Hailed as “One of the most creative games we have ever seen” by The National Parenting Center.
Created by filmmaker, author, and board game creator Allen Wolf, JabberJot has won 10 awards and was named “10 Best Games” by Dr. Toy. A “laugh-out-loud storymaking game,” JabberJot sold out two years ago and a campaign for an updated version launched on Kickstarter May 1.
Love for Stories Inspired Game
Filmmaker and author Allen Wolf’s love for stories is what inspired him to create JabberJot, an award-winning storymaking game where players race against the timer to create stories using words, pictures, and a theme, all of which
are different for each round. Wolf originally got the idea while training with the Groundlings Improv School in Los Angeles
where he was continually creating different characters and scenarios. In the JabberJot game, players win points when they fit all the elements into their story, and they win another point when the Jabber chooses their story as the favorite.
“Every time I play JabberJot, I laugh a lot and I also experience a burst of creativity as I thread together stories and hear what the other players have written,” Wolf says. “When JabberJot sold out two years ago, I started to think about what I would improve about the game. I’m excited to launch the campaign to fund this new-and-improved version of JabberJot.”
The New Edition
For this edition, Allen has updated the pictures, created new ways to win, and shrunk the packaging to make it eco-friendly. About JabberJot, Dr. Toy wrote, “This game will help your child improve vocabulary and creative-writing skills, turn visual images and words into stories while engaging in endless imagination.” The National Parenting Center called JabberJot, “One of the most imaginative games we have ever seen. Requires players to bring a sense of fun, silliness, and creativity to the table. Perfect for large groups at a party or a quiet family game night with as few as four players, JabberJot keeps the action moving and the wild storylines flowing. You will laugh, groan, and smile as you Jabber and Jot.”
Variety of Awards
People who make pledges to the Kickstarter campaign have a variety of rewards to choose from. They can receive games for themselves or donate games to underprivileged schools or an organization of their choice. Other levels of support allow people to appear in the game or even have game creator Allen Wolf appear at a school or game party to teach the game. The new version of JabberJot will be manufactured if the campaign reaches its funding goal by May 30. To make a pledge, visit PlayJabberJot.com.
Number of players: 3+
Time required: 20-40 min
Recommended ages: 10+
About Allen Wolf:
Allen Wolf has won multiple awards for his storytelling as a filmmaker, author, and board game creator. He married his Persian princess and they are raising their two children in Seattle. His feature film, In My Sleep, won multiple awards and is currently featured on the Lifetime Movie Network. His novel, Hooked, won multiple honors and was named a “Book of the Year” winner by Foreword Reviews.
The games Allen has created, You’re Pulling My Leg!, Slap Wacky, JabberJot, and Pet Detectives,have brought smiles to hundreds of thousands of people around the world and have won 38 awards. Allen graduated from New York University’s film school, where his senior thesis film, Harlem Grace, won multiple festival honors and was a finalist for the Student Academy Awards. Allen cherishes reading to his kids, traveling with his family, devouring chocolate, and visiting Disneyland.
About Morning Star Games:
Established in 2003, Morning Star Games creates games that are fast to learn and a blast to play. Morning Star Games was named “Best Toy Line” by Parent to Parent and has won 38 awards for their games. In 2018, Morning Star Games is re-launching new and improved versions of their games, starting with JabberJot.