5 Board Games for Writers to Help you with Writer’s Block and Creativity

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5 Board Games for Writers to Help you with Writer’s Block and Creativity


5 Board Games for Writers to Help you with Writer’s Block and Creativity


It was just recently that my friend introduced me to the incredible board game world. It used to be a thing that we all did as children but we tend to forget about it as adults. Until recently, since now boarding games are coming back to life for adults. There are tons of these around. They are creative, fun, and a good alternative to try when you have nothing to do on the weekends.


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The thing that I never thought about was it to be helpful in some way. Until recently, when I was browsing Amazon.

I always try to find different products for writers because you guys seem to love it. My products articles are always super popular and, I hope, helpful.

So, I’ve found those games for writers. It was a bit hard to find board games for adults to help with some part of the writing process, but here they are.

Okay, I admit that I’ve found only 4 good board games for writers like this, but I’ve included this last one for those of you that love reading.

I would like to buy them all to try too! But, first, I need to find more nerdy people around my area to play with me.


Reasons to love board games for writers:

  1. They are fun.
  2. They really can help with the creative process.
  3. When you have an open mind to it, it’s basically a sea of free ideas.


I’ve tried it before too. I had a deck of card with small story prompts. I used to get one and write a short story with whatever I got. Try to do it as well! It will help you evolve as a writer.


So, here we, go 5 board games for writers to help you with writer’s block, creativity, and inspiration.

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Also, keep in mind that they are all from Amazon!

1. The Storymatic



What Amazon tell us in the description:


  • “Wild cards prompt you to go in directions you might not ordinarily go
  • Comes with a booklet filled with prompts, games, and suggestions”.


Here you can see how it looks like, from their own images on Amazon.

Also, look at the reviews to see how it is helping writers!



The way it works: you draw some cards. Some will be the characters and one card will be the source of conflict. So you tell the story now.
I think it’s a great way to get rid of the writer’s block.

Storymatic also has other versions, so you can get even more in depth with story creation. Here are two others, I strongly suggest that you head over to the site to know more about them specifically:




2. The Writer’s Toolbox




Here is what Amazon says: “Designed by a longtime creative writing teacher, this innovative kit includes a 64-page booklet filled with exercises and instructions that focus on a “right-brain” approach to writing. Sixty exercise sticksFirst Sentences, Non-Sequiturs, and Last Strawswill get stories off the ground, 60 cards fuel creative descriptions, and four spinner palettes will ignite unexpected plot twists. For any aspiring writer, thiskit is the perfect first step on the path to literary greatness!”.


Here is what comes inside.
I like that it has such a cool woody design.

It looks like it really sparks creativity.

And here are some amazing reviews:


I particurlarly like the part where they say “the goal is just to get you writing”. I also address this in my Writer’s Block Cure article. A lot of times, we don’t write because we are afraid, anxious, and being too much of a perfeccionist. You have to allow yourself to write garbage. With this game, you can write more than “garbage”.

Another one for my wishlist.


3. Story Slam



This one follows the same premisse as Storymatic. You draw cards and you create stories with it. It’s fun, it’s creative, and you can cure writer’s block with it.

This one focus on building scenes. It tells you different scenarios and a plot twist for it.

It helps by being unexpectated and forcing you to think about solutions.

Here is what the description is saying:


  • “Winner of Best Storytelling Card Game by The Spruce.
  • Story Slam provides the ideas and you provide the creativity! Contains more ideas than any comparable game.
  • Many ways to play. Tell stories collaboratively, competitively, or make up your own rules!
  • Play with family or friends. Also great in a classroom setting for developing communication skills.
  • Suitable for pre-teens to adults. All content is family-appropriate and fun for all ages.”


I got this review for you, but to see the rest, you’ll have to check it out!



4. Writer Emergency Pack



What got me here is the name. It’s so fun. Also, the design. Sometimes, you do feel like drowning. When you can’t find the words, nothing seems to come up, you try your best but simply can’t get creative… we’ve all been there.

Here is what it looks like:


I think these provide such great ideas to help you with writer’s block.

And here, some reviews:



5. (more of a bonus) The Writer’s Game


When I was researching to create this post, I’ve found this game called The Writer’s Game, so I thought that I had to put it on here. Look at the name! There was no other way.

However, this one is about writers. Classical writers, modern writers. You have to guess facts about them.

Why not, right?

It won’t help with your writer’s block, but seeing the face of successful people might inspire you to write.

And you can find a lot of weird facts.




I think there are even more versions of this kind of game!

Guys, do tell me what you think about these games. Do you play any of these? Do you like board games? Do you think this could help?

My favorite was the first one. I really want to try it now.

It’s always a good idea to share this post with your friends and family, so they can know what to give you!


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