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Girlfriendology interviews MARCIE JACOBS, StoryClub Games

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Want to get the girls together for a fun night?

Don't worry about deciding on or reading a book, today's guest MARCIE JACOBS has a great idea - StoryClub Games. As Marcie explains:

StoryClub games™ started with a dream that I had one summer night in 2008. "My book club couldn’t agree on what to read. So instead, we decided to write our own story." That dream turned into a vision of actual story clubs where groups of friends write stories together. After a lot of research, my friend, KC Kiner, and I outlined the process of how-to-play. "We knew a storybook had to be included, as well as, some sort of 'starter' cards, character cards, and wildcards," said KC. Eventually the cards were separated into four decks and deemed Story Starters, People, Places, and Things. Once the first draft was written and handmade cards and a storybook put together, an email was sent inviting friends to a new kind of Girls' Night.

"Deceit, murder, romance and hilarity. There’s no telling where a StoryClub story will go!" The concept not only worked, but it was great fun. Soon after that first StoryClub, graphic designer, Elyse Salamon, joined the team and began making StoryClub games™ look fun, fresh and pretty. Meanwhile, Marcie and KC researched U.S. manufacturers and negotiated with vendors to get the game produced. Girls’ Night, the inaugural edition of StoryClub games™, debuted in August, 2009. The company has many plans for future editions. "Our hope is to be able to offer something for everyone because it's not only fun, but StoryClub is a terrific way to connect with others."