The ConverStory Game

There are two variations of the ConverStory Game: Category Match and Word Match.

Requirements for both variations:

  • Two or more people with smartphones or tablets (at least one of which is an Android).
  • An Android phone or tablet to run the ConverStory app. Get it here. For best performance, use the most modern Android device in the group.
  • At least one other device to run a three minute timer and have this webpage up for the below word generators.
  • A good understanding of how the ConverStory app works.  Please read through the User Guide found here.
  • A way to count positive hits.  Fingers work well, but check out this online counter 
  • A pen or pencil and paper to keep track of the score.
  • *Optional but highly recommended* – A Chromecast enabled big screen TV.
  • *Optional but highly recommended* – Upgrade to the ad-free version of ConverStory ($1.99CAD)

1. Category Match Game

Object of the Game

Match as many images as possible from the various categories below in the ConverStory app within the time limit. One point is scored for each correct image that displays on screen.  Once someone reaches 50 points everyone else gets one more turn. Whoever has the most points at the end wins.

Setup

Launch ConverStory on an Android phone or tablet and, if using, cast to the TV (optional). Ready the three minute timer and the Category Generator below. 

Game Play

  1. Set up teams of one or more players and sit the teams together.
  2. The team with the oldest player goes first and selects a category from People, Places or Things.
    • The team or player to their immediate right keeps track of the score and the Category Generator.
    • Start the timer
    • Immediately after starting the timer, click the Category Generator below on one of the three category buttons as previously chosen by the active team (People, Places or Things). 
    • Active players start speaking to the ConverStory app and try to match as many images as possible from the chosen category.  As long as the image pertains to the category, it counts. 
    • It’s important to pause for at least 1-2 seconds between guesses.  Remember, don’t speak too fast!
    • If you’re stuck on a category or just don’t like it, say “Pass” and quickly click another category from the Category Generator as chosen by the opposing team in charge.
    • Score one point for each correct image that displays in ConverStory within the time limit. 
    • Play fair, no cheating!

       3. Repeat step 2 for each team until one team reaches at least 50 points.
        4. Every other team takes one last turn.
        5. The team with the most points wins!

Comments or Suggestions
Any ideas for rules and categories? We’d love to hear from you. Email contact@converstory.com.

Category Generators:

 

2. Word Match Game

Object of the Game

Match images to words from the Word Generator found below within the time limit. One point is scored for each correct image. Once someone reaches 50 points everyone else gets one more turn. Whoever has the most points at the end wins.

Setup

Launch ConverStory on an Android phone or tablet and cast to the TV if using (optional). Ready a three minute timer on another device.  Have this webpage up as well with the Word Generator at the ready.

Game Play

  1. Set up two or more teams of one or more people and sit the teams together.
  2. The team with the youngest player goes first.
    • The team to their immediate right keeps track of the score and the Word Generator.
    • Start the timer
    • Immediately after starting the timer, click the Word Generator below.  
    • Active players start speaking to the ConverStory app and try to display an image of the word or an image that pertains to the word without actually saying the word or any part of the word.  For example if the word was Los Angeles and you were able to get an image of Dodger Stadium to display, that would count. 
    • Make sure you pause for at least 1-2 seconds between guesses.  Remember, don’t speak too fast!
    • Once a correct image has been displayed, quickly click the Word Generator again.  Repeat the process until the timer runs out.
    • If you’re stuck on a word or just don’t like it, say “Pass” and click the Word Generator again.
    • Score one point for each correct image that displays in ConverStory within the time limit.
    • Play fair, no cheating!

        3. Keep playing until one team reaches at least 50 points.
        4. Every other team takes one last turn.
        5. The team with the most points wins!

Comments or Suggestions
Any ideas for rules or words? We’d love to hear from you. Email contact@converstory.com.

Word Generator: