Introducing… THE RANK GAME by Storyastic!
How well do you know your friends? THE RANK GAME is a great way to learn more about the people we feel we know already (friends and family), and it’s also a unique way to “break the ice” at social gatherings or in other group settings. The combination of sharing about yourself and learning about others while playing a fun game keeps everyone engaged and makes for an enjoyable time. THE RANK GAME can be played competitively, or simply used as a discussion starter.
THE RANK GAME is easy to play at home, on car trips, on camp-outs, at a restaurant, at a party… anywhere! It’s a compact card game, with no game board and no small pieces. It comes in a heavy-duty five-inch square box, but all you really need is one deck of cards in your pocket and you’re good to go. THE RANK GAME’s simplicity, mobility, and accessibility means it can be played any time you need a quick diversion.
HOW TO PLAY
The rules are easy, the Ranker picks a card and ranks the four items in their preferred order. The Guessers guess how the Ranker ordered their choices and win points for correct guesses. This promotes fun competition, because players only win when they look at the topics from other peoples’ perspectives. It can also be used as a team building exercise in your business or organization. Tally sheets are included; all you need is a pencil for each person. You don’t even need the tally sheets if you’re using the game as a discussion starter or icebreaker and not keeping score.
THE RANK GAME was created by Chip and Dana Brown, parents of three children (Sydney, Arthur and Ashton, 18, 16 and 11). Dana is a former Lead Designer at Walt Disney Imagineering and her husband is a former producer at Walt Disney Studios. The concept stemmed from Dana’s experience having spent countless hours creating intentional experiences that millions of people around the world have enjoyed.
THE RANK GAME incorporates Dana’s personal belief that the every moment in our lives can be filled with intentional experiences. “Most people assume that families spend their time at an amusement park on the rides, when in reality, it’s the moments in-between the rides that consumes all of their time, and it’s those moments that we can make more personal and meaningful.”
THE RANK GAME actually got its start as something the couple did with their own friends back in the late 90’s. For example, “We would ask everyone to rank four classic rock bands: Beatles, Stones, Who, Zeppelin. Everyone had their preferred order — and defended their choices with passionate ‘arguments.’” Then social media came along, and after constantly noticing people with their heads buried in their phones, they decided to make and market the game as a way for people to interact with each other.
The Browns started a family business, Storyastic, based on the key words “life, story, and creativity.” Chip and Dana were able to utilize the experience and relationships they gained in their careers to good advantage when it came to THE RANK GAME’s product design, packaging, and production. Also, their entrepreneurial kids were a big help in many ways, such as coming up with topic ideas, so they are listed as co-creators. Read more about the game’s backstory and see a timeline here.
THE RANK GAME is a simple and interactive choice for a family game night diversion or as a way for any group of people to put their phones down and engage in meaningful engagements with people in the real world. That’s the best way to get to know each other better, unhindered by technology.
From Chip and Dana Brown:
“You’ve probably seen statistics or news stories about how technology, screen time, advertising and social media are eroding our ability to simply be together face to face. You’ve probably even experienced this first hand in your own life. Even when we want to quit tech and spend more having real experiences in authentic relationships, it’s kind of hard to do. It’s awkward. The truth is, all of us need at least a little bit of help to succeed at this. That’s why we made THE RANK GAME.”
THE RANK GAME comes with three card decks: Everyday Life, Adulting, and Leisure Time, for a total of 150 topic cards. Also sold separately are 11 expansion card packs featuring topics ranging from culture and sports to guy’s and girl’s night. The Faith Pack is great for church groups. There is even a blank set of cards for you to make your own!
The main game is best for ages 12+, and a few card packs are geared to 18+, but you could customize the blank cards for younger children with simpler topics like favorite colors, foods, etc. The blank cards are also perfect for special interests like chemistry, literature, etc. Mix and match different categories for even greater variety. (The color-coded cards are easily re-sorted.) With so many choices, the possibilities are endless!
WHERE TO BUY
THE RANK GAME can be found at select independent retailers nationwide, but availability is limited. The best way to get the game is to order it direct from Storyastic.
Click here to buy THE RANK GAME and get 20% off if you use code HomeschoolingTeen at checkout!*
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Storyastic donates 10% of their profits to charity: Boys & Girls Clubs of America, Child’s Play, Family Life Communications, Focus on the Family, Young Life, and more.
Now’s your chance to win a FREE copy of THE RANK GAME! Rank these subjects in your favorite order: English, History, Science, Math. Share your rank in the comment section below (AND on social media with the hashtag #HomeschoolingTeen for more chances to win). Here are the giveaway rules:
You may only sign up for one giveaway, not multiple giveaways on different blogs.
Only US-based and Canadian-based winners are eligible due to shipping limitations.
Contest ends on March 17, 2021, at 11:59pm PST.
One lucky winner will be chosen from the eligible entries to win one copy of THE RANK GAME.
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