I had been wanting to get these cards for a while and finally got them for Janelle for Christmas. We have enjoyed playing with them and have come up with some really crazy stories. There were a few cards that I took out before I wrapped it, but she still had 32 cards left in the deck. We have used these several ways. You can deal a certain number of cards out to each person and go around as each person picks a cards from their hand and adds a part to the story. Or turn the cards face down in a deck and take turns drawing from the deck to add to the story. The cards are pretty stable, I may laminate the or cover them with contact paper. These are great for developing imagination and taking turns. It can also strengthen memory if once the story is laid out, start back at the beginning and retell the story.