Both Story Cards and Busy Bee mini cards games were published in 1965 by Ed-U-Cards of New York. These games are geared for young children beginning to learn the skills of storytelling and sequencing (Story Cards) and manipulating numbers and jigsaw puzzles (Busy Bee). Both mini card games are stored in a singular plastic case.
Story Cards includes a cover card promoting the game, two rules cards, and 33 picture cards of three different stories. Children who cannot read can assemble stories according to picture or number sequence to create a specific story. For those children who can read, they can complete each of the three stories by observing the situation depicted on each card, describing the scene illustrated and placing a card in its proper sequence within each tale.
Busy Bee includes a cover card promoting the game, one rules card, and 34 jigsaw puzzle-type picture cards, each of which contains a segment of four different creatures. For a solitary game, after being dealt a certain number of cards, the child strives to see how many pictures he or she can complete. For multiple players, each child tries to complete a visual run of pictures.
The cards of both games are in excellent vintage condition, free of frayed edges, tears or bends. The cards of each deck are beautifully illustrated. The game case has some scratches and well as residue from cellophane tape. Both decks are complete.
Story Cards and Busy Bee mini card games certainly promise hours of enjoyable entertainment. These card games would make for a delightful gift for not only any child but also any elementary-school teacher presenting the basics of reading and visual manipulation.