Rory's Story Cubes for iPhone and iPad review: Get writing inspiration from pictures on dice

Rory's Story Cubes for iPhone and iPad is the iOS version of the dice story-telling game of the same name. You roll the 9 cubes and tell a story inspired by the pictures on the dice. Rory's Story Cubes is a great way to get your imagination going and a fun tool for kids learning to write.

Rory's Story Cubes includes two sets of 9 cubes: original and actions. That's a total of 108 different icons, give an seemingly endless pool of possibilities. You can choose to use just one set of cubes, or both. There is also a "voyagers" set available for $1.99

To play the game, you simple choose which sets of dice you wish to use a shake your iPhone to shuffle them. You can then move them around on the board, rearrange them in a specific order, and rotate them. Rory's Story Cubes has a great design and very nice graphics.

The only thing Rory's Story Cubes includes for the game is the actual cubes. Most people play this game as a group, but I would love to see a writing section with smaller versions of the cubes displayed at the top for solitaire play. A voice recording feature is another great option for drafting a story while looking at and manipulating the cubes.

The good

  • Realistic physics - shake to roll the cubes. Move and rotate them as you tell your story.
  • Your cubes - add to your Rory’s Story Cubes collection. The app now comes with both the Original and Actions sets. Other sets available as in-app purchases.
  • New combinations - generate a random combination of 9 cubes from selected sets.

The bad

  • Doesn't provide a way to actually write the story

The bottom line

Rory's Story Cubes is a great way to spark a child's imagination and creativity. Even if not playing a group, telling each other stories, a student can use Rory's Story Cubes for a writing assignment at school or just to practice his or her story writing skills.

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Leanna Lofte

Former app and photography editor at iMore, Leanna has since moved on to other endeavors. Mother, wife, mathamagician, even though she no longer writes for iMore you can still follow her on Twitter @llofte.

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Rory's Story Cubes for iPhone and iPad review: Get writing inspiration from pictures on dice


Looks interesting and a fun way to beat boredom when pictionary or charades or nothing much is appealing. My cousins ought to love this one...