I took out one dice. Pushed it towards the girl sitting closest. Looked her in her eyes and said "Once upon a time" while pointing to the image at the top of the dice.
She immediately continued on the "Once upon a time" using the small image on the dice as inspiration and trigger for the next part. She did not hesitate but just started to tell a small story. It was the beginning of a quite amazing story full of mystery and adventure.
I took out another dice and gave it to her. And another... She did not try to select another image on the cuce - but used the image on top to keep telling.
All staff round the table just sat and listened. A group of adult people listening to a made-up story inspired by nine dices with printed images. Pure magic!
There were no instructions or rules. Just the "Once upon a time" and then small images on plastic cubes for inspiration.
You can find out more about the Rory Storycubes at http://www.thecreativityhub.com/tools/storycubes/