter.com/stlyhu/status/7377778307

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  52. great cards - I love the water on the spiderweb

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  56. I like the sleeping dog.

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  57. oh my i LOVE the sketch for Renoir's "Country Dance." I'm an art history major and that is one of my favorite paintings!

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  61. I really like the one of the picture of the Earth from the moon.

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  62. 1/5 tweet: http://twitter.com/stlyhu/status/7401075738

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  63. I like the castle one (I think it is the castle I went to while I was in Germany). Thank you

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  67. tweet 1 on 1/7 http://twitter.com/phxbne/status/7490824528

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  69. What a great idea. My students would really get a lot of use out of these. I really like the two old coins.
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  73. 1/8 tweet: http://twitter.com/stlyhu/status/7521591440

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  74. I loved the card that shows the skeleton of the human and an elephant. jacksond@nhr3.net

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  75. i like dance in the country because I love "Love Stories" and can see that this would have to be one.

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  82. I think this would be great in the Long term care facility I work at. Stories are great.

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  88. I love the Starry Night-style card.
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  89. I am cutting out carbs, so the picture of all the different breads was tempting to me.

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  94. I like the picture of the castle. It looks quite dramatic and could be the start of many stories or take-offs of stories the kids already know.

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  95. 1/14 tweet: http://twitter.com/stlyhu/status/7769439022

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  96. i really like the bridge

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  97. i love the one where tou can see the mountain though the hole in the rock its very pretty :)

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  99. I love the one with the eiffel tower and the lightning.


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  100. The castle one looks very nice!

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  102. I love the carrots that look like a paint palette. But I also love the first one with the pyramid of cards and on one of the cards there is a pyramid of cards.

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