A board game and method that allows you to ‘catch stories’ and share them with each other.
“Telling stories in game form is a great exercise to stimulate creativity. It brings people together and allows them to show themselves in a different light”.
Storycatcher is a boardgame that is suitable for multiple people and various age groups. The game makes universal themes such as love, family and friendship discussable in a creative way. It can also be used to start a dialogue with each other and to hear stories about certain issues.
A few thousand people have already played this game. We have also sold a lot of games, both in the standard size as in the XL-size, which was created specifically for schools, prisons and festivals. The game comes with an Activity & Inspiration booklet, which helps you to play the game and to get started with the assignments. It also includes beautifully designed cards, which will inspire you to make the stories even better.
The game Storycatcher costs €15,50 excl. delivery costs.
Content: 1 game cloth (40cm X 40cm), 1 dice, 28 cards (designed by an artist), 1 Activity & Inspiration booklet, packed in a solid box. Size: 24 cm long x 16,5 cm wide
25 projects completed between 2017-2019
2 international projects, in Morocco and Serbia
6 artistic productions produced which took the game as a starting point
25 game leaders have been trained
500 games have been sold
500 games have been sent by the Fonds voor Cultuurparticipatie to their relations and partners
More than 5000 participants have played the game
Workshops for various groups of participants
Storycatcher is a method that helps people to tell their personal story and to share it with others. Storycatcher is a project by ZID Theater that teaches participants during a number of workshops to share their own story with the use of a theatrical method. Everyone has beautiful stories to share, and Storycatcher allows us to share them with each other. To close off the workshop series, the stories can be presented to an audience during a performance session. But it can also be done in a more informal setting, for example as short presentations, or as intermissions during a dinner.
This way, the stories are brought to life and the message that lies within the story will be communicated more intense and vividly.
We can facilitate these workshops at festivals, in neighbourhood centres and health centres, at schools and universities, and for companies.
We have developed a separate programme for seniors (65+), which has been carried out successfully a few times already. The central theme was fighting loneliness amongst the participants.
The methodology has been included in the “Participatiewaaier” from Movisie – the National Knowledge Institute offering a comprehensive approach of social issues: https://www.movisie.nl/sites/movisie.nl/files/2019-03/Participatiewaaier.pdf
And also at the LKCA (National Centre of Expertise for Cultural Education and Amateur Arts) https://www.lkca.nl/informatiebank/verhalenvanger
Course to become game leader
We also offer courses to become a Storycatcher game leader. Participants are volunteers, activity supervisors, teachers or individuals who want to play the game independently with specific groups. For more information, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org or call: 020-4888449.
At events and festivals
Do you want to play a large version of Storycatcher at an event or festival? In that case, we offer the game on a very large, XL, board and provide multiple game leaders so a lot people are able to play at the same time. We organise several rounds and are often around for the entire day.
Are you interested, but unsure what the best option is for you?
ZID likes to help you think about the best approach for you to reach your goal and put together a workshop package that suits your wishes.
For more information, please contact email@example.com or call 020-4888449
The Storycatcher XL game has so far been played at: Erasmuspark festival/ Podium Mozaïek; Eendrachtsparkfestival/ Over het IJ festival; Belgrade International festival / Polyphony, Servië; Dar Amsterdam, Larache, Marokko; STEK – Den Haag, ESAN – Amsterdam; Osdorperhof, Amsterdam; Conference Oracel van Amsterdam, BMP in de Tolhuistuin; International Conference Art and Communities: European models of audience engagement and social inclusion, Turin, Italy