This post was most recently updated on July 9th, 2019
I don’t know about you, but I’ll be traveling for Thanksgiving to get together with family. And I’ll have family traveling to visit me for Christmas. When I first saw the Vertellis game, I knew this was something I wanted for our family. Why? Because it’s a game that creates connections, travels well, is versatile, and is fun to play.
1. Vertellis creates connections
What do you want most when you gather with family or friends? To make lasting memories, right? I really wanted to find a way to get us more engaged with one another and put the electronic devices down for a spell. I hoped we’d be able to connect, and get to know each other a little better, too. To catch up with each other’s lives and goals and such. And that’s what Vertellis is all about. In fact, in Dutch, it means ‘tell me more’. As you play this game, you’ll learn more about each other and share more about you. It this also leads to deeper connections. As in, “Tell me more!” It’s not a game of competition, but of enabling discussions and bringing people closer.
2. Vertellis travels well
The Vertellis game comes in a small box, measuring only 4″ x 4″ x 3/4″ — so small and light, you can take it with you wherever you go. Even in a carry-on bag when you’re traveling light! Or in your handbag. So it’s easy to have it with you when the right moment comes up. When everyone is done eating their turkey dinner but still lingering around the table… Or at a Christmas party while enjoying appetizers. Because of it’s small size, you could even play Vertellis during a road trip. And what better way to spend the hours you’ll be in a car?
3. Vertellis is versatile
I’ve played Vertellis twice now, and I’ll share with you my experiences. The first time, I was with a group of friends on a camping trip. We played Vertellis while sitting around a campfire soaking in the warmth. No tables or game pieces are needed — only the small deck of cards, which are easy to pass around. Our questions focused on what has happened in the last year, and what we foresee in the year to come. However, we had someone in our group who had had a terrible loss within the last year. We opted to change the time span of the questions to a different year of our lives. The game is super flexible that way. It really is just a catalyst to getting to know each other and can be adapted to whatever your needs or interests are.
The second time I played Vertellis, I was with my mother and other family members. This was a unique situation because my mother has some short-term memory loss. But she loved answering the questions about her past, of which she still has vivid memories. I think it validated her, and helped her feel she still had something to offer.
4. Vertellis is fun to play
Both of my experiences playing Vertellis have been positive. I really enjoy the way it gets you to think about different aspects of your life. Plus, there are some bonus rounds that allow you to answer fun questions and score points for guessing how others will answer those questions! There are even some blank cards, so you can create your own custom questions. Every time you play, it feels completely different because of who you play with. And it’s easy to adapt to different age groups or situations. But mostly, it’s just fun because you never know how someone will answer their question — and you’re encouraged to shout out, “Tell me more!” if you want to dive deeper.
5. And a Vertellis giveaway!(ends Nov 21, 2018)
(Giveaway is now ended; congratulations to the winner, Elaine Masters!)
Because I liked this game so much, I partnered with Vertellis to offer a free giveaway of one of their game editions: holiday, family, or relationships. Now that the giveaway has ended, I hope you’ll add a Vertellis game to your collection. You can purchase any of the Vertellis game editions right here. Shipping is always free!
I hope you’ll soon be playing Vertellis with your family or friends!