Ghost Stories Deck
Gather ‘round a campfire or huddle under the covers: these bone-chilling stories are full of things that go bump in the night. The flash cards are the perfect size for reading aloud on camping trips, at sleepover parties, or alone with a flashlight. Check the “scare rating” on the corner of the card to find just the right level of spookiness to entertain your audience.
5 stars out of 5
Ghost Stories Around the Campfire......BOO!, October 6, 2009
by C.J. Bryant
This is one of the coolest ghost story collections I have ever purchased. There are 50 4" x 5-1/2" cards that have a "scare rating" on the corner so you can decide which stories are okay to tell to the Boy Scouts/Girl Scouts at their campouts and the rest you can spook your friends at the bonfire party. One of my favorites was "Don't Turn On The Lights". This collection is fun for someone who would like to bone up on their storytelling skills. They are short enough that you can remember them and then add a few touches of your own as you re-tell them. If you like campfires and ghost stories this one is up your alley.
4 stars out of 5
Interesting novelty, November 3, 2009
by Craig Clarke (Vine Voice)
We've all been there. You're at a Halloween party, or some other equally spooky occasion, and somebody asks for a scary story. Everybody looks at you, and you draw a blank! You can't even remember how the story about the hook goes, let alone some terrifying tale that your audience hasn't heard before.
Well, never again. Not with the Ghost Stories Deck. Just shuffle the deck, draw one of the 50 flash cards, and you're the life of the party again (even if it's just a party of one)!
OK, maybe not, but author S.E. Schlosser and illustrator Paul Hoffman have certainly assembled an interesting novelty: an actual deck of cards, each one containing an entire spooky story on front and back. The 50 stories in the Ghost Stories Deck are culled from the duo's series of books entitled Spooky Stories, and each one is rated on a skull system according to its potential scariness. (Though of course how scary they are to you and yours will depend on the individual.)
The stories themselves aren't always written out in the most effectively frightening manner. ("Don't Turn on the Light" perhaps comes closest.) But the pieces are all there for aspiring storytellers to make the tale their own and tell it in a manner that suits their audience, whether around a campfire, at a slumber party, or any other gathering where the call arises for a spooky tale told well. (And, in case you need a refresher, the Ghost Stories Deck also includes the one about the hook.)
5 stars out of 5
Stories to tell around a campfire, July 22, 2009
by A Reader
There are 50 cards in this set. Each story can be read or told around a campfire, or anytime you want to tell a highly entertaining story. Now you can bring a card or two when you want to read or tell a story. There are skeletons in the upper right corner to tell you how scary the story is. One skeleton means a fairly tame story. Five skeletons is a highly scary story. Some of the story titles are, "Bloody Mary", "Llorona", "The Hook", and "The Death Watch". Three stories that I enjoyed are, "The Skeleton", a story about a young boy wrestling a skeleton with interesting results. " I'm Coming Down Now!", a story about a haunted house and a city slicker, and "Going Courting", tells about a dead man who visits ladies after he has been buried. These cards are a great addition for anyone who enjoys telling stories to others. I enjoyed reading all fifty stories.